LunaGroup Charter, the commercial charter division of Luna Aviation Group, exceeded $15 million annual revenue in its second year of operation, 2022, organising 311 passenger flights representing three-times 2021’s business activity, the company said in a press release.
We are delighted to see our group charter activity reaching 10 percent of our global business volume under the direction of Rémi Aubin based in Paris,” said Eymeric Segard, Luna Aviation Group CEO.
“Considering the post pandemic situation, the uncertainty in maintaining international events and a slow start of the year we are delighted by these numbers and growing our market share,” added Rémi Aubin, LunaGroup Charter Sales Director.
“We managed to help our clients at the beginning of the year by creating air bridges where the usual airlines stopped going due to the pandemic. From the second quarter onwards the activity picked up with MICE, international sport tournaments, cruises etc… the FIFA World Cup in Qatar also kept us very busy until the end of the year,” he said.
Chaotic summer activity
The second part of year saw the rapid come back of air group travels after two years of the worst aviation crisis. This unprecedented traffic increase disrupted the supply chain from ground handling to air traffic controllers causing terrible client frustrations and challenges for our teams. “The market was not flying at its maximum capacity due to the shortage of labour.
The charter demand was impossible to meet with the scheduled airlines being overwhelmed throughout the summer,” notes Rémi.
LunaGroup Charter is accelerating the expansion from its French entity with new offices in London, Geneva and Dubai.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Press release (edited)
PHOTO: LunaGroup charter team