Charter Cargo Onboard Courier

On Board Courier (OBC)

One of the fastest ways to transport your small packages is on the next scheduled flight. We go above and beyond to offer you this hand-delivered service.


Meeting your OBC needs

Whether it's small automotive parts, medical samples or confidential documents, our global network of professional couriers are available 24/7 and trained to meet your needs. We provide you with fast, highly secure and reliable transit of goods from door-to-door. 

  • Supply chain tracking and online contracting with our RED-TRACK technology.
  • Comprehensive proposal within 20 minutes of your request.
  • Personal Account Manager offering 24/7 support and global coverage.
  • Airport-to-airport, door-to-door services.
  • Experience with customs and visa support.

At the core of every flight


Our dedicated account managers go above and beyond to create bespoke 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 - 24/7, 365 days a year. 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, high frequent flyers statuses and baggage allowances. They are carefully selected professionals with customs know-how, who are able to ensure secure and smooth transportation of extremely urgent and sensitive smaller goods.

What does an On board courier service include?

We can offer OBC solutions of any variety, including door-to-door or airport-to-airport. 

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

OBC consignments may be smaller consignments that are suitable for a courier, numerous couriers, passenger flights, hand luggage or checked-in luggage. We also arrange couriers to fly with shipments on private jets.

Dangerous goods are not 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. Thanks to our experience and good relationships 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 sent to multiple contacts of your choice, giving you complete control of who is notified of each stage of the transportation.

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, is as follows:

  1. Time and date of 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 & dimensions
  5. Any special handling information

Can you fly anywhere? (visa)

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.