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.
Group charters and freight helped U.K.-based broker and aviation services company Air Partner boost pre-tax earnings by 250% in the first six months of its financial year
– Jet Card sales increase by 50%; U.S. private jet charter outlook positive
U.K.-based Air Partner has ridden a COVID-19 boom in group charters and freight to record profits for the first half of its financial year, according to unaudited results released ahead of the trading day this morning in London.
In its fourth COVID-19 Coronavirus update, the publicly traded private jet charter and jet card broker said strong cargo and corporate shuttle business is putting it ahead of targets
Strong group and cargo charter business in May following record trading in April has pushed Air Charter PLC to an underlying profit before tax of £7.5 million for the first four months of its financial year. The company described the results as “well ahead” of budget.
When it comes to rules, for Air Partner, jet cards are meant to be customized
Private jet travel is just 18% of Air Partner’s diversified business, which includes large group charter, cargo, and aviation safety-related consulting
Air Partner recently completed a complex Coronavirus emergency evacuation flight from Japan to the U.K.
U.K.-based Air Partner has long had one of the better jet
card programs, or as it calls it, JetCard. That’s based on the published rules.
But, that’s not where it ends.
But before we look at what’s off the menu, let’s quickly recap its North America-based program as is.
A flexible jet card
The starting point to buy is just 10 hours, compared to 25
hours for many providers.