ASIA Travel


PremiAir starts 2008 with Expanded Fleet

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Tuesday, 5 February 2008

With the arrival in December of an additional mid-size Eurocopter EC155, PremiAir, one of the UK's leading helicopter charter specialists is now managing a 17-strong executive helicopter fleet, 12 of which are available for charter in the UK. The newly accepted EC155, with its fast cruise speed of 275km/hr and 810 km range, seats up to six people in wide-body comfort.

Hand in hand with its fleet expansion, a major redevelopment of the London Heliport at Battersea, managed and operated by PremiAir is progressing on schedule, with the official inauguration planned for Spring 2009. The date will coincide with the heliport's 50th anniversary.

London's only CAA licensed public heliport was acquired by PremiAir's owners, luxury hotel group von Essen, in March 2007 and it immediately sought planning permission to bring the facilities up to 21st Century standards. The new 14-storey site will include a 70-bedroom luxury boutique-style hotel. It will also house a state-of-the-art executive aviation facility, providing panoramic views across the heliport and River Thames, with meeting and conference rooms and VIP lounges, offering an unprecedented level of comfort, technology, safety and convenience.

"Helicopters are essentially about saving time," said Business Development Manager, David Langton, acknowledging that PremiAir's charter division experienced a 10% increase in demand last year. "More and more discerning travellers are realising the time-saving and stress-free benefits that point-to-point helicopter charter delivers. We are providing an exclusive service for busy executives whose time is money, enabling them to schedule meetings at three or four different locations throughout the UK in just one day and be back in London for dinner with an overseas client. No other mode of transport enables them to do this."

PremiAir is also seeing increased popularity in the use of helicopters for corporate events - including shooting and golf weekends. Bookings have already been secured for this season's key sporting events, including The Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and the British Grand Prix. (PremiAir arranged more than 100 helicopter charters during Ascot last year).

The popularity of helicopter travel is reflected in the rising demand for landing slots at the London Heliport, where last summer PremiAir was forced to introduce a slot allocation system. Slots are allocated on a based on a first come, first served basis, designed to ensure the heliport complies with its annual movement limit of 6,000 landings. For the longer term, PremiAir advocates the creation of a new heliport site to the East side of London. "This would be of huge benefit to both the aviation industry and Britain plc, ahead of the 2012 Olympics," David Langton said.

Established 25 years ago, PremiAir flies approximately 4,000 charter hours a year with its modern fleet of Sikorsky 76s, Eurocopter Twin Squirrels and one Bell 222. It has 17 Executive Helicopters on management programmes, providing a turnkey service to the owner - either private companies or individuals.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Aviation, Hotels, PremiAir, Business Travel, Helicopter, London, Travel Trade Shows

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Exclusive HD video interview with Julio Alonso, Director for Asia, Wines of Chile. Exclusive HD video interview with His Excellency Javier Becker, Ambassador of Chile to Thailand. Exclusive HD video interview with Executive Chef Hirofumi Imamura. The interview was filmed during the 16th World Gourmet Festival on 10 September 2015 at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons, Bangkok).
Wines of Chile - Julio Alonso Ambassador of Chile to Thailand Chef Hirofumi Imamura in Bangkok
A very brief glimpse into one woman's amazing journey sailing from California to Terengganu in Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Ina Israel of Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera, Philippines Exclusive HD video with Ms. Kanyarat Tantiviwat (Tarn), Director of Sales at The Haven Khao Lak Resort in Thailand
Sailing from California to Malaysia Coco Beach Island Resort The Haven, Khao Lak
Exclusive HD video interview with Tin Kyi Min @ Yin Mon Oo, Director of Business Development of Mann Yadanarpon Airlines of Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with John Edwards, Executive Chef at The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort in Melaka, Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Art P. Boncato JR., Assistant Secretary of Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation (TRCRG) at the Department of Tourism of Philippines
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Exec Chef at Resort in Melaka Philippines Tourism
Exclusive HD video interview with Gilles Flores, General Manager of the Ngapali Bay Villas and Spa in Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with Ye Myat Min (Reggie), Commercial Director of Asian Wings Airways, a full service Myanmar-based airline Exclusive HD video interview with Dean Cid, General Manager of the Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines
Ngapali Bay Villas Asian Wings Airways Microtel by Wyndham
An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Myat Myat Tun, Deputy Director (Reservation/Ticketing & Interline) Commercial of Air Bagan in Myanmar ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Airbus A350 Air Bagan (Myanmar) ATR Simulator
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

  • sample ad size - contact us to advertise here
Latest Travel News

© Copyright 1997 - 2015 - ASIA Travel - All rights reserved.