CargoLogicAir and air freight industry act quickly to hurricane impact
PARIS: The devastating impact of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida and its impact on the region highlighted the vital importance of fast response logistics services to deliver humanitarian aid to the worst affected areas.
In the aftermath of Irma, CargoLogicAir has so far operated two flights, carrying nearly 200 tons of humanitarian goods to hurricane-affected areas.
Both of the flights were operated by the British cargo airline’s Boeing 747-400F on behalf of the French Government. The first flight on 13th September from Vatry to
Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport, Guadalupe, was followed shortly afterwards by the second flight on 16th September. The first flight from France departed within less than 48 hours of the initial enquiry being received.
Dmitry Grishin, CEO of CargoLogicAir, said: “We may still be a relatively new name in the world of aviation but our highly experienced team of air logistics professionals have many years’ expertise in the airline industry, including providing a fast response to such situations where humanitarian relief is urgently needed. We anticipate operating several more flights in the coming days.”