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Air Partner operates An-26 charter to help Libya update airport infrastructure

Air Partner has operated an Antonov An-26 freighter to transport airport equipment from the Czech Republic to Libya on behalf of a Libyan logistics company.

The company received a request to charter 1100kgs of cargo from Brno–Tuřany Airport in the Czech Republic to Al Abraq International Airport in the eastern part of Libya.

The shipment contained a variety of parts sourced from various European manufacturers, including radio communication equipment, weather stations, antennas, runway lighting equipment. All were required to support the ongoing work to update Libya’s airport infrastructure.

Libya has faced seven years of political crisis with several local armed factions controlling different parts of the country. A ceasefire agreement was reached on 4 September but the situation on the ground in some parts of the country remains volatile.

Air Partner director of freight, Mike Hill said: “The improvement of conditions on the ground will not only facilitate the continued work of NGOs in the area but also assist future  aviation operations and commerce in Libya.”