Monday 2nd July, 2018 –Antigua based airline LIAT returned to the US Virgin Islands today, more than a year after it withdrew its service citing operational issues.
The airline will operate three weekly flights to St. Thomas.
This morning, LI 550 departed Antigua at 11:20 with a direct service, arriving in St. Thomas at 12:20. Flight LI 551 departed St. Thomas at 1:20 and arrived in Antigua at 2:20 pm.
LIAT officials say passengers will be able to easily connect to other destinations within the LIAT network.
The flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesday s and Fridays using the ATR-42 aircraft, with a capacity to seat 48 passengers.
The reason for the pullout in 2017 is believed to be as a result of the route becoming non-profitable.
While services to St. Thomas have resumed, LIAT says it will not be flying into St. Croix.
The airline maintains the territory is not economically viable, the exact reason it gave when they pulled out in 2017.