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Chapman Freeborn delivers aid in response to Pakistan floods

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has airlifted an initial 800 tons of relief cargo to Pakistan on behalf of governments and international aid agencies after severe monsoon rains triggered a humanitarian disaster in the South Asian country.

The region's worst flooding in 80 years has already affected over 14 million people and killed 1,600, according to the United Nations.

Aid agencies are warning that there are large numbers are at risk of malnutrition and disease as polluted waters continue to spread.

Chapman Freeborn’s worldwide offices have responded immediately to urgent aid agency requests - utilising IL-76, IL-96, AN-12, A300, B777 and B747 freighters to deliver emergency supplies including shelter, drinking water, food, medical supplies and relief vehicles.

The global aircraft charter specialist has routed 14 separate flights into Karachi (KHI), Peshawar (PEW), Islamabad (ISB), Multan (MUX) and Sukkur (SKZ) from various airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Aid agency representatives were on ground at location to ensure a prompt distribution of supplies and relief materials to the worst hit areas.

Chapman Freeborn has 32 offices in 22 countries worldwide. The company coordinated more than 5,000 cargo and passenger aircraft charters last year.

13th August 2010