One of the best things about any industry that’s relatively new and on the rise – such as jet charter – is not only the innovation in services that it provides to the market, but also the job opportunities it creates. And when these businesses merge with the latest in internet and mobile technology, the employment opportunities become even more diverse and plentiful. Here we look at what jet charter businesses are doing for the job market.
Pilots, flight attendants, and other crewmembers now have an option apart from the saturated job market of commercial airlines.
Flight coordinators, dispatchers, and other members of the ground crew are vital to operations.
A business with such high capital requirements and operating costs will always need qualified and experienced accountants.
A legal team is required to handle litigation, settle insurance and government tax disputes, create and review contracts, and provide general legal counsel to the company for various aspects of operation – all in all, to protect the company from undue losses and trouble.
The success of a jet charter company relies on competent brokers, flight advisors, and sales managers to handle existing client accounts and bring in new ones.
Engineering and technical crew
Highly qualified engineers and aircraft maintenance technicians are essential in ensuring the airworthiness of the entire fleet.
The in-flight dining experience is an important part of the luxury that comes with private flights. While some charter companies turn to third-party suppliers for their food and beverage, others hire their own chefs. Note that there are also catering companies that specialize in providing in-flight food.
Customer service representatives are required for handling booking arrangements, answering customer inquiries, and dealing with complaints and feedback.
Marketing and PR
For an industry as dynamic as private aviation, competitive marketing is key. Depending on the size of the company, it may need one or several marketing professionals to handle not only the traditional avenues of promotion but also to make effective use of the web and social media platforms.
From IT admins that ensure all software and computer hardware are working smoothly, to mobile and web front-end and back-end developers that create the sites and apps that sell the company’s services, jet charter companies have an increasing need for the highly computer-savvy.