CAL cargo operations to continue despite COVID-19
Notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) will continue to operate its cargo freighter flights and ground transport trucking services. This will facilitate the movement of cargo between the United States and the Caribbean.
In addition to providing an essential service for businesses to ship pharmaceuticals and restock dwindling supplies locally and regionally, the cargo flights also offer a barrel and e-container special out of New York, Fort Lauderdale and Miami to Kingston, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad.
General Manager for Caribbean Airlines cargo, Marklan Moseley, said: “Caribbean Airlines recognises its critical role during times like these to keep essential goods moving. We closely monitor our operations, adhering to strict precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid19.”
The airline has also optimized its cargo operations given the impact of COVID-19 on international trade and operates a freighter schedule as listed below:
Caribbean Airlines current freighter schedule
BW8040/8041 - Monday - Miami → Kingston → Montego Bay → Miami
BW791/790 - Tuesday - Miami → Barbados → Port of Spain → Miami
BW793/792 - Wednesday - Miami → Port-of-Spain → Guyana →Miami
BW8038/8039 - Thursday - Miami → Kingston → Miami
BW791/790 - Friday - Miami → Barbados → Port of Spain → Miami
Meanwhile, CAL cargo has taken a number of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. This includes operating under established best practices for aircraft cleanliness and sanitation, following the recommendations set by the Centre for Disease Control for ‘Preventing Spread of Disease on Commercial Aircraft’ as well as adhering to the airline’s stringent internal guidelines.
It added that all aircraft are regularly cleaned using disinfectant deemed effective against COVID-19 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Furthermore, High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) aircraft filtration systems are used on all freighter services and can remove 99.97% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria. The airline has also restricted access to its aircraft to solely personnel required for safe loading or offloading.