ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National Airlines (the "Company" or "National"), a leading global charter and scheduled service passenger and cargo airline, today announced that it has been providing support for Haiti as that country rebuilds following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
National has transported large power generators as well as critical water purification equipment into the most difficult to reach places in Haiti. These supplies provided much needed support and critical infrastructure at a time when global relief experts are desperate for new solutions and are estimating an infinite need of new resources to Haiti for the foreseeable future.
"Nearly 1.4 million people in Haiti remain in need of humanitarian assistance and 40% of those are children, according to the United Nations," noted Chris Alf, National Chairman and CEO. "We are proud to be a part of these efforts to bring much needed equipment to Haitians during a critical time."
National is one of only a handful global airlines to provide substantial relief to Haiti and its people, and remains committed to continuing in its relief efforts in any way.
Mark Burgess, President of National, said, "Very few privately held airlines are properly equipped to move such large quantities of heavy equipment with unusual, emergency-driven lead times. National is uniquely positioned to facilitate such last-minute transport."
National remains committed to expanding its global operation both in cargo and passenger service and is committed to supporting Haiti in its transportation and cargo needs into the future.
About National Airlines
National Airlines is one of only a handful of privately held Part 121 International US Flag Air Carriers. National Airlines provides both cargo and passenger service globally and is a subsidiary of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc., a multinational corporation that also includes a global network of freight forwarding companies. For over 25 years, National Air Cargo Holdings has provided sea-to-air multi-modal transportation and logistics solutions for high profile, Fortune 1000 clients and domestic and international governments into some of the most remote places on earth. In 2016, National Airlines launched its maiden scheduled passenger service and continues to focus on expanding its offering of premium quality passenger and cargo service globally. National Airlines is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc. operates a global network of companies in the United States, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. For more information: www.nationalairlines.aero and www.nationalaircargo.com.
SOURCE National Air Cargo