For organisations with complex travel schedules, the value of reputable travel management companies (TMC) is well-proven. However, the benefits of working with a TMC extend far beyond corporate travel – from intricate roadshows, large-scale product launches and ongoing tour programs to elaborate ad-hoc events, having a TMC with their finger on the pulse can be invaluable.
Depending on the client’s requirements and budget, some TMCs will simply handle hotel and flight reservations and provide a single point of contact for client communication. While this is ideal for many, the most demanding clients will expect a more all-encompassing service – including complete itinerary management, dedicated flight programs, private jets for VIPs and reactive route management. Unfortunately, this is often impossible when relying purely on scheduled airline services.
The Benefits of air charter for Travel Management Companies
Air charter companies and TMCs have worked hand-in-hand for decades. Aside from the obvious benefits, air charter provides TMCs with control where they’d otherwise rely on operators and rigid schedules. This control often means the difference between winning or losing a large contract – having the ability to create a program tailored precisely to a client’s requirements, with inbuilt contingencies and agile schedules, is beyond valuable to a company that sells travel reliability as a service.
Ad-hoc charter programs
Whether you’re looking to transport 5 or 500 people for an event, working with an air charter provider is essential. From dedicated check-in facilities, branded flight experiences and catering options to customised departure/arrival facilities and schedule management – air charter provides TMCs with the ability to go above and beyond client expectations.
Ongoing series charters
In addition to one-off flights, aircraft can be arranged on a series basis for clients that require ongoing flight programs. With all the benefits of ad-hoc charter programs, series charters are ideal for tour operators that need a point-to-point solution for large numbers of guests.
Route and schedule management
A major benefit of air charter is the control it provides over routes and schedules. Tailoring a flight plan to a client’s requirements means reduced onward travel as you can fly to airports often unsupported by scheduled airlines. With an air charter, you have complete control over where and when your party flies.
Varying aircraft categories
Oftentimes, a complex project requires varying aircraft – from private jets for VIPs, passenger aircraft for crews or guests, cargo aircraft for equipment and even turboprops, helicopters light aircraft for last-mile activities. Working with an aircraft charter supplier allows you to choose the exact aircraft for your or your client’s requirements.
International travel is never straightforward; unforeseen events can cause havoc to even the most carefully planned programs. Whether ATC strikes, global conflicts, volcanic eruptions, or any form of force majeure, a travel program without contingencies is vulnerable. With air charter, you can route around issues, amend schedules, quickly deploy alternative aircraft, and avoid unplanned delays. In fact, many companies relied on air charters for contingency planning around Brexit.
Contact ACC Aviation
For decades, ACC has worked closely with the TMC industry, providing all manner of business jet charters, group and corporate air charters, and tailored travel programs on behalf of clients around the world. From MICE clients, oil, gas and energy providers, automotive manufacturers and many more, we work hand-in-hand with TMC partners to elevate their offerings. To find out how we can support you with your next private jet flight, call +44 1737 232 230 or +1 954 686 5220, alternatively email email@example.com
In addition to our charter market facilities, ACC is the exclusive marketing partner for a 62-seat VIP Boeing B757-200, operated by Freedom II.