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Air Partner delivers Romanian national treasures to Beijing

Posted 20 January 2016 · Add Comment

Air Partner, working on behalf of TNT Romania for the National Museum of Romanian History (MNIR), successfully helped to deliver a precious cargo of 445 treasured Romanian artefacts to China for the 'Treasures of Romania' exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

The shipment was flown from Bucharest Otopeni airport to Beijing on the 12th January aboard a B777 freighter, which was operated by Emirates. Due to the nature of the cargo, all flight clearances had to be secured through diplomatic channels.



The exhibition will open at the National Museum of China in Beijing (above) on the 28th January and run until the 8th May 2016, when it will move to the Sichuan Provincial Museum in Chengdu. The artefacts, which date from prehistoric times to the late 18th century and include ceramics, glassworks, mural paintings, manuscripts and textiles, are mainly from the MNIR – although about 30 other Romanian museums have also loaned items. The show is the first of its type and size to be held in China for 66 years, and comes after the MNIR held the “Treasures of China” exhibition in 2013.

Mike Hill, Regional Freight Director for Air Partner Europe, said: “We were honoured to assist in transporting these treasured artefacts to China. The items are of huge cultural and historical importance and we were thrilled to play a role in bringing them to a wider audience. I don’t doubt that they will be missed back in Romania but we have already arranged their return later in the year. My thanks go to Emirates and all the Romanian diplomatic services involved, who all worked tirelessly to ensure that the shipment was delivered on time and in perfect condition.”

Ciprian Popescu, Special Services Manager for TNT Romania, said: “Arranging this flight was a highlight of our longstanding relationship with Air Partner – even though it proved to be more logistically challenging than initially expected! During a time of the year when most people are busy decorating Christmas trees and preparing New Year’s Eve parties, the teams at TNT and Air Partner were working around the clock to make sure that this flight went seamlessly. As a Romanian, it is an honour to be part of this project and serve the country’s best interests. Special thanks go to our Foreign Affairs Ministry for all their support.”

Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly cargo anywhere, at any time, whatever its weight, size or shape. Serving governments, leading industrial shippers and relief and humanitarian organisations, the freight team provides bespoke air charter solutions to meet a wide range of cargo charter needs. From urgent ‘go now’ requirements moving small quantities of automotive spare parts, through to the most complex project cargo shipments taking several months to plan, Air Partner Freight has the skills, experience and expertise to ensure shipments are handled securely and reliably. Air Partner Freight has cargo specialists in the UK, USA, Germany, France, and Turkey, who provide strength of knowledge by utilising regional carriers for tailored charter services.

Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group is structured into four reporting divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight and Baines Simmons. The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Cabot Aviation, which is formed within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in Aviation Safety Consulting which specialises in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally.
 

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