Leading private jet company, Air Charter Service, is seeing increased interest in helicopter flights for private clients desperate to beat the legendary traffic jams into Glastonbury this week and arrive at their glamping sites all set for their festival experience.
Andy Christie, Group Private Jets Director at ACS, said: “More and more people are looking for the ultimate Glastonbury experience nowadays, without all the usual hassle of putting up tents, cooking over their portable gas stoves and not showering for a week. Glamping has taken off so much in recent years that now you can pay upwards of £10,000 for less than a week’s stay at sites nearby or inside Glastonbury.
“We are seeing a growing number of customers that want to take the experience to a new level by flying in and skipping the hours that would have been spent in traffic jams. It’s the ultimate way to start the weekend, and to arrive stress-free and ready for the festival experience. In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, the heightened security checks at the festival are expected to lead to traffic jams of up to 12 hours long, whereas a helicopter flight from London takes 45 minutes.”
It’s not only festival-goers that favour helicopters, performing artists have been doing it for years, Christie continues: “Last year we flew a variety of stars in for their performances and we expect this year to be no different. For the Isle of Wight festival, we booked a helicopter on the morning of the day that one of the bands was playing on to fly them in and out directly before and after their set on the main stage.”
About Air Charter Service
We are a global company with 20 worldwide offices, not ‘UK-based’. We have offices spanning all six major continents and we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange more than 11,000 charters annually and our revenue is close to half a billion dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach in his basement, and we now employ more than 350 staff worldwide.
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