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.
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.
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.
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.