AirClub is unique in that clients are in complete control of their bookings through the AirClub online booking system, according to Ocean Independence. Clients can see the exact aircraft available, they deal directly with the manager for that aircraft, and there is no markup from middlemen.
“This strategic alliance of world leaders in superyacht charter and private jet charter is a natural fit,” Toby Maclaurin, commercial director at Ocean Independence, stated in a press release. “It will bring sound commercial benefits to the owners of the superyachts and private jets both parties manage, as well as offering our yachting clients the assurance of a private jet charter network with our stamp of approval.”
Ocean Independence is hoping the partnership not only will benefit charter clients needing private air transport, but also will drive more charter business (similar to the company’s partnership with American Express).
Incidentally, AirClub simultaneously announced a preferred partnership agreement with Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, that will give clients joint newsletters along with special offers and preferential exchange rates.
The agreements were announced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.