Air Charter International is Ready for Expected Rise in World Air Cargo Traffic

DUBAI , UAE, August 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Boeing Company's World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), "rising jet fuel prices and distress in the financial sector dampened world air cargo growth in 2007 and 2008. However, over the next 20 years, world air cargo traffic will triple compared to current levels."

The report goes on to say that "World air cargo traffic will expand at an average annual rate of 5.8% for the next two decades, tripling current traffic levels. Markets connecting developing economies to established economies will either approximate or exceed the average world growth rate."

Companies in various industry sectors will be looking to penetrate these emerging markets, many of which are located in high-risk or remote areas, such as: Libya , former Soviet Republics, the Arctic, Alaska , Africa and the Americas and will require a variety of logistical cargo project services and cargo air charters .

Logistical projects require global shipments with particular requirements, such as: heavy transports, outsized cargo, and cargo with time sensitive or security constraints to remote and difficult to access locations; will consequently contribute to the estimated growth in air cargo traffic. Stuart Wheeler , CEO of Air Charter International says; "Sound planning is the backbone of every such project and with our extensive experience, Air Charter International, can source the ideal aircraft to fit the job in time critical situations, as well as overall supervision of loading and discharge operations."

Air Charter International has experience in assisting governments and affiliated agencies with delivery of heavy-lift goods and infrastructure components into crisis areas or reconstruction zones.

In mining, oil and gas sectors, industries that are directly influenced by the growth of developing countries, transportation of specialized chemicals and capital equipment (mining processing plants, rigs pipelines, cooling towers and generators and spare parts) have been the main stay of Air Charter International's air logistics solutions.

Mr. Wheeler concludes, "Air Charter International's strong position in assisting these industry requirements is due to the combined expertise of its employees and the unique operating capability and extensive operator base capable of facilitating outsize loads on behalf of our customers."

Notes to Editor:

Air Charter International (ACI) a leading aircraft charter and leasing company based in Dubai , UAE, has been in operation since 1994 and covers 4-A region, namely: Arabia, Africa , Asia and Asia Pacific . ACI services long and short term aircraft requirements. ACI has also made a strategic move into Aircraft Management through its 100% owned subsidiary: Jet Ops which operates and manages three Cessna 208A Amphibian seaplanes for a commercial tourism operation named Seawings. Seawings provides seaplane operations within the United Arab Emirates . Seawings is the only seaplane sightseeing service in the region, considered a must-do for visitors to Dubai . The resource pool of ACI includes professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds & nationalities with a strong focus on aviation related industry and experience.

SOURCE Air Charter International

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