PREVAILING seasonal high winds continue to affect some LIAT flights, particularly in Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the airline has said.
The current conditions are likely to continue through until mid-June.
LIAT advised customers travelling to/from both countries of the possibility of cancelled flights and delayed baggage.
The company’s aircraft have tailwind limitations, which are set by the manufacturers during the certification process and they are therefore not permitted to take off or land when the prevailing winds are beyond these limits.
The departure out of E. T. Joshua Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and the night landings into Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica are affected by tailwinds and therefore the decision to cancel flights is taken in the interest of safety, the airline said.
LIAT is also forced to restrict the number of bags on the aircraft at this time of the year when wind conditions in both Dominica and St. Vincent restrict the take-off weight of the company’s aircraft.
“The company’s Reservations and Airport personnel are ready to assist customers who have been affected by cancellations and baggage issues due to airport limitations at this time of the yea”, a LIAT statement said.