Pierre Vanders, Group Director Cargo-Operations

The majority of ad-hoc charters are still dominated by transporting PPE from the Far East to various countries mainly in Europe and North America to a lesser degree than when COVID transport was at its peak last April. Requirements are steady but the aircraft availability is plentiful and rates have dropped but are stable. Over the next few months, however, margins for carriers could be squeezed as there seems to be sufficient capacity on the market to sustain the ongoing PPE flights as we’ve started noticing fuel price increase. The humanitarian sector (non-PPE) is on the rise for various missions in Yemen and Africa in general in response to Covdi19 but also Cholera spread in parts of central Africa, transporting hospital equipment as well as cold chain Pharmaceuticals.

About Chapman Freeborn:

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973. The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specializes in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe. In addition to freight services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe with 83 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide.