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Chapman Freeborn, Swiss WorldCargo agree to partnership

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Swiss WorldCargo forged a partnership to increase their offerings in the cargo market, the airlines announced Monday.

Chapman Freeborn, a global aircraft charter specialist, is supporting Swiss WorldCargo with all third-party chartering requirements.

The agreement will allow Swiss WorldCargo to expand its product portfolio and offer clients full- or part-charter services using the entire range of cargo aircraft worldwide.

Chapman Freeborn will benefit by working closely with Swiss WorldCargo, which has a network of 120 destinations in more than 80 countries.

"We're delighted to sign this partnership agreement with Swiss WorldCargo and we welcome the opportunity to offer our cargo charter services to their international client base,” Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, said. "Both companies share a reputation for focusing on value-added services and operational excellence, and their expertise in belly cargo and worldwide network of destinations make it an ideal fit."

The agreement was signed in Zurich and follows the March launch of a cooperation deal between Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo, the partner airline of Swiss International Air Lines.

"It is our strategic goal to strengthen and deepen customer relationships in our chosen markets and to offer a more complete solution set, and we're convinced that in Chapman Freeborn we have found the perfect partner for charter and other related services," Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, said. "Our two companies can forge a true partnership as we have distinct areas of expertise and experience while sharing a common dedication to and passion for quality, customer service and just getting the job done according to our promises."

Photo caption: Russi Batliwala (right), CEO of Chapman Freeborn, and Oliver Evans (left), chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, sign the agreement in Zurich.