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Chapman Freeborn offers Libya logistics solution

[ August 28, 2013   //   ]


Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has formed an exclusive partnership with Air Libya to place and operationally manage an Antonov An-26 aircraft in the country.

Based at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, it offers a 5.5 ton payload and it will be available for ad hoc cargo charter requirements within Libya as well as international flights to and from the EU and North Africa.

The An-26 is considered to be one of the most versatile types in the market due to its ability to utilise short and unpaved runways in remote locations. It also features rear door loading and unloading capabilities for outsize pieces of cargo.

It is the intention to introduce internal scheduled services to connect Tripoli and Benghazi with Libya’s more remote airfields – including regular operations to the oil fields in the south of the country.

The venture will provide much needed logistics solutions in a country where few international aviation companies are currently willing to invest in establishing services. It will also provide a viable alternative to sea freight routes to and from Europe which have been subject to high rates.

Paul Drew, Chapman Freeborn’s project manager, comments: “Given the limited air freight and sea freight options currently available, the news of this service has been very well received so far.”