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Delta operates relief flights to Bahamas

Delta Air Lines operated more flights to the Bahamas on Monday to help survivors of Hurricane Dorian.

The airline operated its first relief flight on Sunday from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas to deliver 4,700 pounds of supplies and then fly 72 evacuees identified by authorities from Marsh Harbour to Nassau.

Atlanta-based Delta operated the relief flight in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps, Bahamian Police and British Marines in Marsh Harbour.

The airline said it operated six humanitarian cargo flights from Atlanta to Nassau and from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour on Sunday and Monday, delivering 13,000 pounds of supplies such as food, water, cots, diapers, formula, feminine products, underwear and socks.

It also operated a second flight to evacuate 36 people from Marsh Harbour to Nassau on Monday. 

An additional relief flight that had been planned for Monday from Marsh Harbour was canceled due to a decrease in the need for evacuation, according to the airline.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.