Chapman Freeborn Aviation Services plays a key role in flying UAE football supporters
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, January 20 - 2013 at 13:26
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Chapman Freeborn Aviation Services has played a key role in flying UAE football supporters to Bahrain to see their national side win the Gulf Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over Iraq.
The company showcased its teamwork and operational excellence in coordinating the flights from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi Al Bateen and Al Ain - with staff present at the departure airports and in Bahrain to ensure a smooth operation for the high-profile event.
A range of aircraft types were used for the flights to Manama - including A330, A340, B737-300, B737-400 and DC-9 types.
Elated supporters of the side known as Al Abyad (The Whites) enjoyed the return journey to the UAE having seen their side secure the title for only the second time in the tournament's history.
Sandra Gilles, senior manager for passenger charters at Chapman Freeborn, said, "As a UAE-based company we're delighted to have seen the national team win the competition and feel honoured that we were able to play a part in making the event such a success."
Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn is the world's leading aircraft charter specialist - providing commercial airliners, private jets and helicopters for passenger travel, as well as cargo charter and OBC services.
The company arranges over 6,000 charters a year and has 35 offices worldwide - offering unrivalled global coverage. Each Chapman Freeborn office has a team of multilingual charter experts who are contactable 24/7/365 and dedicated to providing clients with the perfect aircraft solutions for their requirements.
Chapman Freeborn's specialist passenger division works with travel agencies, MICE travel organisers and multinational corporations, as well as providing VIP charter services for executives and high net worth individuals.
In the cargo market Chapman Freeborn has been voted Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year at the World Air Cargo Awards for the last six consecutive years.
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