Air Partner has delivered 40 tonnes of aid to Haiti on behalf of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) following Hurricane Matthew.
The charter broker arranged for a Boeing 767 Freighter to fly directly from Panama where IFRC’s Americas Regional Logistics Warehouse is based, to Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport. The essential aid included hygiene kits, buckets, tarpaulins, shelter tool kits and kitchen sets for about 1,000 families.
Air Partner director of freight, Mike Hill says: “Air Partner’s Freight team has extensive experience in arranging time-critical shipments, and in circumstances such as these, we work around the clock to ensure critical supplies reach those in need as quickly as possible. Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected by this devastating tragedy.”
IFRC head of Americas regional logistics unit, Mauricio Bustamante adds: “We would like to thank Air Partner for the excellent service provided to us in the transportation of humanitarian supplies to Haiti.”
“In the event of any natural disaster, speed is of the essence and it’s extremely important that we have experienced suppliers such as Air Partner on-hand to help us get aid on the ground as soon as possible.”