(LOOP NEWS CARIBBEAN) – For the first time in its history, Caribbean Airlines used one of its aircraft for a cargo only charter service.
The new service was introduced to meet the needs of islands that have experienced reduced cargo capacity since COVID-19 resulted in borders being ordered closed to commercial passenger flights.
The airlines inaugural cargo-only charter flight was used to transport essential goods from Guyana to Cuba.
Caribbean Airlines General Manager – Cargo and New Business, Marklan Moseley said: “These are very challenging times and we are sensitive to the need for trade and commerce to continue within the region. We continue to support the supply chain within the Caribbean and are offering our charter services which supplements our current weekly scheduled freighter flights.”
The airline offers charter services to a number of Caribbean destinations, among them Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Suriname.
CAL’s all-cargo B-767 freighter service operates weekly out of its Miami hub to the Caribbean.
The airline is currently offering special prices on barrel and e-container shipments to help customer’s ship care packages to families and friends during this unprecedented time.
Caribbean Airlines gave the assurance that its charter service will continue to operate under strict regulatory procedures meant to ensure the safety of the airline’s crew during the pandemic.