Increase in Demand for Corporate Charters as Businesses Invest in Private Travel Solutions

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Following a year of COVID-19-induced lockdowns, business travel is returning, and corporations are seeking efficient solutions that mitigate risk. Air Partner, a global leader in private aviation has worked with businesses on their essential travel needs through the pandemic and is now seeing a surge in demand from new and existing corporate clients, reporting a 112% increase in corporate bookings in April in comparison to the start of the year. 

For corporate travel, the appeal of private charter lies in the level of control and enhanced protection it provides businesses and their employees,” said David McCown, President of America’s at Air Partner. “There is a complex travel climate between changing entry requirements, testing protocols and limited flight schedules amongst commercial carriers. Air Partner is able to manage these variables and work with companies to customize a charter solution based on their needs and ensure safe transfer of their team between destinations.”   

Air Partner has seen steady growth amongst its corporate travel bookings since the start of 2021 and anticipates this momentum will continue to grow through the second half of the year with the opening of international borders and vaccine rollout globally.

Air Partner offers specialized solutions to businesses for their travel needs including its Corporate Shuttle Program. The program provides businesses with a private charter tailored to their specific business travel needs – whether it is regular roundtrip service between two destinations, or service between multiple cities. Shuttles can be coordinated for both domestic and international travel, including routes that have limited service from commercial carriers.  While picking up, the outlook and frequency of commercial routes remains uncertain, this provides an expert solution that upholds a predetermined level of standards for safety and health, and ultimately enables employees to reach their final destination a timely manner.

With safety top of mind, the Corporate Shuttle Program provides businesses with advanced protection measures that further support in mitigating risk associated with company travel. This includes:

  • Enhanced COVID-19 measures such as pre-flight testing of employees and crew.
  • Real-time monitoring of COVID-19 related restrictions between destinations to ensure all employees traveling meet any testing or vaccination requirements.
  • Ability to limit touchpoints while traveling by including direct flights between destinations, along with access to VIP and private terminals to avoid crowds at airports and layovers.
  • 24/7 support from a dedicated account manager and access to Air Partner’s team of experts.


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