LIAT warned that passengers could experience flight delays later this week due to elevated security levels during the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, April 17 to 19.

More than 30 world leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the summit.

“Passengers should be prepared for air traffic control and security-related delays,” said George Arthurton, LIAT’s director of flight operations. “We have been advised that there could be lockdown periods during the arrivals or departures of certain leaders when our flights would be unable to take off or land. Such delays would be out of our control.”

Even though the summit is in Trinidad, significant delays or disruptions there could have a knockout effect throughout LIAT’s entire network, according to Arthurton.

LIAT passengers using Piarco Airport in Trinidad should allow extra time to pass through security checkpoints set up on various airport routes.

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