Official Website for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Tropical Storm Ernesto-Advisory

LIAT wishes to advise that due to the impending passage of a Tropical Storm Ernesto, it has been forced to cancel the following services for tomorrow Friday, August 03, 2012:

·                     LI 361 – Dominica/Barbados

·                     LI 758 – St. Vincent/Barbados

·                     LI 721 – Barbados/St. Lucia/St. Vincent/Trinidad

·                     LI 370 – Barbados/St. Lucia/Martinique

·                     LI 371 – Martinique/Barbados

·                     LI 754 – Barbados/Dominica

·                     LI 771 – Antigua/St. Lucia/Barbados/Grenada

·                     LI 310 – Trinidad/St. Vincent/St. Lucia

·                     LI 704 – Grenada/Barbados

·                     LI 760 – St. Vincent/Barbados

·                     LI 761 – Barbados/St. Vincent

·                     LI 332 – Trinidad/St. Vincent/Barbados

 LI 774 (Guyana to Barbados) has been re-timed to depart Guyana at 8:30am tomorrow.

The Barbados authorities have advised that the Grantley Adams International Airport will be closed at midnight tonight for a possible 10:00 am reopening tomorrow, August 03, 2012. Additionally the St. Vincent authorities have also advised that the E. T. Joshua International Airport will be closed from 11:00 pm tonight for a possible 4:00 pm reopening tomorrow. In light of this, there could be further disruptions to LIAT’s schedule tomorrow. Any additional affected flights will be published in a subsequent advisory.

Passengers travelling tomorrow are asked to check the LIAT website, the LIAT Facebook Page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.

Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of one week from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.

LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.

LIAT regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the passage of the storm.

Passengers are advised to continue monitoring radio stations and for further updates. Passengers who are affected by the cancelled flights are strongly advised to continue to monitor the media for any possibility of LIAT re-instating the flights in the event there is a change in the weather condition.