Air Partner - 07 Jun 2018
At Air Partner, we have noticed that more and more couples who are looking to get married or mark a special occasion in luxury, are taking their planning to the extreme – flying themselves and their entire wedding party or group of family and friends by private commercial charter.
Over the last two years, these high-profile and high end-bookings have soared by around 20%. The increase is being fuelled by high-flying couples splashing out on the ‘ultimate wedding’ and celebrating their wedding vows abroad – accompanied by family and close friends.
Flying privately allows the celebrations to kick off before even getting to their destination, thanks to flying from smaller more convenient local airports. Using private terminals with reserved parking and easy access check-ins, wedding parties can speed through security and are able to walk directly on to their chartered aircraft. By flying together in a larger group, they are also able to enjoy a much higher level of service and personalisation.
Air Partner expert planners have access to a range of commercial jets around the globe and decades of extensive experience planning travel for major celebrations and luxury weddings. No group is too big and no detail is too small; Air Partner will always try to bring the magic of flying with family and friends to every occasion and provide an unbeatable one-stop service for flights and transfers.
Our account managers will also ensure that every moment leading up to a couples wedding and special celebration is a memorable experience with no stress or hassle, even before the flight. Air Partner can help couples start their special day by preparing check-in at their home before they even leave for the airport, then enjoy exclusive lounge access at a private terminal with their friends and relatives before the flight.
Flying privately allows our clients to go above and beyond. This can include personalising an entire aircraft cabin to match a couple’s favourite colours, preparing special designer uniforms for cabin crew, personalising in-flight entertainment systems with favourite films and TV shows and even specially-designed head rests cover for seats. Not only this, we can provide clients with five-star à la carte dining options from expert chefs, favourite wines and champagnes and can produce special menus featuring the happy couple’s names to place on individual seats.
Guests on a specially-chartered flight from London to Nice enjoyed flying in an entire sunflower-themed cabin and received gifts of local honey and sunflower seeds from the region of the wedding destination, to remind those on board of the special French wedding.
Another flight involved flying a couple’s entire extended family in a single aircraft to enjoy a magical weekend wedding in Marrakech. Air Partner arranged scheduled flights for family groups to rendezvous in one location and then all fly together to Morocco for the big wedding. On board, everyone was served the couple’s favourite Moroccan-themed dishes as part of the specially-prepared in flight menu, along with couple’s favourite vintage champagne.
A third couple, who celebrated their ten-year wedding anniversary, flew with 50 friends and relatives on one aircraft. Air Partner were asked to not disclose the end destination to any of the guests, so those invited could enjoy the big surprise reveal upon landing. During the flight, Air Partner’s experts had also arranged for each guest to be served with personalised cupcakes by crew wearing aprons bearing the couple’s family logo.
Air Partner’s dedicated account management team offer the expertise to offer a tailor-made stress-free luxury wedding or special celebration experience, with maximum luggage allowances, personalised cabin service, door-to-door transport and the best hotels as part of the same seamless service.
If you would like to enquire about flying with Air Partner for your next special event, contact one of our Account Managers.