Executive charter broker Air Partner has opened new offices in Washington, D.C., and Boston. The UK-based group also has operations in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., having moved into the U.S. market five years ago.
Running the D.C. office is Sue Hazard, who was formerly director of the White House Travel Office. Working with her are Lisa Langley and Miranda Carland. The Boston team is led by sales director DC Clark and senior charter specialists Suzy Adams and Paulo Beccalli. All three were formerly with bankrupt U.S. charter broker FlightTime.
Meanwhile, Karen Gosforth has joined Air Partner as v-p of special projects and strategic alliances. Hinting at a new business venture for the group, she commented: “Air Partner has felt for some time that fractional and live-hours membership programs fail to address the cost and value needs of travelers when compared to traditional charter. Expect to see some exciting alternatives to expensive fractional and prepaid block hours plans from Air Partner in the near future.” In Atlanta, the company has also hired another former FlightTime employee, Kathy Byers, as director of sales.