ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo is using the oversized capacity of its L100-30 aircraft to fly rescue vehicles, portable kitchens and other relief supplies to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated the capital city. Within hours, Lynden Air Cargo pilots were flying relief missions out of Washington, D.C., and they continue to pick up more supplies from U.S. points to deliver in support of humanitarian rescue efforts.
"With an urgent need for relief supplies, aid flights are critical to prevent more human suffering. We are coordinating flights as quickly as possible in cooperation with government authorities," says Judy McKenzie, Lynden Air Cargo President.
Lynden operates a fleet of six Hercules around the world specializing in remote site services and requires minimal equipment for loading and offloading. The unique features of the aircraft make it ideal for flying aid into isolated disaster areas. Lynden Air Cargo also responded with relief flights during the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami in Samoa in October 2009.
Lynden Air Cargo is one of the Lynden family of companies, whose combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international air forwarding, international ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. For more information about Lynden's relief flights, please visit www.lynden.com/Relief-Flights.html.
SOURCE Lynden Air Cargo