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Top Autumn City Breaks By Private Jet

09 Nov 2018

As the nights draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, there is no better time to get away for a few days of sunshine and sightseeing. There are a few destinations we have recommended, which you can fly to in just a few hours and are popular with private jet travellers for short breaks during autumn. On a city break, time is of the essence and flying privately allows you to make the most of your time, bypassing the busy airport hubs and avoiding the lengthy queues. For some inspiration, here are some of our favourite getaways. Wherever you’re looking to explore this autumn, we can get you there.

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5 Restaurants Worth Flying For

07 Nov 2018

Frozen olives from a bonsai olive tree. An eel swimming up the River Po. Some dishes are worth hiring a private jet and flying for. Visit these exceptional restaurants and experience the world’s finest gastronomy.

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Which private jets can fly internationally?

05 Nov 2018

We compare two global jets that are ideal for flying between Europe and America. Aside from VIP airliners, these ultra-long range jets will get you as far as private jets can and are often requested by Air Partner clients for international flights.

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The benefits of private jet charter for your ski trip

24 Oct 2018

Time is the one luxury we cannot buy – and it is particularly precious over the winter and Christmas holidays, when family commitments and intense pressure on flight routes to ski destinations make seamless air travel solutions all the more important.

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The efficiencies gained by using a specialist oil & gas aviation services provider

18 Oct 2018

There are many benefits to oil & gas operators using fixed-wing charter. Particularly if you consider the efficiency of tailored schedules and bespoke services, from a partner that also keeps industry-leading safety front of mind. These benefits are especially underlined when you use a supplier that truly understands your business. One who knows how to manage the logistical intricacies involved in your everyday operations - whether that's extreme weather, remote or inhospitable locations, working against the clock, or even the outbreak of war.

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Helping you find the right aircraft for the right event

09 Oct 2018

If you’re planning a conference or major promotional event, chartering an aircraft gives you the ability to set a destination, a route and a schedule for your guests. At Air Partner, we're here to help you do that - you're in the hands of experts in organising air charter flights for groups of all sizes. Anything from 20 to 20,000 passengers.

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5 Après-Ski Experiences Worth Flying For

02 Oct 2018

For fabulous après-ski, look no further. Hire a private jet and set off for stunning vistas, crisp air, crunchy snow and some of the finest hospitality in the world. You’ll barely find time to ski.

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5 Wines Worth Flying For

17 Sep 2018

Why drink a bottle from your wine cellar, when you can savour the world’s finest wines in the vineyards in which they were created? Hire a private jet to take you to some idyllic locations across the globe and delight in the very best.

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Five ways to make the most of your time in the sky

10 Sep 2018

Over the years, we have seen a substantial increase in corporate clients making the most of their time in the sky. Flying privately allows an event to kick off before passengers have even reached their destination, thanks to having guests together in one place with no external distractions. This means you can maximise the impact of the event and have guests engaged from the start of their journey.

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Top 3 private jets for business travel

09 Sep 2018

Whilst our experienced Account Managers will advise you on the right aircraft for your business travel, we have noticed that these three private jets are particularly popular with business flights. Ranging from light to large jets, they all have their different benefits. Whether you are flying to Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris, Geneva or to another European business hub, these are ideal choices for private jet business flights within Europe.

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Become an aircraft charter expert

06 Sep 2018

When you’re new to the world of chartering aircraft, the terminology used could feel overwhelming. But don’t fret! We’ve compiled a short and simple list to cut through the jargon. Plus our experts will gladly guide you through the booking process and are always here to help explain any aviation terms and answer any questions you may have.

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How to find the right time-critical logistics provider

04 Sep 2018

Time-critical deliveries are usually required in order to avoid significant costs. For example, our automotive clients often urgently require delivery of parts to avoid production line disruptions. Medical equipment or relief goods are urgently needed when it comes to natural disasters. Aircraft parts are required to be delivered in the fastest way in order to resolve an aircraft-on-ground situation. In most cases cargo charter or Onboard courier (OBC) solutions are the best options.

