Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Freight breaks profit records at Air Partner

Air Partner has built on its outstanding performance in 2017 with the Freight division’s profits growing 45% for the year ending on 31 January 2019. Gross profits for the Freight division increased 45.3% to £4.9 million, up from £3.4 million in 2018 and representing 13.8% of the group’s overall gross profit. The Freight team was […]

Oscar Thwin joins Air Partner’s Asia Pacific team

Air Partner has appointed Oscar Thwin as Asia Pacific vice president of freight, joining the recently opened office in Singapore. Thwin has 36 years of aviation industry experience and prior to joining Air Partner, he was station manager for Airline Network Services in Chicago, and also previously worked for Singapore Airlines, Cargo Airport Services and […]

Proper planning helps aid reach those who need it

When helping to deal with a humanitarian crisis, proper planning and communication are vital to ensure airports can cope and aid can reach those in need. Air Partner has assisted with a number projects including missions to Libya, Yemen and Central Africa, as well as various African countries. In the aftermath of Typhoons Mangkhut and […]

Automotive cargo drives freight growth at Air Partner

Strong demand from automotive and aerospace clients helped push up profits for Air Partner’s Freight division by 36 per cent in the first half of 2018. Gross profits for the six months ending on 31 July 2018 were £1.5 million, with the Freight division continuing to grow its global operations. Customers using Air Partner’s Freight […]

Air Partner helps Libya rebuild airport infrastructure

Air Partner has transported equipment to help update Libya’s airport infrastructure, operating a flight from the Czech Republic to Libya. The flight was on behalf of a Libyan logistics company to transport 1.1 tonnes of cargo from Brno-Turany Airport to Al Abraq International Airport in eastern Libya using an Antonov AN-26 on 22 September. The […]

Air Partner flies the lion king to freedom

Air Partner has successfully relocated its own lion king, flying him to his new kingdom in South Africa on behalf of the Born Free Foundation. The lion cub, King, was discovered in a Paris apartment in October last year, where he had been kept illegally as an exotic pet and neglected by his owner. Since […]

Air Partner picks Vasset as freight charter sales manager for France

Air Partner has picked Romain Vasset as freight charter sales manager for France, support freight account manager Thierry Zemouli from the Cologne office. Before joining Air Partner, he gained experience within the aviation and charter industry at PRO SKY as a project manager and at Evolution Jet International as an account manager, with other roles […]

Strong growth to continue following busy year for Air Partner

The end of 2017 proved extremely busy for Air Partner, and director of freight Mike Hill is expecting a strong start to 2018. He says the strong growth in the second half of the year came from geopolitical situations and extreme weather creating high demand for cargo charters from all Freight division offices. This followed […]

Air Partner appoints Robert Jubb as freight trading manager

Air Partner has appointed Robert Jubb (pictured below) as freight trading manager and he will be based at the charter firm’s UK headquarters at Gatwick. Jubb has over 13 years of experience in the charter brokerage, airline and time-critical logistics industries. He was previously commercial director at AirX Charter and also spent eight years at […]

Air Partner carries out charters following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Air Partner has carried out a number of urgent freight charters across the Caribbean to support the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Freight team was called upon to ensure that essential cargo such as generators, four wheel drive vehicles, bottled water and humanitarian aid reached those affected in the […]

Air Partner celebrates 20 successful years in Germany

Air Partner is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Germany and has moved into a bigger office in Cologne, director of freight Mike Hill (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. The Freight division started operations in 2007 and Hill says business has continued to grow year-on-year with sustained growth in the first half, and though the freight […]

Air Partner delivers 40 tonnes of aid to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Air Partner has delivered 40 tonnes of aid to Haiti on behalf of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) following Hurricane Matthew. The charter broker arranged for a Boeing 767 Freighter to fly directly from Panama where IFRC’s Americas Regional Logistics Warehouse is based, to Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport. […]

Katsouris to rev up Air Partner’s automotive sector

Air Partner has appointed Alexander Katsouris as business development manager in its freight division. Katsouris will be based at Air Partner’s UK headquarters at London’s Gatwick Airport and he will report directly to director of freight, Mike Hill. He has worked in Mexico for the past seven years for Europartners where he worked his way […]