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Air Cargo Charter

World-renowned air cargo charter solutions

With 50 years of experience in the cargo air charter market, we work with clients and experienced carriers to arrange the delivery of your time-critical air cargoheavy and outsize equipmenthumanitarian goods and all other types of freight.

From automotive components and manufacturing materials to energy industry structures and life-saving aid supplies, the air cargo charters we arrange ensure that all your shipments reach their destination on budget and on schedule.

Read on for more information about our cargo aircraft services and why Chapman Freeborn are setting the standards for others to follow.

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Cargo Capacity Management (CCM)

Dangerous Goods

Energy, Oil & Gas

Equine & Animal Transport

Heavy & Outsize

Humanitarian Aid & Relief

On Board Courier


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Chapman Freeborn: The air cargo charter specialists

Nothing is too large, too small or too difficult

The world’s leading aircraft charter company. With five decades of air cargo charter experience we will safely transport your freight.

We analyse route, payload and timescale in order to propose the most suitable cargo aircraft for your requirements. We can also organise part-charters, backloads and other commercially innovative solutions for ad hoc, peak-season and project cargo.

This, coupled with our volume buying power and airline relationships, frequently enables us to provide our clients with superbly competitive pricing.

Whatever your cargo air charter requirements, our specialist team is here to help you find the solution.

As air cargo charter specialists with 50 years’ experience, we’re fully confident of delivering a solution that perfectly fits your requirements.

To request a quote for an air cargo charter, simply fill out the form below and we’ll do everything we can to help.


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With 50 years of experience in the charter market, we will give you the information that you need to make an informed decision.


We appreciate your interest in our services and have prepared a list of commonly asked questions to provide you with the information you need. If you have any additional queries or require further details, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to assist you and ensure that all your questions are answered.

Air cargo charter can transport a wide range of cargo, including perishable goods, automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, machinery, construction equipment, hazardous materials, live animals, and more. The versatility of air cargo charter allows for the transportation of diverse types of cargo based on the specific requirements of the client.

The cost of air cargo charter is determined by several factors, including the type and size of the aircraft needed, the distance to be traveled, the weight and volume of the cargo, any specialized handling requirements, fuel costs, and additional services such as customs clearance or ground handling.

While air cargo charter offers greater flexibility compared to regular commercial flights, there are still restrictions on certain types of cargo. Hazardous materials, live animals, perishable goods, and other specialized cargo may require compliance with specific regulations, documentation, or handling procedures.

Yes, air cargo charter can accommodate urgent or last-minute shipments. Charter providers are often equipped to handle time-critical cargo and can expedite the booking and transportation process. However, it’s important to note that availability may be limited, and the cost may be higher for urgent or last-minute requests.


Why choose us



We’ve been providing cargo aircraft services for 50 years. In that time, we’ve covered nine million air miles and we help to arrange 29,000 flights a year, so you can relax safe in the knowledge that we have a wealth of expertise. We understand the industry and how to solve the challenges you face.



We’re proud to be a member of the Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group in Central and Eastern Europe, which gives us access to an even greater level of resources and expertise.


Specialist knowledge

Our team of professionals are experts in their field. They’ll take the time to listen carefully to your needs and, armed with that information, will be able to source the cargo air charter that’s perfectly suited to your requirements.



Over the years, we’ve developed a reputation of being a truly dependable firm and our rating of ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot is proof of that.


Global coverage

We have real-time access to the latest information regarding availability worldwide and we boast an extensive database that enables us to match the right air cargo charter to your needs.



Over the last decade, we’ve received more than 20 top air cargo charter awards for service and innovation, including industry accolades from Air Cargo News, Air Cargo Week, Payload Asia, STAT Trade Times and TIACA.

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