Jeppesen Simplifies Pricing For International Planning Services

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Also at EBACE this week, Jeppesen announced a new pricing option for its International Trip Planning Services it says is "straightforward and easy to understand" -- implying its current options aren't. The company divided the globe into eight predefined regions and established fixed sector fees for each trip segment between or within these regions. Included with sector pricing are the most commonly used trip planning services, such as ground handling setup, permit acquisition, hotel reservations, flight plans, customs and immigration notifications and more. Best of all, communication and schedule revision charges are included in the sector fee as well. The company said it believes this new pricing model will be particularly useful for operators wanting the predictability of knowing a trip's set-up fees in advance and typically requiring comprehensive trip planning services.

Traditional service-based pricing is still available so operators can select the pricing option that best meets their business requirements. The sector price includes Jeppesen’s trip setup fees and is the same for both Part 91 and 135 flights. “The last thing international business aviation operators want to deal with is the hassle of hidden charges and confusing pricing formulas,” said Bob Overby, director of International Trip Planning Services. “Our new sector pricing model is an attractive option for many of our customers who need to know in advance what Jeppesen’s fees will be for their trips. It doesn’t get any easier than this!” Jeppesen's International Trip Planning Services operates from bases in San Jose, Calif.; London Gatwick, England; Bangalore, India; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; it also operates customized onsite-staffing solutions for significant fractional and charter operations in the U.S. and Europe.