Charter broker Air Partner has established a sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be led by the recently appointed cargo sales manager Fred Du Plessis.

“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 percent increase in freight volumes last year,” Plessis said.

This is Air Partner’s first physical office on the African continent and 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.”