Lynden Air Cargo Responds to Disasters With Relief Flights
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo is flying water, blankets, beds and other emergency supplies into Apia, Samoa and Padang, Indonesia in support of relief efforts after an earthquake struck Indonesia Sept. 30 and then caused a devastating tsunami in Samoa. Lynden has positioned an L100-30 Hercules aircraft in Australia and another in Singapore to fly relief supplies into the disaster areas and has been flying missions since Oct. 1.
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.
"We will continue to provide relief flights as required to assist in the recovery efforts of the devastated areas. Our aircraft are ideally suited for this work and our crews and support personnel are rapidly responding to bring aid to those in need," says Lynden Air Cargo President Judy McKenzie.
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.