Twenty Five Air Charter Companies Join the CharterX Network; Exceeds One Million Air Charter Trip Requests

February 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The Largest Air Charter Marketplace Continues to Show Strong Growth

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San Antonio, TX., February 3, 2006 — CharterX will announce at the National Business Aviation Show, that twenty five additional companies have joined the single largest air charter marketplace. vThe industry continues to embrace the new communications medium for the dissemination of aircraft information, and where the buyers and sellers of air charter meet and transact.

Companies involved with air charter or unscheduled air taxi (Part 135) have unique requirements for the latest information on airplane availability, scheduling and pricing because of the varied and rapid client demands. CharterX delivers up to date data on the most significant air charter carriers across the country. More than 1,500 business jets have availability data updated by the operator each week. The system also stores information on more than 1,500 empty legs on any given day. Since the launch, the system has handled more than one million air charter requests; demonstrating that it is the nexus of the air charter industry.

Air charter buyers are increasingly turning to the web to locate the exact aircraft for each itinerary; the CharterX Industry XChange is where they go. With the Industry XChange, they can find the exact aircraft, with exact pricing instantly. The system processes more than 2,000 full flight requests each day.

“It’s an exciting time in the air charter industry. As new aircraft enter the fray, new buyers and sellers join the market, and the overall business is maturing such that being connected is vitally important,” states Jim Betlyon, CharterX President. “An online system optimizing and matching the demand and supply is absolutely necessary for air charter to thrive.”

Kevin Godlewski, President of Executive Charter Services adds, “As Executive Charter Services expands its private jet charter offerings, we wanted to better attract retail clientele and deliver a professional buying experience. CharterX provides the technology for our website to deliver this to current and potential retail clients. The Industry XChange continues to be where savvy buyers go to locate aircraft anywhere in the world."

CharterX Industry XChange is the central business exchange for air charter. The company also provides the online marketing and distribution tools for the air charter industry. Customers employ CharterX’s XQuote online trip inquiry module to provide customers who visit their websites instant access to aircraft and charter trip information. XQuote is available to both charter operators and charter brokers in six languages and over 140 currencies.