Air Partner adds an office in Houston

European private jet flights March 2019

The U.K.-based seller of jet cards and on-demand charter has opened its first office in Texas.

Air Partner, the London-based global aviation services group, said its first office in the Lone Star state, in this case, Houston, is now open. This comes on the heels of the company’s Los Angeles office launch in 2018, and adds to Air Partner’s presence in key markets across the United States, with offices currently located in Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Air Partner expects pre-tax profit of at least £5.8m ($7.6 million)

Air Partner JetCard pricing

JetCard customers increased by double digits while overall private jet charter was flat

Global aviation services group Air Partner today provided a trading update for the year ended 31 January 2019. The company said its Charter division “performed well” with “strong performance in Freight and Commercial Jets.”  Its private jet charter performance was flat although its JetCard jet card customer count grew by double digits.

Downward price pressure on the charter and jet card market continues to favor consumers

Other trends include the pilot shortage, struggle of on-demand brokers to offer instant, guaranteed pricing, and desires of jet card buyers for high-touch, high-level service

 

While a shortage of pilots in business aviation has been pushing up crew salaries by as much as 20%, buyers of jet cards and on-demand charter can look forward to continued favorable pricing, according to executives attending Corporate Jet Investor’s annual Dealmakers Conference being held this week at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Air Partner provides relief and disaster recovery for Typhoon Mangkhut

While it’s better known for on-demand charter and jet cards, Air Partner has broad qualifications across the aviation spectrum

 

With natural disaster season at its peak, Air Partner is often called on to support relief efforts, both proactively and after a moment of impact. On September 9, Air Partner was contacted by a government agency to rush supplies to Guam, a U.S. territory and Pacific island located on the outskirts of Southeast Asia, in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut. 

Air Partner rescues the daughter of jet card member after an earthquake

After an earthquake in Indonesia, Air Partner helped a panicked father with his daughter’s rescue

 

John Roberts, a jet card member with Air Partner, called the company to book a different type of flight recently. He needed to arrange the safe evacuation of his daughter and her boyfriend from Indonesia to Singapore in the aftermath of the Lombok earthquake. Roberts’ daughter and boyfriend were visiting the island of Gili Trawangan, located off the northwest coast of Lombok, when the 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck on 29 July, followed by 66 aftershocks.