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Charter operation into the arctic circle

Charter operation into-the arctic circle chapman freeborn

Chapman Freeborn’s passenger charter team in Belgium organised an urgent charter project into Svalbard to support the salvage efforts for a grounded fishing trawler.

The team received a request to transport workers into the remote Norwegian archipelago to continue the ongoing salvage mission.

Performing a charter into Svalbard is not straightforward – it is one of the world’s most northerly inhabited areas and operators require special permits to fly there. Thankfully, the Chapman Freeborn BLX team knew to contact Norwegian airline, Widerøe for the operation. Widerøe was also the launch operator of the Embraer 190-E2 – that same aircraft was used for the mission.

For the arrival into Longyearbyen (the archipelago’s only airport), special permits were obtained from the Norwegian CAA to allow the passenger bus onto the apron – this was a measure taken to reduce shared surfaces and personal interaction due to COVID-19.

This successful passenger charter operation truly demonstrates Chapman Freeborn’s adaptability, unmatched market knowledge and consultative approach. A big congratulations to the brokers involved!

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