(St John’s, Antigua) The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) unfortunately has no other choice but to call on the Shareholder Governments to remove the current LIAT management. We reluctantly make this call because we will not stand by and watch the airline’s financial health continue to deteriorate at massive levels, to the point where LIAT can’t even pay salaries on time – LIALPA’s press release
The following press release was issued by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). When and where will shareholder governments draw the line to signal that enough is enough? Barbados is the major shareholder and therefore have greater influence over the Board of Directors. It seems however to outsiders that Antigua, St. Lucia and a few other countries have more say in the management of the airline.
If what is detailed n the latest press release is correct an immediate response from the Board is required on an action plan to eradicate LIAT’s problems once and for all. On reflection, many of the shareholder governments cannot solve simple domestic issues how therefore will it be possible to resolve those of an airline that serves a challenging space like the Caribbean.