Notes From The Margin

February 14, 2008

Proposed Alliance Between LIAT & Caribbean Airlines – It’s Deja Vu!!!!!

Came across an article in the press yesterday that sounded like something we’d heard sometime before…….

 

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is proposing the setting up of a new regional airline alliance including LIAT and the national carrier of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines.Dr. Mitchell, who recently held talks with his Trinidadian counterpart Patrick Manning, also met Tuesday with the Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson with the matter of regional air transportation high on the agenda.

Grenada is a minority shareholder in LIAT and Dr. Mitchell is proposing that it enters a cooperative agreement with Caribbean Airlines for the benefit of the regional travelling public.

“What you need is a cooperative arrangement and Caribbean Airline providing services at particular times when LIAT is not able to service those areas, and there are so many opportunities for transport linkages that can be beneficial to any serious airline that we are not utilizing,” Dr. Mitchell told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

“In my view I would say that only five percent, maximum 10 percent of our people do get the opportunity to travel within the region, in light of the current transportation problems.

“We are talking about CSME (Caribbean Single Market and Economy) and regional cooperation and at the same time our people are not able to travel,” Dr. Mitchell added.

Hmmm….

Wonder if it will work this time.

Marginal

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