Air, Freight News

Air Partner flies urgent aid to the islands

[ October 6, 2017   //   ]

Aviation services group, Air Partner, carried out a number of urgent freight charters across the Caribbean to support the relief effort in a number of islands, including Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guadeloupe.

The Air Partner Freight team ensured that essential cargo such as generators, four-wheel drive vehicles, bottled water and humanitarian aid reached those affected in the most efficient and time-effective way possible. Aircraft used ranged from private jets to Antonov AN-124s, one of which was in fact among the first aircraft to land at San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico after it reopened.

Mike Hill, Air Partner’s Director of Freight, commented: “Air Partner’s Freight team has extensive experience in arranging time-critical air shipments and understand that speed is of the essence in circumstances such as these. Assessing the current state of the airport infrastructure following such hurricane damage is often an important issue, but we worked around the clock to ensure that our customers’ cargo was delivered to those in need as quickly as possible.”