New offices drive Air Partner’s freight growth

Air Partner’s Freight division has reported record profits of £4.9m, up 45.3% for the year ended 31 January 2019, accounting for 13.8% of the global aviation services group’s overall gross profit.

Over the course of the last financial year, the group has expanded its team in Turkey and established a new team in the US, with the introduction of a Freight offering in Fort Lauderdale proving particularly successful. The team there had a very busy year working on numerous projects, including the co-ordination of 30 charters carrying humanitarian aid to Guam and Saipan during the typhoon season.

Furthermore, Air Partner opened two new offices in Singapore and Houston in early 2019, both of which offer Freight services, thereby broadening the division’s geographic reach even further.

Cargo work has been carried out across a range of sectors, including automotive, aid, aerospace and energy, with customer requirements ranging from the transportation of a small box via Air Partner’s growing on-board courier service to chartering the largest aircraft in the world, the An-225.

Mike Hill, director of Freight at Air Partner, said: “I am delighted that the Freight team has maintained the momentum from 2017 and delivered another record year in 2018. The new offices have created a wealth of exciting cargo opportunities across a range of sectors and regions, and we look forward to capitalising on these in the coming months.”

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