CAL to operate relief flights to hurricane hit islands
Caribbean Airline continues to support the hurricane relief effort by operating flights to Tortola and separately to Antigua to evacuate persons from the hurricane ravaged islands.
A release from the company noted that, CAL will operate another relief flight on September 16, from Port-of-Spain to St. Maarten departing at 7 a.m.
The flight will leave St. Maarten for Kingston at 9.35 a.m. with nationals of Jamaica and other CARICOM countries who have been affected by the hurricane. The aircraft will turn around in Kingston and depart at 11.15 a.m. (Jamaica time) to St. Maarten with supplies from Jamaica.
It will then collect nationals of Trinidad and Tobago and other CARICOM countries from St. Maarten and depart at 3.30 p.m. for Piarco International Airport where it should land around 5.05 p.m.
“Kindly note that in accordance with the conditions established by the authorities in St. Maarten, the airline will not carry any commercial passengers on these flights. With significant support from corporate Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines is moving relief supplies and essential goods like water, canned food, tarpaulins and other products,” the statement noted.