Air Partner - 15 May 2019
Football fans look to charter private jets with Air Partner to Madrid and Baku. Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is scoring well with football fans as it steps up to fly them to Baku, Azerbaijan, for the Europa League final on 29 May and Madrid, Spain, for the Champions League final on 1 June.
After last week’s breathtaking semi-final victories, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea fans are doing everything they can to be in Madrid and Baku for the finals. However, many are now facing difficulty in doing so and are at risk of not making it at all, due to the limited number of flights available with commercial airlines. Baku in particular is very poorly serviced, with direct flights not operated daily from London.
Air Partner has been contacted by a number of fans desperate to get to the final, with groups looking to charter private jets to fly them straight to Madrid or Baku with none of the hassle associated with scheduled services. As a result, enquiries for the month are up 12% compared to the same period last year as fans look to avoid paying several hundreds of pounds for a budget flight.
Air Partner’s expert Private Jets and Group Charter teams have more than 50 years of experience chartering aircraft for sporting events, flying both fans and the football teams themselves. Since 2016, the group has flown 12,000 passengers 120,000 miles to 65 airports in 42 countries for football related events.
Chartering enables groups to work to their own schedule, save valuable time, and travel in style and comfort. By avoiding queues at check-in, flying to the most convenient airports and using private terminals, fans can make the journey part of the overall experience so that they can enjoy every moment of their trip.
What’s more, the group also offers a CharterPLUS guarantee, which gives clients reassurances including additional insurance coverage and financial protection for total peace of mind. This means fans are able to focus on supporting their team and savouring what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable night.
Marcos Torre, Air Partner’s Manager, UK Private Jets, commented: “It’s great to see four English teams in European finals, but many fans are being let down by scheduled services. Air Partner’s charter solutions offer unparalleled flexibility and convenience, meaning fans only have to worry about what happens on the pitch. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we are delighted to be able to help get football’s biggest fans to these games.”
A return trip to Madrid on a 6-seater Light jet with Air Partner is priced from approximately £21,000. A return trip to Baku on an 8-seater Midsize jet is approximately priced from £43,000.