Air charter

Boeing 737-300 of the UK charter airline Titan Airways

Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline). As opposed to traditional scheduled air services which sell transportation by the seat, air charter services focus on individual private aircraft and itineraries, urgent or time-sensitive cargo, air ambulance service, and other forms of ad hoc air transportation. Many airlines offer both scheduled service and charter service. Some air charters brokers have been given economic authority to sell seats on private jets with mixed success.[1] Some air charter companies offer a large variety of aircraft, such as helicopters and business jets. Charter jet categories include turbo props, light jets, mid-size jets, super mid-size jets, heavy jets, long-range jets and VIP airliners.[2]

There are an estimated 15,000 business jets available for charter in the world. The US market is the largest, followed by the European market with growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: طيران عارض
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Чартарны рэйс
čeština: Charterový let
dansk: Charterfly
Deutsch: Charterflug
Esperanto: Ĉarta aviado
français: Vol charter
한국어: 전세 항공사
italiano: Volo charter
Limburgs: Chartervluch
magyar: Charter
Simple English: Air charter
slovenčina: Charterový let
slovenščina: Čarterski let
українська: Повітряний чартер
粵語: 包機
中文: 包機