Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Air Partner LSE:AIR London Ordinary Share GB00BD736828 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.00p +1.34% 151.50p 151.00p 152.00p 153.00p 150.00p 152.00p 186,935 16:35:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 42.5 4.3 5.4 28.1 79.11

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I've found suddenly tightening spreads in small caps to be quite a positive indicator.
Some good support at this level... why such an unusually narrow spread for this stock... not complaining but being of a suspicious mind, I'm wondering if it is in fact being held back from drifting higher for some 'institutional' reason!
Air Partner - 17 Jan 2018Air Partner plc is pleased to announce the sale of 2009-vintage Beechcraft King Air 200 serial number BB-2014. Air Partner plc acted as the exclusive remarketing agent for the seller Air HH Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH Privat Jets.This sale marks a strong start to 2018 and follows a successful 2017, in which the Aircraft Remarketing division won and fulfilled a number of mandates. Notable transactions included the sale and delivery of a third Kenya Airways B777-200ER aircraft to Omni Air International; the sale of two B747-400s to Jet Midwest Group on behalf of China Airlines; and the sale of two of Kenya Airways' B737-700 aircraft, which were then leased back to Kenya Airways for continued operation. The team was also appointed by Saudi Arabian Airlines as its exclusive remarketing agent in respect of 15 Boeing 777-200ERs. It currently has a number of other mandates on a variety of aircraft, including a B787, several ERJ145s and an ATR72-500.Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner commented: 'We are delighted to have completed the sale of this King Air 200, which was operated from new by Air Hamburg. Over many years Air Partner has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Air Hamburg, chartering its large aircraft fleet for hundreds of hours each year. We a have number of other sales in the pipeline and are looking forward to a busy 2018, fulfilling mandates for new and existing clients.'
15:10 one downside is that shares in the company currently trade at a premium valuation of 17.6 times forward earnings. Although considering the firm's double-digit earnings growth rate, and its acquisition strategy, I believe that this looks too expensive.
Four shares the pros are buying Citywire AAA-rated value star Keith Ashworth-Lord has upped his stake in Air Partner (AIR). Ashworth-Lord increased his investment in the company by 1% to 10%. At a share price of 139.1p, the stake is worth £7.3m. The shares have rallied from around 77p in mid-2016 to the highest the stock has traded since 2008. The shares are held in the £247m CFP SDL UK Buffettology General fund and feature as a top 10 position. Ashworth-Lord previously covered the stock as an equity analyst at WH Ireland. Air Partner arranges both freight and private charter flights. It said it had enjoyed a ‘strong start to the year’ in a trading statement last Autumn. At this point, the company forecast profits of £4m, up 33% on 2016. Following the update Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated its 'buy' rating, on a price target of 170p.
So, pretty obvious what has been going on with the mm's taking the share price along the same mildly upward route as they have before. Aberforth have again been busy selling, now have to wait and see if we get another RNS identifying the buyer, which going on the previous... could be its Castlefords Keith Ashworth-Lord thats been busy again buying up the holding for his Buffetology fund. But we ain't necessarily going to know unless another percentage threshold has been crossed. Whatever... it's all good interest and underpinning for the share price
An interesting new article just released that highlights the emergency/evacuation plans and contracts that AIR is involved with... even Boeing! Air Partner - 02 Jan 2018Our Emergency Planning Division provides 24-hour global air evacuation planning and implementation services for any situation that clients deem an emergency, whether that be flying people out of a dangerous situation, transporting support teams to the site of a disaster, or the last-minute movement of critical personnel.Air Partner has been operating this pre-planned contingency service for 16 years, supporting industries ranging from energy, construction, banking, insurance, drilling support, mineral extraction and manufacturing to a number of leading charity organisations. In the past, Air Partner has successfully evacuated thousands of people from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, West Africa, Afghanistan, Indonesia, East Timor, Lebanon and Nepal, among others.In March this year, the Emergency Planning team at Air Partner carried out the evacuation of 43 Boeing employees to California from French Guiana during a prolonged period of civil unrest. The staff were in the French territory on the northeast coast of South America to launch a new $625 million internet satellite in partnership with ViaSat.A general strike led to the cancellation of flights and the closure of roads, schools and businesses, as demonstrators protested against a rise in crime, unemployment and living costs. As the situation escalated, Boeing activated the emergency evacuation contract it has with Air Partner in order to ensure the safe repatriation of its employees to California. Just 19 hours after Boeing authorised the evacuation, Air Partner had a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the ground at the company's desired airport of departure, with all the necessary permits secured for the flight back to Los Angeles International Airport.Boeing has been a client of Air Partner's Emergency Planning Division for several years, and has air evacuation plans in place for several countries which may be at risk of political unrest or violence, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami or pandemics. This is just one example of how we have been helping clients globally.
