September 09, 2019

Delta to operate two additional relief flights to Bahamas, deliver supplies

  • Delta is scheduled to operate two relief flights from Marsh Harbour to Nassau.
  • ​Delta operated its first relief flight loaded with 4,700 pounds of supplies from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour on Sunday.

Delta is scheduled to send additional supplies to the Bahamas and operate two relief flights from Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Nassau (NAS) Monday morning. Flights are tentatively set to depart MHH at 11:30am and 3:20 pm ET.

The airline will deliver critical supplies such as cots, feminine products and water from Atlanta to Nassau and Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour.

Relief flight tentative schedule (all times ET):

DL 9994 MHH-NAS

  • Depart from MHH at 11:30 a.m.; arrive at NAS at 12:10 p.m.

DL 9995 MHH-NAS

  • Depart MHH at 3:20 p.m.; arrive at NAS at 4 p.m.

Sunday morning, Delta Flight 9994—the airline’s first scheduled relief flight—departed Fort Lauderdale for Marsh Harbour Airport to deliver 4,700 pounds of critical supplies. Once supplies were unloaded, the flight departed for Nassau with 72 evacuees.

Supplies delivered onboard the MD-88 aircraft included non-perishable food, water, diapers, formula, underwear and socks for survivors. Delta worked in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps, Bahamian Police and British Marines on the ground in Marsh Harbour, and a team of Delta employees assigned to assist the mission unloaded supplies. Employees then helped load passengers already identified by authorities before departing for Nassau, Bahamas.

Delta operated its first relief mission following a reconnaissance flight organized Friday with Tropic Ocean Air charters, Blue Tide Marine Security and Global Elite Group to survey conditions at the Marsh Harbour Airport, which remains closed due to significant infrastructure damage. From there, Delta teams from Flight Safety, Emergency Response, Corporate Security, Cargo and Airport Customer Service worked with local authorities and military groups to quickly organize relief flights to and from the island into the weekend.

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