Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

Our clients were required to send specialist equipment to Tokyo to help with aid support in the aftermath of the Tsunami in 2011.


Key facts

Situation: Earthquake and Tsunami

Cargo: 145 tons of humanitarian equipment

Solution: chartering cargo aircraft for time-efficient transportation



Air Partner were tasked with transporting 145 tons of humanitarian equipment to Japan which consisted of goods that were required urgently - water, face masks, protective suits, blankets, food, respirators and anti-radiation medication. As well as, specialist equipment for relief teams such as pumps, compressors, generators, dosimeters and radiometers.


SolutionIn order to transport the enormous amount of relief required to reach Tokyo, one of the largest aircraft in the world was chartered. It allowed us to transport the goods in the shortest time-frame, in one journey. The charter departed for Tokyo Narita Airport from Chateauroux Airport south of Paris. The flight departed on the Sunday and one of our dedicated Account Managers from Air Partner spent the weekend at the airport finalising all the logistics that were required to ensure that the flight was successful.


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.