International On Board Courier destinations
Our destinations worldwide for OBC deliveries
On Board Courier service to worldwide destinations
Our global airmates On Board Courier (OBC) service is the fastest possible and most secure solution for your extremely urgent shipment. Whether it’s urgently needed spare parts or confidential documents: Receive your individual quote for an OBC transport with a couple of clicks using your computer, tablet or smartphone. We offer you the fastest as well as the most favorable option, which you can then book directly online.
We have an extensive network of more than 10,000 couriers in more than 50 countries over 6 continents. A personal transport for your logistical emergency is thus organized in a short space of time. Our international OBCs are on standby at numerous locations worldwide to transport your highly sensitive shipments around the globe. Holding all entry permits and with in-depth language skills, nothing stands in the way of a smooth shipping process.
On Board Courier destinations
Asia | South America | Africa | Australia | North America | Middle East | Europe | New Zealand
We deliver your extremely urgent shipment
Our worldwide network means we can provide the shortest possible delivery times, such as Frankfurt (FRA) -> Paris (CHG) in 4 hours. For us, time:matters is the name of the game – every second counts in an emergency case!
Fastest transports – personally delivered
You retain full control of your items at every stage of the transport process as our innovative airmates platform digitizes the complex quote, booking and tracking processes.
The sophisticated software technology we use for automated flight searches plus our ability to match your shipment with the right express courier in a matter of seconds means we offer the fastest response times and best prices.
You can also keep in constant contact with our On Board Couriers using our specially developed app. Our couriers must first undergo a multi-stage selection process and then receive extensive training – allowing us to guarantee you the highest standards of quality and security for your high security transport.
We take care of the detailed planning for the entire transport process and our superior GPS geo-tracking keeps you informed in real time of where your shipment is at all times.
OBC to Asia
Emergency Logistics in Asia
With the time:matters airmates On Board Courier service, you can have your extremely urgent shipments transported to Asia by hand-carry in just a short space of time. Our digital OBC platform allows you to receive a tailored flight courier offer in less than a minute with just a few clicks. The option to book online saves valuable time: Immediately upon receiving the order confirmation, we send out one of our On Board Couriers to pick up the extremely urgent shipment from you and transport it to its destination as quickly as possible.
Our On Board Couriers come to you to pick up your urgent shipment and accompany it as a passenger on board the next available flight to many destinations in Asia, including Shanghai (PVG), Hong Kong (HKG), Manila (MNL), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Singapore (SIN).
Flight delay in China
The huge metropolitan city of Shanghai is a major hub in China and nearby Pudong Airport (PVG) sees countless passengers arriving and departing 365 days of the year. With a non-stop flight, travelers are to be transported directly from Shanghai (PVG) to New York (EWR).
However, the aeronautics engineers in charge have discovered a problem with the APU, an auxiliary engine responsible for onboard electronics, among other things. To switch out the corresponding FADEC, the right spare part has to be shipped from the U.S. to Shanghai as quickly as possible.
The airline uses the airmates platform to put together an emergency courier offer for hand-carry transport. Within just a minute, they receive a customized transport solution with binding prices.
Just an hour after booking, the chosen courier has already picked up the spare part from the manufacturer and is making his way to the airport. He takes the next flight to bring the extremely urgent shipment to China, immediately delivering it to the customer upon arriving at Pudong Airport (PVG). The airline is relieved. Thanks to this quick delivery, delays have been averted and the costs associated with such a delay are kept in check.
Reach many destinations in Asia with OBC
Our more than 10,000 airmates couriers undergo a rigorous selection process and extensive training – allowing us to guarantee the highest level of reliability and security for your extremely urgent transport. Our far-reaching cooperations facilitate the fastest possible check-in and transit times, and our On Board Courier Service covers more than 50 countries across 6 continents. We can reach numerous destinations in Asia in just a short amount of time:
…and many more. In addition to carefully choosing the right urgent courier, we also take care of all the other organizational steps like entry approvals and customs. Discover our efficient and reliable courier service from time:matters airmates for yourself.
OBC to South America
Emergency Logistics in South America
With the time:matters airmates On Board Courier service, you can have your extremely urgent shipments transported to South America by hand-carry in just a short space of time. Our digital OBC platform allows you to receive a tailored air courier offer in less than a minute with just a few clicks. The option to book online saves valuable time. Immediately upon receiving the order confirmation, we send out one of our On Board Couriers to pick up the extremely urgent shipment from you and transport it to its destination as quickly as possible.
