Winair to cease operations in Dominica in March


Winair; the airline which was expected to have been a better alternative to Liat has ceased operations to a number of destinations with immediate effect.


Last week, the airline announced that due to financial constraints, it will no longer service the islands of Trinidad, St. Lucia and Montserrat while service to Barbuda has been reduced to one flight per day and will be stopped shortly as well.


While the airline will continue to operate in Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barths and Nevis it will also cease operations in Dominica and Tortola in March, 2011.


According to Winair officials, the JetStream aircraft is also expected to be taken out of service when service to Dominica and Tortola ceases.


These moves are part of government’s initiatives to save the company from financial failure.


In addition, the members of Winair’s Supervisory Board have been asked to tender their resignation in a move that is expected to facilitate the establishment of a new management team and operational structure, since at least two reports on Winair concluded that in order for the airline to regain operational profitability, it must first go back to its core calling of servicing minimal destinations (Saba, Statia, St. Barths) before expanding to new destinations.

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