Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 News at Azzura Charters KohanaPHP French Alps Ski Season Dates - 0 comment(s) <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Opening Date&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Closing Date</p> <p>Tiges (Espace Killy) -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26th November&nbsp;2016&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;01st May 2017</p> <p>Val D'Isere (Espace Killy) 26th November 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01st May 2017</p> <p>Meribel (3 Valleys)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10th December 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 23rd April 2017</p> <p>Courchevel (3 Valleys)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10th December 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17th April 2017</p> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Business Aviation in France - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 210 business aviation airports in France. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Paris Le Bourget (LBG)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Cannes Mandelieu (CEQ)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Basel Mulhouse (BSL)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Nice Cote d' Azur (NCE)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Toulouse Blagnac (TLS)<br /></span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 1,440 business aircraft on the French aircraft register. </span></span></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation in Greece - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 43 business aviation airports in Greece. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Athens International (ATH)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Thessaloniki Makedonia (SKG)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis HER)</span></li> <li><span>Kerkira Ioannis Kapodistrias (CFU)</span></li> <li><span>Rhodes Diagoras (RHO)<br /></span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 104 business aircraft on the Greek aircraft register. </span></span></p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation in Switzerland - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 18 business aviation airports in Switzerland. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Geneva (GVA)</span></li> <li><span>Zurich (ZRH)</span></li> <li><span>Bern Belp (BRN)</span></li> <li><span>Sion (SIR)</span></li> <li><span>St Gallen Altenrhein (ACH)<br /></span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 520 business aircraft on the Swiss aircraft register. </span></span></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 New Telephone Number at Azzura Charters - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the past 12 months Azzura Charters has been phasing out the original phone number in place of a new number.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Whilst every effort has been made to keep our clients up-to-date and amendments to publications, listings and marketing material have been made over the past year, we would just like to reconfirm that we are still very much in business serving the needs of our private air charter clientele and can be reached on +44 (0) 1843 584 372.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The previous number will cease on Friday 13th March 2015. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Best Regards... Melanie </p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Business Aviation in Italy - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 70 business aviation airports in Italy. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Milan Linate (LIN)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Rome Ciampino (CIA)<br /></span></li> <li><span>Milan Malpensa (MXP)</span></li> <li><span>Naples Capodichino (NAP)</span></li> <li><span>Torino Caselle (TRN)<br /></span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 607 business aircraft on the Italian aircraft register. </span></span></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Private Jet Charter to the South Pole and Antarctica - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Here at Azzura Charters we love a good aviation related story and today this particular story from the Daily Mail online caught our eye. Not only for the luxurious private jet charter but for the colony of 6,000 emperor penguins. Read the full story at the link below.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href=""></a></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 George Clark's Amazing Spaces - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Having heard a lot of interest in George Clarks Amazing Spaces on Channel 4 we felt it was only right to see what all the fuss was about.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One particular amazing space featured was an old Hawker 700 midsize business jet which had been salvaged from a scrap yard. Its interior was pulled to pieces and had no resemblance to its original private jet state.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The owners of the jet undertook a complete transformation turning the aircraft into an amazing space with a bedroom, lounge / dining area and even a stand up shower facility in the tail of the aircraft.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to seeing some more amazing spaces. </p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Amazing Spaces Hawker 700 Interior" src="../../../../uploads/Hawker_700_Interior.jpg" alt="Amazing Spaces Hawker 700 Interior" width="300" height="188" /></p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hawker 700 Business Jet" src="../../../../uploads/George_Clark_standing_next_to_Hawker_700.jpg" alt="George Clarks Amazing Spaces Hawker 700" width="300" height="184" /></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Early Ski Charter Booking Discount - 0 comment(s) <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Private Jet charter for ski trips" src="../../../uploads/daylight_ski_chalet_982_x_405.jpg" alt="Private Jet charter for ski trips" width="500" height="206" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In our past 12 years of experience we have learned that during the Winter Ski season those clients who book earliest typically obtain the best pricing on the widest selection of available aircraft. Not only that but by booking early there is also a higher opportunity we will be able to request and secure you preferred slot time for arrival and departure at your chosen airfield.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters are offering a 5% discount when you confirm your charter booking before the 30th November 2014</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To take advantage of this offer just quote <strong>AZZ-SKI-14</strong> when confirming your booking.</p> <p><strong>The following Terms and Conditions Apply</strong></p> <ul> <li>5% Discount is applied at the time of confirmation and will be itimised on the charter invoice.<br /><br /></li> <li>The 5% discount applies on private air charters to or from the following ski destinations; <ul> <li>Annecy</li> <li>Chambery</li> <li>Geneva</li> <li>Grenoble</li> <li>Innsbruck</li> <li>Lyon</li> <li>Samedan St Moritz</li> <li>Sion</li> <li>St Gallen</li> <li>Zurich</li> </ul> </li> <li>The 5% discount is applicable to bookings made by 18.00 GMT on Sunday 30th November 2014.<br /><br /></li> <li>The private air charter must be flown between Monday 1st December 2014 and Sunday 1st March 2015 inclusive for the 5% discount code to be applicable.<br /><br /></li> <li>The 5% discount is not applicable to empty leg charters.<br /><br /></li> <li>The 5% discount is applied up to a maximum charter spend of &pound;30,000.00 GBP.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">Contact Azzura Charters today on +44 (0) 1843 584 372, email <a href=""></a> or visit our website and complete the online enquiry form on our contact page.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Azzura Charters Website - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused yesterday when trying to reach the Azzura charters website.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For a short duration of the afternoon the host server for our website was experiencing some issues, resulting in our website and many other businesses being offline. This issue has now been investigated and resolved and we are back online.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Once again we offer our sincere apologies if you were unable to reach us yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 29th October 2014.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Executive PA Newcomer of the Year Winner - 0 comment(s) <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Executive PA Newcomer of the year Winner Teely Webb" src="../../../uploads/Teely%20Webb%20aongside%20the%20Twin%20Squirrel.JPG" alt="Executive PA Newcomer of the year Winner Teely Webb" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This month Azzura Charters have had the pleasure to put together the finishing touches for the Executive PA Newcomer of the Year (2013) prize.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The original prize offered included a helicopter sight-seeing tour over London taking off from Stapleford Aerodrome with overnight accommodation in nearby Abridge. After many failed attempts to combine hotel availability with helicopter availability Managing Director Melanie Blackman stepped in and put together a whole new prize package.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Teely Webb, the winner of the 2013 award was delighted with the re-worked prize which was far more accessible and convenient with the helicopter tour over London taking off from the London Heliport at Battersea on a Saturday lunchtime followed by overnight accommodation at the 4* Hotel Verta with its luxurious Spa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 20 minute tour took off from the heliport and followed the line of the Thames taking in sights such as Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The London eye, St Pauls Cathedral as well as the Shard and the Gherkin to name a few.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Melanie went along to meet Teely after her sight-seeing tour and find out if she enjoyed it. " <em>Teely was thrilled with the tour and said the visibility from the front seat of the helicopter provided a fantastic clear view with exceptional commentary from the pilot throughout the duration of the flight</em>" said Melanie. "<em>From our communications with Teely and with meeting her on the day it was apparent she was a very worthy winner of the Executive PA magazine award and clearly a very efficient PA multitasking many roles in her job</em>." continued Melanie.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Below are a few images Teely captured in-flight above London.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Twin Squirrel Helicopter over the Thames" onmouseover="this.src='../../../uploads/Helicopter_over_the_Thames.JPG';" src="../../../uploads/Helicopter_over_the_Thames.JPG" alt="Twin Squirrel Helicopter over the Thames" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Heli charter over Tower Bridge" src="../../../uploads/Helicopter_over_Tower_Bridge.JPG" alt="Heli charter over Tower Bridge" width="600" height="450" /></p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Helicopter over the Shard" src="../../../uploads/Helicopter_over_the_Shard.JPG" alt="Helicopter over the Shard" width="600" height="800" /></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Ski Charter Seaon 2014 - 2015 - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Jet Charter to the Alps" src="../../../uploads/image_816.jpg" alt="Private Jet Charter to ski destinations" width="500" height="319" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the Summer draws to a close, the afternoons are becoming darker, the leaves are dropping giving off a crisp sound as you walk on them, its time to start considering your next travel venture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If skiing is your thing then now is as good as time as any to make your initial enquiry and check this seasons private air charter prices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether your prefer to ski in <a title="Private Jet charter to Samedan St Moritz" href="../../../our-services/st-moritz" target="_self">St Moritz</a>, <a title="Private Jet Charter to Sion" href="../../../our-services/verbier" target="_self">Verbier</a> or <a title="Private Jet Charter to Annecy" href="../../../our-services/chamonix" target="_self">Chamonix</a> Azzura Charters can arrange for a private jet charter to take you to the closest regional airport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If your flexible with travel dates and routings then an empty leg charter may well suit you, keep an eye on our empty leg page once the ski season has started for regular empty leg postings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Feel free to email us your charter requirements to <a href=""></a> and we will be delighted to provide you with a personalised quotation.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Charter to Berlin - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Private Jet to Berlin Schonefeld" src="../../../uploads/Berlin_Schonefeld_Airport.jpg" alt="Private Jet to Berlin Schonefeld" width="500" height="404" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Last week Azzura Charters went out on the road taking a short flight from London to the German Capital City, Berlin.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Having performed many <a title="Private Jet Charter to Berlin" href="../../../" target="_blank">private jet charters</a> to Berlin over the years we felt it was time to refresh our memories on what Berlin has to offer and the airport facilities available.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Flying in to Berlin Schonefeld Airport from London took just 1 hour 15 minutes and the drive time from the airport into the city centre was just under 45 minutes in peak traffic.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It was fascinating to drive by the old Templehof Airport which closed back in 2010 to see the original 1930's terminal building and offices still in place which now provides office space to numerous business and the departures hall a popular film set filming for the Hunger Games, Valkyrie and the Bourne Supremacy to name a few. <br /><br />Meanwhile the airfield has become a vast free open park to the public offering everything from horitculture to Kiteboarding and next year's Formula E Grand Prix.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taking a stroll around the business districts of Berlin reminded us why the German Capital is a popular destination for private air charters. There is an abundance of businesses based there, particularly with their head offices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At Berlin Schonefeld there are several private jet handling FBO's based in the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) which include Signature Flight Support, Jet Aviation and BAS. There are also a small number of private jets based at the airport available for charter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whilst there is an alternative airport in Berlin, Tegel, there is construction taking place of the new airport "Brandenburg" named after the famous Brandenburg Gate which is to supersede both the Berlin airports in the coming years. Whispers are saying the airport may now open in 2016. I guess were just have to wait and see.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A day return private air charter from London to Berlin and back again in a <a title="Citation Mustang Private Jet" href="../../../category/cessna-citation-mustang" target="_self">Citation Mustang</a> Very Light Jet costs from &pound;6,000.00 based on 3 passengers travelling.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For a quotation to Berlin or any other destination contact Azzura Charters on +44 (0) 1843 584 372 or complete the online enquiry form on our "contact us" page. </p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Brandenburgh Airport Berlin" src="../../../uploads/Brandenburgh_Gate_1.JPG" alt="Brandenburgh Gate Berlin" width="250" height="188" /> </p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Multiple Site Visits by Helicopter Charter - 0 comment(s) <p><strong><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Private Helicopter Charter Agusta 109 Power" src="../../../uploads/Private_Heli_Charter_Agusta_109_Power.jpg" alt="Private Helicopter Charter Agusta 109 Power" width="500" height="343" />Case Study 2:</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">Multiple Site Visits by Helicopter</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters received an enquiry from a PR and Marketing client who was looking at creative ways to promote a chain&nbsp; of luxurious country house hotels to generate a good piece of marketing PR to publicise the outstanding levels of comfort, faciltiies, services and outstanding business and banqueting facilities on offer.