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Air Charter Service helps bring home winning team from epic Dakar desert race

February 3, 2022:

Earlier this month, leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, chartered an Airbus A320neo to fly the victorious Toyota Gazoo Racing Dakar Team back to Johannesburg in South Africa, following the climax of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. 
 Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel stormed to victory in their Toyota DKR Hilux T1+, ably assisted by their large support team. Lyndee du Toit, CEO of ACS South Africa, commented: “We arranged the charter to fly the 96-strong team out from Johannesburg to Jeddah on Boxing Day, ahead of the two week race, which started on January 1st and travelled the length and breadth of Saudi Arabia. 
“The gruelling 13-stage race covered more than 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) of Saudi Arabia's dirt tracks and deserts and saw the Toyota team run out victorious on Friday January 14th. A couple of days later the charter flew them back to South Africa, triumphant, on board the A320neo.” 

A spokesperson for the Toyota Racing team said: “The charter flight to and from Jeddah was a remarkable experience. Getting all the South African competitors to and from the Dakar rally was a monumental task, but ACS was completely up to the job. The specific aircraft, flight crews and cabin crews were all modern, well-trained and dedicated, and the in-flight service and food was simply spectacular.”


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