The airline is also limiting passengers flying to St. Maarten and St. Thomas to two checked bags, and has capped Atlanta-St. Thomas fares until Oct. 9.
UPS and UNICEF USA are partnering with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's relief and recovery effort for Puerto Rico residents in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The partnership draws on the UPS logistics network to fly supplies from the shipping giant’s air hub in Louisville, Ky. A UPS plane carrying more than 60 pallets of water departed Tuesday morning, while two more plane loads will deliver 60 pallets of emergency supply kits for 60,000 people.
The emergency supply kits -- which include water purification tablets, water buckets, soap, toothpaste, detergent and other supplies -- will go to humanitarian supply distribution centers.
UPS Foundation president Eduardo Martinez in a written statement said “public-private partnerships like this create a critical foundation for getting aid and goods distributed as quickly as possible.”
UPS and UNICEF volunteers also recently delivered school supplies for the Houston Public School System after Hurricane Harvey.
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