Air Partner flies 400 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

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The Freight division of Air Partner has transported more than 400 tonnes of aid to Juba, South Sudan for a humanitarian organisation.

Over three weeks, Air Partner chartered a total of 18 flights from the US to Juba via Entebbe, Uganda to transport more than 400 large pallets of non-perishable food weighing over 400 tonnes.

Eight of the flights were operated on Boeing 747s and 10 used Ilyushin IL-76s.

The Freight team worked around the clock to mobilise and deliver cargo to South Sudan, which hosts one of the largest number of refugees in the world.

Jack Burt, vice president of Air Partner’s US cargo division says: “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.”