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"Have you ever stopped to think about how you could safeguard the ozone layer? You might ask: why is this of any importance to me? Well, the Earth’s ozone layer protects all life from the sun’s harmful radiation. But human activities have damaged this shield.

In the airline industry, more people travelling and more flights mean more harmful emissions from aeroplanes on a daily basis. In this ‘Green Issue’, I would like to share how we at LIAT have been doing our bit, and a few tips on how you can help out in cleaning up the skies while at the same time making your life a little more ‘green’. We all have a duty to be environmentally responsible and, at LIAT, we take our responsibility very seriously. We have modernised our fleet and this is expected to result in a marked improvement in fuel burn per available seat mile.

What can you as passengers do? Before embarking on your journey, there are a few things you can do at home, such as unplugging appliances so they don’t leak out unneeded power. Another thing all of us can do is practice ecotourism by behaving in an environmentally friendly way, encouraging biodiversity in areas we visit and minimising our overall impact on the places we travel to. I would like to commend the governments in our region who have adopted the theme ‘Go Green’ as a policy and encourage those who have not yet done so to follow suit.

The publication of this edition coincides with the Easter Holidays, one of the busiest times of the year for travel. As you travel at this time, do remember to allow yourself enough time to check-in and go through immigration and security as they are likely to be very busy too. Have a safe and enjoyable Easter. Stay sunny, stay smiling and, as always, live life to the full!"

David Evans
Chief Executive Officer

 

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