Hiring a private jumbo aircraft to be a reality in IndiaReported by Deccan Herald on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 (on June 13, 2012)
* Hiring the world's biggest planes like Airbus 380 or Boeing 747 Jumbo will soon become a reality in India.
UK-based air charter broker company Air Partner has joined hands with InterGlobe Established Private Limited (THE ESTD) - a subsidiary of InterGlobe Enterprises - to launch a range of private aviation products from small aircraft to super Jumbos.
Announcing the strategic partnership today, Mark Briffa, CEO Air Partner said "THE ESTD is an ideal partner, with strong brand, reliability, knowledge and understanding of India's corporate and luxury travel sector. This partnership gives Air Partner a great platform from which we can launch services and products into a growing and lucrative market".
"We would be providing commercial jet services, which charters airliners with 20 to 500 seats to move group of any size", he said claiming, "the company could even provide the world's biggest aircraft -- Airbus 380 or Boeing 747 Jumbo -- if the customer is ready to pay and the plane is available".
Terming the country's Rs 135 million air charter market as 'fragmented' Briffa said, "as the number of players in this sector are numbered. Air Partner is ready to provide its services with highest level of professionalism and to customer's satisfaction".
Headquartered in London, Air Partner is a leading air charter company providing its services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. It has 20 offices in 17 countries.
In India, the company would be providing its on-demand charter and unique pre-paid JetCard scheme giving customers a flexible pricing and travel options.
Speaking on the occasion President and CEO of THE ESTD, which offers a portfolio of lifestyle products to high net worths and corporate clients, said "THE ESTD and Air Partner will enable us to meet the demand for the private air charter in the most effective and efficient way, customers will have access to the broadest range of aviation services and operators backed by logistical excellence, value for money and dependability."
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