Air Partner transports aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims

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• Air Partner organises six flights to the Philippines • Containing 600 tonnes of aid and supplies to support the aid effort.

The specialist and extensive knowledge that we have at Air Partner meant we could react quickly in the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster and help get aid supplies to those in need.

Air Partner, a Royal Warrant Holder and leading provider of aviation charter services to industry, commerce and governments worldwide, is working with aid agencies to transport emergency supplies to the Philippines to support the aid efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Air Partner has organised four Boeing 777 flights and 2 Boeing 747 flights so far, which will collectively carry 600 tonnes of aid, including Land Cruisers, tents, shelter kits and tarpaulins to assist with the aid effort on the ground. The flights will operate from the United Arab Emirates and East Midlands International to Mactan Cebu International Airport in the Philippines, and are part of a longstanding Air Partner contract to supply air charter for aid and support in times of crisis.

Richard Smith, Air Partner’s Product Director for Freight, said, “With emergency enquires starting to come into Air Partner’s UK head office on Sunday, the broking team has been working around the clock since then to get availability and options confirmed as quickly as possible. The specialist and extensive knowledge that we have at Air Partner meant we could react quickly in the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster and help get aid supplies to those in need. The advantage of being an international company with a global presence is that our overseas and UK offices are able to work together to find the quickest and most efficient response to situations like this.”

Air Partner has significant aid and crisis experience: In 2011, Air Partner worked around the clock to organise humanitarian aid flights carrying over 300 tonnes of aid and evacuating more than 12,000 people in just six weeks from across Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, New Zealand and Japan, when far-reaching and unprecedented political upheaval and devastating natural disasters coincided.

Air Partner is a valued supplier to many national and international organisations and provides aviation solutions to governments worldwide, including six of the G8 group of governments, NGOs and aid agencies, as well as international and UK royalty. It is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen as supplier of Aircraft Charter.

12th November 2013

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Notes to Editors:
About Air Partner Freight
Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly cargo anywhere, at any time, whatever its weight, size or shape. Serving governments, leading industrial shippers and relief and humanitarian organisations, the freight team provides bespoke air charter solutions to meet a wide range of cargo charter needs. From urgent ‘go now’ requirements moving small quantities of automotive spare parts between plants through to the most complex project cargo shipments taking several months to plan, Air Partner Freight has the skills, experience and expertise to ensure shipments are handled securely and reliably. London Gatwick-based Air Partner Freight’s cargo specialists in the UK, USA, Dubai, Germany France, Turkey, Hong Kong and Japan provide strength of knowledge by utilising regional carriers for tailored charter services.

About Air Partner
Air Partner has been trading for over 50 years and is a world leading provider of aviation charter services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. The Group is globally recognised as a leading charter broker and organises ad hoc aircraft charters of every type for any reason. Its three main divisions comprise Air Partner Freight, Air Partner Commercial Jets and Air Partner Private Jets. The Commercial Jets division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the company’s pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. With its headquarters alongside Gatwick airport in the UK, Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and employs 225 aviation professionals across its 21 offices spanning Europe, North America, the Far East and Middle East. Air Partner is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant, a globally recognised mark of excellence. http://www.airpartner.com

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