July 26, 2021: Chapman Freeborn South Africa supported Sharks, a professional rugby franchise based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal to charter a flight to deliver essential food supplies to their team and families and their staff, ensuring they are looked after during this turbulent time.

The unrest has made it incredibly difficult and dangerous for locals to get food or vital supplies.

With just a day’s notice Chapman Freeborn South Africa arranged for the flight to take place, with cargo charter manager Gerhard Coetzee sourcing a Pilatus PC12 aircraft to travel from Bram Fischer International Airport to King Shaka International Airport with the supplies. The vital cargo totalled 950 kilogrames across 92 boxes and contained essentials such as milk, butter, meat, rice, and maize.

Gerhard explained, “It was a pleasure to assist The Sharks in this operation, and the entire process went seamlessly, from the planning to touchdown in Durban. It all took place in less than 24 hours, and none of it would have been possible without the quick responses and support of the operator and the ground staff in both airports. Being part of assisting our country during these unfortunate events makes Chapman Freeborn South Africa very proud to be part of a solution benefiting our fellow citizens.”

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