(Barbados Nation) LIAT will be outsourcing its Cargo and Quikpak operations at some stations across the Caribbean.
Director of Cargo and Quikpak Wilbur Edwards said the outsourcing of the Cargo and Quikpak operations was a direct response to a challenging economic environment and escalating costs.
“This new initiative follows the model already being successfully used by LIAT in most of its destinations,” he said.
Edwards said Caribbean Airport Services (CAS) will now provide handling services for Cargo in Antigua. He pointed out that CAS, which is majority owned by LIAT, already provides passenger ground handling services in Antigua.
“The new arrangements are expected to enhance profitability in LIAT’s growing cargo business by reducing operating costs in the highly competitive and cost sensitive regional cargo market,” Edwards said.
“The outsourcing initiative is being done on a strategic basis to focus on those stations where the company recognises clear benefits to such a move.”
LIAT Cargo operates five days a week across the airline’s 20 plus destinations.