Regional carrier LIAT has announced they will be introducing daily flights between Guyana and Trinidad, commencing on July 1 with the intent of connecting the two strategic points in the Caribbean.According to the airline, customers would have the limited opportunity to fly from the Eugene F Correia International Airport to Trinidad for only US$200, providing they book before May 31.LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said with the introduction of the new service, it would boost their destinations from 14 to 15. She explained that the airline has also been working assiduously to boost their on-time performance,LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Joneswhich currently stands at over 80 per cent for 2018.“We offer you the choice of connecting as far as Puerto Rico. We are proud of the improvements in our on-time performance. Even with the hurricanes last year, we were recording significant improvements in our on-time performance and we ended the year with a 68 per cent compared with 49 per cent before,” she noted.Reifer-Jones said with the launch of the new service, it would provide another important connection for their customers.“This daily service will help connect these two strategic points in the Caribbean for persons, whether it is for business or pleasure. This will give us three daily flights in Guyana and three flights out. We see this as critical because we think Guyana is an important market for LIAT and a growing market which we want to be able to take the opportunity to be a part of,” she said.Also at the launch was Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who welcomed the service, noting that it would help to address the lack of airlift to and from Guyana. Gaskin said it was related during the recently concluded Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism, that there were difficulties in accessing flight to Guyana; hence, he described the new service as one that is timely.LIAT’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Egbert Riley explained that the airline has big plans for Guyana. He also stated that the Guyanese market is one of the most important markets for the carrier since it would have shuttled over 70,000 passengers in 2017.