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Emergency Evacuations out of Libya

Dépèche transmise le 3 mars 2011 par PRNewswire

DUBAI, UAE, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the riots and number of violent exchanges between protesters and armed authorities in Libya, expats in the country have been looking for a means to escape this troubled region.

"Since the situation in Libya escalated into violence, we have received many inquiries for urgent emergency evacuations," said Claire Brugirard, Charter Sales Manager at Air Charter International.

A more complicated area to conduct evacuations from, the charter sales team at Air Charter International had their hands full organizing permits and processing the necessary paperwork to evacuate their clients as soon as possible.

"The situation in Libya at the moment is very bad. It is actually much more complicated than Egypt due to the violence and the difficulties in obtaining permits from the local authorities to operate charter flights out of there."

To date Air Charter International has successfully evacuated 3000 people from Libya to various destinations around the world. "Our team worked around the clock with different operators to ensure that all persons were evacuated safely to their destinations."

Mrs. Brugirard also said that the aircraft used for these emergency evacuations were B737-800 and B737-300 and that these aircraft were used to evacuate passengers to places such as India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka to name a few.

Air Charter International was able to accomplish these emergency evacuations due to their ability to assist the operators and clients in successfully obtaining clearances and permits via Diplomatic Channels.

"As a leading aviation services provider in the Middle East, we at Air Charter International are in the ideal position to assist people in similar situations."

Mrs. Brugirard affirmed that Air Charter International is also available to conduct emergency evacuations from other problematic areas such as Yemen, Bahrain, the Ivory Coast and Iraq.

She reiterates that evacuations are ongoing and that at the moment Air Charter International is arranging flights out of Libya on a daily basis.

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 and 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 and 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.

Contact: Carine Duvignaud Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd Phone: +971-48070808 Email: corpcom@aircharter-international.com Website: http://www.aircharter-international.com

CONTACT: Contact: Carine Duvignaud, Corporate Marketing and CommunicationsManager, Company: Air Charter International (Arabia) Ltd, Phone:+971-48070808, Email:

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