Our On Board Couriers accompany your shipment as a passenger on board the next available flight to many cities in South America like Buenos Aires (EZE), Bogotá (BOG), Lima (LIM), Caracas (CCS) or Santiago de Chile (SCL).
From Germany to São Paulo
A German consulting firm is engaged in a lively exchange with industry colleagues in São Paulo. It would be highly advantageous for the company to enter into cooperation with partners in Brazil’s major metropolitan hub. After the negotiations end in success, all that is needed is for the contracts to be signed by hand, but the German consultants are unable to personally bring the confidential documents to Brazil because of scheduling conflicts.
However, as other companies are vying for the potential partner’s favor, time is of the essence. The solution: Secure document shipping from airmates! After sending a request through our online platform, the consultants receive a tailored air courier quote in less than a minute and book it directly in just a few clicks. Within an hour, the confidential documents have been picked up from the company in Frankfurt and are making their way directly to the airport (FRA) with an emergency courier. After just 14 hours, the urgent documents arrive at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and no valuable time is lost because the extremely urgent transport has been carried by hand. In different circumstances, the deal would likely have gone south, but our courier personally accompanies the contracts and brings them to the company’s new business partners. Thanks to time:matters airmates, the contract signing goes through without a hitch.
OBC service to South America
Our fast, secure courier service quickly delivers your extremely urgent shipments to numerous destinations in South America:
… and many more of course! Benefit from our global network and our expertise and request your customized quote now!
OBC to Africa
Transport Extremely Urgent Shipments to Africa with OBC
Personally escorted urgent transports – that is the primary focus of time:matters airmates. Our meticulously trained On Board Couriers come to you to pick up your urgent shipment and accompany it as a passenger on board the next available flight to many destinations in Africa, including Cape Town (CPT), Cairo (CAI), Johannesburg (JNB), Lagos (LOS), Durban (DUR), Algiers (ALG), Casablanca (CMN) and many more.
With the OBC service from time:matters airmates, we transport your urgent shipments by courier to many destinations in Africa in just a few hours. The fastest possible deliveries, a global network and reliable urgent couriers: see for yourself!
Confidential documents to Cairo
Because of its convenient location, Cairo became an important hub for trade from an early stage, with many international automotive companies today manufacturing their goods in the metropolitan area of the Egyptian capital. One of the vehicle manufacturers wants to start producing a new model in Cairo and has been working hard on preparations for weeks. Shortly before production is set to start he receives the shock of his life: Some documents with the vehicle specifications (still confidential!) for the new series are not there, threatening to push back the start of production. To prevent incurring high costs due to a delay, the missing documents need to be delivered as quickly as possible. Because this important internal information must not fall into the wrong hands, sending the documents digitally is not secure enough for the company. The manager in charge refers to the time:matters airmates OBC platform and quickly and easily books the documents to be shipped by an On Board Courier.
In less than a minute he receives a tailored offer, which he can then book directly. One of our carefully trained couriers immediately gets going to pick up the documents from the customer on site. He takes the next available flight to Cairo with the urgent shipment, never letting it out of his sight throughout the entire trip. After just 14 hours, the airmates courier lands at Cairo International Airport (CAI) and transports the confidential documents to his client, taking the quickest route so production can start on time.
Reach numerous destinations in Africa with airmates
With our global network, we are able to cover more than 50 countries across 6 continents with our On Board Courier service. Because our more than 10,000 carefully selected couriers hold all the necessary entry permits and language skills, we guarantee the smoothest and fastest possible urgent transport. As a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo and thanks to our numerous partnerships with many other airlines, we are able to reach many locations in Africa in just a short amount of time:
…and many more. Simply send us your request and we’ll create a customized offer for you within a minute, which you can then book directly.
OBC to Australia
On Board Courier service for Australia
Global, secure and fast: With the OBC service from time:matters airmates, we transport your urgent shipments to Australia. Transport by On Board Courier is the optimal delivery method for extremely urgent shipments. Shipments are personally escorted and our couriers never let your items out of their sight throughout the entire transport process. This allows us to guarantee the highest level of security and reliability for your extremely urgent shipment.
Our On Board Couriers come to you to pick up your urgent shipment and accompany it as a passenger on board the next available flight to many destinations in Australia, including Cairns (CNS), Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE), Adelaide (ADL), Canberra (CBR), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER) and Darwin (DRW).