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Chartering for a music tour - Behind the scenes

03 Sep 2018

When you are on the road for a long period of time, every detail counts. Our specialist music Charter Manager reveals what goes into a private jet charter for a tour and the complexities of a multi-destination trip. When you are travelling day after day, private charter can provide some familiarity and respite between gigs, as well as the assurance that you will always arrive in plenty of time for the show.

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Keep on track with RED-TRACK

03 Sep 2018

RED-TRACK is our online booking and confirmation system that allows you real-time tracking and gives you total visibility at every stage of your time-critical shipments.

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5 Private Islands Worth Flying For

08 Aug 2018

With a private jet you can explore some of the most remote and idyllic parts of the world. Secluded coves, stunning private beaches or the wilderness of the Serengeti – whatever your idea of a perfect holiday, we suspect these far-flung luxury locations will soon become firm favourites. And travelling on a private jet means your holiday starts the moment you take off.

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The Bombardier Global 7500

19 Jul 2018

The Air Partner team attended EBACE this year, where the Bombardier exhibited a prototype of the new Global 7500. Showcasing the latest developments in aviation technology and design, it is expected to set a precedent in the market as the largest purpose built business jet.

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The top 5 Med destinations for a private jet traveller

04 Jul 2018

Whilst travel trends are on the move each year, there are a number of classic Mediterranean destinations that never grow old with private jet flyers. The more exotic destinations such as Morocco are increasingly popular, as well as lesser-known and untapped gems such as Montenegro. However, year on year, we see travellers return to their Mediterranean idylls, whether to settle down in their summer bolthole or pick up their yacht. Here are the top 5 destinations for private jet flyers escaping to the Med this summer.

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Why good Emergency Evacuation Plans are bespoke to keep your employees safe

20 Jun 2018

Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division (EPD) provides 24-hour global air evacuation planning and implementation services for any situation that clients deem an emergency. Whether that be transporting support teams to the site of a disaster, flying people out of a dangerous situation, or the last-minute movement of critical equipment.

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From Automotive to Movie set, Air Partner has got you covered

12 Jun 2018

Air Partner was given the exciting opportunity to coordinate a freight charter on behalf of the Hollywood movie production “Red Sparrow” starring Jennifer Lawrence, which was released in cinemas in spring 2018. The client had a very tight schedule and required for Air Partner to ensure that key equipment required for filming was taken from Bratislava to London for next day filming.

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Private Jet Charter vs First Class: Which is best for business flying?

23 May 2018

If you or your company are a regular first class fliers, then private jet charter is probably something you have contemplated. It offers invaluable benefits and flexibility that can transform the way you travel. We discuss the differences between private jet charter and first class when flying for business, and explain when private jet charter really is worth considering.

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From AOG to OBC

23 May 2018

We are fast approaching the summer travel period. This is a crucial time for airline schedules and having an Aircraft on the Ground (AOG) during these busy times can have massive ramifications. Mechanical failures have the potential to cost aerospace businesses excessive amounts of time and money, so when resolving an AOG issue, every minute counts.

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Get ready for your pre-season tours

25 Apr 2018

Chartering Aircraft made simple, Jon Cavalli Air Partner's Commercial Jets Trading Manager discusses how to get the best from your group travel and prepare you for your next pre-season tour.

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Which private jet has the longest range?

16 Apr 2018

At Air Partner, we ensure that we bespoke an aircraft charter to best suit our customers’ needs – whether that be a smaller Citation XLS for leisure or a VIP configured solution for music tours with entourage. In fact, we have seen a real increase in enquiries for our larger aircraft and some intrigue around 'Which Private Jet has the longest range?'

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3 ways to avoid jet lag when flying by private jet

12 Apr 2018

Jet lag is a common problem for any passenger flying long haul and can affect even those who are well-travelled and often fly privately for business. It can leave you with exhausting symptoms, such as feeling fatigued, anxious, nauseous and dizzy. These symptoms can be frustrating to cope with - even more so when you are flying frequently and don’t have the time in your schedule to rest and recover.

