29 Sep Air Serv now operating three planes in Carribbean hurrican recovery
DC-3 Arrives in Barbados to Shuttle Supplies to Grenada, Where 80% of Homes Were Destroyed
WARRENTON, Virginia, Sept. 29, 2004 – A DC-3 cargo aircraft operated by Air Serv International arrived yesterday afternoon in Barbados to begin carrying supplies from the surrounding islands to Grenada. The island of Grenada was hardest hit by earlier storms, with more than 80% of the housing destroyed. The plane will be on call there indefinitely to transport supplies to Grenada.
Air Serv, a humanitarian air service operating in areas of great need throughout the world, now has three aircraft in the Caribbean to assist the islands in their recovery from one of the worst hurricane seasons in history. Air Serv planes are used to transport humanitarian aid workers and supplies to areas not readily accessible by road.
– A King Air 90 left Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday for Nassau, Bahamas. This plane will carry assessment teams around the area.
– A King Air 200 already in Barbados will be there for another 4-5 weeks to transport personnel and high value relief cargo.
– Earlier in September, an Air Serv Grand Caravan was the first aircraft to arrive in Jamaica in the aftermath of the Hurricane Ivan. That aircraft has left the Caribbean for relief in Afghanistan.
Air Serv International is a humanitarian organization that excels in transportation and communication links. Air Serv provides safe, reliable, and cost effective air transport to humanitarian agencies involved in relief and development activities.