Rugby World Cup Gives ExecuJet Australia a Boost

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 13 September 2011

ExecuJet Australasia has reported an increase in charter demand because of the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

The Rugby World Cup, which began on 9 September and will run until 23 October 2011, is attracting visitors from all over the world. Organisers are forecasting that on the basis of offshore ticket sales to date, New Zealand can expect around 95,000 international visitors to arrive to watch matches.

In addition to their normal Charter Services, ExecuJet Australasia has teamed up with the travel company Quintessentially to offer a personalised Rugby World Cup experience.

Not everyone can join the frenzy of fans over the 47 matches, across the 45-day event. So, together with ExecuJet, we are offering those Rugby supporters an alternate package for those who still want to be at the heart of the action but are a little time poor, said Belinda Yabsley, CEO Quintessentially Australia and New Zealand.

Packages include flying by private jet from any one of Australias major cities into a choice of three destinations - Auckland, Queenstown or Wellington on the day of the match, be transferred to and from the stadium before the return chartered flight home after the game.

Roxanne Simpson, Charter Sales Manager ExecuJet Australasia, based in Sydney, said, We have seen an increase in normal charter activity and demand of up to 35%. We have only just launched the Quintessentially packages and expect to secure a number of these within the next few weeks. Additionally, we have secured a number of charters to the various games on our heavy jet fleet. One client booked a Falcon 900C for the entire month of October to ensure he and his guests got to every semi final and final game.

In November 2010, ExecuJet was issued with a New Zealand Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, paving the way for the company to commence base aircraft operations in the country.

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