Caribbean Airlines airplanes parked at Piarco International Airport.

Caribbean Airlines Cargo yesterday carried COVID-19 vaccines from Miami to Barbados and Dominica.

In a statement CAL said the vaccines were transported to Barbados through the carrier’s freighter service and the shipment destined for Dominica, was then moved to the island on a Caribbean Airlines Cargo charter flight, a service offered by the airline to facilitate the shipment of critical supplies throughout the region in the light of the pandemic.

“Caribbean Airlines is well-placed to support our region in its efforts towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have successfully delivered COVID-19 vaccines to Barbados, Dominica and Guyana and are committed to continuing the swift, secure and seamless movement of these important shipments as the Caribbean rolls out vaccination programmes,” Marklan Moseley, General Manager—Cargo and New Business, Caribbean Airlines said.

The airline recently commenced cargo services in Dominica with the appointment of Ground Handlers Ltd as its General Service and Sales Agent (GSSA) and Ground Handling Agent (GHA).

Caribbean Airlines also provides cargo services between Barbados and Dominica through its weekly flights between the islands with connectivity to and from countries including but not limited to the United States, Antigua, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Vincent and T&T.

Caribbean Airlines Cargo has been supporting the region from the onset of the pandemic through the shipment of humanitarian supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 test kits and electronics for remote learning.