Archive for June, 2012

Airport Focus … Chambery Airport, France

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Airport Focus … Chambery Airport, France 


Chambery Airport is one of many French regional airports which is available to private jet charter flights, it has some runway limitations due to its position and the Mountains that surround the airport, which does limit some types of larger private jets operating through Chambery for public transport flights. But with still a huge variety of available aircraft types able to operate through Chambery this is sure to be the best choice for a skiing break when using executive jets. The airport has seen a growth in general aviation in the past few years, the airport can be very busy on the weekend with most ski companies using as there change over days.

The airport is centrally located, just off the A41 autoroute and within a 2 hour drive of Lyon, Grenoble, Annecy, Albertville, Courchevel, Chamonix & Val d’Lsere.

Between lakes and mountains, Chambery is an ideal city base in order to explore the Alps! Thanks to its privileged geographic location, many lands of adventure, internationally renowned for their beauty, wait to be discovered including three parks, lakes, and of course the largest ski areas in the Alps! Whether it be for cultural or nature tourism, this land of diversity attracts many tourists each year.



Airport Focus … Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Airport Focus … Nice Cote d’Azur Airport


Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in France is located just 3.7 miles / 5.9 kilometres southwest of the city of Nice. The location is popular with holidaymakers travelling to the famous Côte d’Azur, one of France’s premier holiday destinations.

Nice is in fact France’s third busiest airport after Charles de Gaulle International and Orly, both of which are located in Paris. There are just two terminals at this busy aviation hub, which handled some 9.6 million passengers in 2010 and 10.4 million in 2011, with passenger numbers slowly rising every year.

There are courtesy shuttle buses, which run between the two terminal buildings and the parking lots to transport passengers where they need to go. In total, there are 8 parking lots catering for short and long-term parking.

Business travellers will find Terminal 1 is equipped with a business centre that caters for their needs with regard to copying, internet and faxing services. There are also conference and meeting facilities with 8 meeting rooms and one conference room providing space for up to 250 people.

Nice Cote d’Azur airport is a hub for exceutive jet charter to the South coast of France. The general aviation terminal beautifully caters for the private air charter flights that frequent the airport. With a selection of dedicated jet handlers from Signature Flight Support to Swissport Executive and Avia Partner Executive, you are spoilt for choice!


Airport Focus … Cardiff Airport, Wales

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Airport Focus … Cardiff Airport, Wales


Cardiff Airport is the only airport in Wales offering international scheduled flights being served by low cost airlines, but it also supports corporate & business aviation.

The history of the airport extends back to the early 1940’s when, when the Air Ministry requisitioned land in the rural Vale of Glamorgan to set up a wartime satellite aerodrome and training base, named RAF Rhoose, for Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfire pilots. Construction work commenced in 1941, and the airfield officially began life on 7 April 1942 when it was taken over by No 53 Operational Training Unit.

In the 1950’s the commercial potential was reconised and in April of 1965 the Ministry handed over the airport to Glamorgan County Council and it was renamed Glamorgan (Rhoose) Airport.

Cardiff airport now has a modern terminal building and for private jet charter passengers dedicated jet handlers to make the journey through Cardiff even smoother.

Beyond the airport;

Within Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city you’ll find unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. 


Airport Focus … Belfast International Airport

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Airport Focus … Belfast International Airport


Belfast International Airport is located about 12 miles northwest of Belfast City, its often referred to as Aldergrove airport after the village of the same name which is just to the west. The transport links to and from Belfast International are, as you would expect, excellent.

 Numerous scheduled airline flights operate through Belfast, but you will also find a good support of business air charter and executive jets 

market. The airport operates 24 hours a day and is not subject to noise abatement procedures. There are a good selection of executive air charter handlers and the easy of use of the airport just adds to the experience.

Beyond the airport;

Belfast may be a small city but don’t let the size fool you – because they are big on excitement. Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and the world famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, Belfast lays claim to a unique history. And there’s something for everyone to love. Shopping, tours, world-class dining, block rockin’ beats, you name it - they have it. So dig a little deeper and start planning your Belfast adventure!






Launch of New Dedicated Air Ambulance Website …

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

New Dedicated Air Ambulance Website for Aviastra

Aviastra Flight Charter Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of our new dedicated Air Ambulance website;

The new website and name, Aviastra Air Ambulance (a division of Aviastra Flight Charter Ltd) is to enable the company to separate the passenger charter business from the medical side, making it a simpler process for private families, insurance companies & the national health service when approching Aviastra for medical flights whether for repatriation or expatriation.

Aviastra Air Ambulance is an assistance company, we, as before, offer a bed to bed service using dedicated air ambulance aircraft and trained medics, whether for repatriation or expatriation.

Aviastra staff are available 7 days a week 24 hours a day. With experience in European & International medical repatriations Aviastra prides itself in its staff’s attention to detail. With Aviastra Air Ambulance you will always speak to the same person, the patient & their family is a real family and not just a number in a queue!

Take a look at the new website, we hope you will find all you will need should you need our assistance.

Airport Focus … Edinburgh Airport

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Airport Focus … Edinburgh Airport, UK


Edinburgh Airport is located in the Turnhouse area of the City of Edinburgh. The airport offers good road & rail links. Business air charter in to and out of Edinburgh airport is a very easy and efficient affair. There are dedicated executive charter handling agents to make the transit through the airport an pleasurable experience, the usual pre-flight passenger checks apply with no requirement to pass through passport control within the main terminal building.

A selection of charter aircraft & helicopters are available from Edinburgh airport, with many others nearby.

Beyond the airport -

Edinburgh and the Lothians is a region of iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals and exciting possibilities. Find excellent attractions, activities and entertainment in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, and beautiful, peaceful countryside in the Lothians.