The Power of Sport
After the political turmoil of the US elections and in aftermath of Brexit, there’s one thing that remains constant and continues to unite people – sport.
Over the course of 2016, we’ve flown sports clients to fixtures and tournaments all over the world – and wherever they go, their supporters will follow. The passion and commitment of those supporters are what keeps the nature of sport alive and it’s great to see that this continues, no matter what is going on in the world.
Since 2005, we have carried Premiership, European, National and International teams and their supporters on our aircraft charters to fixtures all over the globe. From national and regional football and rugby, to international hockey and boxing tournaments, our clients in the sports industry are wide and varied.
This year we’ve seen an uplift in passenger charters for supporters to away games, on both domestic and European routes. An aircraft charter to an away game can go further and bring together more fans than a tedious coach journey or unreliable scheduled flight.
“We work closely with some of the big name sports tour operators to source aircraft for supporter charter flights and have done since our beginnings. It’s a relationship based on trust; they rely on us year in, year out to deliver a seamless flight experience for their clients. Throughout the football season, we regularly charter from the UK to cities all over Europe for Champions League fixtures. The excitement on those supporter flights is always palpable.”
– Matthew Savage, Sales Director.
As we head into 2017, we have teams flying to warm winter training camps and planning their air travel requirements for their fixtures in the year ahead. In February 2017, we are flying over 6,000 rugby supporters on our aircraft charters to the 6 Nations tournament, with more charters planned for future ticket sales.
It’s going to be another great year for sport and we relish the fact we’ll be a part of it.