<br /><br />Internally the client had decided to take a group of journalists to each of the 4 hotels in the chain over the period of a day to see the facilities and experience the hotel restaurants but logistically they felt that the travel distance by road between each hotel would be too long and could possibly tarnish the wonderful experience just encountered.<br /><br />What the client considered to be a "pie in the sky" idea became a reality after discussing their requirements with Azzura Charters. A <a title="heli charter" href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">helicopter charter</a> which could take 5 journalists plus a representative between each hotel provided that extra special touch whereby the journalists travelling would endure the experience of a luxury helicopter charter landing on-site at each hotel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The client arranged for the journalists to visit all 4 hotels in one day where they would visit one for breakfast, one for lunch, one for afternoon tea and finally for dinner. <br /><br />During the planning stage the date for travel needed to change, the routing / hotel visit order needed to change and even just the night before we were able to arrange a little extra flying to take in some Coastal landmarks en-route. Azzura Charters looked at each of the heli-pad sites and looked at what type of helicopter would be required to fulfil the charter. It was concluded a twin engine helicopter would be necessary for the landing sites, one with 6 seats in a luxury cabin interior and so Azzura recommended an <a title="Agusta 109 helicopter charter" href="../../../category/agusta-109" target="_self">Agusta 109 Power</a>. <br /><br /> At one particular coastal hotel in Eastbourne there wasn't a helipad and the nearest clear area for a helicopter landing was the council owned promenade adjacent to the hotel. The client had previously made some initial contact with the hotel and local authority to discuss permissions for using this site and Azzura Charters then worked with the local authority to gain the permission and provide all the necessary insurance documentation, Health and Safety Audits.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; <img title="Agusta 109 Power Exterior" src="../../../uploads/Agusta_109Power.jpg" alt="Agusta 109 Power Exterior" width="300" height="137" />&nbsp;<img style="float: left;" title="Agusta 109 Power Interior" src="../../../uploads/A109_Power.jpg" alt="Agusta 109 Power Interior" width="200" height="132" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On the day of the helicopter charter Azzura Charters staff were onsite along with members of the helicopter operations team to cordon off the landing site, provide security and protect the public's safety on the seafront for the helicopter to land, take-off and park for a few hours. There was a lot of public interest as to who the "famous stars" were on-board the helicopter, but of course client confidentiality is paramount here at Azzura Charters, so our discretion on who we were and what we was doing was kept to a minimum. I'm sure the journalist felt very much like movie stars for the day!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The day proved to be an outstanding success, the helicopter was on standby at each hotel location ready for the journalist's onward travels and the Captain provided the passengers with some commentary on the landmarks of the route they were flying. The overall result and feedback was that the day proved to be a success and an exceptional investment in creating a winning piece of PR.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are looking at ways to visit numerous sites, timing is of critical importance and you wish to land as close as possible to your destination then a helicopter charter may just be for you. <br /><br />For further information or to discuss your requirements and see if they are feasible <a title="Contact Azzura charters" href="../../../contact" target="_self">contact Azzura Charters </a>for a hassle free quotation.</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>EASA Announcement:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the 28th October 2014 there will be a changeover to the <a title="Private Jets under European Aviation Safety Agency" href="" target="_blank">European Aviation Safety Agency</a> (EASA) Air Operations Regulations. The mission of EASA is to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters will ensure that the aircraft offered for charter are from operators who are fully compliant with these new regulations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After the 28th October any operator not compliant by this time will not be permitted to operate aircraft for commercial charter purposes. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Managing Director Melanie Blackman said; <strong><em>"Azzura Charters clients can be rest assured that when booking a private air charter through us they are booking an aircraft which is fully committed to the highest levels of safety, security and service".</em></strong></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Boris Island Airport Plans Dismissed - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters were pleased to hear that the plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary were dismissed by the governments independent commission on aviation on the 2nd September 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters, based in Kent, have always been supportive of expansion at either Manston Airport or Lydd Airport. With the recent closure of Manston Airport, comes the expansion of <a title="Private Jet to Lydd Airport Kent" href="" target="_blank">Lydd Airport</a> with works already underway to increase the length of the current runway.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The larger, already congested, airports of Heathrow and Gatwick still remain contenders for expansion with the possibility of either a 3rd runway or runway extension at Heathrow or a 2nd runway at Gatwick.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the private jet industry chartering a private jet in or out of Heathrow and Gatwick comes at a premium price for landing and handling as well as being heavily governed by air traffic congestion and finding available slots.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When chartering a private aircraft the smaller regional airfields such as Biggin Hill, Farnborough and RAF Northolt can prove a popular alternative to the Commercial London Airports.</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Multiple Site Visits by Private Jet - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Case Study 1</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin-left: 30px;">Multiple Site Visits</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dilemma:</strong><br />One particular engineering client needed to take a small board of directors to visit 4&nbsp; of their manufacturing plants around Europe. Struggling with finding direct commercial flights between the appropriate airports in Spain, Denmark, Poland and Germany both on the dates and times required was proving both difficult and time consuming. Incurring additional costs in overnight hotel accommodation, a loss of time from the office and time spent waiting around airports for connecting commercial flights.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A phone call to Azzura Charters was all it took for the travel organiser, who explained what needed to be achieved and left it to the <a title="Expert Private Jet Broker" href="../../../why-us/the-pas-personal-assistant" target="_self">expertly skilled broker</a> to put together a small private jet charter which enabled the client to visit 4 sites across Europe in Just 2 days away from the office.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Private Jet Charter for European Tour" src="../../../uploads/European_Tour_from_London_City_by_Private_Jet.jpg" alt="Private Jet Charter for European Tour" width="400" height="334" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Result:</strong><br /><br />The private air charter allowed the client to complete a full day in the office on the Tuesday, departing after office hours from their local London Airport ensuring the board of directors arrived in Spain that evening, relaxed and ready to start a fresh day of site visits the next morning. <br /><br />Azzura charters had worked meticulously with the client to ensure that there was minimal downtime and the board of directors got maximum use of each day. After the first site visit on the Wednesday morning the passengers were back at the <a title="Selection of Private Jets for Charter" href="../../../category/jet-charter" target="_self">private jet</a> for midday taking a lunchtime flight across to Poland for their afternoon site visit. <br /><br />Two meetings completed and the passengers were back on-board for an evening flight up to Denmark where they stopped overnight in advance of their 3rd site visit the following morning before embarking the private jet again in the afternoon for the final site visit in Germany.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the benefits of taking a private air charter was that the aircraft and pilots were sat waiting at the airport in between each flight. On one occasion the client called in to Azzura Charters to advise their meeting had finished earlier than expected and asked if it was possible to depart earlier. The answer was "<em>of course, not a problem</em>" a quick change to the flight plan and a request for a new departure and arrival slot and the clients were on their way ahead of schedule. One of the biggest benefits of private charters is that you, the client, are in control of your itinerary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All in all the trip was completed in 2 full days, only 2 nights of hotel accommodation and associated expenses and the board of directors were back in their own homes in London on the Thursday evening.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Chartering a jet with Azzura Charters" href="../../../why-us" target="_self">Azzura charters</a> take pleasure in assisting PA's and Travel Agents with such travel challenges and working out viable solutions. Multiple site visits are not limited to just private jets, as helicopters work in a very effective way too. You can read our Case Study on how effective a <a title="Private heli charter" href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">helicopter charter </a>was for multiple site visits for one of our PR &amp; Marketing companies <a title="Heli Charter to multiple sites" href="../../../news/case-study-2-multiple-site-visits-by-helicopter-charter" target="_self">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are struggling with commercial flights and considering a private air charter but not too sure how it could work and the overall costs, contact us for our independent advice and bespoke proposal tailored to suit your requirements on +44 (0) 1843 584 372 or email <a href=""></a> .</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Private Jet Handling at Lydd Airport - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">With the closure of Manston Airport Azzura Charters have had to relocate some private charters to other airports around Kent.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the two airports available to private jet charter clients in Kent is <a title="Lydd Airport" href="" target="_blank">Lydd Airport</a> located some 20 minutes South of Ashford International Train Station.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The private handling agent located there is FAL Aviation where Azzura Charters very own Managing Director, <a href="../../../why-us/experience" target="_self">Melanie Blackman</a>, once worked.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Airport is due to undergo significant works to extend the current runway length from its existing 1505 metres which are set to commence in October 2014 and will allow for larger private jets to land there.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Currently Lydd airport is open and operational from 08.30 till 19.00 local time with the possibility to extend the opening and closing times on request to 07.00 until 23.00 local.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The passenger lounge and aircraft handling at Lydd is looked after by a professional team of agents, with free WIFI available in the lounge.</p> <p><img title="FAL Aviation Lydd Airport" src="../../../uploads/FAL_Handling.jpg" alt="FAL Aviation Lydd Airport" width="250" height="188" /> <img title="FAL Aviation Lydd Airport" src="../../../uploads/FAL_lounge_Lydd_Airport.jpg" alt="FAL Aviation Lydd Airport" width="250" height="167" /></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Bardarbunga Volcano effect on air travel - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Iceland raises Bardarbunga Volcano alert to ORANGE</strong></p> <p>With thanks to our friends at ONJET for keeping us updated on the developments of Volcano Bardarbunga and any effects this may have on our private air charter clients.</p> <p>Their latest news is as follows;<br />The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased with signs of "<em>ongoing magma movement</em>" says Iceland's meteorological office.<br /><br />The risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange the second highest level, said the MET office.<br /><br />"<em>Presently there are no signs of eruption, but it cannot be excluded that the current activity will result in an explosive subglacial eruption, leading to an outburst flood and ash emission</em>", the MET office said, adding that the situation was being monitored.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 3 NEW FBO Handling Facilities - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">One of our many worldwide handling agents, Signature Flight Support have announced the acquisition of company; FBO 2000 including their passenger and private jet handling facilities at 3 Caribbean locations including Antigua International. Bradsham International in St. Kitts and Vance W. Amory International in Nevis.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to using their facilities for our clients handling during the Carribean Season this Winter.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation in Sweden - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 69 business aviation airports in the Sweden. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)</span></li> <li><span>Stockholm Bromma (BMA)</span></li> <li><span>Malmo Sturup (MMX)</span></li> <li><span>Goteborg Save (GSE)</span></li> <li><span>Norrkoping Kungsangen (NRK)<br /></span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 317 business aircraft on the Swedish aircraft register. <br /></span></span></p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Summer Sun Hot Spot Tivat - 0 comment(s) <p>Summer 2014 has seen an increasing number of private jet charter bookings to the beautiful resort of Tivat in Montenegro.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters has been busy with clients taking air charters both from London and Moscow to Tivat. The airport at Tivat does have some restrictions on opening hours due to the airport not having sufficient lighting for the runway for night landings. The airport throughout the Summer is open from 07.00 local time until Sunset.</p> <p>Porto Montenegro Marina is able to accommodate 130 super yachts which has proved popular with those connecting from their jet charter to their yacht charter.</p> <p>A small private jet such as <a title="Cessna Citation Jet 2+" href="../../../category/cessna-citation-jet-2" target="_self">Citation Jet 2+</a> departing from London to Tivat costs in the region of &pound;12,000.00 GBP one way.</p> <p>A midsize business jet such as a <a title="Bombardier Learjet 60XR" href="../../../category/bombardier-lear-60xr" target="_self">Bombardier</a> Lear 60XR departing from Moscow to Tivat one way costs in the region of &pound;18,000.00 GBP.</p> <p><img title="Bombardier Lear 60XR" src="../../../uploads/Bombardier_Learjet_60XR_Interior.jpg" alt="Bombardier Lear 60XR" width="400" height="189" /></p> <p><img title="Cessna Citation Jet 2" src="../../../uploads/Cessna_Citation_Jet_2_Interior.jpg" alt="Cessna Citation Jet 2" width="400" height="189" /></p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Summer Sun Hot Spot Thessaloniki - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">It is that time of year again where our clients are booking their private jet charters for their summer vacation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year the trend is no different with the likes of Thessalonki, Mykonos, Tivat and St Tropez being the destinations of choice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When chartering a private jet to Thessaloniki, Azzura Charters offers private jet passengers the option to be handled through Signature Flight Support.