Media Release: AirPartner announces strategic alliance with CitationAir

AIR Partner, a world-renowned aircraft charter provider, and CitationAir by Cessna, an industry-leading private jet transportation solutions company, based in the US, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance.

Through this newly-formed alliance, Air Partner will look after CitationAir’s Jet Card customers flying privately in Europe. CitationAir clients can access Air Partner’s JetCard service for flights within Europe at a fixed, all-inclusive price with guaranteed aircraft availability on a trip-by-trip basis.

CitationAir is Air Partner’s preferred private jet supplier for its JetCard clients travelling in North America. Under the agreement, Air Partner JetCard customers now have guaranteed access to a young fleet of 80 Cessna aircraft when travelling within CitationAir’s North American service area.

“This important relationship with another leading aviation company further strengthens the Air Partner brand and is in line with our strategy to continue to develop our products and services globally,” said Mark Briffa, Air Partner CEO.

“CitationAir shares our commitment to superior quality and customer service and we are delighted to have been selected by the company to look after their clients in Europe. At the same time, our clients have the additional benefit of private travel throughout CitationAir’s service area that matches the high quality experience they have come to expect from Air Partner.”

Steve O’Neill, CitationAir’s founder and CEO, said: “This alliance is the latest example of our strategy to bolster our customer base and significantly expand our geographic service area by teaming with like-minded, world-class organisations that share the company’s passion for excellence and its high standards for extraordinary customer service and safety.

“At CitationAir, our focus is to provide our customers with an unrivalled, high-quality personal travel experience. By aligning with Air Partner, we are very excited to provide a seamless transportation solution that allows our customers access to Europe, with the level of service to which they are accustomed.”

CitationAir’s parent company is Cessna Aircraft Company, one of the world’s largest and most reputable manufacturers of business jets.

About CitationAir

CitationAir is an industry leader offering individuals and businesses the advantages of private jet travel through its innovative programs, including Jet Card, Jet Shares, Jet Management and Corporate Solutions products. CitationAir flies Cessna’s popular Citation aircraft exclusively—the Citation Bravo, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, and Citation Sovereign—which are serviced and maintained at the factory-level. CitationAir operates one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the industry by highly trained pilots, setting the standard for superior customer service. CitationAir’s parent company is Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company. All CitationAir flights will be conducted by CitationAir under its Part 135 US Air Carrier certificate with CitationAir in operational control and are not affiliated with Air Partner’s JetCard programme.

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About Air Partner

Air Partner plc is a world-class provider of aviation services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. The company has earned global recognition as a leading aircraft charter supplier and organises ad hoc charters of aircraft of every size for any reason. Its core divisions comprise Air Partner Private Jets, Commercial Jets and Air Freight Charter. Air Partner Private Jets offers on-demand jet charter and the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme. The Commercial Jets division charters airliners with 20 to 500 seats to move groups of every size. Air Partner Freight provides a cargo aircraft charter service that allows cargo to be delivered anywhere at any time, utilising aircraft of every size. With its headquarters in the UK, Air Partner has 20 offices spanning Europe, North America, the Far East and Middle East and operates a 24/7 year-round Flight Support Centre from its London Gatwick base. The group was formed in 1961 and is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange. Air Partner is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant (as Supplier of Aircraft Charter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), a globally recognised mark of excellence.

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