The jet card broker is consolidating to have just one published program for each cabin size category – light, midsize, super-midsize, and large jet
U.K.-based private jet broker Air Partner, which offers fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet cards for service areas in Europe, including the U.K., the Middle East, and North America, is phasing out its JetCard Sterling as a published offering.
The Sterling level program offers aircraft averaging 10 years old but didn’t guarantee the age of planes, so inventory included pre-2000 model private jets.
With the move, it will now offer singular pricing based exclusively on aircraft that meet its sourcing standards, instead of offering two levels of pricing, one for newer and the other for older jets.
Gross profit of £17.2 million was “stronger than levels anticipated at the time of AGM”
U.K.-based charter and jet card broker Air Partner said its gross profit was £17.2 million for the first half of its financial year, which ended in July. It said the results are “in line with prior period and stronger than levels anticipated at the time of AGM.”
Air Partner sells jet cards with fixed hourly rates that cover Europe, and North America, including the Caribbean and Mexico. During the summer, it introduced one-way transatlantic fixed rates starting with just a 10-hour commitment.
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.
The U.K. publicly traded aviation provider says results have been “slightly stronger than anticipated”
Air Partner plc, said despite what it described as a challenging operating environment across the global aviation industry, “Air Partner’s first-half performance has been slightly stronger than expected.” The statement covered the six months ending July 31, 2019.
The on-demand charter and jet card broker is also targeting
Air Partner says new research showing a demand for tailor-made experiences and non-traditional events is boosting interest in its capabilities for group charters.
“Whether for an intimate annual meeting for 20 or an
industry event for 20,000, Air Partner’s dedicated team of experts has full
flight customization capabilities to create the best possible experience for a
successful event,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S.