Air Partner plc has launched an Empty Sectors consumer website and has become the first private jet charter broker to purchase Avinode’s newest software.
The new website, www.emptysectors.com, features real-time empty leg availability on private jets worldwide, by sector and aircraft, at prices up to 75% lower than conventional charter rates.
Royal Warrant holder Air Partner, a leading provider of air charter services globally, increasingly serves more leisure-related customers while recognising that corporate charter is becoming more spontaneous. Air Partner Empty Sectors provides clients with an at-a-glance range of hundreds of currently available flight options and also allows them to submit specific route and date requests.
“The Avinode technology makes Air Partner’s website unique. The integration of their latest Empty Leg Link software into our own system enables us to broaden our marketplace extensively,” commented Ben Bewsey, Air Partner Private Jets UK Manager.
“This is part of a wider commitment to embrace innovative technology to expand our brand geographically. Previously we provided a competitively-priced empty leg service on request, but this new development makes for a far smoother experience for clients seeking real time information. It should also help reduce the number of ‘empty’ aircraft by making sensible use of their movements.”
Avinode, the leading B2B platform for buying and selling charter flights, is used in 65 countries, primarily Europe, Russia, North America and the Middle East with a progressive expansion into Asia, Africa and South America. With Air Partner having its sights set on further geographic expansion, particularly in Asia and the Middle East, the Avinode 24/7 electronic system will be a valuable tool in its marketing activity in these regions.
Johan Sjöberg, Avinode’s Director of Sales, said: “We’re very happy to see that Air Partner, a long term Avinode member and a well respected name in air charter, has taken such a huge interest in our Empty Leg Link technology. We anticipate that their new venture will be a stunning success and we look forward to a long term relationship with Air Partner.”
About Air Partner
Air Partner is a world-class provider of aviation services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. The company has earned global recognition as a leading aircraft charter broker and organises ad hoc charters of aircraft of every size for any reason. Its core divisions comprise Air Partner Private Jets, Air Partner Commercial Jets and Air Partner Freight. Air Partner Private Jets offers on-demand charter and the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme. The Commercial Jets division charters large airliners with 20 to 500 seats to move groups of every size. Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly any cargo anywhere, at any time. With its headquarters in the UK, Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round with 20 offices spanning Europe, North America, the Far East and Middle East. The Group was formed in 1961, is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange, is debt free and had £14.7m net cash at the end of the half year to 31 January. Air Partner is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant, a globally recognised mark of excellence, as Supplier of Aircraft Charter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Avinode operates the leading online marketplace for industry professionals to buy and sell air charter. Over 4,000 aviation professionals use Avinode daily to charter flights worldwide. The marketplace currently lists 3,500 aircraft with online quoting, availability reports, empty leg postings and picture galleries. Corporate headquarters are in Goteborg, Sweden with two wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, Avinode Inc., in Miami, Florida, and CharterX/Wyvern Consulting Ltd, in Trenton, New Jersey.