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Hunting the Northern Lights

22 Mar 2018

On March 17th 2018, Air Partner played their part in chartering approximately 150 astronomers and film crew from Cologne to experience the Northern Lights above the airspace in Iceland.

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Interesting facts about cargo charter aircraft you might not know

19 Mar 2018

With over 56 years of experience within the aircraft charter industry and thanks to an unsurpassed real-time aircraft availability database, an unbeatable global network of offices, and an unrivalled team of experts, Air Partner is perfectly placed to source any kind of aircraft for all kind of cargo, anywhere in the world.

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5 UNIQUE VENUES FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT...

15 Mar 2018

We have teamed up with Prestigious Venues to give you access to some magnificent event venues across the globe. Pair your Group Charter with one of these venues to create an unforgettable experience.

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A guide to flying privately at Easter

12 Mar 2018

During peak holiday periods, international airports can be busy and cause unnecessary hassle and stress, besides the potential for delays and the inflated knock on effect of disruption to the increased number of people trying to travel.

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Looking Ahead - Top luxury events for spring 2018

21 Feb 2018

As we start to emerge from the dark depths of winter and the promise of spring is just on the horizon, many people are looking ahead to how they will spend their time in 2018. The social calendar really starts to kick off into March, April and May as the weather starts to turn. We have selected 3 unmissable events that should take pride of place in your social calendar this spring. We have also advised the best time to fly by private jet, where to fly into and any considerations to ensure you have the most enjoyable and seamless experience possible.

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Essential accessories for travelling by private jet

13 Feb 2018

Whilst private jet travel removes the hassle and stress from the experience of flying there are still a few items that can make your journey that little bit more enjoyable. From robotic suitcases to key flying accessories for your pet, we have selected 4 accessories that the discerned traveller won’t want to travel without.

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Flying by private jet - winter trends 2018

24 Jan 2018

As the memory of the Sun’s warmth fades in Northern Europe, and the collective gloom settles in, those that can will seek to recharge in the mountains or fly south for welcome respite by the pool. It’s a similar story every year and we’ve watched increasing growth in private jet traffic on these routes over the last 5 years.

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Air Partner 24 hour air evacuation planning, helping clients globally

02 Jan 2018

Our Emergency Planning Division provides 24-hour global air evacuation planning and implementation services for any situation that clients deem an emergency, whether that be flying people out of a dangerous situation, transporting support teams to the site of a disaster, or the last-minute movement of critical equipment.

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Jingle all the way with holiday flights by private jet

14 Dec 2017

Travelling during the festive season can sometimes be stressful, whether you are travelling home or abroad to see loved ones or planning a flight to the slopes for Christmas & New Year. It is often hard to pre-empt how busy the airports will be and to predict unplanned delays or industrial strikes. No one wants to be late hitting the fresh snow or tucking into their turkey.

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Fly to festive Christmas markets by private jet

12 Dec 2017

Fly into the festive spirit. Mulled wine, romantic destinations, roasted chestnuts and carollers. Yes, the festive season is already upon us. If you are looking for something a little bit different before Christmas to get you in the festive mood or to prolong the merry spirit, we have a selection of Christmas markets to fly to by private jet that will bring festive cheer to any Christmas Scrooge.

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Air Partner completes Arctic mission

30 Nov 2017

At Air Partner, we are used to going above and beyond for our clients - even when faced with the most extraordinary requests. For example, this summer we were called upon to fly a client’s equipment from Billund, Denmark, to Station Nord in Greenland for an Arctic expedition.

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Get your group together

14 Nov 2017

Why not create an unforgettable experience for your next Conference/Incentive with Air Partner TMC using one of our preferred partners Virgin Atlantic.

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Just a few steps from the slopes

19 Oct 2017

The ski season is nearly upon us and our clients are starting to make their travel plans for their ski holiday. The ski season is traditionally a busy time of the year for our private jets team, who regularly deal with a variety of long lead and last minute bookings.

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Where to travel this autumn?

