Air Partner delivers 90 tonnes of food to the Central African Republic
05 / 10 / 2015
The cargo charter arm of UK-based Air Partner has arranged an urgent B747 freighter flight for nearly 90 tonnes of food items to the Central African Republic on behalf of Ecolog International, a Dubai-based integrated service solutions company.
The aid was delivered in support of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) project, which is concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the region.
Air Partner arranged the charter of a B747F freighter aircraft direct from Liege in Belgium to Bangui M’Poko International Airport.
Said Air Partner: “Bangui is an extremely challenging airport to access as it is severely underserved by scheduled air services and suffers from a lack of fuel. However, in consultation with the carrier, Air Partner was able to overcome the logistical challenges and ensure a maximum uplift of nearly 90 tonnes of payload.
In addition, Air Partner was able to assist and provide additional consultation at the airport of departure in Belgium in order to accommodate almost 50 tonnes of frozen food items, which required temperature controlled storage prior to the flight.
Richard Smith, director of freight at Air Partner, commented: “We are delighted that we were able to leverage our extensive experience of arranging time-critical operations to logistically challenging destinations in support of the MINUSCA Project. In circumstances such as these, time is of the essence and ensuring that food supplies reach those in need as quickly as possible is our top priority.”