The devastating impact of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida, as well as its impact on the region has highlighted just how crucial it is to be able to deploy fast response logistics services to deliver humanitarian aid to the worst affected areas. In the aftermath of Irma, CargoLogicAir has to date operated two flights, carrying nearly 200 tonnes 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 was on September 13th, from Vatry to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport, Guadalupe. It was quickly 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.”
CargoLogicAir is Britain’s only all-cargo airline, headquartered at London Stansted Airport and currently operating a fleet of three modern Boeing 747 cargo aircraft capable of transporting up to 135 tonnes of cargo. Since being awarded an Air Operator Certificate by the UK Civil Aviation Authority in January 2016, the airline has been providing global charter services, outsourced cargo capacity to other airline partners, and has recently introduced the first scheduled route linking the UK and Mexico via Atlanta and Houston.