Leader in Private Aviation, Cargo and Group Charter Services
Expands Global Footprint with Fifth U.S. Office
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – Air Partner, the London-based global aviation services group, today announced the opening of its new office in Houston, TX. Located in the Woodlands, the new office opened its doors officially in mid-February. This comes on the heels of the company’s Los Angeles office launch in 2018, and further solidifies Air Partner’s presence in key markets across the United States, with offices currently located in Fort Lauderdale, New York City and Washington, D.C.
“We are excited to open an office in Houston as we expand our reach and services across the U.S., providing local Air Partner representation to both established and new customers,” said David McCown, president of Air Partner U.S. “Houston is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States and is a hotbed of economic activity. We see massive potential for growth in the region.”
Air Partner’s continued evolution and global expansion allows the company to strengthen its robust, world-class services and provide clients greater reach. The company’s global service offerings include air charter, cargo services, private air travel solutions, specialist travel management, emergency planning, aircraft remarketing and aviation safety consultancy and training, including air traffic control and wildlife management. Expanding into Houston, an economic powerhouse, gives Air Partner direct access to several major corporate centers such as downtown, uptown, Energy Corridor, Greenpoint, Westchase, The Woodlands, and Bay Area –home to 19 out of the 500 Fortune Companies’ headquarters.
This new office creates a wide range of opportunities for partnership and business relationships with corporations that require private jet charter, group charter services (i.e. corporate shuttles, incentive trips) and air cargo charter. The Port of Houston leads the nation in break bulk cargo and is a top foreign trade zone, which will help Air Partner further extend its thriving large freight/cargo division. The Texas Gulf Coast handles more than $503 billion annually in the highly specialized logistics segment, which drives CRE activity in Houston.
Air Partner will also now be in closer proximity to Houston’s “oil cluster,” which will help the company grow and dominate in the Oil & Gas industry. Houston occupies a large component into the Oil and Gas industry, which will help expand Air Partner’s reach for its freight and corporate jet shuttle programs. Houston’s daily oil operations are dominated by executives, geoscientists and high-end engineers, which will give the company an opportunity to rapidly apply crew changes and manage executive travel.
Overall, Air Partner’s U.S.-based commercial jets, private jets and cargo charter divisions continue performing well, and with the introduction of the new Houston office, the company will be able to further improve its air charter services to its customers in not only the energy capital of the world, but the top break bulk destination, and home to many business districts and corporate centers.
About Air Partner
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Broking division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and SafeSkys, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Broking) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research, SafeSkys and Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programs for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specializing in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. SafeSkys is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2008 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.