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Humanitarian Flights and Their Special Needs

Humanitarian flights are different from others types of travel. One of the biggest reasons is that it’s simply impossible to predict when and where you will need to fly. At the same time, a flight is a necessity, not a luxury. The money spent on one takes away from funds that could go directly to the beneficiaries. As such, there are special needs associated with humanitarian flights and bookings.

Humanitarian Travel is Unpredictable

We don’t know when and where disaster will strike. If we did, we would prevent it and save millions of lives each year. However, even if there is some indication, it’s often hard to predict scale. For example, last year during the hurricane season in the Caribbean, no one could predict the exact path of Hurricane Irma. So, many humanitarians were on standby to see where help was going to be needed most. Also, many disasters occur with little or even no notice.

Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions are hard to anticipate even with today’s sophisticated scientific methods. Conflict can also break out unexpectedly triggered by a series of rapid events. So, humanitarian travel is often unpredictable yet becomes absolutely necessary in just a matter of hours. Unfortunately, air travel prices go up at the last minute. That’s why it’s essential to know the ins and outs of the industry to book affordable humanitarian flights.

Reaching Remote Locations

No one has control over where disaster strikes. Often, it hits the most remotely inhabited places making it that much more difficult to deliver aid. Many development projects also work in remote locations with hard-to-reach communities. However, the location should not deter aid. One of the principles of humanitarian work is neutrality—aid is delivered where and to who needs it most. This means that humanitarians need to travel to remote locations. This often involves a combination of international and local flights or charters. Alternatively, they must use air and ground transportation. Lodging can also become a challenge. Raptim is an experienced partner, and we can help you reach your destination no matter how far it may be.

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Support Through Duty of Care

Whether you are heading into a zone affected by conflict or disaster, we will take care of you. Our philosophy is built on our duty of care for our travelers. We provide tailored solutions for each customer in order to protect humanitarians. This can include push notifications with the latest information, GPS-enabled location tracking, customized communication channels, specialized reporting, and more. We understand the needs of humanitarians. That’s why we offer flexibility, rapid response, and constant communication.

We Help You to Travel Where it is Needed Most

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. As a global humanitarian travel organization, we devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world. Our experienced staff can be reached at any given time. Please use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. You can also follow our blog for more stories and travel information.

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