Air Partner named "Best Executive Travel and Solutions Provider" at Major Events International (MEI) Summit

 

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, was named "Best Executive Travel Solutions Provider" by Major Events International (MEI) at an awards dinner held on 27th June 2018, as part of its Major Events Summit in Liverpool. 

MEI provides international business services for companies who want to take advantage of Olympic and World Cup opportunities and win more business in the major events marketplace. Now in its fourth year, the Summit brings together experts from current and future organising committees, sports bodies, venue and key commercial suppliers involved in major sports events to knowledge share and collaborate. 

Air Partner has extensive chartering flights for major sporting events across its Commercial Jets, Private Jets and Freight divisions, transporting sportspeople, supporters, the media and important equipment across the global. It sees demand from across the sporting spectrum, including football, rugby, Formula 1, golf, sailing, cycling, athletics, handball and even ice hockey. 

The group sees particularly strong demand from the football industry, and this year, has been called upon to operate 15 flights to Russia for the FIFA World Cup for players, supporters and corportate customers. In 2016, the team also flew nearly 10,000 passengers on a total of 62 flights to and from the UEFA European Championship in France.

Other highlights of recent years, include flying the entire Hungarian Olympic team to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, and transporting important sports equipment, such as bikes and other kit, for cyclists taking part in the Giro d'Italia - Italy's most prestigious bike race. 

Clive Chalmers, Director at Air Partner, said: "Air Partner has worked with the sports industry for several decades now and has a deep understanding of its unique requirements, whether flying elite athletes or fulfilling time-critical lifts of equipment. I am delighted that we have been acknowledged by MEI in this way and would like to thank all of my colleagues who work tirelessly to make the logistics for these major sporting events a success". 

Dennis Mills, CEO at MEI, commented: "Every year, we honour a number of our members who actively engage with us, have a great international presence, and whom we are proud to support. Air Partner has been an extremely valued partner for over a year now, and I look forward to carrying on our relationship well into the future". 

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About Air Partner:

Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Broking division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and SafeSkys, as well as Air Partner's Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (broking) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockworkd Research, SafeSkys and Air Partner's Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company's unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specialising in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risl management consultancy. SafeSkys is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International Airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. 

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