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Air charter firms deliver aid to earthquake zone[ February 28, 2023 // Chris Lewis ]
Air Partner’s Charter division has delivered about 200 tonnes of aid to victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake It delivered blankets and tents from India by A330F aircraft and from the UAE by B747F to help those in need survive the winter.
Vice President of the Global Cargo division, Pierre Van Der Stichele, said: “As the international community continues to come together to help survivors, Air Partner’s global network of charter services, logistics experts and 24/7 support team will remain on hand to support those in need. We hope our work will help provide some relief to survivors of the earthquake at this time of unimaginable grief.”
Air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has also chartered numerous flights from across the world to deliver humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria.
This includes flights to the affected regions from the US, UAE, Germany, Spain, Belgium, India, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Singapore and the Philippines.
Group chief commercial officer, Neil Dursley, commented, “Chapman Freeborn is pleased to support many governments and humanitarian organisations (NGOs), and I’m proud to say that we have the most caring and supportive team in the industry who go above and beyond 24 hours a day, every day of the week to ensure emergency aid reaches the populations of these seriously impacted countries.”
Many years of civil war has rendered delivering cargo to Syria very challenging, however Chapman Freeborn’s expert team has navigated embargoes and closed borders to ensure the aid reaches the people who need it most, also coordinating its onward passage.
The team has utilised their expertise and experience to gain the necessary land permits, flyover rights and approvals from the Syrian Civilian Aviation Authority and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, resulting in thousands of tonnes of aid reaching the population.
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