Air Partner announces first-half results

Air Partner

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.

VistaJet launches VistaJet World luxury travel experiences

VistaJet

The private jet operator has launched 15 trips to “the most remote and thrilling adventures around the world”

Luxury private jet charter operator VistaJet said it has launched VistaJet World, “a comprehensive portfolio of one-of-a-kind, multi-stop travel adventures tailored around its members’ passions.”

According to a press release, “To celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary, the program highlights 15 exclusive journeys to experience the most remote and thrilling adventures around the world.”

Private jet operators, brokers keep the music playing during the British Airways strike

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.

Air Partner provides a mid-year update

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.

NetJets signs yacht charter partnership with Northrop & Johnson

Netjets has added yacht rental and management specialist Northrop & Johnson to its luxury partners, including Four Seasons, Wynn Las Vegas, and Canyon Ranch

Northrop & Johnson sells over $100 million of luxury yacht charters annually. The company currently has $1.2 billion in superyacht listings for sale.

With its global private air solutions via fractional ownership, leases and jet cards, and partnerships with luxury hotels, resorts, spas, and ground transportation services, NetJets, the largest private aviation provider in the world, now has the oceans covered as well.

Northrop & Johnson, a Florida-based specialist in yacht rentals and yacht sales, management, and marketing, will offer “exclusive benefits” to customers of the private air provider.

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