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Air Partner witness surge in flash-packing trend

Air Partner plc - 23 oct. 2017


As the thirst for exceptional experiences continues, Air Partner has seen a marked increase in requests for multi-stop travel itineraries to see the wonders of the world.

With the team's vast expertise in managing complex flight itineraries to fit sometimes challenging routes and travel arrangements, flying by private jet is often the most convenient solution for those globetrotting travelistas.

Most recently a family of four embarked on their own three-week Asian odyssey when they chartered a super midsize jet to whisk them from Hong Kong to Cambodia and onwards to Vietnam. Previously, Air Partner curated a three-week itinerary for a couple spanning South America with private jet pitstops in Brazil - for Rio & The Iguazu Falls, Argentina – for Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calfate and Peru - for Lima and Machu Picchu.

Whilst multi-stop travel over Christmas and New Year was on the up in 2016, it appears to be a trend that will continue again this year. One group of festive flash-packers embarked on a two-week Asian adventure that departed on Boxing Day last year – spanning Singapore, Bangkok, Danang, Ho Chi Minh, Phon Penn and Langkawi.

Speaking about the trend, Air Partner Group Director Julia Timms comments "It's been interesting – yet not wholly surprising – to see a rise in the request for these epic multi-stop itineraries. In recent years the luxury travel industry has witnessed a surge in clients seeking enriching experiences when they travel, with time pressures at an all-time high and private jet travel continuing to be considered a real alternative to first class travel - a bespoke multi-stop trip aboard one of our jets can tick all of those boxes."

In response, Air Partner's experienced team has devised three very special sojourns to see some of the world's most celebrated sights in style. Flying privately can provide even greater access to these famous landmarks – with smaller private airports dotted nearby – allowing them even more time to explore.

 

An African Adventure

From mountaintops to waterfalls and seeing the Big Five in the Serengeti – this is the ultimate African adventure.

Day 1
London to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. For the opportunity to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa

Day 3
From Kilimanjaro to Seronera, landing at a smaller airport for unrivalled access to the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the Big Five: Lions, Leopards, Buffalo, Elephants and Rhinoceros

Day 4
From Seronera, a return to Kilimanjaro for the onward journey to Cape Town for the illustrious Table Mountain and the best views of the city.

Day 7
Onwards to Livingstone, Zambia to access the captivating Victoria Falls

Day 9 or 10
Your return to reality (London)

Flights from £180,000

 

An Eastern Escape

A luxurious trail of the world's most remarkable structures, from the Pyramids of Egypt to the Great Wall of China.

Day 1
Depart London for Cairo and take advantage of seeing the pyramids from the air. After exploring these ancient wonders...

Day 3
It's a direct flight onwards to Agra – avoiding the customs of Delhi which is the standard way to access the ultimate ode to love, the Taj Mahal

Day 5
From India it's onwards to Siem Reap for Angkor Wat – the largest religious monument in the world for the last, but by no means the least, highlight....

Day 8
Beijing to traverse the only landmark visible from space, the inimitable Great Wall of China

Day 10/11
Your return to reality (London)

Flights from £195,000

 

Way out West

A trip around the Americas to see some of the natural – and not so natural – wonders of the world from Machu Picchu to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Day 1
A luxurious sojourn to Brazil for sunny days in Rio de Janeiro and onto Cusco in Peru for unprecedented access to Machu Picchu

Day 3
Onwards to Uruapan to see the striking Paricutin Volcano

Day 5
From the bijou airport of Uruapan to San Francisco and a stroll along the engineering marvel - the Golden Gate Bridge

Day 7
Flagstaff Arizona is the next private jet pitstop which provides unrivalled views of the Grand Canyon on route

Day 8
On return to London a last touchdown in Teterboro New York – a smaller airport a stone's throw from all of the Big Apple's key sights including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty

Day 9 or 10
Your return to reality (London)

Flights from £205,000

 

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These exceptional itineraries are based on travel in a choice of luxurious global cabin aircraft available to the clients of Air Partner. Travellers can choose from the following models Falcon 8X, Global 6000 or Gulfstream 550

Whilst on board guests can expect complete and utter first class care from sumptuous gourmet fare and a limitless bar to special bespoke arrangements such as a delivery from a favourite Michelin-starred restaurant to a personalised cake for onboard birthday celebrations.

Air Partner's JetCard members can also enjoy round trip discounts, whilst those who opt for ad hoc flights may also benefit from cost efficiencies when booking a multi-stop trip. Thanks to its fixed fully-inclusive rates, no expiration date, guaranteed availability and no cancellation fee up until 7am the day before the flight, Air Partner's JetCard was recently cited by a study by Conklin & de Decker as the most flexible jet membership and provides another veritable showcase of Air Partner's expertise in private air travel for leisure and corporate travellers alike.