Air Partner plc - 20 Aug 2017
Sunny short-haul travel and romantic breaks are the top reasons for travel this August Bank Holiday whilst Solar Eclipse seekers take to the skies.
With the summer season slowly coming to an end, and the recent poor weather in the UK, Air Partner’s private jet and JetCard teams have seen a 23% surge in sunny short-haul travel from those looking to indulge in a last-minute luxury escape that makes the most of the last bank holiday before Christmas. What’s more, this weekend saw an unprecedent spike in avid solar eclipse seekers taking to the skies for unrivalled views of the rare striking spectacle - requests that the experienced travel solutions specialist was only too glad to deftly fulfil.
Air Partner’s British clients are heading for sunnier climes with the likes of the Balearics and Greek Islands deemed most popular, whilst the idyllic Italian hotspots of Sorrento and Capri have witnessed heightened interest from those seeking romantic breaks à deux. The neighbouring islands of Corsica and Sardinia, as well as the ever-popular Nice are also topping the list with those heading onwards to chartered yacht adventures.
One of the many advantages of private jet travel is that travellers needn’t worry that they have left it too late to book their Bank Holiday escape – with access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide there’s always availability and, with over 50 airfields in the UK to depart from, travellers can book their flight and be on their way within a moment’s notice whilst avoiding those bank holiday bottle necks at major airports or running the risk of scheduled flight disruptions. Those who have pre-purchased hours via Air Partner’s JetCard – deemed one of the most flexible private jet programmes available – can even change their destination up until 7am the day before the flight with no risk of incurring any cancellation fees. With private jets available to transport up to 20 people, private jet travel can also provide a welcome excuse to gather together extended family and friends for a very special (long) weekend with a difference.
From European city breaks to sunset strolls along the Mediterranean Air Partner’s team are on hand 24/7 to provide luxury travel inspiration and solutions with their vast knowledge and experience.
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a London Stock Exchange-listed, global aviation services group that provides worldwide air travel solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals.
A market leader in private aviation, Air Partner’s heritage and experience ensures it retains its place as the preferred supplier to some of the world’s leading corporations, business leaders, sports teams, creative talent and high-net-worth-individuals. Services include on-demand charter, access to a range of over 7000 planes and the innovative pre-paid JetCard membership, allowing guests to pre-book 25 hours of private jet flight time.
Operating on a truly global scale, Air Partner prides itself on its superlative service and a personal approach that has inspired great brand loyalty over the decades. Covering all tranches of the private aviation business – from commercial jet hire for large groups of people to on-demand private jets for solo travellers – all requests are met with the same thoughtful, considered care and attention to detail.