Middle East, Asia, Australasia - booking of a lifetime
After Alina Minaeva had worked on the project for three months, the company's biggest charter to date was getting airborne. Taking in 43 cities, in 24 countries, over four weeks, with three executive jet aircraft, this was going to be a tough month ahead. The route was not only a massive project to manage, it also included some tricky and remote destinations; Kabul, Baghdad, Majuro and Port Moresby to name only a small handful of the locations visited.
Chartering one Global Express XRS, one Embraer Legacy 600 and a Challenger 605 often flying simultaneously, on 5-12 hours timezone changes to London was truly remarkable. Volanteus worked very closely with an external operational support company to check that all landing permits, overnight parking in some difficult places were secured as well and even ensuring that the "simple things" like catering were able to be provided from a number of tiny islands in Australasia where there is literally only one hotel and restaurant.
Alina said" for me personally it was a great achievement, working so closely with the client for such an important governmental trip and completing almost 50 sectors in some of the most challenging regions, we had to be fully focused. I elected to almost live on the reverse timezone to London so that I could manage the project, although, once the final flight had landed I was pleased to going to bed when the sun was setting, rather than rising !"
The company would like to extend their thanks (and a pillow) for the work beyond the call of duty.
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