26 Sep 2017

The season of summer holidays may be over, but there are plenty of exciting and extraordinary places to explore in Autumn. From city-hopping to wine-tasting in Burgundy, here are some travel ideas to inspire you to fly by private jet this Autumn.

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Adapting To Changing Travel Needs

18 Aug 2017

As football’s appeal grows across the globe so too do club and national team travel commitments. Clive Chalmers, Air Partner’s Trading Director discusses the changing needs of football’s travellers and how charter flights meet those needs ahead of the World Cup in Russia next year.

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Flight programmes for the automotive industry

26 Jun 2017

Each year Air Partner successfully handles countless flights for clients in the automotive industry. Clive Chalmers, Director Commercial Jets UK at Air Partner discusses the ins and outs of handling flight programmes for automotive events:

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Aircraft on Ground? When every minute counts...

14 Jun 2017

Aircraft on the Ground situations (AOG) are a huge logistical nightmare (and potentially costly) issue for airlines. Grounded aircraft can cause fleet-wide disruptions directly impacting an airlines route schedules and can have much wider implications to an airlines reputation.

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America's Cup, Bermuda & Beyond

01 Jun 2017

For the first time in history, Bermuda plays host to the America’s Cup. The island transforms itself from a honeymoon getaway with beautiful beaches to the venue for the most prestigious event in sailing.

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Shining a new light on the water life

20 Apr 2017

There are many reasons to travel to Scotland, but a rare invitation to a VIP experience to the distillery and overnight estate stay in a family home of one of the world’s best known Scotch whisky brands is about as good a reason to go as it gets.

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All Hail the National Geographic Unique Lodges Collection

20 Apr 2017

It's in the nature of private jet travelers to seek out inspirational and rare travel experiences. When our private charter clients tell us they want to organise something unforgettable, we work with The Modern Concierge - the London based boutique private travel specialist to meticulously organise and curate experiences to create everlasting memories

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Put a spring in your step this Easter with these destinations

03 Mar 2017

It might seem like Christmas has only just been and gone, but spring is already around the corner. And what better way to reward yourself for getting through the January blues and the cold bite of February than treating yourself and your loved ones to a rejuvenating Easter break? Whether you are after sun, snow or culture, our Private Jets team have selected some of their favourite spots for the spring months – with Italy being the top pick for this time of year. What’s more, many of these are no more than a hop, skip and a jump away, so are perfect for a long weekend.

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Why Flying private is the ultimate first class service

27 Feb 2017

Many who travel for leisure often focus on the destination – finding the perfect location, booking the finest hotels and seeking out the best restaurants – and can miss out on a number of benefits if they choose to fly commercially. If you are flying for business, however, and don't have the luxury of choosing your destination, you can still reap the benefits of flying privately in other ways. At Air Partner, we know what a difference private air travel makes – especially when your time is valuable. But, as our clients can attest, the reasons extend far beyond simply fitting more hours into the day.

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Fall in love with alternative city breaks this Valentine’s Day

01 Feb 2017

Paris may be the City of Love and Venice considered the most romantic city on earth, but why not treat your loved one to something a little bit different this Valentine’s Day? Europe is full of hidden gems that shouldn’t be overlooked: as well as avoiding the crowds, you might just fall in love with somewhere totally unexpected!

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Air Partner takes a white Christmas from dream to reality

18 Jan 2017

Here at Air Partner, we pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service and ensuring that we cater to all our clients’ needs – whatever these may be. We also love Christmas, so we were thrilled to be asked to organise a family trip to Lapland in December. The task: to get 15 passengers from the UK to Lapland in the most magical way possible, rivalling even Santa’s sleigh.

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Why schools turn to Air Partner for an A-grade service

13 Jan 2017

As we all know, nothing can put a dampener on a holiday or trip like an airline strike – especially if it results in your flight being cancelled altogether. And when the trip in question involves a large number of students, it becomes even more stressful still.

