Delta teams carry 13,000 pounds of supplies to Bahamas, 100 evacuees to Nassau
- Delta carried more than 13,000 pounds of supplies from Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas on Sunday and Monday.
- Delta completed two humanitarian flights from Marsh Harbour to Nassau, carrying more than 100 evacuees.
- Regular Bahamas flight schedules have resumed with the exception of Marsh Harbour, which remains closed.
After Hurricane Dorian left behind devastated communities in the Bahamas, Delta teams worked quickly to coordinate relief flights. The airline operated six humanitarian cargo flights from Atlanta to Nassau and Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour Sunday and Monday, bringing a total of 13,000 pounds of supplies.
Supplies delivered included non-perishable food, water, diapers, formula, feminine products, cots, underwear and socks for survivors. Once supplies were unloaded in Marsh Harbour, Delta Flight 9994 on Sunday and Monday departed for Nassau carrying more than 100 evacuees collectively—72 Sunday and 36 Monday. Delta originally planned to operate two relief flights Monday, but canceled Flight 9995 due to a decrease in evacuation need.
Delta continues to evaluate additional opportunities to provide support to the Bahamas.
Delta operated its first relief mission Sunday 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.
Additionally, the airline has contributed an additional $250,000—totaling $500,000—to the American Red Cross to help aid the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Hurricane Dorian.
The airline has resumed normal operations to the Bahamas, with the exception of Marsh Harbour due to the airport’s closure through December. A travel waiver remains in effect.
Helping those affected by Dorian
Delta’s support helps the American Red Cross provide food, shelter and cleanup to those in need. As the Red Cross responds, Delta customers can donate directly to disaster relief through a Delta microsite.