Air Charter Service plans California jet card growth

By Doug Gollan, July 13, 2022

U.K.-based broker Air Charter Service saw a 127% increase in jet card sales as flyers sought guaranteed availability and pricing

Air Charter Service has promoted Maddison Gerhardt to Director of Private Jets – California as it plans to expand its two offices in the state.

The move follows 127% year-over-year growth for its Empyrean Jet Card.

“We are looking to recruit talented aviation professionals to grow the team and drive forward from our record year and a strong first quarter to this one. With scheduled services not expected to fully return to pre-pandemic levels for several years, private aviation is going to continue to be in high demand for the foreseeable future,” says Thomas Howe, CEO of Air Charter Service – California.

He adds, “We saw a lot of new customers turn to private aviation during the pandemic and we are now seeing many of them upgrade to a jet card, as a way to secure aircraft availability in a challenging market for fleet operators.”

Gerhardt has been with Air Charter Service for more than seven years starting her career as a consultant, before being promoted to senior manager and assistant director.

The U.K.-based broker has 28 offices globally, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Last year the cargo and group charter specialist recorded revenues of $1.8 billion.

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