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Makedonia Airport Thessaloniki has just one main terminal handling both commercial airlines and private jet. Azzura Charters paid a visit to Signature Flight Support Thessaloniki and met with the team during the 2013 Summer Season.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When departing Makedonia Airport by private jet passengers should enter the terminal at Entrance B where a member of the Signature team will meet the passengers and collect the luggage and escort them through passenger screening and out to the awaiting private jet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thessaloniki offers the great beaches of the Chalkidiki Peninsula, Mount Athos and Mount Olympus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This Summer Season Azzura Charters has access to a beautiful 2013 <a title="Cessna Citation XLS+ Jet" href="../../../category/cessna-citation-xls">Cessna Citation XLS+</a> business jet. With prices starting from &pound;15,000.00 GBP for private air charters departing from London and &pound;17,000.00 GBP for a private jet charter from Moscow. <a title="Contact Us" href="../../../contact" target="_self">Contact us</a> today for a quotation on this jet or an alternative aircraft type.&nbsp;</p> <p><img style="float: left;" title="Cessna Citation XLS+ Exterior" src="../../../uploads/Cessna_Citation_XLS_2013_Exterior.jpg" alt="Cessna Citation XLS+ Exterior" width="300" height="158" /> <img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Cessna Citation XLS+ Interior" src="../../../uploads/Cessna_Citation_XLS_2013_Interior.jpg" alt="Cessna Citation XLS+ Interior" width="300" height="158" /></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 British Grand Prix Silverstone - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was another busy year for <a href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">helicopter chartering</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With clients taking group shuttles as well as private helicopter charters in and out of the track Azzura Charters was still on standby to take those last minute enquiries and bookings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With the number of helicopter passenger handling terminals somewhat reduced this year our clients feedback has still been positive that flying in and out and avoiding the road traffic congestion was a convenient hassle free way to travel and enjoy the day stress free.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year the most popular helicopter of choice tended to be between the <a href="../../../category/eurocopter-ec135" target="_self">EC135 Twin Engine helicopter</a> and the<a href="../../../category/agusta-109" target="_self"> Agusta A109 Power helicopter</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to another busy and exciting F1 at Silverstone next year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Helicopter Charter to the Silverstone Grand Prix" src="../../../uploads/3_HElis_lined_up.jpg" alt="Helicopter Charter to the Silverstone Grand Prix" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The London Heliport - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether it is for business or leisure Azzura Charters can arrange and organise a <a href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">helicopter charter </a>to the London Heliport the ideal landing pad for access into the City of London.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The London Heliport is centrally located on the South bank of the River Thames and is open 7 days a week, from 07.30 - 19.30 Monday to Friday and 08.00 - 18.00 on weekends and Bank Holidays.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a wide range of helicopters available for charter no matter whether its 1 person or 16 persons Azzura Charters will source a helicopter suitable for both your passenger numbers, destination and budget.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The modern and comfortable passenger terminal offers an air conditioned lounge, refreshments, WIFI and washroom facilities for passenger use.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contact Azzura Charters today on +44 (0) 1843 584 372 or email <a href=""></a> for a competitive quotation for your next heli charter. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img title="The London Heliport Battersea" src="../../../uploads/IMG_0609.JPG" alt="The London Heliport Battersea" width="250" height="188" />&nbsp; <img title="The London Heliport Battersea Agusta 109" src="../../../uploads/IMG_0608.JPG" alt="The London Heliport Battersea Agusta 109" width="250" height="188" /></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 New Passenger Handling facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">The end of June saw the official opening of the newly constructed Landmark Aviation aircraft and passenger handing facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new facility includes a VIP lounge, bistro, pilot lounge with a flight planning centre and additional covered aircraft parking facilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Landmark Aviation's Paris Based General Manager Denis Bourgois said "Our new facility is much more spacious and offers additional amenities that will allow us to provide a better experience for our customers."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you have a preferred handling agent facility that you like to go through just mention this to Azzura Charters and they will arrange the necessary aircraft and passenger handling. </p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Azzura Charters going the extra mile... - 0 comment(s) <p>On the May Bank Holiday Monday Managing Director Melanie Blackman took a commercial flight from London to Glasgow to meet and greet a new client who was taking a <a href="../../../our-services/corporate-charters" target="_self">group charter </a>from Glasgow.</p> <p>Melanie says; "Here at Azzura we pride ourselves on our client relations and nothing is ever too much trouble. When our client requested our presence to oversee their flight departure from Glasgow, we had booked our flight within minutes. As a transatlantic client Scotland was unfamiliar pastures to them. By being at the airport I was able to meet the clients at their chauffeur vehicle and escort them through to the allocated check-in desk and then on to the departure gate".</p> <p>Due to the size of the group and aircraft the UK rulings over hand luggage and liquids was applicable to the charter. The principal passenger had an item of liquid material which was over the limits for hand luggage, whilst the check-in staff were a little under accommodating about finding a solution to ensure the item went on-board our MD being present was able to speak to the handling Supervisor and organise for the item to be bubble wrapped, boxed up and put through the out of gauge as a piece of hold luggage to ensure it safely got on-board and travelled with the clients.</p> <p>Whilst in Glasgow and being a Bank Holiday Melanie decided to take a trip into the city for a little sight seeing where there was filming taking place for promotional videos for the upcoming Commonwealth games being held in Scotland.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Glasgow City Centre" src="../../../uploads/P1000104.JPG" alt="Glasgow City Centre" width="400" height="533" /></p> Sat, 31 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation In the UK - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br /><span>There are 121 business aviation airports in the UK Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li><span>Luton (LTN)</span></li> <li><span>Biggin Hill (BQH)</span></li> <li><span>Stansted (STN)</span></li> <li><span>Farnborough (FAB)</span></li> <li><span>Oxford (OXF)</span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span><span><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 1,486 business aircraft on the UK aircraft register.&nbsp;</span></span></p> Sun, 04 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Planned Air Traffic Control Industrial Action - 0 comment(s) <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center; line-height: 150%;" align="center"><span style="color: crimson; line-height: 150%; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 15pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">ATC Industrial action ITALY Saturday 03/ May /2014</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center; line-height: 150%;" align="center"><span style="color: crimson; line-height: 150%; font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif'; font-size: 15pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /> The ATC industrial action in Italy has been confirmed for Saturday, 03/05/2014, from 1230 until 1630 Local Time.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation In France - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /><br /></strong>There are 210 business aviation airports in France. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li>Paris Le Borget (LBG)</li> <li>Cannes Mandelieu (CEQ)</li> <li>Basel Mulhouse (BSL)</li> <li>Nice Cote d' Azur (NCE)</li> <li><span>Toulouse Blagnac (TLS)</span></li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><span>Another interesting fact: At present there are 1,440 business aircraft on the French aircraft register.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /></p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation In Turkey - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br />There are 54 business aviation airports in Turkey.&nbsp;<span>Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;<br /></span></p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li>Istanbul Ataturk (IST)</li> <li>Ankara Esenboga (ESB)</li> <li>Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl (SAW)</li> <li>Antalya (AYT)</li> <li>Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB)</li> </ol></li> </ol> <p><em>Another interesting fact:</em> At present there are 250 business aircraft on the Turkish aircraft register.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation In Denmark - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...<br /></strong><br />There are 25 business aviation airports in Denmark.&nbsp;Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li>Copenhagen Roskilde (RKE)</li> <li>Billund (BLL)</li> <li>Copenhagen Kastrup (CPH)</li> <li>Esbjerg (EBJ)</li> <li>Odense Hans Christian Andersen (ODEF)</li> </ol></li> </ol> <p>Another interesting fact: At present there are 208 business aircraft on the Danish aircraft register.&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Business Aviation In Germany - 0 comment(s) <p><strong>Did you know...</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 30px;">There are 167 business aviation airports in Germany. Those most well served in terms of handling facilities and based aircraft are;</p> <ol> <li style="list-style-type: none;"><ol> <li>Munich (MUC)<br /><br /></li> <li>Hamburg (HAM)<br /><br /></li> <li>Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF)<br /><br /></li> <li>Stuttgart (STR)<br /><br /></li> <li>Cologne - Bonn (CGN)</li> </ol></li> </ol> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 New Business Jets for Charter - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">During the last half of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 we have seen a number of new private jets become available for charter and here at Azzura charters we felt it was only right to share a selection of these with you and give you an insight into what is available for hire through us.<br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Embraer Phenom 300</strong></em><br />This new 6 seat <a title="Embraer Phenom 300" href="../../../../category/Embraer-Phenom-300" target="_self">Embraer Phenom 300</a> is based in Germany and perfectly situated to offer competitive pricing for trips originating or ending within an hour radius of&nbsp;Germany. With 6 seats this super light&nbsp;business jet permits pets on-board and has the added bonus of a ski tube for carrying skis as well as an overall good size luggage hold. <br /><br /><em>A one way flight from Frankfurt to London on the 2013 Embraer Phenom 300 costs from &pound;6,500.00 GBP.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Cessna Citation XLS+</strong><br /></em>A number of new <a title="Citation XLS" href="../../../../category/cessna-citation-xls" target="_self">Cessna Citation XLS+</a> aircraft became available for charter in 2013. This London based Citation XLS+ has become a firm favourite with a number of our clients both for its competitive pricing and good sized luggage hold, ideal for luggage and ski equipment. One of our clients took this aircraft down to the South of France at the end of the Summer and then again for their February half term ski break and the feedback was very good. With 8 seats and a stand up cabin this aircraft is a good choice in the midsize business jet category. <br /><br />A one way flight from London to Nice Cote d'Azur on the 2013 model Citation XLS+ costs from &pound;13,000.00 GBP.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Embraer Legacy 650</strong></em><br />London is definitely the base for new jets in Europe&nbsp;with the addition of a new <a title="Legacy 650" href="../../../../category/embraer-legacy-650" target="_self">Embraer Legacy 650</a> which became&nbsp;available for charter&nbsp;just in time for the Winter Ski Season. With 13 leather seats and one of the largest luggage holds on the market, this aircraft is perfect for those travelling with&nbsp;a lot of luggage and sporting equipment. With on-board entertainment facilities such as &nbsp;Blu-Ray player, DVD player,&nbsp;High Speed Internet,&nbsp; iPod Station,&nbsp;Video monitors and&nbsp;Wi-Fi there is never a dull moment no matter how long the flight trip. <br /><br /><em>A one way flight from Luton to Sardinia on the 2013 Legacy 650 costs from &pound;21,500.00 GBP.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Bombardier Challenger 300</strong></em><br />In the Super Midsize business jet category we have this beautiful new <a title="Challenger 300" href="../../../../category/bombardier-challenger-300" target="_self">Bombardier Challenger 300</a> available for charter&nbsp;with 8 leather seats and a Flight Attendant and on-board with hot catering as standard. This aircraft is&nbsp;based in the South West of the UK but is competitively priced for all types of flight routings.</p> <p><em>A one way flight from London to Moscow Vnukovo on the 2013 Bombardier Challenger 300 starts from &pound;30,000.00 GBP.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Gulfstream G550</em></strong><br />September saw the introduction of a brand new 2013 <a title="Gulfstream G550" href="../../../../category/gulfstream-g550" target="_self">Gulfstream G550</a> based in London and Azzura Charters were fortunate enough to be the first company to charter this aircraft. With 14 seats this hallmark cabin provides&nbsp;a light and spacious cabin, converting into beds to sleep up to 6 passengers with 4 single beds and 1 double bed which makes this a perfect aircraft for overnight transatlantic flying.<br /><br /><em>A one way flight from London to Teterboro, New York starts from &pound;94,000.00 GBP.<br /><br /></em></p> <p><em>Contact us today for a competitive quotation on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 &nbsp;or complete the <a title="Contact Form" href="../../../../contact" target="_self">online enquiry form</a>. </em></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Sikorsky S92 Helicopter for the Charter - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">After a long wait Azzura charters are pleased to announce that the <a title="Helicopter Charter S92" href="../../../category/sikorsky-s92-helicopter" target="_self">Sikorsky&nbsp;S92 Helicopter </a>which can seat up to 16 passengers is now back available on the charter market. Based from London this is the only helicopter of its kind available in the UK for charter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The S92 is typically used for oil rig charters moving staff from shore to offshore rigs. This particular model is designed with the movement of VIP's in mind and is&nbsp;typically suited to moving groups of delegate officials, pop groups and their entourage etc..</p> <p>For a helicopter of this size there can be some restrictions of where it can operate in terms of size of helipad but Azzura Charters will work with the helicopter operations team and chief pilot to ensure we can make your charter itinerary work.