International Air Charter plc, one of the world’s largest independent aircraft charter brokers, will be participating for the first time at International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), being held in Cannes, South of France. The aircraft charter broker, who specialise in the provision of executive and VIP aircraft, will be participating along with several of the world’s most prestigious luxury service providers. The event is being held between December 6 and 9, 2004 and will bring nearly 700 VIP buyers as hosted visitors from over 52 countries.
Commenting on their participation, Hugh Courtenay, Chief Executive of International Air Charter plc stated, “Luxury Travel is an industry in its own right representing the elite 3 per cent of travellers who account for 20 per cent of total annual travel expenditure and who are immune to economic slowdown. The idea behind participating at a niche show like ILTM is to promote our VIP private aircraft charter service to senior buyers from the luxury leisure, corporate business and incentive markets.”
“ILTM is a unique event, bringing together the most important players in the luxury segment and presents an ideal opportunity for IAC Middle East and Europe to meet buyers of this specialised travel segment. The show gives us the opportunity to present our company’s bespoke VIP service to potential clients in a relaxed and informal environment,” he added.
Private air charter services are most in demand among corporate travellers who need to travel quickly from one location to another. Aircraft charter offers the distinct advantages of privacy and unbeatable flexibility, allowing travellers to move at their own pace, without the inconvenience of waiting for connecting flights or danger of delays. International Air Charter also offers clients a meet and assist service to escort them through otherwise time consuming procedures via private terminals and undergo customs checks with no queues. Clients are assured unobtrusive personalized service and complete privacy to conduct a private discussion or even a board meeting.
“The luxury market is a highly specialized and lucrative market that demands more than just conventional marketing. ILTM will give us visibility in the European luxury travel market and help us strengthen our client base,” said Elie Abdo, Director of Business Development, International Air Charter plc.
International Air Charter currently has offices across Europe and in the Middle East, assuring our clients of services anywhere in the world. Being brokers, the company can source aircraft at short notice from a large number of suppliers at any time. IAC provide some of the world’s most luxurious aircraft, including wide-bodied jets such as the Challenger, Gulfstream and Falcon series and long-range aircraft such as the beautiful VIP Boeing Business Jet. These aircraft possess the latest in communications technology and offer a selection of interior configurations, some featuring conference lounges, dining rooms and bedrooms, to provide a luxurious experience akin to a five star hotel,” added Abdo.