Flying humanitarian cargo ‘challenging’

A CHARTER specialist that evacuated 12,000 people within six weeks during the ‘Arab Spring’ has spoken about the challenges of organising humanitarian effort in the wake of the Syrian crisis. 
Air Partner’s emergency planning team, which provides a 24-hour air evacuation planning and implementation service, was also involved in flying aid into Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Mark Briffa, Air Partner’s chief executive, explains: “The lesson learned during last year’s Arab Spring was the importance of planning.
 “Sourcing aircraft globally and working across different borders and fly zones can be vital in aid and evacuation situations – especially when the environment is hostile or chaotic.” 
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