Jan 28, 2019: Panalpina Charter Network can now be easily accessed online with a new charter tool, which provides an up-to-date overview of scheduled cargo flights and all cargo aircraft in the world available for chartering on any given day. The charter tool focuses on user-experience with a responsive design featuring drag and drop origin and destination functionality, current aircraft availability by geography and routes, types of aircraft and much more.

“Especially during seasons with high and ad-hoc demand or in case of emergencies, customers can rely on the charter tool. The semi-annual retendering of our sub-contractors and respective framework agreements keep the Charter Network up-to-date and agile, ensuring that Panalpina can always provide a reliable and secure transport across the globe at any given time,” said Lucas Kuehner, Panalpina’s global head of Air Freight.

Finding an ad-hoc charter flight and requesting an individual offer becomes easy with this tool. Customers simply select the start and destination airports and then select the earliest pick-up and latest delivery dates. With additional information about weight and height of the cargo, the tool suggests the most suitable charter solutions. Customers can then immediately request an individual offer based on the provided information.

“The Panalpina Charter Network is ideal for the handling of special cargo such as pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, microchips, oversized oil and gas equipment, helicopters, cars, radioactive and explosive cargo as well as high-value goods,” Kuehner explained.

Flexibility in timing, routing and delivery mode are the key requirements of Panalpina’s customers, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Panalpina’s oil and gas experts can be reached through the charter tool 24/7. They use the Panalpina Charter Network to transport goods to the farthest corners of this world in the most efficient way. The nose-loading capability of Panalpina’s Boeing 747-8 Freighter is very useful for shipping oil and gas industry goods. Depending on a customer’s need, Panalpina also regularly charters other types of aircraft such as the MD-11, Antonov-12, Antonov-124 and Ilyushin-76.

By operating this unmatched network, Panalpina can guarantee global reach and vast capacity whilst offering more flexibility and control. Through the Charter Network, Panalpina organises around 1,500 charters per year.

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