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Top 10 Destinations to Escape to this Winter

22 Dec 2016

While December may be many people’s favourite time of the year, the same cannot be said for January. The champagne has been drunk, the presents have been opened, and we have made a whole load of New Year’s resolutions that we know we probably won’t keep. If there is ever a time for a holiday, it’s January: whether you want to chase the winter sun or enjoy soft powder in the mountains, here are Air Partner’s top 10 destinations that are guaranteed to chase away the blues.

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Why Abu Dhabi deserves a place on your conference and incentive travel list

19 Dec 2016

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend a familiarisation trip to Abu Dhabi, which was hosted by Air Partner’s Travel department, Etihad Airways, Yas Viceroy Hotel and Gulf Dunes (represented by Five Star Filler). The aim of the trip was to show the eight event agencies what a great option the city is for conferences and incentive travel.

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Air Partner #1 at Transporting dangerous cargo

26 Oct 2016

At Air Partner, standard, ‘everyday’ types of freight are the kind of things we can transport with ease. But some types of cargo are less routine – and come with bigger challenges. That’s where our experience with flying dangerous goods and hazardous cargo comes into play. From gases to flammable liquids, corrosives to miscellaneous dangerous goods, no one’s better prepared – or better equipped – to get your cargo precisely where it needs to be.

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Air Partner keeps the wheels turning at Formula One

26 Sep 2016

The Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix are just around the corner, and Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are still locked in a fierce race to become the 2016 Formula One World Champion. Once again, the rivalry between the two teams has been the main talking point of the season, and it has led to more than one collision between the pair.

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AROUND THE WORLD IN FOUR SKI RESORTS

06 Sep 2016

It’s coming around to that time of the year again, when we stop daydreaming about beaches and bikinis, and start thinking ahead to crisp mountain air and soft white powder. With that in mind, Air Partner has pulled together a list of some of its favourite resorts from around the world, which are guaranteed to have something for everyone – whether you are there to hit the slopes, or just the apres-ski.

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Group travel solutions for the Automotive Industry

30 Aug 2016

After a busy few months for the company, Clive Chalmers, Director Commercial Jets UK, discusses Air Partner’s expertise in the automotive industry – from the most popular destinations for industry events, to the finer details of making the journey as time-efficient and comfortable as possible for passengers.

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Air Partner: saving Oil & Gas companies time and money in austere times

18 Aug 2016

The Oil & Gas industry is notoriously unpredictable. As a result, operations often need to be carried out to a tight time frame, not to mention a tight budget. Air charter specialists provide energy companies with the timely logistical solutions they need in a cost-effective way – whilst also giving them the flexibility that is so important in such a changeable industry. The importance of having a supplier that truly understands their needs is of the utmost importance, due to the precise operating demands, exacting time considerations and safety protocols involved.

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Get your last-minute Rio trip off the blocks

12 Aug 2016

The action in Rio kicked off with a bang on Friday, and the event is now in full swing. However, for all of you who have spent the last few days glued to your TV screens, it is still not too late to experience the action in person. Scheduled flights may have been booked up months in advance, but Air Partner can still get you there.

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Learning to fly

02 Aug 2016

At Air Partner, we pride ourselves on having a significant level of in-house expertise that we can call upon to deliver that bit extra to our clientele, since most of our employees have enjoyed long careers in the aviation sector. From ex-air traffic controllers, ramp agents and airline operations teams to long-serving military personnel and pilots, we are able to draw from this considerable pool of skills to deliver our charter solutions anytime, anywhere and anyhow.

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Let’s get this party chartered

19 Jul 2016

Here at Air Partner we’ve seen a rise in the number of ‘party charters’ over the last few years as people look to kick off their celebrations with a bang. After all, why should the party only start when you have arrived at your destination? For us, travelling is about much more than simply getting from A to B and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to accommodate even the most unusual of requests. On-board disco anyone?

