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Plane chartering broker Air Partner has organised for some some 800 people to be flown out of Egypt, between midday Sunday and close of business yesterday.
Over the 36 hours, the aviation firm chartered a total of 14 flights to a range of destinations, including Dubai, the US and Europe.
Graham Davey, Air Partner’s government and defence business manager, said a client from the energy industry had evacuated all non-essential employees out of Egypt.
The flights went smoothly, he said: “It is gratifying to see the benefits of forward planning, robust procedures and a professional and dedicated team.”
However, Davey warned organisations of the need to have pre-arranged evacuation contingencies in place: “Looking forward, several clients have asked to discuss their global operations with a view to tightening procedures and closing gaps.”
Air Partner was responsible for sourcing the aircraft for clients, often within tight time constraints, as well as negotiating flight slots, fuel, aircraft handling and visa permissions.
Most of the flights have been out of Cairo, using aircraft ranging from private jets to commercial airlines, such as B737s and A310s.
Clients have included major oil companies, financial institutions, supermarket chains and telecommunications conglomerates, said the plane chartering broker.
Further flights are taking place today, while other clients have “open options”, said Air Partner.