By Dana Niland
LIAT has reached an agreement with Caribbean Airlines to operate flights on the Trinidad and Tobago air bridge.
The airline will operate an ATR 72 aircraft to provide assistance in moving passengers on the air bridge.
The agreement between the airlines is a result of the challenges on the passenger sea bridge between the islands and the increase in capacity needed for Caribbean Airlines, requested by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones noted that this type of cooperation is an important part of maintaining connectivity.
“We are happy to enter into this agreement with Caribbean Airlines to assist them in providing this integral service,” she said.
The CEO noted that the government of Trinidad and Tobago is also a shareholder in LIAT and the airline will be happy to assist.
The commercial agreement saw the first flight being operated on Monday afternoon from the Piarco International Airport.