A 747F flew directly from Liège to Bangui M’Poko International Airport Monday, to deliver vital food supplies in support of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), a project concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the region.
Bangui is a difficult airport to access because it is underserved by scheduled air services and suffers from a chronic lack of fuel. Despite the challenges, Air Partner was able to deliver the cargo on time. Almost 50 tonnes of the food delivery was frozen, which required temperature-controlled storage in Liège.
Air Partner has supplied numerous NGOs and aid agencies, and has significant aid and crisis experience. In the recent past, Air Partner has transported more than 2,000 tonnes of medical supplies, humanitarian aid and hospital building supplies in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as well as 300 tonnes of aid to Nepal after the deadly earthquake that struck earlier this year.