Air Partner appoints industry veteran

Aviation services group Air Partner has appointed Pierre Van Der Stichele as vice president of its global freight division. He will be responsible for bolstering and expanding the freight business at all Air Partner locations and target specific market sectors after an exceptionally busy year in 2021. He joins Air Partner after 19 years with Chapman Freeborn in Gatwick, where he was recently group director of cargo. [+]

Air Partner moves 30 million vaccines in four months

The freight team at Air Partner, say they have transported over 30 million Covid vaccines across the world since July. To date, the broker has arranged over 40 dedicated charter flights to 15 countries across four continents. As well as moving finished vaccines and vaccine raw materials, the freight team has ... [+]

Air broker expects early Christmas

Robert Jubb, UK head of freight at broker Air Partner says he is expecting an increase in demand for dedicated cargo flights in the lead-up to Christmas, due to the ongoing shortage of truck drivers.He commented: “Recent complications to supply chains due to Brexit and a lack of available HGV ... [+]

Air charterer sees summer surge

Charter broker Air Partner says it is expecting increased demand for dedicated cargo flights from major retailers due to the ongoing shortages of HGV drivers, and workers taking their summer break in August. UK head of freight, Robert Jubb, said that previous complications to supply chains due to Covid and Brexit saw ... [+]

Travel bans hit airfreight demand – updated

Mark Briffa, chief executive of charter broker Air Partner says that this is “an extremely precarious time for the global aviation industry”, faced with widespread travel bans and to limit the spread of COVID-19. While some of its activities, including the private jets division, is seeing high levels of activity in ... [+]

Air Partner opens in Dubai

Charter broker Air Partner has opened an office in Dubai to serve the Middle East region. It offers a full range of services, including freight and is headed by general manager Jobby George. [+]

Air Partner in Sudan mercy mission

Air Partner's freight division has moved 400 tonnes of aid to Juba in South Sudan for a humanitarian organisation. The country that is currently hosting one of the largest number of refugees in the world. The charter company ran 18 flights from the US via Entebbe in Uganda, to transport ... [+]

New chair for Air Partner

Broker Air Partner has appointed Ed Warner as non-executive chair. He was a non-executive director of shipping specialist Clarkson for over 10 years until February 2019 and is currently chair of Grant Thornton, Blackrock Commodities Income Investment Trust and derivatives exchange LMAX as well as a director of a suite ... [+]

Air Partner opens in Houston and Singapore

Charter specialist Air Partner has opened new offices in Houston, Texas, and Singapore. The latter in particular will focus on freight. Air Partner has had a presence in Singapore since 2015, but is now sharpening its focus on growing its share of the Asia Pacific market. [+]

Antonov flies to the aid of Saipan

Antonov Airlines has completed 23 flights in under a month to help rebuild hurricane-stricken Saipan working with charter broker Air Partner. The Ukrainian airline transported relief supplies and other equipment including ready meals, water and tents to support the Western Pacific island following Super Typhoon Yutu. [+]

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