Emergency at the Sydney Opera House
As the largest city in Australia and the capital city of New South Wales, Sydney is a hub for many tourists and globetrotters. One of the many attractions and the city’s most famous landmark is the Sydney Opera House, which stands out for its sail-like design, right on the waterfront. Every year, countless visitors from around the world flock to Sydney to see one of the world-famous opera house performances. This year, a famous ensemble from the United States has been given the opportunity to take the stage as part of a guest appearance. But during their first rehearsal after arriving in Australia, one of the orchestra members realizes she is missing her instrument. The musician’s clarinet has to be shipped as soon as possible so as not to put the concert in jeopardy.
The big concert is set to take place in just two days. How can the musician possibly get her instrument to Australia in such a short period of time with it still sitting in the New York Philharmonic? Our airmates On Board Courier service can help: Via the user-friendly online platform, orchestra management send a request and receives a Flight Courier quote back in less than a minute. After confirming the booking directly, one of our urgent couriers makes their way to the pick-up address. He then boards the next available flight and lands at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney (SYD) after flying for less than 21 hours. The urgently needed clarinet is delivered to the orchestra with enough time to spare for one last rehearsal.
Express shipments to Australia
Throughout the entire delivery process, the musical instrument is transported by hand carry, ensuring that it reaches its destination undamaged. Personally couriered transport ensures the reliable and, above all, fastest delivery of the shipment possible to many destinations in Australia:
See for yourself. Send us your individual request here:
OBC to North America
On Board Courier service to North America
With time:matters airmates, we can provide you with the fastest possible transport solutions for your extremely urgent shipments to the US, Canada and Mexico in a matter of hours. Our On Board Couriers pick up your express shipments from you directly and personally transport them to various destinations in North America:
Next Stop: Big Apple
Many people are familiar with the usual process for taking a flight: Arrive at the airport 2 hours before check-in, then go through security and find your way to the right gate. This often results in long wait times and you may be asking how airmates can deliver so quickly in the face of all these obstacles – especially the strict immigration controls in the US. Many of our priority couriers are not only multilingual and hold valid visas, but also qualify for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) pre-check and Global Entry programs. Successful applicants for these programs benefit from faster entry into the US, allowing our same day couriers to provide the best possible delivery times for your extremely urgent shipments.
Hand carry quote now available digitally
In an emergency every second counts, which is why we don’t waste time with long waits. Our digital OBC platform allows you to receive a tailored air courier offer in less than a minute, and you can then book directly. We then organize all the necessary steps, from selecting the right courier to customs clearance for your urgent transport. Our On Board Couriers pick up your shipment from you directly, personally accompany it on board an aircraft to the destination and deliver it to the agreed location. This allows us to guarantee maximum speed and security for your extremely urgent shipment.
OBC to the Middle East
USA to the Middle East from Just 13 Hours
With the On Board Courier service from time:matters airmates, we transport your extremely urgent shipments to many countries and cities in the Middle East in just a few hours. Our couriers are selected and trained using stringent procedures in advance. Our urgent couriers always hold the necessary entry permits and sound language skills to ensure the fastest possible shipping times. In addition, they have years of travel experience behind them, so are familiar with many foreign countries and infrastructure systems. This allows them to always act independently and reliably.
Our On Board Couriers accompany your shipment as a passenger on board the next available flight to many destinations in the Middle East like Istanbul (IST), Dubai (DXB), Doha (DOH), Tel Aviv (TLV) and many more.
To Istanbul by OBC in a matter of hours
A high-ranking politician is in the major Turkish city of Istanbul as part of an official visit to discuss important matters with his Turkish counterpart. During his stay, he suddenly finds himself in discomfort, which is ultimately due to the chronic illness he is suffering from. Because his visit was only meant to last for two days, the politician didn’t bring a large supply of his medicine. However when he starts feeling increasingly worse, he has to be taken to the nearest hospital. The doctors there are unable to provide him with the special combination of medication he usually takes. He now needs to get the medicine from Germany as quickly as possible. The acute nature of this emergency means quick action is needed: The patient’s wife is informed and she books urgent transport with an On Board Courier in just a few clicks.
The technically advanced OBC platform from airmates means she is able to receive a tailored offer in less than a minute, which she can then confirm right away. A specially trained courier escorts the important medication to the Turkish metropolis (IST) on the next available flight. Because losing the medicine in transit would be disastrous for the politician’s health, the urgent courier hand carries the shipment and never lets it out of his sight throughout the entire trip. After a three-hour flight, the courier takes the fastest route to the hospital, delivering the well-secured medication that survived the flight unscathed to the doctors. Within just 13 hours, the patient receives his medication on time and is able to return to Germany a few days later.
