ACC Aviation Group partnered with national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, to fly hundreds of fans to Madrid for the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 1st June 2019.
ACC chartered three of Ethiopian’s widebody aircraft for Sportoptions.com, the UK’s largest sports tour operator, with Reds fans travelling from Liverpool and Manchester aboard the operator’s Boeing 787-900 and 787-800 Dreamliners, while Spurs fans flew out of London Heathrow aboard their Airbus A350-900.
ACC’s Director of Charter, Richard Smith, comments: “We are proud to have had the opportunity to once again help fans travel to see their sporting heroes in action in this season’s UEFA Champions League final in Madrid.
“The all-English club final resulted in unprecedented demand domestically and our partnership with Ethiopian Airlines allowed us to provide exclusive capacity to operate flights for both Liverpool and Tottenham fans, aboard some of the most modern aircraft in operation.
“As always, Ethiopian went above and beyond to deliver an exceptional experience for the passengers and we look forward to further developing and capitalising on this mutually beneficial relationship moving forward.”
Ethiopian Airlines UK Country Manager, Michael Yohannes, comments: “Ethiopian is delighted to work with ACC Aviation Group and proud to operate Champions League final charters for a second year running.
“Ethiopian, with regular schedule flights from Manchester and London, is able to extend its service for special charters and this weekend has enabled Liverpool and Tottenham fans to live their dream and be in Madrid to support their teams.”
Sportoptions.com CEO, Miles Saward, comments: “Sportoptions.com are delighted to have used Ethiopian Airlines and ACC to help us with some of our flying requirements for the Champions League final 2019 in Madrid.
“Service and attention to detail from Ethiopian was excellent and all of our clients were most impressed with the super modern fleet used by Ethiopian Airlines. We are also very grateful to ACC for their excellent management of this part of our operation.
“Going forward we hope that the Sport Options and Ethiopian brands assisted by ACC will work well together for the big finals and tournaments of European and World football.”
For more information on aircraft charter for fan travel, or any other air travel requirements, make an enquiry, speak with one of our air charter experts on +44 (0)1737 232 230 or email charters@ACCaviation.com.
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