Air Partner plc - 09 feb 2017
When a premium corporate brand wanted to fly 50 of their top customers from London to their head office and factory in France, Air Partner was the first port of call when it came to arranging the travel logistics.
Having organised group charter for over 50 years, we know that business travel is more than simply a case of getting from A to B.
Given the 12-hour timeframe of the trip and the VIP nature of the passengers, the focus was on time-saving and ensuring a stellar experience for all involved. Our Commercial Jets team therefore suggested using the private terminal at Stansted, which meant the passengers were able to park mere metres from the aircraft, enabling quick and easy boarding. The client’s company logo was then displayed prominently throughout the terminal to reinforce the brand as the guests made their way onto the aircraft.
Once settled in their seats (complete with branded headrests), guests were treated to a delicious continental breakfast and iPads were given out so they could watch a company presentation en route to Châlons Vatry. Air Partner had recommended this particular airport to the client since it was the closest to the head office by some distance (only 20-minutes’ drive), and also more economical than using other airports in the region – therefore saving both time and money.
Since Châlons Vatry is rarely serviced by scheduled flights, the Commercial Jets team arranged for the airport to be opened especially, meaning the group had exclusive use of the entire place – the ultimate VIP experience. As at Stansted, the airport was decked out in brand regalia and coaches were ready waiting right outside the terminal to whisk the important arrivals to their destination for the day ahead. For the flight home, the guests were greeted with a glass of hard-earned champagne to toast to a successful day.
Of course, this is just one example of what Air Partner can do: we can do as little or as much as you like. We understand that while some clients require absolute discretion, others want branding at every level - from the side of the aircraft to on board gifts and personalised interiors. With our ServicePLUS offering we make it our business to do things the way you want. What’s more, for agencies given the task of organising personalised corporate events, Air Partner is able to operate as a one-stop shop for flights, transfers and accommodation. With a 24/7 team on hand to assist at every stage, group charter really is the smarter business travel option.