Air Charter Service predicts more new customers, bankruptcies for 2021

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Private jet card and on-demand charter broker ACS expects a rebound of business travel, more bookings from travel agents, and instability for the private aviation sector

Air Charter Service has 27 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents arranging private jet, commercial airliner, and cargo aircraft charters and onboard courier solutions arranging over 23,000 charter flights in a typical year. Recently, Andy Christie, group private jet director, shared his view on the private jet travel outlook in 2021. Below are some highlights.

Air Charter Services offers a post-lockdown private jet escape to Sweden

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Jet card and private jet charter broker Air Charter Service is promoting a post-lockdown getaway for Londoners

U.K. private jet and jet card broker Air Charter Service launched new Swedish Lapland travel packages for post-lockdown getaways. In partnership with Discover The World, families, friends, and couples can now enjoy tailor-made two to seven-night trips, including a private jet ‘travel bubble’ to and from Luleå, Sweden.

Air Charter Service adds a 15-hour jet card for the holidays

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Jet card broker Air Charter Service has reduced its entry-level jet card from 25 hours to 15 hours through the end of the year

If you are looking to make it easier for your loved ones to fly and see you this holiday season, jet card broker Air Charter Service is reducing the starting point for its Empyrean Card to just 15 hours. Normally the starting point is 25 hours.

Air Charter Service partners with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

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The partnership between the jet card and on-demand charter broker and the 5-star hotel collection is the latest of many

U.K.-based jet card and on-demand charter broker Air Charter Service has created a partnership with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group ahead of this year’s holiday travel.

COVID-19 may not get you a refund if your private jet charter flight cancels

Rules for cancelling a private jet charter flight

The time to talk to your broker, operator or jet card provider about COVID-19 related cancellations is before you sign the contract

One problem in life is most consumers don’t read the fine print in contracts they sign until there’s a problem. That was a key point from panelists, including a private jet charter operator, a major charter broker, and executives of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), during a webinar yesterday.

NetJets, Wheels Up, Flexjet, and Vista Global’s XOJET lead the list of Biggest U.S. Private Jet Operators

Largest Private Jet Airlines

Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market

Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators

Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators

8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member

Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.

Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.

PrivateFly launches Directional Aviation into Europe’s jet card market

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A week after the parent of Flexjet and Sentient Jet debuted a new U.S. on-demand charter brand, PrivateFly is bringing the company’s first fixed-rate, guaranteed availability private jet membership to Europe

Buoyed by requests from ad hoc charter customers and newcomers to private aviation, PrivateFly is launching a fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card.

For parent Directional Aviation, it now joins NetJets, Vista Global’s VistaJet and XO, Air Partner, and Air Charter Service with fixed-rate card programs on both sides of the Atlantic.

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