Flights cancelled as LIAT industrial action in Grenada starts to bite
Employees of Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) Airlines at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada went on strike today around noon and as a result, a number of scheduled flights have been cancelled.
According to a statement from the airline’s corporate communications manager, Desmond Brown, the affected flights are out of Barbados and Trinidad to Grenada have been cancelled. He did not give a reason for the industrial action.
“Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without charge for a period of one week from the date of their scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking,” read the statement.
It did not say how long workers would stay off the job or when flights in and out of Grenada would resume.
“LIAT’s management is seeking a speedy resolution to this matter. LIAT sincerely apologises to affected passengers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the action by its Grenada employees,” it continued, stating that a further update on flights into and out of Grenada would be issued soon.