Virgin Atlantic pledges to aid Jamaica

20th Aug 2007

Virgin Atlantic is to fly

thousands of food packs and blankets to Jamaica in the wake of Hurricane

Dean. Virgin Atlantic will be the first UK airline to fly to Montego Bay,

in the north of the Caribbean island, since the hurricane affected the

region and closed the country’s two main airports. Virgin Atlantic’s


scheduled service, flight VS65, is expected to depart at 16.00 from London

Gatwick, arriving into Montego Bay at 19.50.

The food packs, containing items including fresh water, biscuits, fresh

fruit, and health bars will be distributed through local agencies in the

Montego Bay area after arrival this evening. The agencies will also

distribute blankets to those without power or shelter.


More relief supplies may be flown to Jamaica on Virgin Atlantic’s flight to

Montego Bay on Wednesday.


Virgin Atlantic flies twice a week from London Gatwick to Montego Bay. The

airline will also begin twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to the

Jamaican capital Kingston on 29th October.


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