Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn group was established in the UK in 1973. The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In the cargo market, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering specialises in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies and a host of industries around the globe.

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Chapman Freeborn reports 200% growth in turnover year on year to date


Strategic investment in key personnel throughout Europe and Asia delivers strong growth for global air charterer

London, UK, Friday, 14th June 2024: Chapman Freeborn Passenger UK team has reported significant year on year growth to date, which it expects to continue throughout 2024, following a major 2023 recruitment drive.

Chapman Freeborn directed key investment in its corporate, sports, and live entertainment divisions with a particular focus on music concerts.

“Having just celebrated our 50th year, we have plenty of experience from which to draw upon, and our year-to-date performance has fully vindicated our decision to heavily invest in recruitment,” said Andy Hutchinson, Director of Passenger Charter UK, Chapman Freeborn.

“We expect growth to remain high through the year as the tour operators begin to plan for 2025, the cruise, and sports sectors begin to open up as we move into the summer months, and corporate travel gears up soon after.”

“Full-time-equivalent (FTE) is key at Chapman Freeborn and we always look to strengthen the team if the right person is available.”

Chapman Freeborn recently announced the internal promotion of Chloe Phelps to head up Chapman Freeborn’s live music division alongside music logistics’ long-term expert Paul Kindred, Senior Business Development Manager – Music & Entertainment, Chapman Freeborn.

Earlier this year Chapman Freeborn launched its Jet Card Membership scheme which grants members access to over 2,500 aircraft worldwide.

“This membership is designed for those who frequently charter private jets, perfect for those in the Corporate sector, amongst others,” said James Edwards, Vice President Passenger Charter Europe, Chapman Freeborn.

“The membership has many benefits such as unlimited jet access, complimentary upgrades, catering, and many more.”

This month, Chapman Freeborn will be attending the British Travel Show Europe, a two-day travel conference and exhibition, at ExCel London on the 19th and 20th of June, 2024.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn Group was established in the UK in 1973.

Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

In addition to passenger services, Chapman Freeborn offers freight services, specialising in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe. It also provides on board courier services.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Chapman Freeborn is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 213 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services including MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, as well as a variety of associated services. Supported by 12,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.

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Chapman Freeborn reports 200% growth in turnover year on year to date

Strategic investment in key personnel throughout Europe and Asia delivers strong growth for global air charterer

London, UK, Friday, 14th June 2024: Chapman Freeborn Passenger UK team has reported significant year on year growth to date, which it expects to continue throughout 2024, following a major 2023 recruitment drive.

Chapman Freeborn directed key investment in its corporate, sports, and live entertainment divisions with a particular focus on music concerts.

“Having just celebrated our 50th year, we have plenty of experience from which to draw upon, and our year-to-date performance has fully vindicated our decision to heavily invest in recruitment,” said Andy Hutchinson, Director of Passenger Charter UK, Chapman Freeborn.

“We expect growth to remain high through the year as the tour operators begin to plan for 2025, the cruise, and sports sectors begin to open up as we move into the summer months, and corporate travel gears up soon after.”

“Full-time-equivalent (FTE) is key at Chapman Freeborn and we always look to strengthen the team if the right person is available.”

Chapman Freeborn recently announced the internal promotion of Chloe Phelps to head up Chapman Freeborn’s live music division alongside music logistics’ long-term expert Paul Kindred, Senior Business Development Manager – Music & Entertainment, Chapman Freeborn.

Earlier this year Chapman Freeborn launched its Jet Card Membership scheme which grants members access to over 2,500 aircraft worldwide.

“This membership is designed for those who frequently charter private jets, perfect for those in the Corporate sector, amongst others,” said James Edwards, Vice President Passenger Charter Europe, Chapman Freeborn.

“The membership has many benefits such as unlimited jet access, complimentary upgrades, catering, and many more.”

This month, Chapman Freeborn will be attending the British Travel Show Europe, a two-day travel conference and exhibition, at ExCel London on the 19th and 20th of June, 2024.

About Chapman Freeborn

The Chapman Freeborn Group was established in the UK in 1973.

Chapman Freeborn offers specialist passenger services including private jet charters for executive travel and large aircraft for crew rotations and international group travel.

In addition to passenger services, Chapman Freeborn offers freight services, specialising in the charter and lease of aircraft for a wide-ranging customer base, including freight forwarders, multinational corporations, governments, humanitarian agencies, and a host of industries around the globe. It also provides on board courier services.

The company has offices worldwide including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Chapman Freeborn is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 213 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services including MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, as well as a variety of associated services. Supported by 12,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates worldwide.

For more information, please visit chapmanfreeborn.aero.