Charter and Fractional » Charter

News and issues concerning the aviation charter industry and markets, including company announcements, regulations, new developments and labor issues.

June 16, 2007 - 1:30am

European business jet operator FlyingGroup has teamed up with fixed-based
operator Million Air at Le Bourget’s new business aviation terminal.

June 14, 2007 - 8:54am

Demand for charter is so strong that Executive Jet Management (EJM) is offering new incentives to encourage business aircraft owners to make their airplanes available for charter. “Demand outweighs the supply of aircraft,” said Ronald Silverman, senior vice president for client relations.

June 14, 2007 - 6:53am

French executive charter operator and broker Aviaxess has launched what it claims to be the first frequent flyer loyalty program in the business aviation market. It is promoting the new Aviacard here at the Paris Air Show in association with its partner Breitling, whose exclusive watches are among the rewards that customers can earn through the new program.

June 12, 2007 - 9:53am

Virgin USA is expanding with the launch of Virgin Charter, an online marketplace for charter operators and customers.

June 7, 2007 - 12:08pm

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and a number of heavy hitters in the air charter industry have created the Air Charter Safety Foundation to promote Part 135 safety initiatives, including an industry-wide standard safety audit and adoption of safety management systems. Once an operator has completed the audit, the operator’s information will be included in an online registry for charter customers and others to review.

May 31, 2007 - 10:07am

Point2Point Airways, the Grand Forks, N.D.-based on-demand “airline style” charter company, ceased operations and laid off all its employees last month. It was formed in 2002 to respond to what it called a lack of connectivity in the Great Plains region.

May 31, 2007 - 9:45am

UK-based charter operator London Executive Aviation, which calls itself the UK’s largest charter operator, was named best general aviation operator for the second consecutive year by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) recently. The award was chosen by BACA members, 125 companies that provide everything from aircraft charter and brokering to airline and airport support.

May 23, 2007 - 11:56am

Spanish aircraft charter and management firm Executive Airlines has seen its sales rocket from $12 million in 2005 to more than $26 million last year, and implementation of current plans should result in sales of more than $47 million this year.

May 23, 2007 - 10:25am

Newly formed Gulf charter company Prestige Jet has been set up by principals previously involved in Dubai-based charter company Gulf Jet. Abu Dhabi-based Prestige Jet–not to be confused with New Jersey-based Prestige Jet Charter–is owned by Al-Ghaith Holdings, the aviation arm of the Al-Yasi group, which previously had a financial partnership with Gulf Jet.

May 23, 2007 - 10:06am

French executive charter operator and broker Aviaxess has launched what it claims to be the first frequent-flier loyalty program in the business aviation market. It is promoting the new Aviacard here at the EBACE show at the exhibit of Helicoptere Magazine (Booth No. 586) Aviacard is intended to provide incentives for occasional users of business aircraft to become more frequent charter clients.

 
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