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Lynden Air Cargo Responds to Disasters With Relief Flights

Press Release

Source: Lynden Air Cargo

On 7:31 pm EDT, Friday October 9, 2009

Buzz up! 0 Print.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 a 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.

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Okay... so I'm all about getting out the info that Lynden is responding and working to bring relief to these folks... BUT... both planes were already in the places stated in the release. One in Cairns and the other in Singapore. Good on them for getting some flights out of FEMA. If the average American knew how poorly organized these folks were, you'd all be even more scared. After Katrina, you'd swear they'd be better at responding.

Anyhow... good on you folks that are down there getting the job done!!! and helping people who really need help... But.. no need to make it seem more dramatic than it already is. It's a really amazing role you're already playing down there.

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I got a kick out of this article. It makes it look like Lynden specifically positioned those aircraft there for these relief flights, and that they are doing these missions out of the goodness of their hearts. As much of a "class act" that this company is, they are a commercial business, and as such, profit is the driving factor. If something else paid more, that is where their aircraft would be.

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