Air charter

Boeing 737-300 of the UK charter airline Titan Airways

Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline).


Charter, also called air taxi or ad-hoc flights require certification from the associated country's regulating body such as the FAA in the U.S. The regulations are differentiated from typical commercial/passenger service by offering a non-scheduled service. In the U.S. these flights are regulated under FAA Part 135[1]. There are some cases where a charter operator can sell scheduled flights, but only in limited quantities[2].

The same regulations also apply to Air Ambulance and cargo operators.

Other Languages
العربية: طيران عارض
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Чартарны рэйс
čeština: Charterový let
dansk: Charterfly
Deutsch: Charterflug
Esperanto: Ĉarta aviado
français: Vol charter
한국어: 전세 항공사
italiano: Volo charter
Limburgs: Chartervluch
magyar: Charter
Simple English: Air charter
slovenčina: Charterový let
slovenščina: Čarterski let
українська: Повітряний чартер
粵語: 包機
中文: 包機