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.
Air Partner’s underlying profit before tax for the year ended Jan. 31 increased 176% to £11.6m
Air Partner’s full-year profit for the year ended January 31 increased to £11.6m from £4.2m, a gain of 176%, according to its audited financials released this morning in London. It had provided guidance to the news in February. Gross transaction value increased 16% to £274.8 million.
Analyst Canaccord Genuity restores “buy” recommendation for Air Partner
Air Partner said it is announcing today an update to shareholders, including details of its dividend policy. The move reaffirms its previously reported update from January. That called for a profit before tax of no less than £11.5 million for the year ended 31 January 2021. That compares to £4.2 million from the previous year, a 173% gain.
The diversified aviation services provider is targeting newcomers and NetJets leavers with new jet card offerings in Europe
Air Partner, which offers jet cards both in the U.S. and Europe, has launched two new private jet membership programs in Europe. One is targeted at new to private aviation flyers. The other, which debuted earlier this year, is designed to counter private jet leader NetJets.