UPDATE: Delta dedicates aircraft to Dorian relief; 3 flights scheduled between Freeport and Nassau Wednesday

UPDATE: Delta dedicates aircraft to Dorian relief; 3 flights scheduled between Freeport and Nassau Wednesday

  • Delta has dedicated a 76-seat Endeavor Air CRJ-900 regional aircraft to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
  • Three roundtrip flights will operate Wednesday between Freeport and Nassau for evacuation and relief services.
  • If you are in the Bahamas and need assistance, please contact the National Emergency Management Agency in Nassau +1 (242)-322-6081.

Wednesday morning, Delta launched a disaster relief supply flight from Atlanta to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island carrying more than 2,500 pounds of non-perishable food and other materials to Freeport. The 76-seat Endeavor Air CRJ-900 regional aircraft—dedicated to the relief effort—will then begin its mission to operate three roundtrip evacuation and relief services between Freeport and Nassau, Wednesday.endeavor aircraft for dorian relief.jpeg

The airline is committed to continuing relief flights as long as conditions and need requires support.

Wednesday’s flight schedule is as follows:

  • Flt. 5551 FPO-NAS departs 10:55 a.m.*
  • Flt. 5553 FPO-NAS departs 1:55 p.m.*
  • Flt. 5555 FPO-NAS departs 5:20 p.m.*

*All flight and times are subject to operational conditions and need.

Since Sunday, Delta and its partners have operated three relief flights carrying more than 150 evacuees from impacted areas in Marsh Harbour and Freeport to Nassau. 

Delta and Endeavor continue to work with the Bahamian government and the Red Cross to help and support the people and communities affected by Hurricane Dorian. Stay tuned for updates.​

If you are in the Bahamas and need assistance, please contact the National Emergency Management Agency in Nassau +1 (242)-322-6081.

Tuesday Update, 5 p.m. EDT

On Tuesday afternoon, a 76-seat Endeavor Air CRJ-900 regional aircraft departed Atlanta for Freeport, Grand Bahama Island to deliver 12,000 pounds of non-perishable food items, gas, generators and household supplies and evacuate survivors.

The evacuation flight departed Freeport for Nassau at 3:35 p.m. ET with 50 people on board.

Delta has dedicated the CRJ-900 aircraft to the airlift effort due to its operational flexibility given the airport runway conditions and its accessibility via on-board stairs for boarding and deplaning without the need for air stairs.

The airline hopes to operate more flights to aid those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas in the coming days. 

Earlier this week, Delta 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. 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 and Endeavor continue to work with the Bahamian government and the Red Cross to help and support the people and communities affected by the hurricane. Stay tuned for updates.​

If you are in the Bahamas and need assistance, please contact the National Emergency Management Agency in Nassau +1 (242)-322-6081.