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LIAT 2020 is set to take off, and Barbados has pledged to help acquire the necessary planes.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne had initially appeared to be leading the effort solo, but he recently announced that Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has agreed to assist with purchasing ATR aircraft.
This support from the regional counterpart will ensure that LIAT 2020 takes to the skies with a strong foundation.
“Mia and I had discussions over LIAT and she has indicated her full support that she will ensure that she assists us with acquiring the planes. We are trying to buy all three aircraft and, on the basis, we are successful we will be able to launch LIAT 2020 in a matter of months,” he said
Browne is hopeful that Mottley will take additional steps beyond just cooperation with Antigua and Barbuda to ensure the success of LIAT 2020.
“I think she will actively collaborate with us as we seek to bring a lasting solution to the connectivity problems that we have within the region…I want to publicly thank her for her cooperation and collaboration,” Browne said