““The charter industry needs to become much more efficient…We need to take a page from the airlines’ code-sharing agreements…Part 135 charter [operators] could review each other’s schedules, use each other’s airplanes.” ”
Virgin Charter partners with travel agencies
Online booking agent Virgin Charter has become the exclusive air charter solution for global travel-management specialist Radius. Radius has 90 travel agencies worldwide specializing in both business and leisure bookings and will now use the Virgin Charter marketplace to find and book flights. Radius member agents will receive multiple quotes for each trip from hundreds of operators competing for the business. Meanwhile, Virgin Charter stated that recent staff reductions "were related to the evolution of our business strategy." CEO Scott Duffy said that the company had seen a drop in sales due to recent economic turmoil.