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The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973. The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies and a host of industries around the globe.

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CHAPMAN FREEBORN EXPANDS AFRICA OPERATIONS AS PART OF ONGOING GROWTH IN THE REGION


The aircraft charter specialist has tripled the size of its Africa team and moved its regional operations to a larger office in Johannesburg this month

Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday 21st February 2023: Chapman Freeborn has tripled its Africa team on the back of a 30 percent year-on-year increase in cargo revenues in the region from 2021 to 2023, as the charter specialist prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

Sharon Vaz-Arab, part of Chapman Freeborn’s new regional management team, is heading up the development of its Africa product offering, including cargo charter, live animal (AVI), and on-board courier (OBC) products, as the charter broker looks to expand its footprint beyond South Africa, towards the whole of sub-Saharan Africa in 2023.

Chapman Freeborn is supporting the continued demand for oil and gas, energy, and automotive imports in the region with its increased short-term and medium-term block charters and the development of its Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) leasing product.

“Infrastructure in Africa is developing quickly to support international trade and we see major advancements on the logistics and supply chain front,” said Sharon Vaz-Arab, Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA), Chapman Freeborn.

“South Africa is high on automotive trade and our OBC product serves the sector’s increasing calls for time sensitive critical hand carry movements that are faster than a charter or a courier.

“We have an extremely talented team in Africa and my estimate is that if Chapman Freeborn’s Africa operations continue at this pace, we will need a much larger office by the year end.”

This week, Chapman Freeborn’s Africa team are joining the air cargo community at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, meeting with stakeholders and ensuring the continued implementation of Chapman Freeborn’s ambitious regional expansion plans in the run up to its 50th anniversary in May 2023.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to freight services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel, as well as on board courier services.

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with 173 aircraft fleet and operating in all continents in the world. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 11,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.

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CHAPMAN FREEBORN EXPANDS AFRICA OPERATIONS AS PART OF ONGOING GROWTH IN THE REGION

The aircraft charter specialist has tripled the size of its Africa team and moved its regional operations to a larger office in Johannesburg this month

Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday 21st February 2023: Chapman Freeborn has tripled its Africa team on the back of a 30 percent year-on-year increase in cargo revenues in the region from 2021 to 2023, as the charter specialist prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

Sharon Vaz-Arab, part of Chapman Freeborn’s new regional management team, is heading up the development of its Africa product offering, including cargo charter, live animal (AVI), and on-board courier (OBC) products, as the charter broker looks to expand its footprint beyond South Africa, towards the whole of sub-Saharan Africa in 2023.

Chapman Freeborn is supporting the continued demand for oil and gas, energy, and automotive imports in the region with its increased short-term and medium-term block charters and the development of its Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) leasing product.

“Infrastructure in Africa is developing quickly to support international trade and we see major advancements on the logistics and supply chain front,” said Sharon Vaz-Arab, Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO), India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA), Chapman Freeborn.

“South Africa is high on automotive trade and our OBC product serves the sector’s increasing calls for time sensitive critical hand carry movements that are faster than a charter or a courier.

“We have an extremely talented team in Africa and my estimate is that if Chapman Freeborn’s Africa operations continue at this pace, we will need a much larger office by the year end.”

This week, Chapman Freeborn’s Africa team are joining the air cargo community at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, meeting with stakeholders and ensuring the continued implementation of Chapman Freeborn’s ambitious regional expansion plans in the run up to its 50th anniversary in May 2023.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe.

In addition to freight services, Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel, as well as on board courier services.

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with 173 aircraft fleet and operating in all continents in the world. The Group also provides various aviation services such as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), pilots and crew trainings, ground handling and other interconnected solutions. Avia Solutions Group is backed by over 11,000 highly skilled aviation professionals worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.