Bermuda Airport Ready To Help Hurricane Relief

September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s airport is ready to assist hurricane relief efforts, officials confirmed today, saying they are ready to receive RAF aircraft if the intended destination airports in the BVI are unable to be reached, and will be waiving the airport fees for landing, parking and overnight stays.

“Bermuda Skyport will support, as needed, flights to the British Virgin Islands to send support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The effort is in conjunction with the Royal Air Force,” a spokesperson said.

“Skyport will wave all normal airport fees for landing, parking and overnight stays for these aircraft.

“The L. F. Wade International Airport will be prepared to possibly receive or consider three separate types of aircraft from the RAF if the intended destination airports in the BVI are unable to be reached or provide jet fuel service in the days following the hurricanes.

“The RAF aircraft that could be seen parked at the airport as they transit to and from the UK could be the A332 Voyager, the C-17 Globemaster and the A400 Atlas.

“All three aircraft can carry extensive amounts of cargo to include needed supplies or support personnel to the islands receiving damage from the two active hurricanes to the south of Bermuda.

“In related support, Skyport is working with British Airways to have one or two aircraft normally based for operations at Miami International Airport to be flown to Bermuda for overnight parking and servicing. With only aircrew onboard, the flights will position in Bermuda to reduce the risk of possible damage caused by Hurricane Irma.”

Aaron Adderley, President, Bermuda Skyport, says: “Bermuda Skyport would like to do what we can to help our sister islands to our south in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. It’s the least we can do and I wish we could do more.”

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