Flying vital PPE from China to India
In April 2020, a freight forwarder asked us to help transport vital PPE and mask-making equipment from China to India, where it was urgently needed as the country battled Covid-19.
With the pandemic disrupting fifth freedom flights, the client turned to Air Charter Service’s unrivalled expertise to ensure the cargo was delivered on time.
Route: Shanghai > New Delhi
Aircraft: Boeing B757-200F
Immediately after receiving the late-night call to our London office, we contacted our team in China and liaised with the carrier to book a suitable aircraft, confirm insurance and secure the necessary permissions and landing rights for the flight to go ahead. As the cargo was a shipment of urgently needed medical supplies, we also managed to secure support from government officials to expedite the approval process.
The Finer Details
Rapid Response: Disruption to scheduled services was causing an increase in last-minute charter requests during the pandemic, so our team ensured we were constantly up-to-date on the latest aircraft availability and prices. This allowed us to book the charter within four hours of being briefed.