October 11 - Air Partner has won a prestigious contract to be the sole provider of all passenger and freight air charter services for the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) for the next four years.

DFID is responsible for almost all humanitarian airlifts on behalf of the UK and for addressing the UK's global relief efforts.

Effective immediately, the contract was won following a six month competitive tendering process.

Air Partner says that it is now the sole provider of logistical support to DFID's global aid assignments. In times of crisis, its responsibilities will include organising emergency flights for any civilian deployments of 
response teams and the evacuation of British nationals.

Commenting, Air Partner CEO, Mark Briffa said, "This is an extremely important contract win for Air Partner - and one we have tendered for in the past and not won - so I am delighted DFID has chosen us to be its provider of air charter services for the next four years. This win is a huge credit to our freight team's experience and high levels of service."

Graham Davey, Government and Military business manager at Air Partner, said: "The Air Partner freight and commercial aircraft passenger teams have a great deal of experience working on a range of complicated international operations. We have formed a dedicated team of highly qualified staff to directly support DFID's operations and to ensure success of their global objectives."