Regional Carrier, Caribbean Airlines has launched a charter service for its cargo operations.
In a statement, the airline said the move is to support supply chains for the movement of goods across the Caribbean.
The airline said there is a growing demand for cargo uplift to a
a number of Caribbean countries that are now facing reduced cargo capacity because of coronavirus concerns and the closure of airports to passenger aircraft.
The Caribbean Airlines Cargo service will use the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 and ATR-72 aircraft, offering up to 18,000 pounds for the movement of essential goods to and from destinations, including but not limited to, Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada and Guyana. Several other countries are also being served.
The airline has made it clear that the charter flights will be subject to the regulatory approvals of the various countries and their aviation authority,
Caribbean Airlines which operated regular passenger service to several Caribbean destinations has been badly hit by the coronavirus airport closures across the region.