The benefits of using group charter for sports team travel

Monday, March 7, 2022

With many of the worlds key sporting events finally returning to a sense of normality, we are all certainly looking forward to great sporting moments again. From the Olympics to World Cup football tournaments, 2022 will see countries from all over unite for the biggest global sports events.

Safety, flexibility and reliability for team travel has remained an important factor for planning and logistics of major sporting events. From working with major sporting governing bodies and professional sporting leagues, we offer the benefits of group charter for team travel and is widely recognized due to the greater degree of control over the end-to-end experience. And through our full range of private jet services, we are able to offer accommodations for groups of any size to anywhere in the world.

Why choose a group charter for sports team travel?

Complete control compared to scheduled services

Scheduled services have been dramatically reduced as a result of ongoing travel restrictions across the globe and a cut in the usual demand. Even once travel restrictions are lifted again, it is likely to take time for schedules to recover to the same pre-pandemic level, and with many sporting events often requiring a tight travel itinerary, scheduled services are often not flexible enough to meet these needs. Private charter offers a reliable alternative with guaranteed availability, ensuring your team will get to where they need to be, exactly when they need to be there.

Minimize your risk to exposure

Minimizing potential contact with others is vital in greatly reducing any potential infection risk. Aircraft charter gives you the freedom to choose where, when and who you fly with. 

Avoid the use of larger more crowded commercial hubs by choosing a more convenient or local airport to fly from. Flying from a private airport vastly reduces the number of touch-points and surfaces as well as face to face interaction for your group.

By keeping groups traveling together in a team 'bubble', you are in control of who your team have contact with. We only work with approved aircraft operators, ensuring aircraft and crew comply with COVID-19 procedures, in addition to the strict safety processes we have in place.

Increased safety measures 

Throughout COVID-19, our Services division (formerly Safety & Security) has continually provided us with the most up to date processes for ensuring safe travel. As part of your charter, we can arrange the deep cleaning of the aircraft prior to departure, as well as provide all passengers with PPE, including face masks, gloves and hand sanitizers. When choosing the fly via aircraft charter, we can ensure your team are always fully protected.

A better travel experience

Air Partner are also able to cater to any request, including bespoke food and beverage requirements for athletes who must adhere to a strict nutrition and dietary program. With tailored onboard catering, we can also provide a deli-bag service to be delivered to each seat prior to boarding to minimize contact time with the crew. 

All these additional measures can be tailored to your exact requirements and our dedicated Account Managers are on hand to provide advice and assistance.

Should you require more information on private charter for your group, please do get in touch. With our dedicated 24/7 support, 60 years of aviation experience, approved operators and expert advice, we’ll provide you with a solution to meet your requirements.

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