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Air Partner reports significant UK and US JetCard activity as private flyers prepare for easing of restrictions Air Partner’s Private Jets division has seen a significant year-on-year increase in JetCard deposits in both the UK and US in February and March 2021, indicating that leisure travellers are increasingly preparing for the easing of travel restrictions and looking to secure flexible and safe travel.

FAI renews multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing FAI Aviation Group, one of the world’s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has renewed its partnership with world-famous race team, McLaren Racing. Most recently, FAI organised the trip from Farnborough Airport, UK, to Bahrain International Airport for the first race of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix.

FAI renews multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing

VistaJet revealed as customer for Challenger 350 order VistaJet has been confirmed as the customer for the ten Challenger 350s announced by Bombardier last Christmas. The order was one of the largest business jet orders of 2020.

VistaJet revealed as customer for Challenger 350 order

Private aviation marketplace, Flapper, raises $2m to fuel Latam expansion Flapper, Latin America’s leading on-demand private aviation company, has announced its $2 million Series A investment, led by the aerospace-focused fund, Confrapar.

Jet Aviation receives GACA Part 125 Operating Certificate for Saudi Arabia Jet Aviation has received its Part 125 Operator’s Certificate from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Jet Aviation receives GACA Part 125 Operating Certificate for Saudi Arabia

Wheels Up announces its largest hotel partnership to date Wheels Up has partnered with Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts - Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand - offering Wheels Up Members exclusive benefits at ten Waldorf Astoria properties across North America.

Wheels Up announces its largest hotel partnership to date

FAI wins Pandemic Response Special Award at Middle East Annual Achievement Awards Germany‘s Air Ambulance Specialist and Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has been honoured with the Pandemic Response Special Award at the 2021 Aviation Annual Achievement Awards in Dubai.

Vertis Aviation embraces digital currency to support growing customer demand Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation is embracing the opportunities presented by burgeoning digital currencies to streamline the customer payment and stakeholder experience.

Vertis Aviation embraces digital currency to support growing customer demand

Maltese AOC ushers Alliance Jet's European expansion Capitalising on the recent political changes in Europe, Alliance Jet has expanded operations across the continent, opening its latest base in Malta, allowing aircraft owners to import aircraft with 0% VAT and freedom of movement in EASA countries.

Krimson Aviation bolsters management team to support aviation growth in Africa In response to an increased demand for services, and in anticipation of the pent-up demand for travel being satisfied, Krimson Aviation has added two new members to its team and has promoted another.

Krimson Aviation bolsters management team to support aviation growth in Africa

Vertis Aviation adds Africa-based Challenger 604 to portfolio Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation is expanding its footprint in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 604 to the Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP.

Vertis Aviation adds Africa-based Challenger 604 to portfolio

Luxaviation Group holds high hopes for delivering Brexit solutions Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide, is optimistic industry-wide solutions will be found to business aviation’s post-Brexit challenges.

Air Charter Scotland expands London presence Air Charter Scotland, a leading British private jet operator and aircraft management company, is adding a Cessna Citation M525 (G-KSOH) on to its UK AOC, positioned out of London Biggin Hill Airport.

GlobeAir announces 20% growth for entry-level private jet charters in 2021 Aviation experts including Europe’s market leader GlobeAir predict a YoY volume growth of 20% for entry-level private jet charters in 2021.

GlobeAir announces 20% growth for entry-level private jet charters in 2021

BitLux reports more than 50% of charter flights booked using cryptocurrencies during 2021 With the increasing availability of cryptocurrency for common transactional processes, it should come as no surprise that there has been a recent push for crypto-based payments in the travel marketplace.

BitLux reports more than 50% of charter flights booked using cryptocurrencies during 2021

All-cargo flights continue to have 3-4 times their normal market share in Europe More than half of air cargo - freight and mail - is carried in dedicated “all-cargo” freighter aircraft and the rest in the holds of passenger aircraft.

Planet 9 expands with two more charter aircraft Planet Nine (Planet 9), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, continues to demonstrate that business aviation is leading the recovery with the introduction this month of two more ultra-long range business jets on to its Part 135 AOC.

Planet 9 expands with two more charter aircraft

PrivateFly reveals nearly 20% of sales are paid by cryptocurrency PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company, has revealed that more than one in ten of all its private jet flights were paid for in Bitcoin last month, representing 19% of its sales

Partnerships can accelerate the future of private travel in the face of COVID, says VistaJet industry report Strategic industry partnerships - linking businesses across different segments of the luxury travel, hospitality and leisure sector - are widely seen as a key component to further the recovery from the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Charter Scotland expands its business in 2021 Air Charter Scotland, a leading British private jet operator and aircraft management company, has ratified six months’ preparation during the summer lockdown to secure an international Maltese Air Operator’s Certificate.

Air Charter Scotland expands its business in 2021

 

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