in General Aviation

Air Partner opens new freight office in South Africa

Posted 14 September 2020 · Add Comment

Air Partner, a charter and Freight solutions specialist, has established its first physical presence in South Africa, with a Johannesburg sales office that will provide localised support to Freight clients within the region.

 

The expansion follows record growth of the Freight division over the last three years and will be overseen by newly appointed Cargo Sales Manager Fred Du Plessis.

 

Headquartered in the UK, the new South African sales office marks Air Partner’s first presence on the African continent and is a natural next step in the expansion strategy as the Group continues to develop its reach and capabilities worldwide.

 

“Africa is fast becoming a growth market for Air Freight, and the industry has seen an increasing demand for services in the region, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reporting a 7.4% increase in freight volumes last year,” said Du Plessis.

 

“By establishing Air Partner in Johannesburg, we will be ideally placed to support new and existing clients plan and execute their Freight operations seamlessly, whether domestic or international.”

 

Mike Hill, Group Director of Freight said: “Having served the African market only remotely up until now, this is an important milestone for Air Partner. We’re excited to expand with a physical presence in the African region, and I am delighted that we have found exactly the right person to lead the way for us in the local market. Fred’s past career in Freight handling and aircraft charter operations is second to none, and he brings very valuable experience to the wider Air Partner team”.

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

TATV - Newsround Feb 4: Bahrain's boost, Nigeria's plans and Dubai's training magic

The first TATV Newsround programme brings an overview of the main talking points in the news from the aviation, defence and aerospace industry in the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

TATV - Defence Monthly Episode 1

With this, the first Defence Monthly programme for TATV – produced in association with the World Defense Show – host Alan Peaford is joined by legendary defence editor Jon Lake and defence correspondents Alan Warnes in central Europe and

Zambia banks on a long-term strategy

Keith Mwanalushi assesses the airline scene in Zambia, looking at latest developments and the challenges of the past year.

The airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021.

Kenya Airways launches economy max seat-blocker

Kenya Airways has unveiled, Economy Max, a product that allows customers to create additional personal space by booking a seat or a row next to them.

Embraer’s Phenom 300 becomes world’s best-selling light jet

For the ninth consecutive year, Embraer’s Phenom 300 series has become the world’s best-selling light jet according to numbers released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Aviation Africa 2021 SKNN
See us at
DAS21_BTAviation MENA 2021Aviation Africa 2021 BTNNWDS BT1202090322