Haiti Hurricane in 2016

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) needed to deliver 40 tonnes of aid cargo to Haiti to support crisis response activities after Hurricane Matthew battered the country in early October 2016.

 

Key facts

Situation: Difficult securing of slots at congested Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince

Cargo: 40 tonnes of hygiene kits, buckets, tarpaulins, shelter tool kits and kitchen sets

Solution: Charter flight on a B767 Freighter from Panama to Haiti

 

Challenge

The cargo to be delivered included hygiene kits, buckets, tarpaulins, shelter tool kits and kitchen sets for approximately 1,000 families that were affected by the natural disaster. One of the biggest challenges consisted of securing slots and handling at the congested Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince.

 

SolutionAir Partner arranged a charter flight on a B767 Freighter from Panama, where the IFRC’s Americas Regional Logistics Warehouse is located, to the Haiti airport. To overcome the challenges at the airport, the team leveraged our network of contacts to secure the required slots and handling. Our client commended the excellent and rapid service provided, and appreciated to be backed up by a partner that is experienced when it comes to delivering on-hand help in critical situations such as this one.

 

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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