Finn Partners has landed the Air Charter Service business to position the aircraft broker for the post-COVID-19 era when many travelers may opt for private jet service as an alternative to commercial flights.
Debbie Flynn, interim head of Finn Partners' global travel practice, expects that the psyche of the post-pandemic traveler will be very different than before the COVID-19 outbreak. She said travelers would be more health-conscious and eager to avoid long lines and crowds at busy airports.
The COVID-19 survival strategy of the major carriers—reducing the number of flights and destinations served—also will boost ACS.
Finn Partners will handle strategic communication in the US and UK for ASC and work to solidify its reputation among international media as a leading provider of jet service.
ACS, with revenues in the $700M range and 25 global offices, charters more than 23K flights every year.
Finn Partners' Carly Reed (London) and Helen Ames (New York) co-lead the ACS account.