Hugh Courtenay

Private Jet Charter

Category
AVIATION BROKERS, MANUFACTURERS and RETAIL

A lack of regulation in the industry means that ‘anyone and everyone can become a broker’, says Hugh Courtenay, who founded Private Jet Charter 25 years ago. The industry is ‘being cheapened and downgraded’, he says, by so-called bedroom brokers who use online booking systems to charter jets and who are willing to work for lower commissions, thus driving prices down. But problems arise when things go wrong, as the bedroom brokers have no financial security. Private Jet Charter, on the other hand, offers an ‘all inclusive’ package, which supplies a free replacement aircraft when necessary. ‘From choosing your flight to the moment the stairs arrive beside the plane, only the most experienced should be trusted,’ he says. ‘It’s about having something fabulous.’

Hugh Courtenay