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.
The U.K. private jet charter broker says capped rate jet cards now account for 40% membership sales
Air Charter Service, which sells jet card programs with both U.S. and European service areas, reports its capped rate jet cards now account for 40% of jet card sales. The capped rate product was launched in August 2018.
In a press release, Tim Rees, ACS’s jet card manager, commented, “It’s easy to see the appeal of the Capped Rate Jet Card scheme. It allows clients to budget for the year by giving them a fixed rate, capped price, but allows them to benefit from market prices at the time of booking which generally saves the customer money.”
The U.K.-based charter and jet card broker said its Americas offices have surpassed the $250 million mark in sales
Air Charter Service said it has expanded its U.S.
headquarters to more than 20,000 square feet, double its previous space.
Richard Thompson, its president for the Americas, said in a
press release, “Last year ACS Americas arranged just shy of 6,000 charter
contracts across the nine offices and saw revenue of more than $250 million.”
Air Charter Services offers global on-demand private jet charter and capped-rate jet cards in the U.S. and Europe
The staff at Air Charter Service’s office in London have raised £28,892 for charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
In a prepared statement, Emma Heley, the senior fundraising manager at Macmillan, said, “Thank you to everyone at ACS for helping to raise this incredible amount – it will pay for a nurse for 1,000 hours, helping people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.”
The private jet broker brought in supplies on an empty leg positioning flight
Air Charter Service’s
Miami office recently filled up an empty passenger aircraft, on its way to
perform an evacuation flight, with key supplies that the company had purchased
to help those in need following Hurricane Dorian.
As a strike by its pilots caused BA to cancel nearly all its flights, private jet charter companies said they saw an uptick in inquiries and bookings
Air Charter Service moved a 100-person orchestra and their instruments, while Air Partner saved a leadership team from missing their own corporate retreat
With British Airways canceling nearly all of its flights during a two-day strike by its pilots which ended yesterday, several private jet charter brokers and operators say there was an increase in both inquiries and flights booked.
“We saw a massive uptick for requests, both direct and from brokers,” said Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir AG, an Austrian based operator of four-seat Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.
Three new private jet charter programs may come in handy during the expected strikes by British Airways pilots next month
The strikes fall during the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows
For travelers who have to get to or from London, or whose
travel plans would entail a connection using British Airways through London are
probably thinking about Plan B options about now. Current strike dates by the
pilots are set for Sept. 9, 10, and 27.
The chaos started earlier this week when BA mistakenly
emailed some passengers telling them their flights had been canceled. The
British flag carrier doesn’t have a particularly ideal record in dealing with
disruptions, either via industrial actions, IT meltdowns or extreme weather.
In other words, if you are traveling to or from London, or
via London, and you are planning to fly BA, it’s time to think about options. A
natural options is just rebooking on other airlines, although as low fares get
sold, you may find that only the highest fares are left to buy