Montserrat Fills Flights Void


Montserrat announced Monday the return of daily flight service on Winward Island Airways (Winair) beginning October 1. The carrier will offer service to Montserrat from regional gateways Antigua and St. Maarten.

The accessibility was so vital to the island because it fills a gaping void left by LIAT and Carib Aviation’s departure. Winair will offer eight daily flights from Thursday through Monday with a BNI seven-seater aircraft, known as the Islander. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays the carrier will operate three daily flights with a 19-seater DHC-6 Propjet Twin Otter aircraft. A schedule change will take effect on October 20, with eight daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays using the Islander and three daily flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with the Twin Otter. This flight schedule will be available through November 30.

The schedule beyond this date will be accessible to travel agents and passengers within the next couple of weeks. Clients who have secured flight arrangements on LIAT or Carib Aviation from October 1 are being advised to seek refunds from their agents or the airlines’ reservations center.