Business Way Up For Charters

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The security concerns were prompted by The Citizen's chat with Canadian charter operators who are reporting a 25-percent upswing in business since the terror scare in Britain two weeks ago prompted increased security at the 89 Canadian airports that get scheduled service. "We've seen a trend where people are a lot more open to the concept of doing a private jet charter," said Eddie Kiriliuk, of Toronto-based Limo Network, which provides car and jet services. "We don't have any heightened security measures as far as not being able to bring electronics or liquids or anything like that." Larry Libman, president of Corporate Aircraft Charters, downplayed the security threat posed by business aircraft in a 9/11 scenario. "The average airplane, if you travel into a big, big building, the average one would maybe break a couple of windows," he said.