Air Partner flies 400 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

posted on 13th August 2019 by Justin Burns

The Freight division of Air Partner has transported more than 400 tonnes of aid to Juba, South Sudan for a national humanitarian organisation.

Over three weeks, the air charter company chartered a total of 18 flights from the US to Juba via Entebbe, Uganda.

Air Partner transported more than 400 large pallets of non-perishable food weighing over 400 tonnes, with eight of the flights were utilising Boeing 747Fs and a further 10 flights used Ilyushin IL-76s.

South Sudan is home to one of the largest number of refugees in the world.

Air Partner’s vice president of the US cargo division, Jack Burt said: “Air Partner is committed to providing relief in times of crisis. In order to ensure that every aspect of this project was as seamless as possible, members of our Freight team were stationed on the ground at Entebbe airport to provide expert supervision.

“With the current prolonged conflict and economic instability in South Sudan, we are fortunate to be able to help deliver such an important commodity that can have a direct impact on the people of the region.”