Air Partner operates aid flights to earthquake-struck Turkey and Syria


In the wake of the Turkey-Syria earthquake, Air Partner’s charter team has arranged around 200 tonnes of relief material. 

The earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria have taken tens of thousands of lives, destroyed hundreds of buildings and left survivors facing cold, life-threatening conditions. Part of the crisis response is humanitarian assistance. Air Partner’s charter team has organised two flights (A330F and B747F) with relief material consisting of blankets and tents from both India and United Arab Emirates.

Pierre Van Der Stichele, vice president, Global Cargo, Air Partner, said: “As the international community continues to come together to help survivors, Air Partner’s global network of charter services, logistics experts and 24/7 support team will remain on hand to support those in need.”

Cargo brokering for humanitarian operations demands “vigilant planning, logistics co-ordination and rapid mobilisation of aircraft” and permits to ensure aid is delivered to areas impacted by damage quickly and safely, according to Air Partner. 

Van Der Stichele added: “We hope our work will help provide some relief to survivors of the earthquake at this time of unimaginable grief.”