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Chapman Freeborn and Norway-based charter specialist Airbroker announce new strategic partnership

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has launched a new strategic partnership with Oslo-based Airbroker AS to further enhance both companies’ offerings in the international air charter market.

The global aircraft charter specialist – which works with numerous other brokers and operators around the world via its unique Global Broker Programme – is now the exclusive partner for all of Airbroker’s charter requirements outside of its home market of Norway.

The new agreement has been established to give Norwegian customers greater access to worldwide air charter solutions, while further enhancing Chapman Freeborn’s existing coverage in Scandinavia.

The partnership will give clients access to the full range of charter aircraft through Chapman Freeborn’s global network of over 30 locations – including private jets, commercial airliners and freighter aircraft of all sizes.

In addition to marketing Chapman Freeborn’s international air cargo and passenger charter solutions, Airbroker will also promote the company’s specialist on board courier (OBC) product – which offers hand-carry transportation services to a variety of sectors including the oil and gas industry.

Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Airbroker – a highly respected company with extensive charter industry expertise. We have a great history of collaboration, and I’m excited to see what this next chapter brings. We look forward to further enhancing our presence in Norway and Scandinavia and offering clients innovative charter solutions on a global basis.”

John Rask, Managing Director of Airbroker, said:

“We are very excited to be on board with Chapman Freeborn and look forward to a close working relationship with them. They are recognised as the global leader in their field and this partnership provides us with the coverage needed to service our clients better than ever before. Their expertise in international markets and relationships with airlines is second to none.”

The Airbroker team will work closely with the existing members of Chapman Freeborn’s Scandinavia team, headed by Kim Borgaard.

Together the two businesses will combine their local market expertise to target further growth in both Norway and Denmark, as well as neighbouring Sweden and Finland.