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Sikorsky S92 Helicopter " src="../../../uploads/Sikorsky_S92_Helicopter_EXT_Web_Product.jpg" alt="Sikorsky S92 Helicopter " width="400" height="185" /></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 UK Air Passenger Duty From April 2015 - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">In the latest budget, on the 19th March 2014, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr George Osborne, announced there would be a rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) which would be applied to business jets from April 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At present the APD per a person departing from a UK airport on an aircraft which weighs more than 5.7 tonnes is 4 times the amount of an economy class flight on a scheduled airline. From April 2015 it will be 6 times the amount.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The table below shows an example of the increased pricing;</p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Band A&nbsp;Current Rate&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Band A Proposed Rate&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Band B Current <br />Rate&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">Band B Proposed Rate</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;">Less than 2000 Nautical Miles&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&pound;52.00 Per Passenger</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&pound;78.00 Per Passenger&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;">-</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;-</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;">More than 2000 Nautical Miles</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;-</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;-</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&pound;268.00 Per Passenger</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&pound;426.00 Per Passenger</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a quotation for an aircraft charter departing from the UK, Azzura Charters provide a fully inclusive price which includes the UK APD at the appropriate rate where applicable which then they pass on through the appropriate channels.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Save Manston Airport - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">On Wednesday 19th March 2014 the aviation industry heard the announcement that Azzura Charters' local, regional airport Manston, was entering into a 45 day consultation period concerning the closure of the airport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Manston Airport is close to the heart of Azzura Charters Managing Director Melanie Blackman as this is where her career in Aviation was first carved out back in January 2003 and she has been an avid supporter of the airport often frequent the terminal meeting and greeting clients of private air charters.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Manston offers a unique facility in the South East on the Kent Coast handling both commercial passenger flights, cargo airliners and chartered <a href="../../../category/jet-charter" target="_self">private jets</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the years Manston has seen a number of famous faces pass through its doors when travelling in and out by private jet. During her time working at Manston Airport Melanie provided exceptional Customer Service / Passenger Handling to an array of famous faces from the world of sport, film and music with the likes of Jenson Button, Tiger Woods and Hugh Grant to name a few.&nbsp;</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Melanie Blackman at Manston Airport in 2004" src="../../../uploads/Melanie_Blackman_Manston_Airport_2004.jpg" alt="Manston Airport 2004" width="200" height="196" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Just last week saw the Rolling Stones land their world tour branded <a href="../../../our-services/corporate-charters" target="_self">airliner</a> at Manston. It will be an incredible shame if Manston Airport is to close its doors, having the 4th largest runway in the UK capable of handling the Airbus A380, excellent freight handling facilities and convenient hassle free, swift check-in facilities for both private air charter passengers and commercial airline passengers.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters kindly ask for your support in signing the petition to save Manston Airport by clicking on the following link <a title="Save Manston Airport" href=";source=facebook-share-button&amp;time=1395261974" target="_blank">Save Manston Airport&nbsp;</a>. Thanking you in advance.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Charter a Helicopter to your F1 Race Day - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Last weekend saw the start of 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship Races commence with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each season here at Azzura Charters we find ourselves often searching for <a title="Helicopters for charter" href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">helicopter </a>availability at the very last moment for clients to fly in by helicopter to the circuit whether it Monte Carlo, Silverstone, Monza or Catalunya to name the most popular.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whilst we endeavour to find helicopter availability at the last minute, often the best, most popular arrival and departure time slots have already been taken. To avoid disappointment and un-preferred flight timings we recommend making your <a title="Charter Enquiry Form" href="../../../contact" target="_self">enquiry</a> and booking at your earliest opportunity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contact us today for a competitive quotation on +44 (0) 1843 584 372 or email <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p> <table style="border-color: #442c3e; border-width: 0px;" border="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Race Calender</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Race Date</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix (Kuala Lumpur)</td> <td>Sunday 30th March 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Petronas Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)</td> <td>Sunday 06th April 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai)</td> <td>Sunday 20th April 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Gran Premio De Espana Pirelli (Catalunya)</td> <td>Sunday 11th May 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco (Monte Carlo)</td> <td>Sunday 25th May 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada (Montreal)</td> <td>Sunday 08th June 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fomula 1 Grosser Preis Von Osterreich (Spielberg)</td> <td>Sunday 22nd June 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix (Silverstone)</td> <td>Sunday 06th July 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander Von Deutschland (Hockenheim)</td> <td>Sunday 20th July 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij (Budapest)</td> <td>Sunday 27th July 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix (Spa - Francorchamps)</td> <td>Sunday 24th August 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Gran Premio D'Italia (Monza)</td> <td>Sunday 7th September 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore)</td> <td>Sunday 21st September 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)</td> <td>Sunday 5th October 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)</td> <td>Sunday 12th October 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Unites States Grand Prix (Austin)</td> <td>Sunday 02nd November</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Grande Premio Do Brasil (Sao Paulo)</td> <td>Sunday 9th November 2014</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)</td> <td>Sunday 23rd November 2014</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Celebrating in style and luxury - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">It was recently reported that David Beckham is planning on chartering a Private Jet to fly his wife Victoria Beckham around her favourite cities on a week long trip to celebrate her upcoming 40th Birthday.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters have become somewhat specialists at helping a number of male clients and their PA's in organising surprise private jet and private helicopter charters for their loved ones.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Both for special&nbsp;birthday celebrations and anniversaries Azzura Charters have been delighted to assist by going the extra mile behind the scenes to make some wonderful memories for our clients.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We assisted one particular client in arranging a surprise 40th Birthday trip for his wife and 6 guests which included a luxury EC155&nbsp;<a href="../../../category/helicopter-charter">helicopter</a> across London to connect with a waiting jet on the tarmac, a short flight on a midsize <a href="../../../category/midsize-business-jet-charter">business jet</a> down to the South of France where another helicopter was ready and waiting to whisk them away&nbsp;to connect with their weekend&nbsp;<a href="../../../category/yacht-charter">yacht charter</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using our utmost professionalism, discretion and ensuring those special touches such as a bespoke birthday cake and delicate floral bouquet from the birthday girls preferred patisserie and Jane Packer Florist, along with a number of bottles of their preferred Champagne.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Our client and his wife and guests had a wonderful weekend, and the look on her face as their travel plans were unveiled after stepping off the helicopter and seeing the jet was priceless, a special trip and memory she will never forget.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whatever your occasion we pride ourselves on our dedication to attention to detail and work directly with your preferred&nbsp;chauffeur drivers, hotel concierge, yacht captains etc.. to make a seamless trip.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="../../../category/jet-charter">Bespoke Private Jet Charter</a> for celebrating special occasions is&nbsp;not just for the Beckham's&nbsp;of this world.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contact us today for assistance with your next trip.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 All About Helicopter Rental - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Helicopter travel is a fun and exhilarating method of travel suitable for both business and leisure passengers. Helicopters offer the ultimate in convenience. Travel from city centre to city centre, or to hard to reach areas that would take days to reach over land. Helicopter rental lets you avoid the traffic and possible rail delays for journeys up to 450 miles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For business travel, helicopter rental allows you to get as close to your destination as possible. This reduces your time out of the office for minimal impact on your productivity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Helicopter charter is a popular way to travel from airports to ski resorts and to hotels and events. There&rsquo;s no need to battle the crowded roads when you can arrive in style at the Grand Prix, horse racing or music festivals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>How do helicopters work?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Helicopters have one or more motor-driven rotors. It is the movement of the rotor blades that generates lift and allows the helicopter to fly. Helicopters take off and land vertically, without the need for a runway. This gives great flexibility and allows helicopters to reach areas inaccessible to regular aircraft.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Are helicopters noisy?</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Modern helicopters are designed to make as little noise as possible. Larger helicopters designed for passenger transport often have enclosed cabins, which are soundproofed to reduce noise inside the cabin. This will allow you to conduct conversations within the cabin with ease and makes for a very pleasant journey. In smaller helicopters with open cabins, it is louder and passengers are normally given headphones to wear which allow them to converse with each other and the pilot without shouting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Comfortable travel in a helicopter</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All helicopters available for charter are equipped with comfortable leather seats which give you enough leg room to relax and spread out. Many larger helicopters are very luxuriously appointed and are similar to an executive car inside, with passengers facing each other. You can be sure of a very comfortable journey while in a helicopter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Helicopter charter with Azzura Charters</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura have a range of helicopters available to rent. They range in size to accommodate between 4 and 6 passengers, with a range of up to 450 miles. Each helicopter is piloted by an experienced helicopter pilot so you can rest assured that you are in safe and capable hands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To learn all about helicopter rental with Azzura Charters and to see which helicopters we offer, take a look at our <a href="../../../category/helicopter-charter">helicopter charter page</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img title="EC120 Helicopter Charter" src="../../../uploads/EC120_Single_Engine_VFR_Helicopter.JPG" alt="EC120 Helicopter Charter" width="250" height="188" />&nbsp; <img title="EC120 Helicopter Hire" src="../../../uploads/EC120_Single_Engine_VFR_Helicopter_Exterior.jpg" alt="EC120 Helicopter Hire" width="250" height="157" /></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Private Jet Charter Tips - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Choosing to charter a private jet is an exclusive and luxurious experience. To make your flight as comfortable and enjoyable as possible we have compiled some jet charter tips.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Private jets revolve around you</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When chartering a jet, everything revolves around you, from the schedule down to the specific newspaper waiting for you in the cabin when you board. If you wish, we can schedule numerous stops in a single day; fit in meetings in two different cities before stopping in Paris for dinner. It&rsquo;s up to you. With a flexible schedule we can help you to avoid overnight stays and hotel costs while ensuring that if your meetings overrun or you want to make the most of the fair weather and fit in another round of golf, your exclusive use private jet will be waiting for you. Our top private jet charter tip is feel free to request anything that would make your flight more enjoyable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Arriving at the airport</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Not only can you depart from your most convenient airport, there is no need to battle the crowds in the main terminal. First time private jet travellers are often surprised that they are directed to the jet operator&rsquo;s private terminal, where the pilot is often waiting to greet them. It is usually only necessary to arrive at the airport around 15 minutes prior to your departure time, allowing you to board almost immediately. However, if you are early there is usually a comfortable lounge, with wifi, for you to relax in.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Luggage</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Although there are no baggage restrictions per se, your aircraft will have limited luggage and weight capacity. If you plan on bringing a lot of luggage or want to transport large or bulky items such as golf clubs and skis, please let us know and we can ensure that a suitable aircraft is selected. If you wish to bring your pet (cat or dog) along, that is no problem as long as their Pet Passport is in order. Your pet is welcome in the cabin to spend the flight with you. Please let us know if you plan to bring your pet so we can ensure facilities are made.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>On board catering</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The catering options available will depend on the type of jet. Smaller jets offer cold, light refreshments, whereas the large jets have full galleys. You may be able to choose from an extensive menu in advance or opt for your favourite meal to be prepared in restaurant near the airport to be reheated on board. Many private jets have a bar but why not request a particular bottle of wine to accompany your meal or your favourite single malt for after dinner?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Have our private jet charter tips inspired you to take a trip? Read more about the types of <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">jet charter</a> we have available.