Air charter

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Boeing 737-300 of the UK charter airline Titan Airways

Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline). Contrary to traditional scheduled air services, which sell transportation by the seat, air charter services focus on individual private aircraft and itineraries, urgent or time-sensitive cargo, air ambulance service, and other forms of ad hoc air transportation. Many airlines offer both scheduled service and charter service. Some air charters brokers have been given economic authority to sell seats on private jets with mixed success.[1] Some air charter companies offer a large variety of aircraft, such as helicopters and business jets. Charter jet categories include turbo props, light jets, mid-size jets, super mid-size jets, heavy jets, long-range jets and VIP airliners.[2]

There are an estimated 15,000 business jets available for charter in the world. The US market is the largest, followed by the European market with growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America.[3]

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  1. ^ KRUPNICK, MATT. "Start-Ups Selling Seats on Private Jets Don't Always Make It". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Charter Jet Categories". Presidential Aviation. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Asp, Maria. "Private Jet Charter and Sales 2014". Sand Aviation Publishing. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 

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