Speed, flexibility, reliability
A smooth transport process is indispensable when it comes to particularly sensitive shipments. That’s why our careful planning takes special needs like seamless cold chain planning into account, customs upon arrival and back-up solutions should unexpected challenges arise. This allows us to reach many destinations in the Middle East in just a short space of time:
…and many more. In less than a minute, you receive a quote that can be booked online to ship your extremely urgent transport.
OBC to Europe
To Europe with OBC
Need to transport an extremely urgent or highly sensitive shipment requiring continuous surveillance? Having your shipment personally escorted by one of our On Board Couriers worldwide means we can guarantee maximum speed and security.
With our global network, your extremely urgent shipment from USA will reach any one of numerous destinations in Europe within just 10 hours with time:matters airmates: Paris (CDG), London (LGW), Lisbon (LIS), Madrid (MAD) and many more. Get your personal flight courier quote via computer, tablet or smartphone in just a few steps: both the fastest and cheapest connections are displayed and can be booked online.
Help for a logistical emergency in Europe
Many opt to spend their summer vacation on a cruise along the Mediterranean. During the peak season, these ships have to be in top condition to ensure everything goes smoothly. But what if a sold-out cruise ship suddenly has an electrical problem while docked in Porto?
The captain is quick to respond, informing those in charge of the situation immediately and telling them a new spare part will have to be installed. However, the machine part needed is not available locally, and the repairmen have advised that the part needed is ready to ship from the warehouse of a manufacturer located in Germany. To make sure the cruise ship can leave the port on time, the technician in charge orders an On Board Courier using the airmates platform in just a few clicks. In less than a minute, he receives a customized transport solution, including the precise travel details and the final price. This quick online booking process saves valuable time and the air courier is able to pick the missing part up straight away. He takes the next available flight and hand-carries the express shipment to Porto (OPO), handing it over to the customer in just a few hours. Repairs can start on the cruise ship right away, and it leaves the port of Porto having avoided a serious delay.
International OBC Network
With time:matters airmates, you’ll benefit from our global network covering more than 50 countries across 6 continents. Our more than 10,000 On Board Couriers are carefully selected and receive extensive training. This means we can guarantee the maximum level of speed and relifromility in emergency situations. We can reach numerous destinations in Europe in just a short amount of time:
…and many more of course! See for yourself.
OBC to New Zealand
USA to New Zealand by OBC in Just 16 Hours
With our airmates On Board Courier service, you’ll benefit from the fastest, most secure and most reliable transport of your extremely urgent shipments. Carefully selected, specially trained couriers pick up your time critical freight from you directly and personally escort it to your desired destination. Transporting your items as carry-on luggage allows our air couriers to guarantee safe delivery to the local contact person you designate in just a short period of time.
In less than a minute, you receive an individual quote that can be booked online to ship your extremely urgent transport. From prompt pick-up and accompanied transport to the fastest possible delivery of your shipment at its destination, we are prepared for any eventuality and make sure to meet all your requirements.
Logistical emergency in Auckland
An office complex is being built near Auckland. Time is pressing – the construction company has promised its client in its contract that the project will be finished within a tight deadline. But a huge shock comes shortly before construction is set to begin: One of the diggers to be used to dig the ditch for the foundation is broken and cannot be used as planned. A spare part is needed from the U.S. to fix it, but what is the best way to transport it around the globe as quickly as possible?
airmates has the solution: With just a few clicks on our OBC platform, the contractor provides us with the key details of his urgent transport, receiving a customized On Board Courier offer back in less than a minute. The uncomplicated online booking process means no time is lost, and one of our 10,000 urgent couriers picks up the missing spare part directly from the manufacturer in America. The courier then makes his way directly to the airport and takes the next available flight to Auckland (AKL). Transporting the part as carry-on luggage means the courier is able to go directly to the construction site once the plane lands since he doesn’t have to wait for the checked baggage to be unloaded. The eagerly awaited machine part is immediately installed on site. The contractor is relieved. He can now meet his target for finishing the office complex on time.
Global, reliable, fast: airmates
Our more than 10,000 urgent couriers are carefully trained and bring your extremely urgent shipments to many locations in New Zealand as quickly as possible, including:
We take care of all the organizational steps to transport, including choosing the right air courier and taking care of customs. Equipped with all the necessary travel permits and sound language skills, our On Board Couriers guarantee a smooth transport process.
We are happy to provide you with an individual quote for your urgent shipment in less than a minute!