Air Partner - 28 nov 2018
High-flying holidaymakers can save significant travelling time reaching the world’s best and most remote ski resorts faster than ever thanks to private jet travel with Air Partner.
Eager skiers looking to get ahead of the pack are increasingly looking to enjoy fast festive breaks in the world’s most exclusive and hard to reach resorts, according to global aviation specialist Air Partner. Their travel experts have combed the slopes to find the most remote and exclusive locations around the world to offer ‘must-ski’ destinations this season.
High net-worth clients with a fast-paced lifestyle are turning to private jet travel to make their skiing trip take off. As well as flying in luxury, clients can make significant time savings thanks to quicker check-in and streamlined airport checks at smaller more convenient airports.
Most travellers flying scheduled airlines can easily spend an additional two hours (or even longer) at airports before they even take off. Time is taken up with checking-in, lengthy queues at security and immigration checks, not to mention more queuing to board flights then more time consumed waiting for a slot to allow their aircraft to take off.
Julia Timms, Air Partner Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Air Partner’s expertise in the ski market can help clients to navigate their way around the queues to enjoy a tailored in-flight experience and the fastest and most flexible route to the slopes this winter.
“Time-conscious ski enthusiasts can speed through smaller more convenient airports to board their waiting aircraft, avoiding queues at check-in, security and immigration. We can even organise quick connections through bespoke helicopter transfers to reach the most spectacular and exclusive resorts available.
“Our travel experts have curated an exceptional list of secluded locations around the world, designed to offer the very best skiing experiences, from the Alps to Alaska, the Canadian Rockies and Japan to Lapland.”
Based on current availability, a one-hour 35 minute flight in a six-seater Embraer Phenom 300 from London to Innsbruck saves the two hours spent at Heathrow before departure when travelling by scheduled. Air Partner can offer quick and easy access to the beautiful Wedelhütte ski area of Hochzillertal in the Austrian Alps, from £9,950.
A similar one-hour 30 minute flight to nearby Hidden Dragon Chalet in Switzerland flying into Sion on a 8-seater Cessna Citation Sovereign, beats scheduled airlines, which have to land at Geneva, saving an hour and 50 minutes travelling time on the ground, added to the two hours otherwise spent at the airport. With prices from £12,000, private jet flights to the Asian-inspired chalet offers Alpine-chic living in a truly exceptional setting with breathtaking views.
Air Partner saves two and a half hours on flying time to the stunning Jávri Lodge, which provides a winter retreat in the lap of luxury at Levi, the largest ski resort in Finland. While passengers on traditional airlines spend two hours in the airport, and another six hours flying from London to Ivalo via transfers in Helsinki, Air Partner can offer direct flights to Finnish Lapland to enable clients to enjoy the ultimate Arctic skiing experience and take just three hours and 30 minutes to reach it in an eight-seater Cessna Citation Sovereign, costing £22,000.
Flights with Air Partner to Canadian Rockies International Airport enables skiers to fully test their backcountry skiing skills in British Columbia and save nearly four hours flight time in addition to the two hours at the airport before departure. Private jet flights on a 13-seater Bombardier Global 5000, from £99,000, take just eight hours 25 minutes to reach the beautiful Island Lake Lodge in Fernier. Legacy airlines fly to the same location from London via connections in Calgary in 12 hours 10 minutes.
Offering beautiful mountain views in the central eastern region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan’s Yachiho Kogen ski area can be reached via Matsumoto Airport after a direct 11-hour 30 minute flight from London in a Gulfstream G650, offering up to 14 seats for passengers, from £140,000. Meanwhile scheduled services take 15 hours to fly from London to Toyomo Airport via transfers at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. An additional two-hour 45 minute trip by car from Toyomo Airport to Matsumoto Airport added to two hours in Heathrow Airport before departure means an eight hour time savingwith Air Partner.
Meanwhile, those looking to escape from it all can fly to Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska, then transfer by helicopter to remote Denali National Park with Air Partner in half the time it takes with a scheduled service, saving eight hours. Flights in a Falcon 7X takes eight hours and 15 minutes, can carry up to 14 passengers and cost from £95,000. Passengers on scheduled flights spend two hours at the airport before departure and take 17-hours and 14 minutes to fly from London to Fairbanks International Airport, via Seattle, to reach stunning Sheldon Chalet, which is surrounded by staggering wide-screen views offering a luxurious lodge surrounded by endless peaks and untouched snow.
Private jets provide a highly-personal and bespoke travel experience, offering superb privacy and the height of luxury. Clients can avoid long check-in procedures and lengthy security queues, departing from and landing at smaller, more convenient airports. Air Partner can even arrange helicopter transfers to reach remote high-end resorts.
Air Partner’s highly professional global support team, travel experts and unrivalled JetCard programme also offers clients the ultimate in flexible flying. Bespoke trips can be organised within just 24-hours, enabling clients to cut down their travel time and reach the slopes quickly and smoothly to enjoy the perfect snowfall.
For more information on Air Partner’s services for skiers please visit: www.airpartner.com/ski