Air Charter Service partners with Villas of Distinction

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The jet card broker has added the luxury villa rental agency as a preferred partner

With demand for private jets increasing as consumers seek to avoid COVID-19 exposure, Air Charter Service has partnered with Villas of Distinction.

Increasing COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions in Europe likely to impact private jet availability

Private Jet Coronavirus Europe

As airlines reduce flights, it will become more difficult to position pilots on short notice

Like with the airlines, drop in demand due to Coronavirus restrictions is leading some private jet operators to ground aircraft

Both London City Airport and London Heliport have closed for normal private aviation flights

NetJets, VistaJet affirm continued operations in Europe and worldwide

Booking a private jet charter flight in Europe may become more difficult in the coming weeks, especially on short notice. That’s the consensus of several executives from private jet operators and charter brokers who spoke to us. The silver lining is, it’s not a problem yet.

A story last week in Aviation International News was headlined, “BBGA Expects Full Bizav Fleet Grounding Soon in UK.”

Air Charter Service opens Chicago office

Air Charter Service

The U.K.-based private jet charter and jet card broker has been expanding its U.S. presence in recent years

Air Charter Service opened a new sales office in Chicago on March 1.

“Chicago has been on our radar as a natural location for another U.S. office for a number of years. The city is the third-largest in population in the country and has one of the highest GDPs in the world – generating $689 billion last year,” said Richard Thompson, president for the Americas.

Is Sentient Jet launching a jet card in Europe?

Sentient Jet

The originator of the jet card already offers fixed rates in Europe for U.S. customers

During the Corporate Jet Investor conference taking place this week in London, Boston-based Sentient Jet offered a tweet hinting at something.

It read, “Sentient Jet in Europe? Hmm…”

So is Sentient Jet planning to launch a jet card for customers in Europe?

Air Charter Service revamps carbon offset program

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The private jet charter broker analyzed aircraft fuel burn rates and route distances for 8,000 of its flights over the past two years, compared to the selling price of each charter

U.K.-based Air Charter Service, which offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability for both the U.S. and Europe, is revamping its carbon offset strategy.

The new program started the beginning of the month for all its private jet flights. On March 1 it will be available for commercial airliner charters.

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