Jet card and private jet charter broker Air Partner plc has launched a unique new product, Air Partner Protect, in response to the emergence and spread of COVID-19.
The move comes after the group recently carried out a number of evacuations on behalf of the UK government.
In a press release issued today, it said it has seen increased demand from customers looking for similar services with enhanced safeguarding measures in place.
“Coronavirus continues to affect communities around the world and global travel and transportation are becoming increasingly challenging as new measures are brought in to try and limit the spread of infection,” says Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa.
He adds, “As a global aviation services group, we are already able to offer bespoke solutions spanning charter, consultancy and training, and safety and security so that customers can source everything in one place. Air Partner Protect goes one step further by ensuring that customers are safeguarded as much as possible when using our services at this difficult time.”
The new service is able to provide customers with global tailored solutions that meet multiple aviation requirements at the same time.
Air Partner Protect has been specifically curated to mitigate risk for customers flying during the coronavirus outbreak while offering expert advice and reassurance, the company says.
Support offered includes:
Air Partner’s dedicated Safety & Security division Redline can provide its own security operatives and equipment to carry out security screening where it is not available through the normal channels due to infection concerns.
Air Partner works with approved operators to ensure aircraft and crew comply with recommended procedures around coronavirus in addition to the stringent health and safety processes already in place. This includes ensuring aircraft have been deep cleaned and crew are following strict hygiene precautions.
Using its exceptional relationships with operators globally, Air Partner can offer an extremely fast solution to evacuate any number of people from anywhere in the world, as evidenced by its recent work with the government’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Air Partner’s partnership with Northcott Global Solutions (NGS) provides customers with a quick and professional response to medical issues, emergency or routine, wherever they are in the world, 24/7.
Working with partner NGS, the Air Partner team is kept fully briefed on all coronavirus developments, so that they can keep customers up to date on all the latest information and advice relating to their flights.
Air Partner always monitors all of its customers’ flights from start to finish, and the team can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year, for added reassurance.
Air Partner says its “collaborative and holistic approach” was demonstrated when the Group supported the FCO’s recent evacuation and repatriation of UK and Irish nationals onboard the cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.
The Group Charter, Freight and Redline teams worked together to deliver a fully-integrated solution for the multi-faceted project, which involved evacuating 32 people in line with all Public Health England health and safety protocols, security screening these passengers and their baggage ahead of the flight from Tokyo to the UK, and transporting cargo.