LIAT pilots strike
Pilots working with the regional airline LIAT today refused to take to the skies, leaving passengers grounded. At the Ogle Airport on the East Coast of Demerara, frustrated passengers stranded, unaware of the strike by LIAT pilots. They are accustomed to the usual delays and of bags coming days behind their arrival, now this.
LIAT said that the pilots simply did not show up for work and that the company was not provided with the required notification of industrial action as required under its agreement with the pilots.
The morning flights were disrupted, and affected service for the remainder of the day.
The airline said that customers who wish to re-book will be allowed to do so without charge for a period of one week from the date of their originally scheduled travel. It also said that passengers who are unable to travel as planned due to the strike will be issued a full credit for future travel at their request, but under certain terms and conditions apply. LIAT has apologized to affected passengers and the public for any inconvenience caused as a result of the action by its pilots. The company has promised to provide updates as soon as possible.