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Skytime move into new premises

After four years in their previous offices at Gloucestershire Airport, Skytime are pleased to announce they have moved into new and improved, larger premises in Brockeridge Park, Gloucestershire. Over the past few years, Skytime has grown substantially as a business and it was important that their offices grew with them. The private charter company are

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Skytime partner with Ryan Aviation Group

After working closely together over the past 24 months, Skytime is thrilled to formally announce their new partnership with Ryan Aviation Group, a private jet charter expert based in Los Angeles. Ryan Aviation specialises in music touring throughout the US, South America and Australasia, and have now branched out further thanks to the partnership with

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James Simpson-Daniel talks Cheltenham Festival & Lions Tour

This week, we met up with Gloucester & England rugby legend, James Simpson-Daniel as he discusses the Cheltenham Festival and the upcoming Lions tour… Q. For those that might not know, tell us about your professional sporting career and how you have transitioned since retirement to working for Fitzdares. A. I was fortunate enough to

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Think fashion… Hotspots for Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks

Paris and Milan are the final two Fashion Weeks on the Autumn/Winter 2017 schedule. Both are extremely easy to access via private jet, enabling you to have a trip abroad without having to worry about big time differences and spending too much time away from work or your family and friends. Check out our top

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Think fashion….Looking at the hotspots for London Fashion Week

New York City is over 3,400 miles away so for those that want to explore an Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion Week but just don’t have the time to get off home soil, the London Fashion Week is definitely one for you. Taking place from 17th February, London Fashion Week is the second of the ‘big four’

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Think fashion…. Looking at the hotspots for New York Fashion Week

The Autumn/Winter Fashion Weeks are annual events that take place in some of the world’s most iconic cities. Hosted in New York, London, Milan and Paris, fashion week is a wonderful time to explore each city and see them in a different light. Kicking off in New York on 9th February the Autumn/Winter 2017 Fashion

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Travelling to Marrakech on a Private Jet

One of the most popular destinations we arrange private flights to is Marrakech. Known for its stunning mosques and bustling souks, the short three-and-a-half-hour flight proves extremely popular with many of our clients. At Skytime, the most important thing for us is that our clients are able to get to their desired location as quickly

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Skytime’s James Shotton, Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year

This week, we’re delighted to announced that James Shotton, co-founder and Director of Skytime was awarded Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the 2016 European CEO awards. James was independently nominated by a selection of European CEO subscribers for his innovative customer service and in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry. Having been on

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Where have all the light-jets gone…

Manufacturers seem to be prioritising the design and development of heavy and ultra-long range jets over light and midsize aircraft.  The reason for this is simple – demand and profitability. The Honeywell Business Aviation Forecast for 2016-2026 estimates that 85% of all expenditure on new business jets in the next 5 years will be on

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The Top Five Christmas Markets Around the World

December is finally here which means we can start putting up the tinsel and decorating the tree, and if you’re thinking of spending your Christmas holidays abroad this year then you’ll want to start planning now. This Christmas why not swap the annual slog around the great British high street for a stunning city break

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Stuart McNeill CEO of Knightsbridge Circle…

This week we caught up with Stuart McNeill, CEO of Knightsbridge Circle, the invitation only members club. Stuart shares how he got into the industry, his most interesting requests and gives tips on where’s hot to buy a property abroad….. 1. Tell us about your background and how you got into the private concierge service?

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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – On and off the track

The ever exciting F1 season is coming to a close with Abu Dhabi’s 8th Grand Prix just 9 days away. The hotly anticipated winner of the 21 race season will be determined on Sunday 27thNovember, but who do you think will take the crown? Mercedes have yet again dominated, with both Hamilton and Rosberg battling

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The best places to celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of November. Originating in the United States, Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Over the years, Britain has almost adopted the Thanksgiving celebration and year on year it’s becoming increasingly popular. Whether

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Skytime’s Industry Insight into NBAA16

It is an incredibly exciting week for us in the Business Aviation community because the NBAA Convention (National Business Aviation Association) is currently taking place in Orlando, Florida. The NBAA is the biggest and most important show or convention in the annual Business Aviation calendar, with the US still being by far the biggest market

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Travelling privately to the world’s most elite ski destinations

The ski-season is one of the peak times of the year for us at Skytime, mainly down to two reasons; firstly, being able to set your own schedule as well as the short 20-minute check-in that comes with private jet hire, you are able to reduce the lost time often seen when travelling to the Alps. Private jet hire can save

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Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of Fitzdares

