Tour Operators & Cruise Organizers

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Tour Operators & Cruise Organizers

In order to create a competitive packaged trip or to transport your customers to a cruise ship, charterizing is the solution that provides the greatest flexibility for a program adapted to your specific needs.

Our dedicated project manager will assist you in setting up the series of flights that will meet all your needs: dates, times, number of seats and airports served, on-board service, budget.

Indeed, charter erases the constraints and risks of price fluctuation on regular lines, our experienced teams will offer you the best of chartered flights, by selecting reliable and committed companies, managing contractual and regulatory aspects, preparing the flights carefully. Our 24/7 Operations Unit will ensure seamless monitoring, before the aircraft takes off from its based airport until the delivery of the last piece of baggage on arrival.

We will also provide you with additional flexibility, if you wish to combine charter and regular flights or book the pre and post routing of your customers, by offering you integrated solutions thanks to our IATA Group Travel offer.

Why charter a plane?
Why charter a plane?
  • Direct flights to destinations not served by regular lines
  • Schedules adapted to your needs
  • Control of your airfare budget, with guaranteed availability and prices
  • Tailor-made solutions according to your needs (complete device or block seats)
  • H24 operations monitoring

 

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Frequently asked questions from Tour Operators and cruise organizers about charter flights
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What are the risks for a Tour Operator on a regular scheduled flight?

When a Tour Operator builds and markets a package, it selects and purchases hotels and services at destination, that it then links to a plane ticket.

However, the seats available on regular scheduled flights between the time the tour operator conceives the package and the customer purchases can see their prices vary greatly. Or worse, not even be available anymore!

The Tour Operator is therefore facing a significant financial risk with a budget that is difficult to control, as well as risking not finding availability but only for part of its package.

 

Therefore, a chartered flight is a particularly relevant solution.

 

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What is the difference between a series of flights and a consolidated flight?

When a Tour Operator sets up a project, he defines the destination, the period, as well as the days of departure.

For example, a flight Paris – Athens – Paris for a 3 month period, with the first flight on Saturday morning, and the second on Sunday afternoon.

He can then either set up a series of flights if he needs sufficient volume to charter a full aircraft on those dates.

Or if he has less passengers, for example 20 each week, he can find a solution via a flight consolidated by AVICO who then provides him with “block seats“.

AVICO charters the aircraft and sells block seats to the different actors on the defined market. This meets the same needs as a series of flights, but for a smaller volume and less risk for the Tour Operator.

 

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What is the difference between "block seats" and allotment?

A “block seats” and an allotment are two different ways to rent a group of seats on a flight to a Travel Agency or a Tour Operator, in order to let them sell it.

The only difference relies in the terms.

Indeed, for an allotment, the price for the seats is negotiated when signing the contract between the airline and the Travel Agency or Tour Operator, as well as a deadline. Past that deadline the seats are given back to the airline without any fee.

As for a “block-seats”, it is a definitive purchase when signing the agreement, and the Tour Operator or Travel Agency is the “owner” of the seats as of the signature. They are from this moment carrying the risk of not selling it, but buying price is more competitive than for an allotment.

Which aircraft for my project?
196seats

The Airbus A321 is the largest single-aisle airliner and also the one with the most efficient cost per seat in its high density version. Its radius of action of approximately 5600km will allow you to ensure a musical tour or a fashion show  in Europe, a car launch in North Africa or a repatriation.

245seats

The Airbus A330 is one of the most common Airbus aircraft due to its high performance. Many configurations exist, with a total number of seats between 245 for the lower density and up to 440 seats in the low cost configuration, and an action radius of up to 13,000 km.

147seats

This airliner equipped with two engines and flies at a cruise speed of 870 km/h.

It’s the range from Paris is perfect to ensure medium-haul flights in Europe and to North Africa.

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