Investment Week: Chosen stock: Air Partner Air Partner is transforming into a diversified global aviation services provider, balancing earnings from its successful commercial and private jet broking businesses with specialist aviation consulting and training services. The core broking businesses are market-leading and our analysis shows that demand for private jet travel in key European and US markets is currently resilient. In particular, the group's flexible prepaid JetCard has continued to grow strongly. That said, earnings are characteristically cyclical and, despite a strong market position, Air Partner faces the challenge of more online buying of services. To further diversify, the group has recently added fatigue management consulting to its aviation safety advisory & training division, and we view these activities as a key driver of earnings growth linked to strong demand for value added and outsourced services from the airlines. We also expect to see more bolt-on acquisitions in these activities. All in all, Air Partner's fundamentals and market positions are strong. Broking is a cyclical sector but the group's activities are broad-based, and consulting and training will form a larger component of future profits. We believe that the group can deliver double digit earnings growth and strong free cash this year, with potentially more upside from acquisitions. Its valuation is attractive versus the FTSE Support Services sector and the FTSE All-Share.
Castleford have increased their shareholding by 14% over the past week, from 8.78% to 10.1%
Funds on manoeuvres maybe... Keith Ashworth-Lord has again increased his holding for the Buffetology fund by another substantial chunk.
Air Partner - 14 Dec 2017(The term "MICE" in the context of travel is an acronym for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions. The MICE market refers to a specialized niche of group tourism dedicated to planning, booking, and facilitating conferences, seminars, and other events. And it's a big moneymaker in the travel industry)Air Partner, the aviation services group, has enjoyed a very successful year flying its MICE clients to and from a wide range of events, meetings and product launches. Air Partner's Commercial Jet and Travel divisions have been busy tailoring flights for clients worldwide from a wide range of industries - from automotive to finance.Highlights:• Air Partner's European offices arranged total of 1182 MICE flights in 2017• Germany biggest market for MICE travel• Reasons for travel included reward travel, incentive travel and board meetings• Spanish destinations most popularCost-effective travel is always front of mind for MICE clients: this explains the trends towards choosing short-haul destinations within two hours of the departure airport, and destinations off the beaten track, where accommodation is less expensive but still of the highest quality.Spain and its islands have proven particularly popular with Air Partner's European MICE clients this year, with Tenerife and Mallorca coming out top for French and German companies and Barcelona the number one destination for clients travelling from the UK and Austria. The top reasons for travel included reward and incentive travel for sales managers, company board meetings and product launches. Germany was Air Partner's biggest market for MICE travel this year, with a number of client wins.The Commercial Jet and Travel divisions at Air Partner - which offer charter flights, scheduled tickets or a combination of both - have been a significant player in the MICE industry for over 50 years and understand that when organising a conference or promotional event, getting guests there in style is critically important.Air Partner has worked with event planners in every part of the world for all imaginable types of event, operating as a one-stop shop for flights, transfers and accommodation. Air Partner is increasingly combining scheduled tickets with charters for its clients, as this is often the most cost-effective option. The benefits of charter flights on such occasions are numerous. Clients are able to fly large numbers of passengers directly to destinations that might otherwise not be served by scheduled services, and on a date and time of their choosing.Air Partner is also able to provide a personalised experience both at the airport and on-board, enabling travel time to become part of the brand experience: this can range from the use or display of a client's products and logo all the way through to an on-board magician. Branded headrests are the most popular request as they provide an instant 'wow' factor for everyone boarding the plane, although Air Partner can arrange any special touches a client wishes.Clive Chalmers, Trading Director at Air Partner, commented: 'We are delighted with the success we have seen in MICE travel across Air Partner's European offices, and will continue to pursue growth in 2018 in this important business segment. The team here focuses on providing the highest levels of service and optimal solutions for our clients, which is why so many work with us time and time again.'
Flying high here. Good trading? R2
Many moons ago and as usual never materialised "past suggestions of a deal with Warren Buffett's NetJets business"
It is very quiet, although at least the share price is relatively stable. :0)
boy this is a quiet board usually a good sign, mind
Ref RNS 7642W: Good to see Keith Ashworth-Lord increasing his holding for the Buffetology fund.
