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Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation announce new Asia cargo agreement

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and RUS Aviation have announced an exclusive cargo sales agreement to provide clients with seamless air freight solutions from China to the Middle East and surrounding markets.

Effective March 1 2016, the newly-signed deal will see Chapman Freeborn sell per-kilo shipments from mutliple points across Mainland China (CAN/CTU/PEK/PVG) and Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via RUS Aviation’s regional network under the same air waybill.

Utilising its fleet of A300 and IL-76 freighter aircraft, UAE-based RUS Aviation operates regular, reliable cargo services to destinations not well served by other scheduled carriers – including Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, and Libya.

The new service from Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation is being driven by increased demand to new markets from China.

Lewis King, Director of Business Development at Chapman Freeborn Asia, comments:

“This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for both companies to extend their reach in a complementary manner. Chapman Freeborn has a wide base of charter clients in Asia – and working with RUS Aviation means we are now able to offer them dependable per-kilo solutions to several key new markets.”

Syed Wazeer, Commercial Manager at RUS Aviation, says:

“We’re delighted to have this new cargo sales agreement in place with Chapman Freeborn – a charter market leader in Asia. The increased reach and visibility in this region will enable more forwarders and shippers to utilise our specialist services.”

Clients will benefit from Chapman Freeborn’s local market expertise in Asia – which continues to go from strength to strength. The company has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore, as well as a long-established presence in Australia and over 30 other locations worldwide.

In addition to charter movements of heavy and outsize pieces and time-critical cargo, Chapman Freeborn’s On Board Courier (OBC) team in Hong Kong also continues to expand – providing specialist hand-carry services to assist industries such as automotive, energy and hi-tech manufacturing.

About Chapman Freeborn

UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn Airchartering was established in 1973. The company specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide ranging client base including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to air cargo charters and on board courier (OBC) services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet and helicopter charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

Over the last decade, Chapman Freeborn has received more than 20 top aviation industry awards for service and innovation, including the recent Charter Provider of the Year title at the STAT Times Awards 2016, held in Mumbai.

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About RUS Aviation

Established in 1999 in Sharjah, UAE,  RUS Aviation is recognised for providing trusted air cargo solutions. Over the last 16 years, the company has moved a huge volume of cargo and provided cost-effective services to a large number of customers by leveraging its access to different types of freighter aircraft.

RUS Aviation currently operates two Airbus A300-600F aircraft (47,000kg payload) and one Ilyushin IL-76TD freighter (48,000kg) suitable for both general cargo and outsize loads.

The company’s scheduled flight operations are supported by long-term contracts with airports, fuelling and ground handling companies across its network.

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