This week jump racing returns to Cheltenham with a bang.  Ahead of the season opening Showcase, we caught up with Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of Fitzdares (pictured above right, with co-founder Ben Goldsmith) to talk through his favourite race meets, Peaky Blinders and his 2017 racing tips…1. What prompted you to launch Fitzdares?We wanted to build a business

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Skytime Sponsored driver Jack Clarke leads the way

Skytime sponsored driver Jack Clarke ended the British Touring Car season on a high with a Brands Hatch podium place this weekend. Clarke reflected on his success at Brands Hatch and his first year in the BTCC: “It was a great feeling to bring the car to the front of the grid, and line up

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An October Retreat with the Children…

Now that summer is well and truly over and the nights are drawing in, it’s easy to find yourself longing for a little reminder of summer before the winter months really start to set in. The October half-term is the perfect time to take the family away, feel the heat of the sun soak into

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Looking to the future – L’Albatros, the 2018 Ryder Cup Course

With the dust starting to settle following the recent blow of Europe’s Ryder Cup defeat, we’ve decided it’s best to put the loss out of our minds and start thinking ahead to the 2018 tournament. The 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup will be hosted in France at Le Golf National’s spectacular L’Albatros course. It’s only

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Centurion Magazine Reviews the Skytime Card

Wonderful to see Skytime and The Skytime Card in the latest edition of Centurion Magazine, published exclusively for American Express Centurion Card holders. Featured within the ‘Blackbook In The Sky’ section of the magazine, under ‘Fleets on High’ the article acknowledges that “Skytime brings an air of stability to a capricious jet card market”. With

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Skytime Win Europe’s Leading Private Jet Charter Provider 2014

Skytime is delighted to win Europe’s Leading Private Jet Charter company 2014 at the renowned World Travel Awards, and it’s thank to you that we won. The awards were established in 1993 for the express purpose of acknowledging and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry.  Each voting campaign reaches

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Heathrow VIP – The Perfect Airport Experience

Heathrow VIP take arrival and departure procedures to a luxury level, providing you with the perfect airport experience, at one of the World’s busiest airports. Generally when travelling by private jet your aircraft would operate into one of the airports dedicated exclusively to business aviation, such as Farnborough or Biggin Hill.  However, on occasion you

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TEAGUE and NIKE Release Concepts for Hi-Tech Private Jet

Leading design consultancy TEAGUE have teamed up with NIKE and released concepts for the perfect private jet to transfer high profile sports teams. The collaboration has resulted in a breath-taking, technology fueled and futuristic jet interior that would provide professional athletes with the ultimate space with which to rest and refuel. The concepts allow for

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The City Magazine features The Skytime Card

Take a look at the September issue of The City Magazine featuring the recently launched Skytime Card. Featured in the Business Wealth section of the magazine, under the City Briefing, the article extols the virtues of this new generation jet card service, most notably the unique financial security it provides to clients funds and the compelling

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Canary Wharf Magazine

Don’t miss the August Issue of Canary Wharf Magazine featuring our recently launched Skytime Card.  We feature in the Business Traveller section with all other ‘Essential Information for Jet-Setting Executives’. As Isabelle Porter of Canary Wharf Magazine comments ‘the new Skytime Card is the solution to all problems associated with long-term commitment.  With guaranteed availability to a chartered

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Skytime Partner With The Club Cafe Royal

We are thrilled to announce our partnership between The Club at Café Royal and The Skytime Card, offering new members of the programme complimentary membership* to this unique private club. The stunning location brings Mayfair, St James’ and Soho together and offers members the ideal cultural hub in a luxuriously appointed Grade I listed building.  The

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Super Yacht World Reviews The Skytime Card

As we launch the new Skytime Card, SuperYacht World reviews our exclusive proposition, highlighting the unique financial protection and a host of member benefits that no other jet card provides. The Skytime Card is the all new, effortless, no commitment and no risk jet card service providing access to guaranteed availability and fixed pricing, wrapped up

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Ed Slade Joins Skytime

We are delighted to announce that Ed Slade has joined us to strengthen our Aircraft Charter Team responsible for a range of private jet charter flights. A former private jet charter broker and Civil Aviation Authority approved Operations Manager, Ed will also develop the Aircraft Marketing division, working with aircraft owners to increase their charter

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Nominated as Europe’s Leading Private Jet Charter provider 2014

We are pleased to have been announced by the World Travel Awards as prime contenders for ‘Europe’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ provider 2014 and voting is now open. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.  The WTA brand is recognised globally

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