Personally accompanied hand carry transport for extremely urgent shipments.

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Need to transport an extremely urgent and highly sensitive shipment requiring continuous, personal surveillance? Our carefully selected international couriers are trained to transport important goods from all kinds of industries by air as passengers. By personally accompanying your goods and using the next available flight on all airlines, we maximize the speed and security of your shipment.

OBC (hand carry) stands for maximum speed in combination with the highest security.

To ensure we can offer you not only maximum speed and reliability but also the fastest quote at the best price, we have developed time:matters airmates. The new On Board Courier platform with a global network of professional couriers digitizes complex quotation, booking and tracking processes to maximize efficiency.
You receive a complete quote in less than a minute at the best price , which can then be used to make an immediate online booking.



Online bookable On Board Courier offer in less than a minute: time:matters airmates


More than 12,000 on board couriers on 6 continents in over 50 countries


Personal monitoring as well as transmission of all transport steps via GPS tracking

In logistical emergency situations, every second counts.

  • An automotive production line is at risk of grinding to a halt?
  • A major mechanical system is down?
  • An aircraft is grounded, awaiting an urgent AOG spare part?
  • Important papers or exhibits are missing a few hours before the opening of a trade fair?
  • Urgent document delivery, because original contracts must be delivered in the shortest possible time?
  • A medical emergency necessitates the fastest and safest possible transport of vital drugs?

Our international On Board Couriers are waiting to accompany your urgently needed goods to their destinations the fastest and safest way.

Get your personal quote via computer, tablet or smartphone in just a few steps: both the fastest and cheapest connections will be displayed directly online.
Once the booking is confirmed we take care of the planning of the journey, the entry requirements as well as the customs regulations and a smooth processing of all organizational matters.

We are in constant contact with ourOn Board Couriers our specifically designed app. Once a new order is received, the suitable couriers are identified in real time. Information such as their current geo-position, availability at that time, valid visas and language skills are used for this. Afterwards the courier selected for you is already in the starting blocks.

We can offer fastest response times and best prices by using unique technologies for an automated flight search and a fast selection of the best fitting couriers from our worldwide network. In addition, a detailed planning of the whole transportation process as well as exactly coordinated steps guarantee excellent quality and security standards.



  • Automated search for both the fastest and cheapest quotes from thousands of connections.
  • Complete on board courier quote in less than a minute, which can then be used to make an immediate online booking.
  • Suitable, verified couriers are identified in real time.
  • Use of the next available flight on all airlines
  • Simplified and accelerated processes, with OBCs enrolled in numerous frequent traveller programmes and the TSA PreCheck programme (US)


  • More than 12,000 couriers in 50 countries, of which 200 are specially trained for e.g. medical transports

  • Multilingual OBCs with entry permits for numerous countries

  • Temperature-controlled transports possible
  • If the maximum dimensions for hand luggage are exceeded, the transported goods can also be loaded as passenger baggage with the highest priority.



  • Courier security audit based on the most rigorous criteria.
  • Adherence to the highest and most current standards, verified through yearly audits on behalf of different organizations from the Life & Health sector
  • Specially trained staff handle all of the planning and organize every detail of the travel, ensuring continuous surveillance of the entire transport
  • Personal monitoring of shipments at all times during transport as well as proactive, direct transmission of all transport steps through GPS tracking via a specially developed app for the couriers.



  • Quotation in less than a minute on our On Board Courier platform airmates
  • 24/7 availability of our experiences logistics experts for an optimal coordination of the entire transport

Examples of On Board Courier / Hand Carry transportations: