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Wings of Help and Chapman Freeborn organise first aid flight for Syrian refugees

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in cooperation with the German charity Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen (Wings of Help) to organise the first aid flight for Syrian refugees fleeing across the border into Turkey.

The global aircraft charter specialist assisted Wings of Help in delivering 41 tons of relief cargo from Frankfurt in Germany to Adana in southern Turkey on behalf of the Turkish Red Crescent.

Chapman Freeborn chartered an A300 freighter for the operation and coordinated the necessary overflight and landing permits.

The aircraft departed Frankfurt Airport at Wednesday August 8 at 1pm local time and arrived in Adana a few hours later to deliver the consignment of food, tents, clothes and blankets.

The flight was accompanied personally by Frank Franke, president of Wings of Help, and Michael Roll of Chapman Freeborn Germany.

Upon arrival the supplies were handed over to representatives of the Turkish Red Crescent, who will coordinate the distribution in the camps.

About Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help

Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen (Wings of Help) supports humanitarian organisations worldwide through the coordination of air transport for rescue workers, supplies and patients.

As the German part of a Europe-wide organisation, Wings of Help is affiliated with Aviation sans Frontières (France, Belgium, Netherlands and Finland) and Aviación sin Frontera (Spain) and Aviation Without Borders (UK) all of which provide similar services everywhere in the world.


About Chapman Freeborn

Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn is the world’s leading aircraft charter broker, with nearly 40 years of experience providing cargo and passenger aircraft charter solutions. The company has 35 offices worldwide and offers unrivalled global coverage.

Chapman Freeborn was recently voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Industry title Air Cargo News also named the company Charter Broker of the Year 2012.

Nearly every major humanitarian airlift mission in the last four decades has involved Chapman Freeborn chartered aircraft. Major operations have included supporting the response to the Asian Tsunami, earthquakes in Pakistan and Haiti, and famines in East Africa.


13th August 2012