At Premier Aviation, we are always happy to advise our clients in the early stages of their tour planning, when the artist's management is putting their complete tour budgets together. Very often this process can start 6 to 9 months ahead of first show dates and to this end, we are already working with several clients on advanced planning for flying their 2016 tours. Initially we receive a show itinerary and then, in discussions with the client, we work out their preferred schedule for the private jet travel we provide. This can be a complex process and may require basing an aircraft in certain cities and flying out-and-back to shows, travelling point-to-point or a combination of both.
Following is a news article from TPI Magazine – an industry magazine for the entertaintment touring industry.
Lizzy Templer, Senior Charter Broker at Premier Aviation (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton) was introduced to Fleetwood Mac by the band’s Tour Manager Marty Hom years ago. Premier Aviation did the 2009 tour with the band and returned as a vendor in March after Templer and co were tasked with researching the show cities and most appropriate airports. Said Templer: “Airport curfews play a big part in determining when the artists fly, and across Europe there are quite a few! However on this itinerary they were quite lucky with the majority being 24 hour airports.
“Ongoing throughout the itinerary adjustments, is the important part of sourcing the most suitable aircraft to suit the passenger load and the flying involved, as a broker we ensure that any aircraft and operators we offer do fulfil a strict criteria that we personally set for service and operational levels.
“Marty had 13 passengers so we concentrated our search on large wide bodied business jets, the final choice being the spacious Bombardier Challenger 850 with 13 seats in executive layout.
“Where possible we arranged for all the bags to be screened and loaded in advance of the passengers, so that when FM arrived at the airport they could just board in the minimum time. We also monitored all the movements and kept in touch with Marty prior to each flight.
“Talking and liaising for the last seven months with the delightful Marty Hom was a highlight. I was also really pleased to see the show at the O2 Arena, it is very easy to get absorbed by the details of the charter logistics and forget what it is actually all about - a very great show by a really big band,” she concluded.
Full article provided by TPI Magazine can be found here on a jet plane.
When travelling by private jet charter for a holiday, it is possible for the whole family to travel together, including the 4 legged members:
However, it should be noted that there are certain criteria to follow and the information below should serve as a brief guide to help you plan ahead. The general rule for cats and dogs and ferrets too, when travelling within the EU or non EU listed country!
Pet passport – Obtainable from your vet. Microchip – The number of the microchip must be listed in the pet passport.
Rabies vaccination – Get your pet microchipped before the rabies vaccination or they will need to be vaccinated again.
Tapeworm treatment for dogs – This must be administered between 1-5 days before arriving in the UK, and must be recorded in the pet's passport.
There are many anomalies however and if in doubt the best source of information can be found here taking your pet abroad.