Caribbean Airlines distributes over 2,000 boxes of medical supplies to 16 Caribbean countries to assist them in their combat against COVID-19.
In a release, the state owned airlines says the initiative was done in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.
It says the supplies include Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 test kits donated by the World Health Organization and the United Arab Emirates.
CAL says with the continued closure of several countries’ borders, the world is currently experiencing limited connectivity and cargo capacity.
It says despite this challenge, the airline developed effective solutions in order to move the supplies to each territory at a subsidized cost.
Caribbean Airlines Cargo transported the supplies to Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean utilizing its freighter and passenger aircraft.
The airline also collaborated with Interline Partners to ship the supplies to destinations where it is not currently offering scheduled flights such as British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, Belize and Suriname.