Still hot air at present,it seems but space tourism looks to take off Saudi Arabian sovereign fund to invest in space tourism By Hilary Lamb Published Friday, October 27, 2017 The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia is to back Virgin Group's space tourism venture with a $1 billion investment in Virgin Galactic and other Virgin space projects. Recent major investments made by the fund have supported technology companies including ride-sharing service Uber, innovative robotics manufacturer SoftBank and defence technologies giant Lockheed Martin. Saudi Arabia’s rich oil supply has made the kingdom wealthy, although there are serious concerns that its oil-dependent economy will suffer as reserves run dry in coming decades. In response to this, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is widely viewed as a modernising influence in the country, has established Vision 2030, a plan to diversify the Saudi economy. “The future of Saudi Arabia is one of innovation,” said bin Salman. “It’s through partnerships with organisations like Virgin Group that we will make active contributions to those sectors and technologies that are driving progress on a global scale.” Virgin Galactic is the arm of Virgin Group aimed at developing spacecraft for research and tourism. It owns the Spaceship Group, which designed SpaceShipTwo, a spacecraft intended to carry paying customers. In 2016, Virgin Galactic was granted a licence by the US Federal Aviation Administration to use SpaceShipTwo for commercial flights once safety tests are completed. This would make it the first space company to offer rides to tourists. Also owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is Virgin Orbit, which provides rocket launches for small satellites. Virgin Orbit is currently developing a new launch vehicle, LauncherOne, which is capable of lifting off from the wing of an aeroplane, and carrying satellites into orbit around Earth. The $1bn investment will be shared between Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Group and Virgin Orbit. There is also the option for a further $480m investment in the future, a statement published by Virgin said. “This investment will enable us to develop the next generation of satellite launches and accelerate our programme for point-to-point supersonic space travel,” Branson commented. “We are now just months away from Virgin Galactic going into space with people on board and Virgin Orbit going into orbit and placing satellites around the Earth." The statement confirming the investment was published as the Future Investment Initiatives conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, drew to a close. An illustration accompanying Brandon’s statement depicted a space-themed entertainment park in Saudi Arabia, although there are no details of such a project. According to Branson, Virgin will remain based in the US, and will not compromise on its values in spite of the generous investment from the ultra-conservative country’s sovereign fund.
Air Partner - 09 Oct 2017Conklin & de Decker, the independent aviation consultancy, has ranked Air Partner JetCard the most flexible membership programme in Europe. Conklin & de Decker evaluated the membership programmes of Air Partner, NetJets Europe and VistaJet before rating Air Partner's the best in the businessA similar study carried out in the US also concluded that 'Air Partner appears to remain the most flexible of the US jet membership programmes'.Information was derived from Conklin & de Decker research, the respective companies' websites and 'mystery shopper' data. The comprehensive study found that the Air Partner JetCard:• Has the lowest base costs (when all costs are taken into account)• Has the most flexible terms• Is the only jet card that is fully refundableThe Air Partner JetCard is a pre-paid card that buys 25 hours or more of flying time in the client's choice of six private jet categories, with guaranteed availability at any time, no peak-day restrictions in Europe, and dedicated account management 24/7. Funds loaded onto the card are fully refundable and it can be used to charter aircraft, ranging from turboprops to global business jets and helicopters, to anywhere in the world.The flexibility and transparency of the Air Partner JetCard have made it a popular choice amongst a range of clients, including HNWIs and corporates. There is no limit to the number of users that can be linked to a corporate JetCard account, which further increases its appeal to businesses.Of the three providers evaluated in the study, Air Partner JetCard is the only programme to offer flight credits that never expire and round-trip discounts (of up to 15%), setting it apart from competitors. It is also the only one to offer fully inclusive hourly rates: aircraft positioning, fuel, landing fees and catering are all included, and there are no monthly management fees or fuel surcharges.In order to enhance its client experience further, Air Partner is driving initiatives such as the successful partnerships with Camper & Nicholsons International, the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, as well as other luxury brands and services. In addition, it has rolled out bespoke Air Partner JetCard catering in 34 airports across the UK and Continental Europe to suit all culinary preferences, and recently launched a £1 million Air Partner JetCard.For all these reasons, Air Partner JetCard renewals were up 24% in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, and overall utilisation continued to be high.Commenting on the results of the research, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: 'Conklin & de Decker has ranked the Air Partner JetCard programme the best, most flexible and affordable private jet membership programme in the US for four years, and we are delighted to now see the same results in the Europe. We have been operating in the private jet space for over 50 years, and are committed to consistently improving the Air Partner JetCard service in order to deliver the very best VIP experience possible to our clients. We aim to exceed industry and client expectations in everything we do, and I am extremely proud that this has been recognised by the Conklin & de Decker study once again - in both the Europe and US.'David Wyndham, President at Conklin & de Decker, said:'Conklin & de Decker selected 11 characteristics to compare each of the three private jet membership programmes in the study and determined the Air Partner JetCard to be the most flexible. We thoroughly researched each company and are impressed with just how far private jet memberships have come in such a short period of time. The standard in the private aviation space continues to grow and the future remains bright for an industry built on luxury and convenience.'
Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division evacuates people in wake of extreme weather conditions - HTTP:// Air Partner’s Freight team charters flights across the Caribbean - HTTP://
Could be a combination of some of the fund managers filling their boots after waking up to what a great set of interims we just had, some 'rescue effort' business for the Monarch problems... and how well the auto clients business is progressing from Germany... and very importantly how it's projected to continue to progress, according to the release of the article that speedagh has posted today. Seems the auto industry is a major player in the airplane charter business... AND growing at a fantastic rate! My overall impression is AIR are having to be super organised and move at supersonic speed in order to meet the needs and provide the service to the volumes of business clients that are pouring in... and by all accounts being demanded! Nice to be wanted and can't be bad folks! Thanks speedagh!
Perhaps they did broker the monarch return flights !
SP at new highs today........they must be doing something right!
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