UK-headquartered ACC Aviation has partnered with Perigean Aviation, becoming the sales and marketing agents for an all-VIP Boeing B757-200 operated by Freedom II.
With the aircraft set to take flight in mid-July, 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 in total comfort.
The B757 is one of Boeing's most popular airframes, boasting impressive range and uplift capabilities, cruising speeds and category-leading cabin comfort. This unique 62 seat configuration bridges the gap between private charter and scheduled services, providing a flexible transport solution for larger groups.
With demand expected to be high, 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 in Minnesota, providing worldwide charter capacity.
CEO Phil Mathews says: "Taking on this aircraft is a great opportunity for our expanding team of aviation professionals across our business. 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."
Thanks to an impressive 10 tonne hold capacity, the aircraft is ideal for touring groups with substantial cargo and backline equipment, eliminating the need for multiple aircraft or dedicated cargo charters.
"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," adds president Americas Jamie Harris.
The aircraft is also a winner for sports charters, allowing players, coaches, staff and media to travel together while controlling their flight schedules and in-flight catering options. As the 2022 FIFA World Cup draws closer, the aircraft will provide much-needed capacity for teams and supporter groups travelling to and from matches.
Before joining the Freedom II Air Operators Certificate, the aircraft boasted an impressive client list that included the 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," says director of charter Richard Smith. "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 will move seamlessly 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," adds Harris.
“The Freedom II 757 represents an ideal platform for our customers including safety, comfort and service with the benefit of international range. This, coupled with ACC's experienced worldwide team, brings a most unique and efficient pairing of benefits for our customers,” says Perigean president Richard Page, president, Perigean Aviation.