Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) was established in Oct-1956 on the island of Montserrat. The carrier provided high frequency ‘island hopping’ services across the Caribbean. LIAT was based at VC Bird International Airport with an additional hub at Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport. The carrier provided scheduled and charter services, with average sector lengths of approximately 30 minutes. LIAT was majority owned by Caribbean governments, the largest shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The carrier underwent partial privatisation in 1995. Caribbean Star Airlines merged with the carrier in Oct-2007. LIAT is a founding member of the Caribsky Alliance.
LIAT ceased operations on 24-Jan-2024. The Antigua and Barbuda Government is working towards relaunching the carrier as 'LIAT 2020', in a joint venture with Air Peace.
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