Air Partner PLC has opened a West Coast sales office as it looks to grow revenues from its jet card membership program

 

Air Partner said it opened a new office in Los Angeles last week “in line with its strategy to grow its geographical footprint.” The office will service southern California and the broader West Coast markets, strengthening Air Partner’s existing US network, which includes sales offices in New York, Fort Lauderdale and Washington D.C. 

 

On Monday, Air Partner’s Private Jets business reported an 80% rise in overall US customer numbers. The company said the results were driven by last year’s New York office expansion, the recruitment of new management, and the Air Partner JetCard being recognized as “the most flexible US membership program” by aviation consultancy Conklin & de Decker for the fourth consecutive year among the five companies included in the report. The comparison included only five card providers. Meanwhile, Air Partner said its Commercial Jets and Freight divisions were kept busy responding to customers’ needs in the face of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the US and the Caribbean in September.

 

In opening a west coast outpost, it the company’s product offering has seen strong demand from the region, particularly for private jets. Air Partner has a full 24-hour flight operations center ensuring customers have instant, year-round access to its services, wherever they are in the world and whatever the time.

 

Commenting on the expansion, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to have opened an office in Los Angeles, providing local Air Partner representation to our established customers, and enabling us to deliver our services the length and breadth of the West Coast. Expanding our North American presence is a natural progression for Air Partner, as we see significant potential for growth given the diversity of industries that would benefit from our services and capabilities in Private Jets, Commercial Jets and Freight.

 

Air Partner’s service offering includes air charter, private air travel solutions, specialist travel management, emergency planning, aircraft remarketing and aviation safety consultancy and training, including air traffic control and wildlife management. You can read our review of Air Partner’s jet card offering via our Jet Card Insider report here.

Air Partner jet card pricing starts at $4,700 per hour for a light jet

Air Partner’s jet cards start at 10 hours and are divided by jet size categories. Programs are fully refundable, and Air Partner includes service areas with fixed-one way rates and guaranteed availability in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Jet Card pricing starts at $4,700 per hour for its JetCard Sterling program and $5,300 for Light Jets in its JetCard offering, the difference being the age of the aircraft you will fly on. Earlier this week the company said it had finally settled an accounting error and published its latest annual financial reports saying its business is sound.

About the Author Doug Gollan

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