ACC Aviation and Perigean Aviation are partnering to be the sales and marketing agents for a VIP B757-200 operated by Freedom II.
With the aircraft set to take flight in mid-July 2022, ACC Aviation’s partners will have direct access to a 62-seat VIP aircraft capable of transporting passengers and their luggage up to 5,200 miles.
This 62-seat configuration bridges the gap between private charter and scheduled services, providing a flexible transport solution for larger groups.
ACC Aviation has built a dedicated charter team to manage and market the aircraft. The team, which integrates substantial charter and aviation experience, will work hand-in-hand with the Perigean Aviation team, providing worldwide charter capacity.
“Taking on this aircraft is a great opportunity for our expanding team of aviation professionals across our business,” said Phil Mathews, CEO of ACC Aviation. “The charter industry is experiencing incredibly high levels of demand for both private jets and larger commercial airliners, and this aircraft has historically serviced clients in both markets. ACC Aviation has a truly global network of partners built up over 20 years, and we are excited to be bringing this unique aircraft to the charter market.”
The aircraft has a 10-tonne hold capacity, accommodating touring groups with substantial cargo and backline equipment.
“We are seeing first-hand in our day-to-day work the urgent need for more VIP airliner capacity as sectors that typically charter are flying more and more, and others that haven’t flown for two years, are planning tours again,” said Jamie Harris, president Americas, ACC Aviation.
For sports charters, the aircraft would allow players, coaches, staff and media to travel together while controlling their flight schedules and inflight catering options.
Before joining the Freedom II Air Operators Certificate, the aircraft welcomed a client list including Liverpool FC, the US Women’s National Soccer team and Lady Gaga.
“We are looking forward to working with Freedom II and Perigean Aviation marketing this exceptional, proven and reliable aircraft into the charter market,” said Richard Smith, director of charter at ACC Aviation. “We see immediate opportunities for the upcoming autumn season, including touring programmes, substantial MICE travel, and the World Cup in Qatar.”
The Bermudian-registered aircraft (VP-BBE) will move between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas and will be available to the broker market and to direct clients.
“Many of our team have fond memories of this great aircraft, and to be part of the group now re-introducing it to the market is a privilege,” said Harris.
“The Freedom II 757 represents an ideal platform for our customers including safety, comfort and service with the benefit of international range,” said Richard Page, president, Perigean Aviation. “This, coupled with ACC’s experienced worldwide team brings a most unique and efficient pairing of benefits for our customers.”