Leading global aviation services group, Air
Partner, enjoyed an action-packed 2016 in the sports industry, with the European
team alone transporting a total of over 21,400 passengers on over 350 flights to
130 destinations globally.
From the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio
de Janeiro to the Euros in France, 2016 was a particularly eventful year in the
sporting world. Air Partnerís Commercial Jets, Private Jets and Freight
divisions all experienced high demand from a range of clients across the sports
arena, including football, rugby, Formula 1, golf, sailing, cycling, athletics,
handball and even ice hockey.
The Commercial Jets team was kept incredibly
busy, transporting teams, supporters and the media to and from various key
calendar events: all in all, the team arranged an impressive 250 flights for
over 21,000 passengers. Highlights include transporting the entire Hungarian
Olympic team to Rio, as well as flying four national teams around France during
Air Partnerís Private Jets team also had a
successful year, arranging a total of over 100 flights for over 400 passengers
for clients within the sports industry. Passengers included prominent athletes,
footballers and other sportspeople - as well as their all-important managers Ė
with the strongest demand coming from football and golf clients.
Meanwhile, the Freight division was tasked
with transporting important sports equipment, such as bikes and other kit for
cyclists taking part in the Giro díItalia, Italyís most prestigious bike race.
The team also fulfilled a number of time critical requests, including the urgent
lift of a spare part to a client in time for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
By flying with Air Partner, the groupís
sporting clients can work to their own schedule, save valuable time, and travel
in comfort and style. By avoiding queues at check-in and flying to the airports
closest to the competition venue, sportspeople are able to avoid unnecessary
fatigue and hassle. Air Partner always goes the extra mile for its sports
clients, ensuring that catering is in line with athletesí requirements and all
other needs are met - whatever these may be. Whatís more, the group also offers
a CharterPLUS guarantee, so if there is ever a technical issue, Air
Partner will ensure there is a replacement aircraft ready, with no fuss and no
hassle, to make sure that passengers make it to their event in time.
Air Partnerís Director of Commercial Jets UK, commented: ďAir Partner has worked
with the sports industry for several decades now and has an in-depth
understanding of the travel needs of elite sportspeople and their teams. Whether
it is arranging tailored on- oard catering suitable for athletes or organising
private VIP channels at the airport, our team knows how to make sure that our
sporting clients get the best possible experience.Ē