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Caribbean carrier LIAT cancels flights due to wind

December 17, 2013

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Antigua-based airline LIAT says it is cancelling flights to and from the Caribbean countries of St. Vincent and Dominica due to high winds.

Acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones said in a Monday statement that the cancellations are due to “high seasonal winds” in the two small Caribbean nations.

The carrier says its planes have tail-wind limitations and are not permitted to take off or land when the prevailing winds exceed those limits. Reifer-Jones says that “occasionally we will have no alternative but to cancel flights due to the high winds.”

The regional airline hasn’t given any specifics on the strength of the winds at the two island nations.

LIAT serves destinations across the Caribbean. Its shareholders include the governments of Antigua, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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