Virgin Charter, a full-service online booking tool to charter flights or private jets, and RADIUS, a global travel company, have announced a partnership making Virgin Charter RADIUS’ exclusive charter air solution. RADIUS, with travel agencies specializing in both business and leisure bookings, will now use the Virgin Charter Marketplace system to find and book charter flights on any aircraft type for their clients.
RADIUS member agents will receive multiple quotes for each trip from hundreds of high-quality operators competing to earn their business. Virgin Charter selects only operators that represent the highest standards in safety, all of which are audited by independent, internationally recognized third parties.
In addition, Virgin Charter, in conjunction with JD Power and Associates, created the industry's first Quality Rating Program that provides agents with information about the quality of the operator so they can make more informed decisions together with their clients. RADIUS agents will also have a dedicated toll-free number for 24/7 customer service by Virgin-trained specialists.
“This partnership is not only a win for RADIUS’ vast network of travelers, but also RADIUS’ travel agencies and the operators in our Marketplace,” said Scott Duffy, founder and CEO, Virgin Charter. “We understand the importance of building our travel network as this gives us the ability to immediately expand our international sales force.”
Patricia Locke, RADIUS senior vice president for sales and supplier relations said, “Our partnership will allow us to offer a much broader flight alternative service to our agencies around the world that will benefit their clients with efficiency and cost-savings.”
RADIUS is one of the world’s largest travel management companies with combined annual sales of over USD $20 billion. RADIUS is comprised of 90 travel agencies in 80 countries around the world with over 3,600 locations.