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img style="vertical-align: text-bottom;" title="Rizon Jet Handling Biggin Hill Airport" src="../../../uploads/Rizon_Jet_Biggin_Hill_Lounge.jpg" alt="Rizon Jet Handling Biggin Hill Airport" width="250" height="176" />&nbsp; <img title="Inflight Private Jet Catering" src="../../../uploads/Challenger_604_Interior_2.jpg" alt="Inflight Private Jet Catering " width="250" height="188" /></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jet Charter vs First Class - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">There is no denying that first class travel is luxurious, from the dedicated check in desk to the executive lounge and &lsquo;suites&rsquo; available on some airlines&rsquo; newer planes. You receive a dedicated service and are treated like royalty. With jet charter, the major benefit over first class with a commercial airline is the exclusivity and convenience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Private jets are able to use smaller airports that commercial aircraft cannot use. This means that you can depart from an airport closer to home or work, and fly into an airport closer to your final destination, cutting out long commutes and the traffic congestion that goes hand-in-hand with major airports. This also gives you more choice. Scheduled airlines often only fly into large, international airports. But what happens if this is four hours from your destination? You may have to take a connecting flight or perhaps have a long drive ahead of you. There is also no need to worry about missing your flight, as the aircraft will not leave until you are on it. Don&rsquo;t want to leave your pet at home? Domestic pets, such as dogs and cats, are permitted in the cabin with you during the flight.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With jet charter you are not restricted to scheduled airlines&rsquo; timetables and seasonality. What happens if you need to arrive in Dubai at 7am but the first flight does not get you in until 11am? You would normally need to arrive the day before and spend the night. Choosing private jet charter reduces your need for overnight stays as the itinerary will be built around you. There is also no need to worry about an aircraft selling out. There are only limited seats in first class, however Azzura Charters have access to private jet operators around the world allowing us to find you an available plane.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chartering your own plane will also enable you to reduce your trip time. With first class you may have a dedicated check in deck and fast track security, but due to the size of most major airports you will still need to arrive some time before your flight in order to navigate your way to the departure gate. One arrival, you will need to clear customs and await your luggage on the carousel. With a private jet, you do not normally need to arrive at your chosen airport until around twenty minutes prior to departure and the arrival procedures are just as swift. Another benefit with smaller airports are shorter taxiways and fewer flights, which means less queuing and less time spent on the tarmac.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">So jet charter is luxurious just like first class, but you also benefit from flexibility, privacy and ultimate convenience. Want to explore your options for private jet travel? Read more about the <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">best jet charters</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; <img title="Departures" src="../../../uploads/Departures.jpg" alt="Departures" width="200" height="276" />&nbsp; <img title="Departure Gate" src="../../../uploads/Departure_Gate.jpg" alt="Commercial Airport Departure Gate" width="200" height="202" /></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Jet Charters That Celebrities Love - 0 comment(s) <p><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="../../../uploads/love_heart.jpg" alt="Celebrities love to jet charter" width="200" height="148" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the celebrity that wants to fly in peace the jet charter option is the only way forward. Airports abound with paparazzi are to be avoided and one way of doing that is with a private jet charter. More and more celebrities are opting to fly via private jet charters and choosing comfort, privacy and luxury over the normal pap happy circus of public flights.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We take a look at celebrities and their jet charter of choice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arnold Schwarzenegger opts for the Gulfstream lll as his jet charter of choice, this spacious craft has adequate space for the muscle clad actor come politician and can seat up to 12 passengers. The aircraft is suited for long range trips at speed. With luxury accommodation and on-board facilities it is clear why this is the jet charter of choice for Arnie. Other celebrities that have opted for a Gulfstream be it the Gulfstream V or Gulfstream 4 are Jim Carey and Tom Cruise.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Bombardier is also a popular craft, with Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates being fans. The Bombardier global 6000 is faster and has a longer range than other aircraft in its class and as such is the serious choice for those who wish to charter a jet built for purpose.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Of course jet charter services and the choice to use the service are based on sensible requirements such as privacy and convenience, however we are talking celebrity here and there are always those extreme cases in this instance John Travolta and Bruce Dickenson choosing to purchase Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 707-138 respectfully.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="../../../category/jet-charter">Private Jet Hire</a> or indeed ownership seems to be the way forward for the modern celebrity wishing to avoid the fuss and chaos of public travel.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Guide to Choosing the Best Air Charter - 0 comment(s) <p>Air charter options are varied providing the client with the benefit of choice and enabling them to employ an air charter service bespoke to their needs. When choosing an air charter service there are several considerations the client may wish to take into account. The following guide will highlight those considerations and ensure your flight charter will meet your needs.</p> <p>The first point to consider when looking into private air charter services as opposed to public options is the time factor on departure and arrival. Chartered flights are generally smaller aircraft that require less runway space and as such can make use of smaller, regional airports giving you the benefit of leaving and arriving closer to your destination. The air charter client can also save time boarding and disembarking, avoiding lengthy queues at luggage collection points and immigration channels, some of the smaller airports allow you the luxury of driving up to the aircraft whilst larger airports will have a dedicated team to enable faster processing.</p> <p>Cabin size and number of occupants is a key factor in choosing your air charter and aircraft. Think about how many passengers will be on board and the comfort level required. Smaller to midsize aircraft can cater for up to 8 people whilst some of the larger private charter aircraft can accommodate up to 16. Consideration should also be given to comfort levels with air charter options ranging from arm-chair configurations to sofas. Larger aircraft that fly for longer distances will also have facilities for sleeping.</p> <p>Flight time is also an important factor to look into, some air charter craft are ideal for short haul flights whilst others are more economical for the long haul routes up to 12 hours flight time.</p> <p>The on-board facilities are a salient point to observe when choosing your air charter, from washroom facilities to on-board refreshments; these can vary from simple cold snacks to three course meals you may also wish to decide on how many in-flight attendants you would require.</p> <p>Finally the purpose and nature of your trip should be addressed as this will influence the level of luxury you require, the luggage space needed and what activities you will be doing during the flight. Some aircraft are ideal mobile offices whilst some will allow you to move around and others designed simply for comfort.</p> <p>This guide will help you make the right choice and get the most out of your air charter service, please <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">click here</a> for some of the aircraft options you can choose from.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Can I Travel by Private Jet with my Pet? - 0 comment(s) <p><strong><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="../../../uploads/Pet_Passport_travel.jpg" alt="Pet Passport Travel " width="250" height="171" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When you <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">charter a private jet</a> with Azzura Charters there is no need to leave your beloved family pet behind. They can travel with you in the cabin on the aircraft. With commercial flights you normally have to cage your buddy up for them to be transported in the cargo hold with the luggage. Being able to travel with your pet is just one of the benefits of exclusive private jet travel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jet charter for pets</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ensure your pampered pooch travels in style. A growing number of airports provided dedicated facilities for pets; some of these airports are London Oxford, London Biggin Hill, London Stansted and Manchester. Unlike regular airport terminals, which can be manically busy, private, VIP terminals allow your pet to travel through with minimum fuss and hassle. The last thing you want before a flight is for your four-legged pal to get over-excited or scared.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The jet&rsquo;s captain will ask for your pet to be safely in his carrier box during both takeoff and landing, but just like when the seat belt sign comes off, your pooch will be free to roam around the cabin to be fussed upon by you and the crew. Private aircraft operators will make sure your pet feels welcome onboard.</p> <p><strong>Travelling with your pet</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each country has its own rules regarding the import of pets, so it&rsquo;s imperative that you check with your destination country. You also need to make sure that your pet&rsquo;s documentation is correct and up-to-date.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s best not to take your dog or cat onto a plane with a full stomach or bladder, for obvious reasons. You should ensure that they keep hydrated but not full.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">For more information about travelling with your pet with Azzura Charters, <a href="../../../our-services/pet-passport-private-jet-travel">click here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Can a Private Jet fly in the snow? - 0 comment(s) <p><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="../../../uploads/IMG_0229.JPG" alt="Winter Ski Charter" width="350" height="263" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We aim to ensure our customers get to their desired destinations when they want, with as few hassles as possible, even when it&rsquo;s snowing. When commercial, scheduled airlines are cancelling flights, private jet operators are able to keep flying except in the most extreme conditions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Europe, privately chartered jets have access to around 3,000 airports, much more than is available to commercial airlines. Snowfall and temperatures can be very different from one area of a country to another, even over a relatively small area. The flexibility of private jet travel means that pilots can submit their flight schedules just 2 hours prior to departure. Your itinerary can be changed to avoid areas of bad weather and to use airports less affected by snow or ice. Snow clearing and de-icing can be much quicker at smaller airports because of the smaller area of taxiways, and de-icing is reduced because private jets are often kept in hangars preventing snow and ice from settling on them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When devising your <a href="../../../contact">winter jet charter itinerary</a>, we use our knowledge of individual airports and their quirks. For example, the weather at your destination airport may tend to deteriorate as the day goes on, so we might recommend a morning flight. We monitor the weather closely in the 24 hours before your departure and will liaise with the captain to ensure the weather is suitable for flying.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us. You can rest assured that our experienced pilots are well-versed in flying in a wide range of weather conditions, including heavy snow and low cloud, which causes reduced visibility. You are in safe hands with Azzura Charters.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Even when extreme weather forces airports to close and planes to be grounded, private aviation companies can get things moving again almost immediately. There are no long backlogs to contend with, such is often the case with commercial, scheduled airlines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether you&rsquo;re looking to escape to the Alpine slopes this winter, or need to fly to a chilly destination, such as Chicago, on business, Azzura Charters are dedicated to providing exemplary service, whatever the weather. Read more about flying during the winter in our private jets <a href="../../../our-services/ski-season-2012-2013">here</a>.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 A Flight in a Business Jet Charter - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Business jet charter is the sensible option for the discerning professional seeking efficiency, convenience and luxury. From the moment the business jet charter client leaves their home or office to the second they arrive on the doorstep of their destination the business jet charter is a winner.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Business jet charter aircraft are smaller than public craft which means they can leave from smaller regional airports if required, affording the client the opportunity to select the most convenient departure point, allowing them the luxury to avoid traffic jams and delays en-route to major airports. On arrival at the airport the business jet charter customer may have the option of driving up to the aircraft for boarding whilst the non-charter customer has been struggling with traffic delays and large check-in queues at the airport itself the charter client has experienced a hassle free start to their journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Once onboard a business jet charter flight, the craft can serve as a mobile office providing facilities that allow the client to make the most of their time during the flight. Alternatively business jet charter flights can also provide extreme comfort and the client may choose to simply relax in the luxury of armchair configured seating. Refreshments are also available on the business jet charter with options from light snacks to three course meals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Upon arrival of the destination airport, the relaxed business jet charter client may disembark into a waiting car at a regional airport close to their final destination allowing for a leisurely short trip.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From start to finish the choice of <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">business jet charter</a> is simplicity itself, business trips needn&rsquo;t be stressful just elegant and enjoyable.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Executive PA Awards - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="London Helicopter Sight Seeing Tours" src="../../../uploads/Helicopter_Sightseeing_over_London_City.jpg" alt="London Helicopter Sight Seeing Tours" width="448" height="301" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In October 2013 Azzura Charters was delighted to be involved with Executive PA magazines annual awards at Grange City Hotel by sponsoring the prize for the Newcomer of the year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The awards ceremony gathers PA's across a variety of industries together in one room to celebrate the hard work, professionalism and passion of Britain's best PA's.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 2013 Executive PA Magazine Newcomer of the Year award went to Teely Webb. As well as winning one of the most coveted trophies in the PA industry, Teely won a luxury London Helicopter Sightseeing tour for 2 people with overnight accommodation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We will be reporting on Teelys experience later in the year. </p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Caribbean Hospitality - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">With the Winter Season soon upon us the Caribbean becomes attractive option to slip away from the cold European Winter to some warmer climate. Beautiful sandy beaches, crystal blue seas and a relaxed way of life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IAM Jet Centre offers FBO facilities for the handling of private jets and passengers both at Grantley Adams Airport, Barbados and Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay Jamaica.