In addition to the more than 2,500 air charter operators licensed by the FAA, there are also entities known as air charter brokers that link prospective charter customers with air charter operators. An air charter broker plays an important role by matching a customer’s travel needs with the capabilities of an air carrier licensed under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. While Part 135 charter operators are closely regulated by the FAA, air charter brokers are not plainly and comprehensively regulated. In the course of their business, brokers encounter a number of federal and state agencies that may have jurisdiction over their business.