Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, last week arranged to fly 100 tonnes of confectionary to restock a warehouse in Peru that had suffered from fire damage and lost most of its supply of sweets.
Richard Thompson, President of ACS Americas, commented: “The company’s logistics provider called us saying that the sweets needed to be flown from Mexico as soon as possible so that the warehouse’s distribution was affected as little as possible. We arranged for a Boeing B747-400 to position into Mexico City to pick up every child’s dream – 100 tonnes of candy!
“Due to strict slots for cargo flights at Mexico City (there is only a six hour window every day), a little more planning had to go into the loading than with a regular charter. We needed to make sure the aircraft departed on time to ensure minimal disruption to the Peruvian supply chain and we managed to complete the operation well within the client’s timetable.”
Thompson concluded, “Charter flights with food are fairly commonplace, before now we’ve flown in extra turkey for Thanksgiving, flour to a tortilla factory, burgers for a well-known fast food chain and ham to Puerto Rico – because they’d run out!”