Sentient Jet have announced the formation of a broad strategic alliance with Air Partner, one of the largest private jet services companies in the world. Air Partner is a highly-regarded aviation company currently providing services to individuals, corporations and over a dozen governments and heads-of-state. This includes having the distinction of being the only company with a warrant to serve the British royal family. The alliance gives both individual and corporate customers of Sentient and Air Partner access to the flexibility, convenience and value of a globally integrated private jet network connecting destinations worldwide. Concurrent with the alliance, Air Partner will introduce additional features to its existing Jet Membership Programme that will make the product nearly identical to the current Sentient model in North America. The core elements of the alliance include:
—Sentient members can now fly privately within Europe as an additional benefit of their core membership. Sentient members will fly under the Air Partner program at fixed hourly rates with guaranteed availability and terms comparable to their current travel within the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
—All clients of the Air Partner Jet Membership Programme will receive reciprocal membership benefits from Sentient in North America.
—Through the combined networks of the two organizations, members will also have access to executive jet travel to or from virtually any destination worldwide beyond Europe and North America.
—Sentient will expand its corporate program by offering members direct access to Air Partner’s large jet charter services, which can accommodate flights from 20 to 500 passengers, for custom travel itineraries anywhere around the world.
—Finally, the two companies will integrate key customer service functions such that any of the combined product offerings of the two companies can be accessed through either Sentient or Air Partner representatives.
“Air Partner’s extensive capabilities in global private jet travel and commercial services are unparalleled,” said Steven Hankin, chief executive officer of Sentient Jet. “Importantly, they share a commitment to safety and a passion for exceeding customers’ expectations that make them a natural fit for Sentient. By combining forces with Air Partner we now offer a better global jet network for our members and corporate clients with a broader range of aircraft solutions than any of our U.S.-based competitors.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Sentient Jet, a company whose flexible risk-free membership program we consider the model for private jet travel in the U.S.,” said David Savile, chief executive officer of Air Partner. “With this alliance we are significantly expanding growth opportunities for each of our companies around the world.”
Air Partner and Sentient will now cooperate to provide all prospective members and corporate clients with a range of private jet membership and charter options, depending on their global and regional travel needs. The companies will also work together to jointly provide private jet solutions for prospective partners such as resorts and destination clubs which require an increasingly global solution to meet the needs of their customers.