ACC Aviation is no stranger to VIP guests. However, one recent passenger outshone the crowd on his private jet flight from London to Manchester.
On the 26th of November 2022, ACC had the pleasure of meeting Tony, a 14-year-old sports enthusiast from Kingston upon Thames. When he’s not acing the courts in tennis and badminton, Tony can be found fleeing creepers with his friends in Minecraft, watching YouTube, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Tony had a wish to become a VIP.
Together with Make a Wish UK, ITC UK, and a host of suppliers across the country, we whisked Tony away on a luxury trip from London to Manchester. The trip included a private jet flight, a luxury hotel stay, a round of golf on a championship course, a VIP spa treatment and a one-on-one culinary experience at Gordon Ramsey’s London restaurant.
The private jet experience
While a host of suppliers made Tony’s dream a reality, ACC Aviation was honored to supply the private jet flight.
Tony was greeted by an ACC representative at London Luton airport and driven to his awaiting Cessna Citation CJ2 private jet. Once on board, Tony was treated to a full breakfast and refreshments.
The flight to Manchester Airport went smoothly. Tony and his family touched down in Manchester, where their limousine was waiting.
The next day, after Tony had experienced his day of decadence, he returned to the airport and boarded his private jet once again.
The aircraft shortly touched down at London Luton airport, where Tony’s driver was waiting to take him to Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant.
After the trip, Tony’s mum sent the following message:
“We have completed an amazing last two days and come back to reality haha!! It was so well organized and full of surprises. It was a lifetime memory we will never forget.
“Tony was surprised by the private plane, limousine, golf, spa, and finally by the dinner at Gordan Ramsay Restaurant one by one. Everything was perfect and flawless, we had the best two days, I have so much to say but feel the language is too dull to express.”
The whole trip operated successfully thanks to the joint effort and dedication of everyone involved – including Tony’s unyielding positive attitude!
Phil Mathews, the CEO at ACC Aviation said: “We are delighted that Tony and his family enjoyed the experience. It was our pleasure to facilitate the private jet surprise for Tony and be part of the team who helped Tony’s wish come true.
About Make a Wish UK
Together, we create joy, happiness and magical memories through life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Whether it’s starring in their own films, feeding tigers, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a bedroom redesigned just so; our wishes are varied, personal and life-changing. We go above and beyond to grant amazing wishes to amazing children when they need it most. Because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
We’ve seen first-hand how a wish can provide respite from the daily struggles that come with a critical condition and that is the driving force behind why we continue to do what we do.
But we can’t make these life-changing experiences happen without the generosity of people like you. Thank you.
About ACC Aviation
Founded in 2002 as an aircraft leasing specialist, ACC Aviation delivers market-leading solutions across aviation consultancy services, ACMI leasing, and air charter. Through an international office network spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia, it provides bespoke aviation solutions to clients across the globe. Its success is built on the strength and depth of its relationships within the aviation industry. ACC Aviation delivers superior solutions to a diverse and growing client base through continued investment in developing and maintaining these partnerships, with a persistent focus on innovation.
The company is backed by YFM Equity Partners and is a Financial Times Top 1000 ranked European company.