CAL operates relief flights to St Maarten, J'ca, Antigua, Tortola
Caribbean Airlines will operate another relief flight on September 16, from Port of Spain to St Maarten, which is expected to depart at 7 am.
This is in keeping with the airline’s efforts to assist countries which were ravaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The category 5 hurricane destroyed homes, left several dead and shut off connection due to damage to roadways and air and seaways.
According to a statement, CAL will leave St Maarten for Kingston at 9:35 am with Jamaica and other CARICOM nationals who have been affected by Irma.
The aircraft will turn around in Kingston and depart at 11:15 am (Jamaica time) to St Maarten with supplies from Jamaica. It will then collect T&T and other CARICOM nationals from St. Maarten and depart at 3:30 pm for the Piarco International Airport where it should land around 5:05 pm.
CAL noted that it will not carry any commercial passengers on these flights as is the conditions established by the authorities in St. Maarten.
The airline said with significant support from corporate Trinidad and Tobago, it continues to move relief supplies and essential goods like water, canned food, tarpaulins and other products. CAL said it will continue to assist government agencies and other stakeholders to coordinate emergency relief and get help to people as quickly as possible.
Passengers in the affected destinations may contact Caribbean Airlines Reservations Department for more information on the schedule for these relief flights.
USA, Canada & St. Maarten + 1 800 920 4225
Caribbean & Guyana + 1 800 744 2225
Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname + 1 868 625 7200
Caracas + 58 212 335 7405
Jamaica (International calls) + 1 800 523 5585
Jamaica (Local calls) + 1 888 359 2475
All other locations + 1 800 523 55
The employees of Caribbean Airlines continue to work to support the people of St Maarten and the British Virgin Islands, at this challenging time. The airline has contributed to and continues to support the hurricane relief effort by operating flights to Tortola and separately to Antigua to evacuate persons from the hurricane-ravaged islands.
These initiatives are integral to the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility which reflect and embody the themes, “We Care, We Connect, We Create and We are the Caribbean”, while supporting its mission of connecting people.