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Air Partner delivers urgent medical aid to Gaza

image credit: Egypt Air

Air Partner’s Cargo Division completed a cargo operation to transport 49 tons of humanitarian aid, including medicine, to the people in Gaza early June.
The operation was executed in partnership with Egypt Air and involved one single charter flight using an A330-200F aircraft.

The flight took off from Dubai and landed in Al Arish, Egypt and delivered crucial relief and humanitarian aid items into the region.

Due to the ongoing conflict resulting in closed borders, the aid was first flown to Egypt and then transported into Gaza.

Operating from international airports allowed for any potential issues regarding permit and traffic rights to be easily organized prior to the mission.

Air Partner coordinated with a local agency and freight forwarder in the UAE for a successful and on-time delivery.

The only challenge presented was that given that the cargo shipment contained medicine, it was necessary that there was temperature control on board, keeping the contents between +15 to +25C.

Pierre Van Der Stichele, VP of Global Cargo at Air Partner, commented: “Air Partner’s decades of expertise in the handling of urgent, sensitive, and lifesaving cargo has made our team a crucial part of relief efforts all over the globe.

“I am proud of our team’s ongoing commitment to carefully and efficiently transporting humanitarian aid with a level of speed and agility that our partners can trust.”

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