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By Aabigayle McIntosh
A number of regional heads have expressed an interest in investing in LIAT 2020, while others say they are waiting for concrete proposals before determining their options.
Prime Minister Gaston Bronw said he is a bit optimistic about the level of interest in the Antigua-based carrier.
The leaders spoke to state media on the heels of the inaugural Saudi-Caricom Summit.
“It is somewhat of an appetite I don’t necessarily want to put any of my colleagues, but I believe that we get this airline off the ground, this LIAT 2020. The appetite for some level of equity in participation would increase and I am quite sure we will see quite a few of our colleagues coming on board,” Browne said.
The government is working to get LIAT 2020 in the skies following the rescue of the airline from liquidation.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt confirmed that his government will continue supporting the airline financially.
“I think whatever entity we can bring in; it is so crucial for all of us and the entire region”.
St Lucia’s Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre stated, “We have not gotten any concrete proposal as yet from LIAT, but we looking. The goal is to get intraregional travel back to where it was”.
St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell added that his government would invest in any car that could provide reliable service not just to the entire region, particularly the OECS