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The IAM Jet Centre in Barbados offers state of the art passenger and baggage screening&nbsp;to meet UK and US security&nbsp;standards as well as in-house Customs and Immigration processing.&nbsp; Amenities include a range of lounge areas, a business centre, WI-FI internet access and a conference room.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IAM Jet Centre Barbados also provides its premium services to first class clientele of British Airways.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In late 2006 IAM Jet Centre Montego Bay opened its doors. providing an exclusive way to arrive and depart Jamaica in style and comfort. Again IAM provide in-house Customs and Immigration facilities as well as luxury lounges and a range of refreshments.</p> <p>Contact Azzura Charters today on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 for a competitive quotation for a <a href="../../../category/jet-charter">private jet hire</a> to the Caribbean.</p> <p><img src="../../../uploads/IAM_Jet_Centre_Carribbean.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="139" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/private_jet_on_the_ramp_in_Jamaica.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="139" /></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Take a Private Jet to St Thomas the Jewel of the Caribbean - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the years St Thomas has emerged as a top destination for the mega-yacht world in addition to the established world-class sailing and regatta arena.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the largest marina in the Caribbean it sits prominently in the centre of the stunning harbour surrounded by beautiful mountains.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The St Thomas Jet Centre offers a warm welcome to the Island when arriving by corporate jet with a newly built Customs facility and lounge facility located on the corporate aircraft side of the airport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">St Thomas is known for Island hopping and Azzura Charters are experienced in arranging <a href="../../../category/small-business-jet-charter">small business jets</a>, <a href="../../../category/turbo-prop-charter">turbo-props</a> and <a href="../../../category/helicopter-charter">helicopters</a> to assist clients with flying between the beautiful Caribbean Islands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contact us today for a quotation whether its long haul jet charter to St Thomas or short Island hops.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Flying by Private Jet to Cologne - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Just over two years ago the new General Aviation Terminal (GAT) operated by Business Aviation Centre Cologne (BACC) opened its doors showcasing brand new facilities to passengers and pilots of private jets at Cologne Bonn Airport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The BACC terminal offers a large and modern facility with a completely glazed front which floods light into the lobby. The comfortable lounges offer extendibe armchairs, flatscreen television and desktop computers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Passengers are shuttled from the VIP handling lounge to the aircraft by VIP buses and cars. An inhouse security lane and custome and Immigration facilities ensure a quick and efficient processing of passengers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At Cologne Bonn Airport is is also possible for passengers to be driven in their own chauffeur vehicle directly out to the jet via an escort using&nbsp;the car lane following a short security check of the vehicle and passengers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A <a href="../../../category/jet-charter" target="_self">private Jet Charter </a>from London to Cologne One way starts from &pound;4,000.00 GBP with a flight time of just over 1 hour.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Executive PA Awards 2013 Newcomer of the year - 0 comment(s) <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A FANTASTIC PRIZE PACKAGE IS ON OFFER FOR ONE LUCKY NEWCOMER TO THE PA INDUSTRY.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">On 8th October, the longest established and leading magazine brand for professional PAs; Executive PA, will host their annual Award ceremony in celebration of Britain&rsquo;s finest individuals.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Set to recognise exceptional achievements, new PAs will be watching with bated excitement as the &lsquo;Newcomer of the Year&rsquo; title is announced, which, for 2013 is sponsored by <a href="../../../">private charter specialists</a> Azzura Charters.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Whoever is chosen to receive this esteemed accolade, will be treated to an impressive Helicopter Sightseeing tour over London (for two people), as well as overnight accommodation at the beautiful Blue Boar hotel in Abridge.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Managing Director of Azzura, Melanie Blackman (who will be present on the night to hand over the award) is looking forward to the occasion:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very excited to be a part of this event, which celebrates the pinnacle of PAs within the industry.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&ldquo;At Azzura we see first-hand how tough a PAs job can be, so it&rsquo;s pleasing to see this kind of event rewarding that level of dedication.&rdquo;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Azzura Charters Dragon Boat Charity Race - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">They say charity begins at home and that couldn't be truer for our Founder and Managing Director Melanie Blackman.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Melanie's sister Louise sadly&nbsp;suffered brain damage&nbsp;during birth&nbsp;resulting in learning difficulties requiring her to have personal assistance&nbsp;with day to day activities throughout her life. &nbsp;Louise now lives in residential care with 3 other house mates in Lympne Kent&nbsp;provided by Hft a national charity which supports over 1,400&nbsp;people like Louise and their families across the UK.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Donations are incredibly important to Hft to make their work possible and fundraising events form a key part.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday 14th July Hft Kent&nbsp;and their team of 11 including our Managing Director Melanie will be picking up their oars and rowing their&nbsp;dragon boat&nbsp;in a competitive race&nbsp;across the river at Mote Park in Maidstone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">KM Dragon Boat Race 2012</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you would like to make a donation or sponsor Melanie in the Dragon Boat Race please feel free to visit the <a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=FR_page_creation" target="_blank">Just Giving Page</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Hft Registered Charity no 313069. For further information on Hft visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 A weekend in the city of Barcelona - 0 comment(s) <p>Today we pay tribute to Antoni Gaudi the famous Spanish Architect renowned for his works in the Catalan Capital of Barcelona.</p> <p>Today would have been Gaudi's 161st Birthday and in appreciation of his works of art and one of our favourite cities to visit we bring you an overview of what to expect when taking a private air charter to Barcelona.</p> <p>With a short flight time of 2 hours from London via <a href="../../../">private jet</a>&nbsp;you will arrive at the main airport of Barcelona through one of the private handing terminals. A short road transfer of around 25 minutes depending on the traffic will find you in the heart of Las Ramblas.</p> <p>Barcelona offers a variety of hotels most notably the W Hotel located on the beach front offering panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea.</p> <p><img style="float: right;" src="../../../uploads/IMG_0336.JPG" alt="Private Jet to Plaza Catalunya Barcelona" width="250" height="188" />With beautiful parks like Parc Guell and the famous Sagrada Familia and the notable tourist streets of Las Ramblas and the vast array of designer boutiques around the city you will never be lost for something to do.</p> <p>Barcelona is home to one of the busiest European Cruise Ports. Azzura Charters can put together a bespoke aircraft charter to connect with your cruise sailing and arrange a chauffeur service connection.</p> <p>Chartering&nbsp;a jet for a weekend city break departing from London on a Friday and returning on a Sunday for 4 people will cost in the region of &pound;13,000.00 GBP on a modern business jet such as a Citation Jet 2+.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For a quotation on a trip to Barcelona or any other destination contact Azzura Charters on +44 (0) 1795 421 872.</p> <p><img src="../../../uploads/IMG_0342.JPG" alt="Plaza Catalunya Barcelona" width="150" height="113" />&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/IMG_0349.JPG" alt="Barcelona Beach Front" width="150" height="113" />&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/IMG_0341.JPG" alt="Private Jet to Barcelona" width="150" height="113" /></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 1st Birthday Celebrations - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><img style="vertical-align: bottom;" src="../../../uploads/Azzura_Charters_1st_Birthday_608.jpg" alt="" width="608" height="459" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today Azzura Charters Celebrates a successful first year in business.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout this first year of operations Azzura charters has organised some memorable and exciting charters around the world on a variety of aircraft types.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From entry level <a href="../../../category/very-light-business-jet-charter">very light jets</a> such as the <a href="../../../category/cessna-citation-mustang">Citation Mustangs</a> to transatlantic global jets such as the <a href="../../../category/gulfstream-g550">Gulfstream G550</a> and <a href="../../../category/falcon-900-lx">Falcon 900EX</a> we have worked with a variety of passenger numbers and flight itineraries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As Azzura Charters enters its 2nd year of business Managing Director Melanie Blackman is looking at various opportunities to reach out to new clients and offer her experience and expertise in air charter services. She said "<strong><em>Whilst the internet can be a great source of information it doesn't represent exceptional customer service. Word of mouth is of high importance to clients when selecting a private air charter company and we kindly ask our happy customers to recommend our services to colleagues and acquaintances to help our business grow</em></strong>".</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>1st BIRTHDAY OFFER</strong><br />During&nbsp;the Birthday Month of May Azzura Charters are offering a complimentary bottle of Champagne (Veuve Cliquot, Pol Roger or Laurent Perrier) to every client who books a private air charter over the value of &pound;5,000.00 GBP and wishes us a Happy Birthday*.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Contact Azzura charters today for a quotation on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">*Complimentary Champagne offer is available on bookings to the value of &pound;5,000.00 or more or the Euro / USD equivalent. Booking must be made by 31st May 2013</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 UK Air Passenger Duty Charges - 0 comment(s) <p>From 1st April 2013 UK Air Passenger Duty (APD), which previously only applied to commercial aircraft,&nbsp;will now been extended to include private jets.</p> <p>For <a href="../../../category/jet-charter" target="_self">private jets</a> and other smaller aircraft which take off from a UK airport with passengers on board will be charged a tax per a person which is dependent on which category the aircraft falls into based on the weight of the aircraft.</p> <p>Fear not this is nothing for you,&nbsp;our customers to be concerned by as Azzura Charters with their knowledge and expertise will calculate the applicable charges to the specific aircraft chartered.</p> <p>As always with an aircraft charter from Azzura Charters the Charter price quoted&nbsp;is fully inclusive of all applicable passenger taxes and charges.</p> <p>If you have ay questions on the UK APD charges please speak to a member of the Azzura Charters Team who will be only to happy to answer your questions.<br /><br /></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Travel Charter and Management together in one handy service - 0 comment(s) <p>New partnership offers luxury charter options to those business customers wishing to streamline their needs.</p> <p><img style="float: right;" src="../../../uploads/BTD_New_Logo.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="42" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a recently agreed partnership, <a href="../../../">luxury charter company</a> Azzura Charters have affiliated with the award-winning travel management company Business Travel Direct.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With over 10 years&rsquo; experience in the aviation industry, founder and Managing Director Melanie Blackman is confident that Azzura Charters can expertly serve the needs of Business Travel Direct customers wishing to add Charter options to their business travel plans.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whatever the needs of the client, Azzura Charters aim to provide the best quotation possible for ad-hoc private business charter, whether it be a short helicopter flight or jet charter across the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A complete travel management package is core to the Business Travel Direct service so the addition of Azzura Charters to its options is a natural choice according to Commercial Director Peter Nixon:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I am pleased to welcome Azzura Charters as one of our affiliates. Their expertise in the travel charter industry means we can be assured of an excellent service whenever a client requires a private charter.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Business Travel Direct is proud of its exceptional level of customer service, so it pleases me to see that Azzura Charters regard client satisfaction high on their agenda too.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Montpellier Chapter Hotel, Cheltenham - 0 comment(s) <p><img style="float: right;" src="../../../uploads/Montpellier-Chapter-logo.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="119" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> <p><a href="../../../">Azzura Charters</a> is delighted to bring to your&nbsp; attention the Montpellier Chapter Hotel, a great place in the heart of a special town. Sophisticated, calm and contemporary with a style and energy in tune with Cheltenham&rsquo;s idiosyncratic spirit.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The hotel is an excellent choice for those attending the Cheltenham Festival this March. It is perfectly positioned in Regency Montpellier and is just a short drive away from the famous Cheltenham Racecourse, where you can expect to enjoy four days of outstanding racing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether you&rsquo;re planning to stay in the hotel, or dine in the restaurant, the Montpellier Chapter is so refreshing. Step inside the hotel and you move from the restored character of the Villa with its warm, intimate bar, open fireplaces and library to the light and airy garden room. The conservatory, a local landmark, carefully restored, is a great place to take tea. Its distinctive claret coloured glass provided the inspiration for the striking new modern glass-veiled courtyard where you can enjoy dinner.&nbsp;The 60 bedrooms are divided into four categories, (not including the penthouse which is in a class of its own). Every room feels different in its palette of soft colours and beautiful textures.&nbsp;With some neat touches to make things super easy and beautifully relaxing including Nespresso machines and I-pods in every room. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Accommodation during the Cheltenham Festival is in high demand so please call directly to the hotel for availability and prices on +44 (0) 1242 527788.