Hunt & Palmer fly its youngest passenger
A distress call over the Easter holiday to Hunt & Palmer’s US office from a private client was a significant departure for David Ondrejko, the company’s Charter Manager for North America, who usually arranges multi-sector roadshow programmes for the company’s financial clients.
The extraordinary scenario involved a couple on their final ‘child-free’ holiday in the Caribbean being interrupted by the onset of premature labour – seven weeks before the baby’s expected due date.
Five days after the infant was delivered into the world, a Hawker 800 aircraft specially equipped with an isolette (incubator) and two medical staff was sourced by David to safely transport the patient and its parents for the four hours and twelve minute flight back to their home in New York State. The aircraft also had to accommodate a set of golf clubs – unused!
Hunt & Palmer are pleased to report that, as the saying goes, mother and baby are doing well.