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Chapman Freeborn joins ABRAEL’s luxury client list

The world’s leading aircraft charter broker has partnered with ABRAEL – Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Luxo, a non-profitable organisation based in Sao Paulo. ABRAEL represents the interests of both national and international luxury brands present in Brazil, with 26 members including renowned lifestyle labels such as Cartier, Gucci and MontBlanc.

Chapman Freeborn has joined the association to further develop relationships in the luxury sector within the Brazilian market and to provide its executive charter and On Board Courier services to other ABRAEL members, as Andre Rodrigues, Country Manager of Chapman Freeborn Brazil says:

“I am delighted to have joined ABRAEL as I believe our partnership will be of benefit to both Chapman Freeborn and the ABRAEL members. Through this association we can expect to see a greater deal of interaction, ultimately increasing our visibility in the Brazilian market, and where we can also offer its members our products that will compliment and serve their business both within the region as well as globally by offering our On Board Courier services amongst other suitable air charter solutions that we provide.”

Carlos Ferreirinha, president of MCF Consulting and knowledgement, a consulting firm specialising in the luxury market, created ABRAEL in November 2008 with the vision of harnessing and sharing the collective knowledge, experience and resources of its members.

Associated brands at ABRAEL can expect to find a preferential structure whereby they receive local support and development in implementing business strategies, interact with ABRAEL partners generating new opportunities to promote the lifestyle and culture of luxury products.

Also commenting on the joint venture, Carlos Ferreirinha, Executive Secretary and founder of ABRAEL:

“At ABRAEL, one of our main objectives is to strengthen the luxury segment in Brazil, as well as establish relationships between companies that operate in this market. Therefore, it is essential that the association gains the correct representation through suitable companies. It is a great gain for ABRAEL to work in conjunction with Chapman Freeborn in this select and active group of companies.”

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About Chapman Freeborn

Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn is the world’s leading aircraft charter broker, with nearly 40 years of experience providing private air charter solutions. The company has 35 offices worldwide and offers unrivalled global coverage. Each office has a team of professional multilingual charter experts who are contactable 24/7/365 and dedicated to providing clients with the perfect aircraft for their requirements. Chapman Freeborn annual revenues exceed US $800 million and the company is ranked 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list of Britain’s biggest mid-market private companies. Amongst services, Chapman Freeborn also provides an On Board Courier service ensuring maximum level of security for urgent shipments across the world.


In a pioneering movement in Brazil, Carlos Ferreirinha, president of the management consulting office specialising in luxury, MCF Consultoria & Conhecimento, noted the need for a formal structure to represent international companies of the luxury and premium market, as well as Brazilian brands that operate in this segment. In November 2008, Ferreirinha gathered some names together and formed the initial ABRAEL – Brazilian Association of Luxury Companies.

ABRAEL supports the participating companies in its consolidation and success nationally and internationally. The brands, meanwhile, find in the Association a privileged meeting place to foster excellent positioning, develop effective methods of developing business, build relationships with national and international partners that enable and increase its visibility. At a national level, the activity of ABRAEL’s institutional relations has concentrated its efforts in developing the activity of luxury in Brazil and in a policy definition to promote the essence of the luxury segment