Executive and private jets are increasingly becoming a preferred means of transportation to and from art shows and fairs around the world.
Exhibitors and their clientele are able to enjoy the flexibility of utilising the most convenient airports, on a schedule that suits them, as well as the superior comfort, discretion and security of being able to travel with their goods in the cabin with them.
Below, we have listed a number of the year’s highlight events, with indicative costs for travelling by executive jet or helicopter charter.
ARCOmadrid | 27 February – 3 March
|London – Madrid
Flight time: 2hrs 20 mins
Aircraft: Citation CJ2+
Estimated cost: €23,000
TEFAF Maastricht | 16-24 March
|London – Maastricht
Flight time: 1hr 20 mins
Aircraft: Citation Mustang
Estimated cost: €8,500
Art Dubai | 20-23 March
|London – Dubai
Flight time: 7hrs 10 mins
Aircraft: Challenger 350
Estimated cost: €73,700
Frieze New York | 2-5 May
|London – New York
Flight time: 8hrs 10 mins
Aircraft: Falcon 2000LX
Estimated cost: €85,000
Art Basel | 13-16 June
|London – Basel
Flight time: 1 hr 40 mins
Aircraft: Citation XLS
Estimated cost: €18,500
Frieze London | 3-6 October
|Stansted – London Battersea Heliport
Flight time: 30 mins
Aircraft: Agusta 109
Estimated cost: €4,700 (+ VAT)
For more information about aircraft charter for art shows or to request availability for executive jet and helicopter charter flights, make an enquiry or call a member of our team on +44 (0)1737 232 230.
Prices listed are estimates based on return flights only, do not include transfers and are subject to availability at time of enquiry.
“Excellent service – polite, courteous and helpful throughout. The flight was arranged at short notice and the timings were perfect to enable us to travel to take part in our game. The flights were very smooth and the efficient manner in which we were transported to and from our destination contributed greatly to the enjoyment and success of the trip. Thank you for all your assistance.”
“This was such a stressful project being the first charter that I have had to do for a client. They were also a new client as well, so we were trying to wow them with our service. Without ACC’s help, none of this would have happened, they were invaluable and went over and above what they needed to do. Their patience was amazing with what were often last minute alterations. Thanks so much guys, you definitely will be recommended for future projects. It was a pleasure dealing with you.”
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