Air Partner’s Freight division arranges transport of more than 400 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 13, 2019 10:35

Air Partner’s Freight division arranges transport of more than 400 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

The Freight division of Air Partner was recently called upon by a national humanitarian organisation to assist with the delivery of food and supplies to Juba in South Sudan – a country that is currently hosting one of the largest number of refugees in the world. 

Over the course of three weeks, Air Partner’s Freight division chartered a total of 18 flights from the United States to Juba, via Entebbe in Uganda, to transport more than 400 large pallets of non-perishable food, weighing over 400 tonnes.

Eight of these flights were operated on Boeing 747s and 10 on Ilyushin IL-76s. Speed of response was crucial to this project.

Air Partner’s Freight team worked to mobilise and deliver this time-critical cargo successfully to the people of South Sudan.

Jack Burt, vice president of Air Partner’s US Cargo division, said: “Air Partner is committed to providing relief in times of crisis. In order to ensure that every aspect of this project was as seamless as possible, members of our Freight team were stationed on the ground at Entebbe airport to provide expert supervision.

“With the current prolonged conflict and economic instability in South Sudan, we are fortunate to be able to help deliver such an important commodity that can have a direct impact on the people of the region.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 13, 2019 10:35