The sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest and most well known city, with a population of nearly 8 million people. It’s a fascinating city with so much happening and plenty of things to see and do. Meander the markets Markets are commonplace throughout Vietnam and the Ben Thanh Market at the heart of ... Read the full article

Potential third runway at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is a major international airport located to the west of London and it is currently the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. In 2014 alone it saw more than 73 million passengers pass through its terminals. There has been much talk recently of the proposals to add a controversial third runway at Heathrow, which ... Read the full article

Top 5 things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the world’s most special and magical cities and it’s a place people love visiting again and again. If you’ve never been to the City of Light before and are wondering about the things you must do on a visit there then this list is for you…   Visit the Eiffel Tower ... Read the full article

Best of Barcelona

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most enchanting cities, with the exciting juxtaposition of beach and city side by side, endless amounts of culture and so many things to see and do there, it’s the perfect location for a short break. Marvel at the architecture Image courtesy of Sagrada Família (oficial) Barcelona is blessed with some ... Read the full article

Berlin: a city on the up

Berlin has become one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations within the last few years and has seen an enormous surge in visitor numbers. The number of international tourists visiting Berlin is growing twice as fast as the German average. So what exactly is it that makes Berlin so popular with visitors? History Image ... Read the full article

What’s Next for The A380?

Image courtesy of S. Solberg J. The Airbus A380 took its first flight more than 10 years ago and was heralded as being a true feat of engineering and spoken about as the future of air travel. 10 years of statistics tell us that an A380 is taking off or landing somewhere every three minutes, making ... Read the full article

Chapman Freeborn CEO Russi Batliwala appointed to TIACA board

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the election of Russi Batliwala to its board of directors. The Chapman Freeborn Airchartering CEO is one of five new appointments to the association which represents every part of the global air cargo supply chain. Read more on our Chapman Freeborn news section:

Chapman Freeborn at GBTA 2015

The GBTA Convention will be held this year at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida starting on July 25th through to the 29th.  As the business travel event of the year, close to 7,000 corporate & government travel managers and suppliers from 58 countries will be attending the expo and conference sessions. The ... Read the full article

A Quick Guide to the Boeing 747

Image courtesy of Ave Maria Mõistlik The Boeing 747 is a wide body, four-engine jet, which is manufactured by the world-renowned American aerospace company, Boeing. Today the 747 serves more than 210 airports around the world and is one of the world’s most recognisable aircrafts, thanks largely to its distinctive shape, which has earned it the ... Read the full article

Calais chaos sparks surge in demand for air cargo charters

Chapman Freeborn has seen a sharp spike in demand for air cargo charters in response to the gridlock caused by striking workers who blockaded the French port of Calais. With thousands of HGVs (heavy goods vehicles) and other commercial vehicles left stranded by the industrial action, European manufacturers and freight forwarders sought air charters to ... Read the full article

IL-76 cargo charter for outsize part helps keep oil facility open

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Volga-Dnepr Airlines have helped to keep a key oil facility open by delivering a time-critical outsize part from Switzerland to Brazil. A 28-ton rotor was flown from Zurich (ZRH) to Salvador (SSA) on an Ilyushin-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft, chartered by Chapman Freeborn on behalf of an oil and gas industry client. With ... Read the full article

Chapman Freeborn and Ruslan International deliver special gift to mark Armenian centenary commemorations

Chapman Freeborn and Ruslan International have completed a special and very significant assignment to Armenia to deliver broadcasting equipment from Tianjin in China to the capital city, Yerevan. The equipment was a gift from the people of China to the people of Armenia to ensure TV coverage of the country’s centenary commemorations, which remembers the ... Read the full article

The Top 5 Trending Travel Destinations

1. Papua New Guinea Until recently, Papua New Guinea had been infamously difficult to reach. Due to its mountainous landscape, traversing the country was always a tricky task, and without high levels of tourism, there was no way to fund transportation routes between all of Papua New Guinea’s attractions. As a result, the number of ... Read the full article

Does the A380 have a future?

April 2015 marked the 10 year anniversary of the Airbus A380’s maiden flight. In 2005, the aircraft was an engineering marvel and even today, not too much has changed. A decade since it took to the skies, the aircraft is still the largest passenger airliner in the world, and by quite a long way – ... Read the full article