Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Our client required transportation of a total of 600 tons of aid and relief cargo and trusted in the long-standing expertise of our Freight division.


Key facts

Situation: One of the most intense tropical cyclones on record, portions of Southeast Asia devastated

Cargo: Land Cruisers, tents, shelter kits, tarpaulins, an aircraft main deck loader

Solution: 4 Boeing 777 and 2 Boeing 747 freighters chartered



Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record, which devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on November 8, 2013. Our client required transportation of a total of 600 tonnes of aid and relief cargo, including Land Cruisers, tents, shelter kits, tarpaulins and even an aircraft main deck loader, to assist with the aid effort on ground.


SolutionAir Partner chartered four Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters to support the client with their transportation needs. The aircraft flew from airports in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom to Mactan Cebu International Airport in the Philippines. The operations were carried out on the basis of a long-standing Air Partner contract to supply air charter in times of crisis, which allowed all parties to react quickly to the time-critical requirements.


When it comes to helping our customers globally with aid and relief cargo we have a large amount of experience delivering supplies and materials to areas impacted from catastrophic damage. Delivering urgent freight via charter is something that we are well versed in, with a global network and a 24/7 support team, we are always available to offer you a reliable service to meet your deadlines.

We will respond within 20 minutes of your request to ensure any relief goods, medical or other equipment will reach their destination as soon as possible.