Air, Freight News

Air charter firm finds Irish partner

[ October 21, 2019   //   ]

Air charter firm Chapman Freeborn has gone into cooperation with Airbridge International Agencies (AIA) Cargo to strengthen both companies’ offerings in Ireland. UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn is now the exclusive partner for all AIA Cargo’s aircraft charter requirements to and from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The announcement comes at a time when Brexit negotiations are still unresolved, and businesses across the UK and Ireland are preparing themselves for potential supply chain issues. Chapman Freeborn is currently securing cargo capacity on freighters from small turboprops up to wide-body freighters – including a dedicated fleet of B747-400F aircraft.

Chapman Freeborn’s group cargo operations director, Pierre van der Stichele, said: “The cargo industry in Ireland is a close-knit community, and AIA’s local expertise and relationships make this the perfect fit. Our two companies have distinct areas of expertise but a shared focus on innovative cargo solutions and excellent customer service.”

AIA chief executive, Mark Andrew, added: “We see great potential working with Chapman Freeborn and are excited to be introducing their services to customers across Ireland. They have been at the forefront of the charter industry for over 45 years, and we look forward to seeing the relationship go from strength to strength.”

(The next printed issue of FBJ – FBJ 7 2019 – will include a comprehensive Ireland report.)