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Chapman Freeborn moves over 1000 tons of aid cargo to assist Kyrgyzstan refugees

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered over 1000 tons of aid cargo to help support the humanitarian efforts for the tens of thousands of people who fled civil unrest in Southern Kyrgyzstan.

Following rising tensions in the Central Asian country, an estimated 75,000 ethnic Uzbeks living in Kyrgyzstan fled their homes and sought refuge in Uzbekistan.

The global aircraft charter specialist’s UK and UAE teams coordinated a series of 30 flights to Kyrgyzstan and neighbouring Uzbekistan carrying relief and emergency supplies including blankets, high energy biscuits, medical supplies and relief vehicles.

Benefiting from its global office network, Chapman Freeborn was able to arrange the first relief flight in less than 24 hours of first contact with the aid agencies.

The urgent charters were completed over 12 days using IL-76 aircraft routed into Andijan (AZN), East Uzbekistan, and Osh (OSS), South Kyrgyzstan, from various airports in Europe, the Middle East and Pakistan.

Emergency relief representatives were on ground at location to ensure a prompt distribution of supplies and relief materials to those seeking refuge.

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

14th July 2010