Charter Cargo Onboard Courier

On Board Courier (OBC)

One of the fastest ways to transport your small packages on the next scheduled flights. The above-and-beyond service that is hand delivered. 


Meeting your OBC needs

Whether it's small automotive parts, medical samples or confidential documents. Our global network of professional couriers is available 24/7 and trained to meet your needs for fast, highly secure and reliable transit of goods from door to door.

  • Comprehensive proposal upon your request
  • Personal Account Manager offering 24/7 support and global coverage
  • Door-to-door, airport-to-airport transportation options
  • Experience with customers + visa support

At the core of every flight


Our dedicated Account Managers go above and beyond to create personalized flights around you for a seamless experience.


We continue to set the benchmark for safety in aviation, which is why our Quality Management System far exceeds industry standards.


Founded in 1961, we have more experience than any other provider so you can trust you're in safe and reliable hands.


What is an Onboard Courier or a hand carry shipment?

An Onboard Courier (OBC) moves small packages and documents on scheduled passenger flights — 365/24/7. It is one of the fastest modes of cargo transportation and is also known as hand carry. We have been offering OBC services since 2007.

Air Partner works with a global network of couriers with a variety of visas and high frequent-flyer status/baggage allowances. They are carefully selected professionals with customs know-how, to ensure security and a smooth transport for extremely urgent and sensitive smaller goods.

What does an Onboard courier service include?

We can offer OBC solutions with any mode, door-door or airport-airport.

What can be sent by OBC and are there any limitations?

OBC consignments can be any smaller consignment that a courier or numerous couriers can transport on a passenger flight as hand luggage or checked in luggage. We also arrange couriers to fly with shipments on private jets.

No dangerous goods are permitted, but common commodities can be automotive components, aerospace parts, confidential documents, electronics, fashion items, or medical samples. Cooling equipment can also be provided for temperature sensitive shipments. High value items are not suitable for OBC due to insurance constraints.

How quickly can you respond?

We deliver a quote within 20 minutes after your request — 24/7, 365 days per year to ensure the delivery process starts as soon as possible. Due to our experience and good relations with airlines and airports, decisions can be made quickly and efficiently.

Is my time-critical OBC delivery tracked?

When you book with Air Partner, our exclusive online order confirmation and real-time tracking system RED-TRACK will give you total visibility at every stage of your shipment.

RED-TRACK enables online-contracting to accelerate the booking process. Your transport is then personally monitored every minute, 24/7. You will receive secure online access to track the delivery progress, and SMS and email event notifications are also transmitted to multiple contacts of your choice, so that you keep the complete control of who is to be notified of each step of the transport.

What information do you need from me?

The information that we require from you for an OBC quotation, for us to be able to react as quickly as possible are as follows:

  1. Time and date when your cargo is ready for carriage
  2. Pick up & delivery address
  3. Cargo commodity and value
  4. Total weight, weight per piece, number of pieces, and dimensions
  5. Any special handling information

Can you fly anywhere?

Of course, it is subject to courier availability, but usually we can cover visa requirements for any location globally, even if this may require the use of multiple couriers.