Jet card and on-demand charter broker Air Partner is reporting business travel via private jets is rebounding
Following a year of COVID-19-induced lockdowns, business travel is returning, and corporations are turning to private jets as they seek to get back out on the road. Air Partner says there was a 112% increase in corporate bookings in April compared to the start of the year.
“For corporate travel, the appeal of private charter lies in the level of control and enhanced protection it provides businesses and their employees,” said David McCown, President of America’s at Air Partner.
He added, “This is a complex travel climate between changing entry requirements, testing protocols, and limited flight schedules amongst commercial carriers. Air Partner is able to manage these variables and work with companies to customize a charter solution based on their needs and ensure safe transfer of their team between destinations.”
Corporate travel bookings have been increasing since the start of the year, the company side.
Corporate Private Jet Shuttles
Air Partner offers a Corporate Shuttle Program for companies that need regularly scheduled flights between specific locations. Shuttles can be coordinated for both domestic and international travel, including routes that have limited service from commercial carriers. Clients select the type of aircraft they want, schedule, and frequency. Large multinational companies have long had corporate shuttles between key locations, including the major car manufacturers.
Air Partner’s shuttle program includes:
- Enhanced COVID-19 measures such as pre-flight testing of employees and crew.
- Real-time monitoring of COVID-19 related restrictions between destinations to ensure all employees traveling meet any testing or vaccination requirements.
- Ability to limit touchpoints while traveling by including direct flights between destinations, along with access to VIP and private terminals to avoid crowds at airports and layovers.
- 24/7 support from a dedicated account manager and access to Air Partner’s team of experts.
Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Air Partner’s JetCard and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. The company also provides freight charters on aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere.
Air Partner has 17 locations globally. Its U.S. headquarters is located in Fort Lauderdale, and its global headquarters at Gatwick Airport in England. The group employs 450 and operates 24/7. It’s listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and recently reported its most profitable year ever.