Urgent Evacuation From Politically Unstable AreaBy Air Charter International, PRNE
Sunday, February 6, 2011
DUBAI, UAE, February 7, 2011 - In the past few weeks the world watched with pride and shock
as the citizens of Middle Eastern Egypt stood up in unison to the almost
thirty years of dictatorship from the existing government.
This political unrest caused a panic among expats in the
country and official consulates began making arrangements for the evacuation
of their citizens in Egypt.
Air Charter International was commissioned to transport these
passengers from Alexandria to Prague and Washington DC. The Commercial Sales
team at Air Charter International worked 24/7 on making sure that all
passengers were transported safely out of Egypt.
"Because of the urgency of the situation, it was imperative
that we get our clients out of Egypt immediately," said Commercial Sales
Manager Claire Brugirard. The first flight to Prague departed on the 31st of
January and the second flight to Washington DC departed on the 1st of
"Since the first priority was to get the passengers to a safe
point outside Egypt, both flights were sent to Prague," said Ms. Brugirard.
She further explained that the second flight reached Prague and was then
rerouted to Washington DC from there.
Air Charter International's Commercial Sales team sourced a
Boeing 737-800 for the journey. "We sourced two of these proven passenger
aircraft for the trip because they were the safest and most economical for
Ms. Brugirard further stated that the Boeing 737-800 is also
spacious enough to accommodate last minute passengers, common during
"It happened on these flights as well. On the first flight we
had an additional 13 passengers and on the second we had 1 more passenger,
all which joined at the last minute. In anticipation of these additional
passengers we enlisted a B737-800 for these flights."
The Commercial Sales team at Air Charter International did
encounter some challenges while organizing these flights. "Due to the ongoing
political unrest in Egypt, there was difficulty in establishing a steady
communication with the local authorities."
This, Ms. Brugirard explained, made obtaining permits, that
were also requested on short notice extremely difficult. "Our team worked
around the clock to ensure that all the paperwork was in order so that the US
citizens and students were safely evacuated out of Egypt."
Experts in crisis management, Air Charter International's
Commercial Sales team monitored both emergency charter flights from start to
finish. "At all times we kept an eye on status of these flights and the
clients fully informed on their progress."
Notes to Editor:
Air Charter International (ACI) a leading aircraft charter and
leasing company based in Dubai, UAE, has been in operation since 1994 and
covers 4-A region, namely: Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific and services
long and short term aircraft requirements. ACI has also made a strategic move
into Aircraft Management through its 100% owned subsidiary: Jet Ops which
operates and manages three Cessna 208A Amphibian seaplanes for a commercial
tourism operation named Seawings. Seawings provides seaplane operations
within the United Arab Emirates and is the only seaplane sightseeing service
in the region, considered a must-do for visitors to Dubai. The resource pool
of ACI includes professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds &
nationalities with a strong focus on aviation related industry and
Contact: Carine Duvignaud Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd Phone: +97148070808 Email: email@example.com Website: www.aircharter-international.com
Contact: Carine Duvignaud, Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd, Phone: +97148070808, Email: corpcom at aircharter-international.com
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