</p> <p><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="../../../uploads/MC_Exterior_035_H.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 MIPIM Cannes March 2013 - 0 comment(s) <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">As one of the largest real estate exhibitions on the planet, MIPIM (Le march&eacute; international des professionnels de l&rsquo;immobilier) attracts business professionals from all over when it <img style="float: right;" src="../../../../uploads/MIPIM.JPG" alt="" width="150" height="225" />takes over Cannes for four days in March.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The annual international property event is hosted by Reed MIDEM, a global leader in the organisation of international professional markets and their 50 years&rsquo; experience within the real estate, music and TV, film and digital content guarantees a very efficient show every time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The figures on paper for this year&rsquo;s event make staggering reading, with over 18,800 m<sup><span style="font-size: small;">2</span></sup> of exhibition space, 19,400 unique participants and 83 countries represented.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Over the four days, hundreds of leading experts will speak in a programme of over 60 conferences, sounding out the current global economic situation, identifying growth opportunities, and giving the many attendees an in-depth review of the global real estate market.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">They provide an excellent medium for like-minded professionals to get together and discuss potential business opportunities and partnerships.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The MIPIM 2013 programme will also explore innovation in the real estate sector, holding a series of conferences devoted entirely to the subject of increasing the profitability of real estate assets through innovation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The World's Property Market will place Turkey centre stage as MIPIM hosts a pavilion dedicated to the country, which will be inaugurated by the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Ali Babacan. This will provide an excellent showcase for the leading players in Turkey's real estate industry but also give a chance for foreigners to gain key insights for development potential, following a recent change in Turkish law. In May 2012, the government abolished legislation that prevented some foreigners from investment and developing real estate in the country.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Conferences dedicated to opportunities in Turkey will also be held throughout MIPIM, focusing on the upsurge in office real estate, hotel developments, and investment prospects.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The primary goal of MIPIM is to generate and facilitate business between participants so you&rsquo;ll find plenty of networking opportunities to take part in, from themed breakfasts to the annual MIPIM Awards ceremony.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The MIPIM Awards allow developers to submit their finest real estate projects for a chance to be chosen as the best in one of several categories. A jury of industry professionals and MIPIM delegates will vote to determine the winners, to be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony complete with red carpet entrance and cocktails!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">You can arrive quickly and easily via a private jet charter direct to Cannes Mandelieu airport - perfectly situated for MIPIM. A small jet from London to Cannes for up to six passengers (returning the following day) starts from just &pound;10,500 with a flight time of two hours.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Azzura Charters would be pleased to talk through all available options and take the stress out of organising your charter. If you wish to make an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email at </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri;"></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;">For more information on MIPIM, visit </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri;"></span></a></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Festival, Cheltenham March 2013 - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">March can be seen to welcome many new beginnings for most of us and as Spring rolls its way in, so too does one of the biggest events in the Horse Racing and socialising calendar.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Cheltenham Festival is loved by a wide ranging demographic and is thought of as second only to the Grand National, in terms of Horse Racing spectaculars.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Held at Cheltenham Racecourse, the four-day festival attracts the finest horses and the bravest jockeys, along with a crowd of onlookers and supporters eager to take part in the action and enjoy the show.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Even those with only a passing interest in racing cannot fail to be swept up in the engaging atmosphere that Cheltenham creates during its four days of drama and excitement.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Kicking off on Tuesday 12 March, the rise of the starting tape on the first race always generates the famous &lsquo;Cheltenham roar&rsquo;, as the crowd cheers with so much anticipation and excitement. The first day&rsquo;s action also sees the most important hurdle race of the season - The Stan James Champion Hurdle, which forms one of the six races that will take place on the day.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A chance for the ladies to shine occurs on Wednesday 13th as the festival officially hosts Ladies Day. Now&rsquo;s your chance to make a slightly over-the-top fashion statement with your finest (and most unique) headwear! There are even special fashion awards to be announced on the day, although the real action is back on the track.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><img src="../../../uploads/Cheltenham_Festival_2012.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="121" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/Cheltenham_Festival.jpg" alt="" width="83" height="121" />&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Seven races are scheduled, featuring the Sportingbet Queen Mother Champion Chase which sees the best two-mile chasers going head-to-head around the famous course.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Irish flair washes over the racecourse on Thursday 14th as St Patrick&rsquo;s Day is celebrated (albeit slightly early!) with plenty of Irish-themed entertainment. The Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase will be at the centre of the days racing action, as well as a charity race hoping to continue the previous three years fundraising successes.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">As the festival reaches its final day, the excitement too reaches its climax with the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Without a doubt the highlight of the day&rsquo;s racing, this highly charged jump event will see the racing elite putting on their best performance to lift the famous golden trophy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;">T</span>here is plenty of activity away from the racing on all four days, from a parade of past champions to the legendary Festival Shopping Village, you can always be guaranteed of an enjoyable visit.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">There&rsquo;s no faster, more convenient or stylish way to arrive at Cheltenham then by your own private chartered helicopter. A Eurocopter EC120 can get you there with a flight time of only 50 minutes from The London Heliport (at Battersea). Prices start from &pound;3,490 +VAT for a day return (carrying up to 4 passengers).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">If you wish to customise your travel arrangements, a more bespoke itinerary can be put together with, for example; a more convenient heliport for your needs.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Auberge du Lac - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">As well as the championship standard golf courses, Brocket Hall is home to Auberge du Lac - one of the most interesting out-of-London restaurants in the country, run by Executive Chef Phil Thompson.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Phil has transformed this charming restaurant into one of the &ldquo;must go&rdquo; dining experiences situated outside of London with his simple philosophy of incorporating the finest local produce, often from the Estate itself, with the traditions of French cooking. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Housed in Brocket Hall&rsquo;s former hunting lodge, diners at Auberge du Lac can enjoy an idyllic lakeside setting overlooking the estate and can expect the highest standards in food and service. The restaurants glittering collection of awards, including three AA Rosettes, is a clear testament to the quality.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The Brocket Hall estate is particularly magical at Christmas time, and offers the perfect setting to escape to. A wonderful range of festive packages are available, from a seasonal lunch or dinner to a winter wedding or elegant staff party. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;<img src="../../../uploads/auberge05.jpg" alt="Auberge du Lac Helicopter Charter" width="150" height="100" />&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/auberge_External_shot_dusk_across_the_Broadwater_Lake_-_resized.jpg" alt="Helicopter Charter to Auberge du Lac" width="150" height="100" />&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/auberge08.jpg" alt="Auberge du Lac Private Helicopter Transfer" width="67" height="100" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The magnificent 12 foot Christmas tree, roaring open fires and 30 inviting bedrooms provide a beautiful backdrop to Christmas celebrations and the elaborate Ballroom, with its stunning ceiling designed by Sir Francis Wheatley (complete with ornate chandelier), can be set to accommodate 50-150 guests for an truly unforgettable Christmas experience. For an even grander affair, you can dine at the Prime Minister's table - said to be the second longest in England! Available for up to 54 guests.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Alternatively, why not dine in style and sample a delicious five course lunch menu for Christmas at Auberge du Lac. Available for &pound;160 per person on Christmas Day and an alternative three course lunch menu available on Boxing Day, for just &pound;85.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">For quick and hassle-free access, helicopter charter departing from the London Heliport at Battersea to the Brocket Hall Estate (with return on the same day) is available from &pound;2,750 + VAT on a Single Engine Helicopter and&nbsp;&pound;3,280 + VAT on a Twin Engine Helicopter</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The Single engine Eurocopter EC120 is a VFR helicopter for flying between Sunrise and Sunset only and seats up to 4 passengers - one up front with the pilot and 3 in the rear. The twin engine AS355 Twin Squirrel IFR helicopter can seat up to 5 passengers - one up front with the pilot and four in the rear.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;<img src="../../../uploads/EC120_Single_Engine_VFR_Helicopter_Exterior.jpg" alt="Eurocpter EC120 Helicopter Charter" width="220" height="138" />&nbsp;<img src="../../../uploads/EC120_Single_Engine_VFR_Helicopter.JPG" alt="EC120 Single Engine Helicopter Charter" width="184" height="138" />&nbsp;<br />Eurocopter EC120</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Azzura Charters would be pleased to talk through all available options and take the stress out of organising your charter. If you wish to make an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email at </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">For more information about Brocket Hall, visit </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Brocket Hall Hertfordshire - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Brocket Hall is one of England&rsquo;s finest stately homes with a long and intriguing history.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">It&rsquo;s fine architecture, oil paintings and antique furnishings make Brocket Hall the ultimate destination for both corporate and private events, all of which can be combined with golf on two of the South of England's finest Championship golf courses.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Situated in 543 acres of mature parkland, affording stunning views over the Broadwater Lake, Brocket Hall is just 22 miles from central London, providing excellent meeting, incentive and entertainment facilities, including weddings.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Guests are able to meet and relax in a completely discreet environment, where traditional Butlers look after your every need and Brocket Hall prides itself on its standards of excellence. After all, it has played host to kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers for over 300 years!</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The Golf Club at Brocket Hall is part of the splendid 543 acre Estate and was designed from the first to offer some of the best golf in the United Kingdom. The two championship standard courses (the Melbourne and the Palmerston) are set within the contours of the Estate and provide a challenging and varied game for golfers of all abilities with immaculate greens.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;<img src="../../../uploads/A_classic_shot_of_Brocket_Hall_across_the_parkland.jpg" alt="Helicopter Charter to Brocket Hall" width="500" height="333" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Corporate membership is available at the Golf Club, offering exceptional benefits beyond the two championship courses and a renowned golf academy. Members receive two bearer cards and twelve guest passes a month, plus a complimentary full-day golf outing for twelve players during the first year of membership. Preferred rates at the estate&rsquo;s award-winning restaurant Auberge du Lac, meeting and event spaces across the estate and accommodation in Melbourne Lodge and the Hall itself are also included. Membership of the London Capital Club and over 200 reciprocal clubs worldwide is also included as an additional benefit. Prices start from &pound;30,000 for a three year membership. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">For quick and hassle-free access out of the Capital to play a round of golf at Brocket Hall why not charter a private&nbsp;helicopter. Departing from the London Heliport at Battersea to the Brocket Hall Estate (with return on the same day) costs from &pound;3,280 + VAT.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The twin engine <a title="Twin Squirrel Helicopter Charter" href="../../../category/helicopter-charter" target="_self">AS355 Twin Squirrel IFR helicopter</a> can seat up to 5 passengers - one up front with the pilot and four in the rear.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Azzura Charters would be pleased to talk through all available options and take the stress out of organising your charter. If you wish to make an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email at </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">For more information about Brocket Hall, visit </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 The Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair - 0 comment(s) <p><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><img src="../../../uploads/media_AntiquesFairBeMedia_brafa_LOGO_13_full_mention.jpg" alt="Private Air Charter to BRAFA" width="500" height="107" /></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The Brussels Antiques &amp; Fine Arts Fair (BRAFA) is set to wow visitors with a whole range of highlights and surprises, when it arrives for its 58</span><sup><span style="font-size: small;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: medium;"> time in January 2013.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">With a record 46,000 attendees during the previous event, the organisers have high hopes to once again attract large numbers of visitors to the forthcoming celebrations.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Set to take place on 19-27 January in Brussels spectacular Tour &amp; Taxis building, BRAFA &rsquo;13 is supported by 128 galleries from 12 different countries, who will collectively exhibit thousands of works of art in every conceivable style. The art pieces will span several millennia of artistic design yet all represent the very highest quality and authenticity.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">This classic fair will be using the diversity of its 20 specialist areas, cross-over effects and an eclectic approach to catch the eye of the most discerning visitors.