DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dmitriy Korshunov, CEO of Delta World Charter has been in the business for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has experienced many significant dips after 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis, the Arab Spring—but nothing like the coronavirus crisis.
We have asked how COVID-19 has affected his business, now completely re-orienting its efforts, and to get a sense of how he has been handling this news, both emotionally and financially.
“2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has been dynamic and intense for all of us in the past weeks. We have been asking questions which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago. How will our kids stay connected to teachers? How can we best protect our teams? How do we keep our business running effectively and stay productive?” – Dmitriy added.
We are continuously helping our customers, partners, communities and people in repatriation, medical flights, securing cargo aircraft for critical deliveries of medical aid and supplies.
Every customer and government official we have spoken with is looking for answers to these questions, as well as support on how to proceed.
“Since the outbreak, our offices around the world have been arranging flights on local charter aircraft as the world deals with the travel disruption and overall cut to capacity to the region,” Korshunov added. Delta World Charter has helped in various ways, from flying small groups of passengers to hauling 100 tons of surgical masks since the outbreak began.
As we continue to navigate this new normal, my commitment to you is that we will do whatever we can to support organizations. Resilience, agility and partnership will get us through this, and we are here to help every step of the way.
Delta World Charter continues to work closely with its carriers and other partners to offer capacity and/or full charter options.