AIR Partner has expanded into Turkey and Hong Kong
18 / 06 / 2012
AIR Partner has expanded into Turkey and Hong Kong as part of its on-going geographical growth plans to enter new and emerging markets.
The new ventures began trading last month (January) with a focus on developing the company‘s freight charter business to meet the needs of a client base, which continues to grow, despite the recession.
Dubai-based Kevin Ducksbury, director Middle East and Asia, says: “Our office in Turkey fits perfectly with the Air Partner group’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and Asia regions and Istanbul is ideally located as the bridge between our established operations in Europe and our growing ventures in the Middle East.”
Air Partner Turkey is headed up by Serkan Topcu, who has been joined by Emir Ozdabak and Gunnes Nomaler.
Commenting on the new Hong Kong operation, Richard Smith, director of Group Freight, says: “We view Hong Kong as a key air cargo market and our presence there bolsters our existing freight departments in the UK, France, Germany, USA and the Middle East.
“In response to a short ‘peak period’ late last year, we operated a series of charters from Hong Kong which further demonstrated there is demand in the region which we aim to capitalise on. Now, we can serve clients with locally-based expertise.”