TPI Ask Premier Aviation about the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Live Tour
The following is a news article from TPI Magazine – an industry magazine for the entertainment 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 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, page 62: https://issuu.com/mondiale/docs/tpinov13_digital