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">BRAFA always likes to surprise its visitors and for 2013, expect to see Archaeology taking a leap forward to become a major attraction in its own right, with eight specialist exhibitors of international level. 2013 also marks the debut appearance of a new specialist section; manuscripts. Admirers of this area of rapidly growing interest will find a wide selection of examples on the stand of the gallery Signatures (Paris), as well as those of the Chambre Professionnelle Belge de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne, Librairie Thomas-Scheler (Paris) and Sanderus Antiquariaat (Ghent), famous for its antique maps.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Look out for the impressive Byzantine inspired entrance, designed by Volume Artichects in celebration of BRAFA&rsquo;s tenth year at Tour &amp; Taxis. The famous wall fresco artist Julien Colombier has also designed the pattern adorning the carpets in the three main aisles of the exhibition.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The Brussels Antiques &amp; Fine Arts Fair has something for everyone, whether you are interested in paintings, sculptures, furniture, drawings, pre-Columbian or Asiatic art!</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The easiest, most direct way to arrive is by private air charter direct to Brussels. Not only will you arrive quickly and in style, your own private jet is the most reassuring way of getting those newly acquired purchases back home safely (big or small!), without the hassle of having to arrange for separate or additional carriage.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A Private Air Charter in&nbsp;a&nbsp;Very Light Jet such as Embraer Phenom 100&nbsp;or a&nbsp;Small Business Jet such as a Cessna Citation Jet 2+ from a number of London Airports to Brussels is available from just &pound;5,300. (Based on a&nbsp;same day return &ndash; 08:00 local outbound and 17:00 local return for up to 4 passengers.) </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Azzura Charters would be pleased to talk through all available options and take the stress out of organising your charter. If you wish to make an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email at </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">For more information on The Brussels Antiques &amp; Fine Arts Fair, visit </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">We live in the most complex, interdependent and interconnected era in human history &ndash; a reality we know as the hyperconnected world. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><img style="width: 193px; height: 240px; float: right;" src="../../../uploads/World-Economic-Forum-3.jpg" alt="Private Jet Charter to World Economic Forum Davos" width="300" height="300" />For over 40 years, the mission of the World Economic Forum (WEF - an independent international organisation) has been to improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">This &lsquo;hyperconnected&rsquo; world requires successful organizations to master strategic agility and to build risk resilience. More broadly, it requires fostering resilient dynamism in every sector of society. Consequently, &ldquo;Resilient Dynamism&rdquo; is the focus of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013, which is due to take place in Davos-Klosters between 23-27 January.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The WEF Annual Meeting will include participation from CEO&rsquo;s, Political leaders, International organisations, Social Entrepreneurs, Technology Pioneers plus many other leaders of change.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Participants will share insights on critical strategic and structural changes, catalyse sought-after solutions and collaborate on the risks and opportunities that lie ahead in the New Year. The aim is to elaborate bold ideas and promote innovative solutions in an exceptional multistakeholder environment.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Chartering a private jet&nbsp; allows you to depart at a time suitable to you to coincide with registration at the WEF and&nbsp; from an airfield closest to you. The return departure can also&nbsp;be scheduled to depart after the closure of the forum. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">With a private air charter we can take you closer to Davos by flying in and out of the&nbsp;business aviation airport of&nbsp;&nbsp;St Gallen - Altenrhein and helicopter transfers or road chauffeur services can be arranged</span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;to connect you from the airport&nbsp;directly into Davos.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A return&nbsp;private air charter flying out on the 23rd January and&nbsp;returning on&nbsp; the 27th January from a number of &nbsp;London airports to St Gallen for up to three passengers (on a small business jet) starts&nbsp;from &pound;12,000.00 GBP.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Azzura Charters would be pleased to talk through all available options and take the stress out of organising your charter. If you wish to make an enquiry, please call us on +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email at </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">For further information on The World Economic Forum, visit </span><a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;"></span></a></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Offical office* Show 2012 Show Reel - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">This week has seen the release of the offcial office* show 2012 show reel providing an insight into the PA, EA and Office Manager Event which Azzura Charters exhibited at back in September this year. Click on the logo below to watch a short clip.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="../../../../uploads/office2012_logo.jpg" alt="" width="425" height="115" /></a></p> <p>Next years office* show will take place again at Olympia London on the 8th and 9th October.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Exclusive Offer from La Reserve Hotel and Spa Geneva - 0 comment(s) <p>A winter break to the ski area of the Lake Geneva Region covers a distance of approximately 225km suited to all categories of skiers.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">La Reserve Hotel and Spa</a>, A Leading Small Hotel of the World, is located on the shores of the lake in 10 acres of parkland with private access to the lake. The hotel offers an intimate and infinitely pleasing home away from home where excellence is both a vocation and a promise to those who share an appreciation for a different way of life.</p> <p>The hotel is designed with a colonial inspired theme offering a chic and comfortable atmosphere with 85 rooms and 17 suites, the majority of which face the lake or onto the parkland.</p> <p>The hotel offers a 2,000sq metre spa dedicated to beauty, relaxation, health and wellbeing with 17 private treatment rooms along with an indoor swimming pool, fitness studio and saunas, steam baths and solarium.</p> <p>La Reserve Hotel offers 5 restaurants including Le Loit offering Seasonal French-style cuisine and The Tse Fung providing Gastronomic Traditional Chinese cuisine.</p> <p>La Reserve Hotel has kindly put together two special offers for Azzura Charters Customers for stays between the 9th January and the 28th February 2013.</p> <p><strong>*Enjoy a complimentary La Prairie Treatment* - Exclusive pampering stay</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum of two nights from Executive room to Lake Suite at the Best Bed and Breakfast rate based on a single or double occupancy from Chf. 630.00 Swiss Francs per night</li> <li>One 50 minute La Prairie treatment offer per stay</li> <li>Free guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking</li> <li>Free access to the 2,000sq m Spa with indoor pool, fitness centre, steam bath, sauna and covered tennis courts</li> <li>Free access to the 180sq m ice rink from 11.00 am to 10.00pm</li> <li>Complimentary Refresh soft drinks mini-bar</li> <li>Wireless Internet High Speed Connection</li> </ul> <p><strong>*Winter offer: Ice Skating Rink and entertainment* - Swiss specialities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum of two nights from Executive room to Lake Suite at the Best Bed and Breakfast rate based on a single or double occupancy from Chf. 630.00 Swiss Francs per night</li> <li>Oyster degustation at the Winter lodge with a glass of wine or Champagne for two persons offered per a stay</li> <li>Free guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking</li> <li>Free access to the 180sq m ice rink from 11.00 am to 10.00pm</li> <li>Free access to the 2,000sq m Spa with indoor pool</li> <li>Complimentary Refresh soft drinks mini-bar</li> <li>Wireless Internet High Speed Connection</li> </ul> <p>To book one of these special offers from La Reserve Hotel, Geneva contact the hotel directly on +41 22 959 59 01 or email <a href=""></a> quoting Azzura Charters Newsletter. <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;<img style="width: 165px; height: 112px;" src="../../../../uploads/Lake_Geneva_small.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="247" /> <img style="width: 201px; height: 110px;" src="../../../../uploads/Lake_Suite_small.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="167" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img style="width: 184px; height: 112px;" src="../../../../uploads/La_Reserve_Pool_small.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="143" /></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000 office* Show 2012, London Olympia - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters were proud to be the first private air charter company to exhibit their services at the office* show.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the 2 day exhibition on the 13th and 14th September we met with a number of potential new clients who were keen to find out more about our services should the requirement to organise private air charter arise in their job roles in the future.</p> <p><img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="../../../uploads/Office_2012.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="330" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We felt most welcomed by our fellow exhibitors including The Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company, The Keyboard Company, High Performance UK and the Institute of Administrative Management who shared our aisle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There was a number of informative and interactive workshops hosted by Reed Learning and Hemsley Fraser and guest speakers over the two days.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We would like to say thank you to everyone who visited our stand. We wish you all well and look forward to being of assistance in the future.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 A day at the London 2012 Olympics - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">Here at Azzura Charters we were fortunate enough to have tickets to the final athletics evening at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. We had an amazing day in the Olympic Park followed by a spectacular evening in the Stadium, it really was a day of memories we will never forget.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="../../../uploads/Water_Polo.jpg" alt="" width="122" height="146" />&nbsp; <img style="width: 201px; height: 147px;" title="London 2012 Olympics" src="../../../uploads/Olympic_Park_Welcome_Message.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="146" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/Olympic_Stadium.jpg" alt="" width="224" height="146" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br />The Olympic Park was brought to life by Entertainers, Musicians and Olympic Volunteers with&nbsp;a smiley face and cheerful "have a great day, enjoy the games".&nbsp; It was so nice to see so many people supporting their countries through their choice of dress,</p> <p><img style="width: 183px; height: 133px;" src="../../../uploads/Olympic_Family.jpg" alt="" width="180" height="135" />&nbsp; <img style="width: 219px; height: 134px;" src="../../../uploads/Family.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="166" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img style="width: 137px; height: 133px;" title="Great Britain" src="../../../uploads/Patriotic.jpg" alt="" width="198" height="200" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Entering the Olympic Stadium was breath taking, it felt so spacious and airy and yet I felt&nbsp;really close to the track even though I was in the upper tier. The atmosphere in the stadium was incredible there was so much support for all the athletes. The highlight of the evening was Mo Farrah winning gold in the 5000 metres, the crowd support was immense during the race and as Mo crossed the winning line the stadium just lit up, it was a moment that brought tears to my eyes.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img style="width: 143px; height: 130px;" src="../../../uploads/Mo.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="142" /> <img style="width: 201px; height: 131px;" src="../../../uploads/Mo_Farrah.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="128" />&nbsp; <img style="width: 183px; height: 128px;" src="../../../uploads/Mo_Farrah_Gold.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="150" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Following the success of another Gold Medal for team GB, we saw the Women's USA team take Gold in the 4 x 400m relay, Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago take Gold in the Mens Javelin and&nbsp;Anna Chicherova of Russia&nbsp;take Gold in the Women's High Jump.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then came the final athletics event of the games... the Men's 4 x 100m relay,&nbsp;team GB were sadly disqualified from the final so I decided to support&nbsp;team Jamaica and cheer on Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt and see them take a new world record, it was an amazing end to a superb day.</p> <p><img style="width: 179px; height: 153px;" src="../../../uploads/Mens_4x100m_Relay.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="171" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="../../../uploads/Jamaica_Gold.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="109" />&nbsp; <img style="width: 182px; height: 156px;" src="../../../uploads/bolt.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="176" /></p> <p>Until Rio 2016...</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 New Aviation Company, Azzura Charters - 0 comment(s) <p style="text-align: justify;">A new company, Azzura Charters, who specialise in providing luxury aircraft and yacht charter services, has officially been launched. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Offering bespoke private jet, helicopter and yacht charters for clients looking for luxury forms of travel, Azzura Charters has access to a worldwide network of aircraft for private chartering.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ensuring clients are offered the newest aircraft at the most competitive prices is the responsibility of its new founder, Managing Director, Melanie Blackman.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With more than 10 years&rsquo; experience in the aviation industry, Melanie has worked in Airport Operations, Aircraft Handling and as an Air Charter Broker.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Melanie said: &ldquo;I am delighted to have founded Azzura Charters which allows me to use my knowledge and experience to provide bespoke charter services to clients who require a professional service.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I am dedicated to provide professional advice and recommendations for clients on the most suitable aircraft options to fulfil their needs, while ensuring they receive the most competitive price for their trip. I am passionate about aviation and I thoroughly enjoy working with clients to organise their itineraries and source their aircraft.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;We intend to offer the newest, most modern aircraft and ensure the service they receive is very personable service, monitoring every charter from start to finish. This includes keeping clients or their PAs updated with information such as weather conditions, possible slots, confirmed departure and arrival times.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Azzura Charters can also organise a variety of additional services from ground transportation at either end of a journey to yacht charter around Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For a free charter quotation or to speak to an aviation consultant call +44 (0) 1795 421 872 or email <a href=""></a><span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span></p> <p>ENDS</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100