Air Partner arranged the dispatch of an Airbus A300 Freighter last Friday (6 August), carrying 32 tons of emergency aid supplies to flood-stricken Pakistan.
The charter flight departed within 48 hours of quote confirmation taking off from Brindisi in Italy, to Islamabad, Pakistan, loaded with generators, water purification units, water tanks, plastic sheeting, latrines, jerry cans and high energy biscuits. It touched down in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Air Partner’s Nigel Nicholas from the Group’s UK Freight team arranged the flight for an international relief agency. “We immediately searched for suitable aircraft availability from a carrier that has accreditation to operate into Italy,” he said. “Air Partner is highly experienced at sourcing solutions to meet urgent aviation demands in the event of crises worldwide and we hope this emergency response flight brings some relief to the millions of people currently suffering from the disastrous monsoon flooding.”
From its 20 offices around the world Air Partner has considerable expertise arranging repatriation and relief flights in times of disaster and recently provided a series of humanitarian flights to Haiti following the country’s devastating earthquake. Now in its 49th year of operation, the company is a trusted partner working with leading non-government agencies globally.
Air Partner has played a vital role assisting victims in every kind of natural and man-made disaster arranging flights to Sudan, Chad, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Its operational planning skills and the expertise of its staff mean that Air Partner can arrange flexible rapid deployments into difficult and hostile areas.