Hurricane Irma and Maria in the Caribbean 2017

In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean 2017 several NGOs, charities and commercial entities required transportation solutions for essential relief cargo such as generators, four-wheel drive vehicles, and bottled water to a number of islands in the region, including Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guadeloupe.

 

Key facts

Situation: Delivery of cargo to Hurricane battered destination

Cargo: Essential relief cargo such as generators, four-wheel drive vehicles, and bottled water

Solution: Several aircraft chartered, ranging from private jets to Antonov AN124 freighters

 

Challenge

Given the circumstances, time and efficiency were one of the core factors of this operation. One of the destination airports, San Juan Airport in Puerto Rico, had only recently been re-opened and many islands suffered communication difficulties in the immediate aftermath of the storms.

 

SolutionAir Partner chartered a number of aircraft ranging from private jets to Antonov AN124 freighters. Representatives of our staff closely coordinated cargo delivery, aircraft loading, aircraft handling and landing requests to overcome the communication issues on site after the natural disaster. Forward planning was crucial to ensure the successful operation of the flights in light of rapid changes in aircraft availability. Our expertise and the experience of our in-house specialists were a big advantage to deal with the challenges related to both, the difficult circumstances at the destinations and the quickly changing market.

 

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.

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