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Raptim Humanitarian Travel and Mission Aviation Fellowship

You Have the Will, We Give You the Wings

The world needs compassion. It needs people who care enough to travel to the most unusual and vulnerable places on earth to help those in need live better lives. To alleviate suffering and to teach the art and means of living a better life. The world needs you!

Collaborating partners in the field of humanitarian travel

Countless humanitarian aid workers like you rise to the challenge of delivering aid, comfort and hope to vulnerable people. Whether you’re rebuilding after a disaster, alleviating children’s suffering or preventing disease, your presence is of the utmost importance at vulnerable locations where you’re needed most. Your compassionate efforts touch many hearts and put many smiles on the faces of disadvantaged people. Thank you!

It’s our job to get you there. Through the combined experience of Raptim Humanitarian Travel and Mission Aviation Fellowship, we can get you where you’re needed most. This first article of a two-article series focuses on Raptim, the second article appears later this week and explains the work that MAF does.

Founded in 1949, Raptim organized monthly charter flights to Africa – followed by regular charter flights to Asia in 1966 with the first flight being organized over 65 years ago. A network of specialized travel agents was set up to handle operations all over the globe. After negotiating exclusive agreements, Raptim became the only organization to offer humanitarian rates for scheduled flights and as such Raptim can indeed be called the pioneer of humanitarian travel.

Our team of dedicated travel agents has learned that the world of humanitarian travel is unpredictable but manageable. They’re used to dealing with the sometimes very urgent travel needs of humanitarians, and this has equipped them with a vast knowledge borne out of experience.  They’ve handled almost every possible humanitarian crisis since the founding of Raptim over 65 years ago. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty, human rights and war just to mention but a few. Every humanitarian that is providing aid during any of these vulnerable situations is receptive to last minute changes, and itineraries can quickly become very complex. Successfully dealing with such immediate changes asks for a humanitarian travel company that has gathered an unmatched experience through the decades.

Mission Aviation Fellowship and Raptim Humanitarian Travel partner to serve humanitarian travelers. While Raptim specializes in booking commercial travel to major airports all around the world, MAF specializes in transporting from major airports to remote airstrips. This combined expertise proves to be a successful formula for humanitarian travelers since together we can get anywhere to any location where they’re needed most. Do you have any questions at all? Never hesitate to contact us through our quick address locator!