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Hot Boutique Getaways

07 Jul 2016

This month we’ve turned to Original Travel, the creative luxury travel company, to give you their take on where’s hot for a Boutique getaway. Whenever we discover an absolute gem of a hotel here at Original Travel, it’s fair to say that something of an internal battle commences. Do we let the cat out of the bag or stay schtum and keep it secret? Well, our inner blabber-mouths just can’t keep it together anymore; from beach-side retreats to desert boutiques, here are a few of our favourites…

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Lessons I’ve learnt from climbing some of the highest peaks in the world

22 Jun 2016

Air Partner’s Sales Manager Ty Smith has spent the last 5 years trying to climb the world’s tallest peaks in order to raise £100,000 for the nurses who provide palliative care at Pilgrims Hospices, in memory of his mother. Having recently returned from Denali, the highest mountain in North America, he shares with us some of the lessons he’s learnt along the way.

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The 2016 Ibiza Experience

23 May 2016

Whether you are looking for the perfect month long Ibiza villa experience, or even simply like the idea of flying there and back in a day for lunch, Air Partner & The Modern Modern Concierge can make it all happen beautifully for you. Simply speak with your Air Partner Account Manager.

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Signed, sealed, delivered, it’s yours!

24 Apr 2016

In previous blogs, we’ve spoken about the logistics of moving people and cargo around the world. Yet another vital service that Air Partner provides is the task of reselling and transporting the planes themselves, and Air Partners’ Cabot Aviation is a leader in their field. 

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Reaching for the stars

07 Apr 2016

Who hasn’t wished that they could fly among the stars? At Air Partner, we help to make this dream a reality through our partnership with Eclipse Reisen. Ok, admittedly we might not be able to take you all the way into space, but we can get you a very good view indeed!

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Rocking all over the world

20 Mar 2016

For the majority of us, when rock bands and private aviation appear in the same sentence, our thoughts quickly turn to glamour, champagne and jets. Which is fair enough, given that it's often the case: let’s face it, you're unlikely to see Sir Elton and David Furnish on Ryanair's London to Nice service.

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Ebola relief work winds down after more than a year

25 Nov 2015

The weekend of the 7th and 8th November marked a promising milestone in the fight against Ebola, with Sierra Leone being declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation and no new cases  reported in Guinea – a first since the epidemic broke out in March last year.

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Smells like ‘team’ spirit

12 Nov 2015

With aircraft charter becoming increasingly popular with sports teams, the demand for our services from this sector has risen. Here’s a small insight into our day to day activities in the field of aircraft charter. 

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Ascot's Red Bull Air Race 2015

12 Aug 2015

During the weekend of Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th August, the Royal Ascot racecourse will not be sporting horses – but instead will welcome the fastest motor sport series in the world.

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Air Partner Freight sends vital medical supplies to Libya

17 May 2015

We teamed up with a fellow WCA member to perform a number of urgent charter flights into conflict-torn Libya. The delivery of humanitarian aid is often complex and involves working under pressure in very challenging situations. Here at Air Partner we have years of experience with highly practiced procedures in place and a great team that works 24/7 to ensure the job gets done.

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Insight into our world of aircraft charter

10 May 2015

Timing is everything in our job. From being in the right place, at the right time to service a new customer - to locating an aircraft that wouldn’t usually be available in a particular destination. Timing is an element that is in the background of most things we do.

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Why Charter Is So Important For Sports Teams

19 Apr 2015

In 2014, we chartered aircraft for 132 flights to fly football teams safely to their matches. We predict this figure will grow with Air Partner year on year. As well as reducing travel times, here’s why chartering is so important for Sports teams.

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Polo

13 Apr 2015

From private jets to direct helicopter charters, we'll ensure you won't miss a thing.

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City Breaks

19 Mar 2015

Experience the ease, comfort and luxury of private jet travel for your next city break.

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Formula One

13 Mar 2015

Experience the exhilaration of Formula One by taking off with the ultimate travel experience.

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Golf

06 Mar 2015

Whether you will be playing golf or watching the pros, Air Partner is ready to organise your flight.

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From Extravagant to Everyday

01 Jan 2015

Private Jet Charter comes in many forms. Although the general view of private jets is perceived as celebrities and the business elite making a big statement, this is in fact rarely the case and far from the truth.

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