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Platinum staff with charter plane

About us

Platinum Aircraft Charter (previously Lucas Air Transport) is a premium Adelaide air charter operator that delivers decades of safe, reliable air transportation.


This unique aircraft charter company started flying in 2008 after recognising the need for a cost-effective and efficient travel service. It started to fly earthmoving employees to and from remote mining sites, and gradually grew its clientele, staff and fleet of charter aircraft.

Lucas Air was the first ever South Australian flight operator to receive Approved Single Engine Propellor Turbine Aircraft (ASEPTA) status. This allowed flying in all weather conditions, day and night, for paying passenger charter.  Without this approval, aircraft can only fly in clear skies during the daytime.

The owners of the business, Steve and Bonnie Cesco, are both experienced pilots with many years of experience operating charter flights. Bonnie Cesco is the current Managing Director and Stever Cesco is the Chief Pilot of the company.


Platinum Aircraft Charter has vast experience in providing an effective alternative to the challenges and limitations associated with traditional commercial air travel. We are based at Adelaide Airport, a convenient access point for all major centres and the majority of regional and mining centres throughout Australia.


On arrival, you will have access to our terminal or our executive lounge with a range of light snacks and refreshments.


We pride ourselves in providing professional, friendly and personal service to every client from the moment you phone or email through an enquiry to the moment you step off our aircraft arriving at your destination.


From our dedicated and experienced team to our meticulously maintained and presented aircraft, Platinum Aircraft Charters will ensure each and every experience with us will be memorable and stress-free.

Whether you are using Platinum Aircraft Charters for business or pleasure, you can put your travel arrangements in the hands of our experienced team and relax in the knowledge that we will get you where you need to be safely and on time.

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