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October 24, 2011updated Feb 11, 2013

Centreline Air Charter Wins Best General Aviation Operator

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Phil Brockwell, Managing DirectorBristol, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Bristol and historic Biggin Hill based Centreline Air Charter (“Centreline”), a Pan-European private jet operator, has celebrated the five-year anniversary of buying its first jet by being awarded the title of ‘Best General Aviation Operator’ at this year’s Baltic Air Charter Association (“BACA”) awards dinner.

Having grown 30% per year for the last five years, Centreline’s achievement is one which continues to confound observers of the economic health of the broader economy. Established in 1986 as part of the Bristol Flying Centre Group of companies, Centreline has successfully traded through three recessions in its 25 year history.

BACA can trace its origins back to the establishment of the Airbrokers’ Association founded by the members of the Baltic Mercantile & Shipping Exchange in March 1949. Its purpose was to bring to aircraft chartering the same standards of integrity and professionalism for which the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers have for so long been known and respected.

The judging panel is made up of members of the association who are themselves involved in the private air charter business. The short list for the award included both larger and longer established competitors.

Commenting on the award, Phil Brockwell, managing director at Centreline, said: “Private air travel is defined by its service standards. It is a significant accolade to be recognized as a leader in this area by the ultimate arbiters, those air travel brokers who are tasked with booking flights for their discerning customer base.”

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