The launch of the new business makes the company the first international charter broker to establish a firm presence across six continents.
The opening of the new business in Australia sees Chapman Freeborn increase its global network to 32 offices in 24 countries - including key commercial and aviation hubs in Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
At the same time, the opening will allow the company’s global client base and office network greater access to the Australian market while giving domestic customers access to the international charter market - including private jets and helicopters for executive travel, as well as large aircraft for group travel requirements.
Michael Grant has been appointed as general manager, having previously served as Chapman Freeborn’s business development manager for the Australasia region.
Mark Middleton, regional director for Chapman Freeborn, said:
"The launch of our new business in Melbourne is hugely exciting. Australia is an established aviation market and has strategic importance for trade in the Asia-Pacific. The expansion consolidates Chapman Freeborn’s unrivalled global coverage and will help us further unlock the potential of the region.
“We arrange hundreds of charters every year for VIPs so we are well-experienced in managing demands of discerning clients and delivering hassle-free travel experience with excellent value."
The Melbourne-based team aims to increase its operations in Australia and surrounding markets, including New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The charter team has an expert knowledge on these markets and the added advantage to tap into the company’s global network to provide the best air charter solutions for clients in a timely, cost-effective manner.
The charter experts add value by providing tailored advice and solutions to every detail from aircraft selection; routes schedule; check-in arrangements;
Having been in the VIP air chartering business for nearly four decades, Chapman Freeborn has become the trusted aircraft charter provider for governments, high net worth individuals, VIPS, global corporations, renowned music bands and international sports teams.
Chapman Freeborn’s Australia team can be contacted by email at: australia@chapman-
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Chapman Freeborn is the largest aircraft charter provider in the world. Established in 1973, the company has nearly four decades of experience in providing specialised air charter solutions for VIPs, HNWIs, governments and top corporations.
With more than 30 offices worldwide, each office has a team of charter experts who are dedicated to finding the best charter solutions for our clients. Chapman Freeborn offers a comprehensive air charter solution ensuring that every aspect of a flight from receipt of request through the flight set up, flight following and post flight services are managed in a discreet and professional manner.
Chapman Freeborn is currently ranked 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list. At the same time, the company has been awarded the Outstanding Professional Services award by the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore. As a financially sound organisation, Chapman Freeborn group's turnover last year was approximately USD800 million.