Air Charter Service has now arranged more than 20 relief flights to Poland and several more to Moldova on behalf of its customers carrying cargo such as tents and medical supplies.
The cargo is bound for fleeing Ukrainian refugees.
Air Charter Service has a team on the ground. They have been facilitating smooth flight operations. They’ve also been purchasing and delivering supplies to various border camps and driving refugees to other destinations in Poland.
“The stories are terrifying, and we are pulling out all the stops to make sure we do our part in the operation and get as many humanitarian flights into surrounding countries where Ukraine’s refugees have been arriving,” said Ben Dinsdale, ACS’s Director of Government & Humanitarian Services.
He added, “We expect many more flights over the coming weeks and months, as the refugee numbers continue to grow. Generally, the flights have been arriving into Poland, but we have also had several to Chisinau in Moldova, which is a short drive to the border.”
Through Air Charter’s Charity Committee employees raised more than £10,000.
The monies have been used for nappies, baby food, baby wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary products, and snacks for children. They’ve been delivered directly to refugee camps.
After finding out that a shortage of accommodation and onward transportation was becoming a problem, ACS hired a minibus. The broker’s staff transported over 40 people from 12 families from the camps to major cities.
Head of the ACS Charity Committee, Katie Ivie said, “The team on the ground have done a great job so far, but we are trying to do more. We currently have a number of larger projects in the works to help families fleeing this conflict.”
Air Charter Service has a long history of working with Ukrainian airlines and customers. Many have a family either fleeing the conflict or who are stuck in Ukraine.