From the Ashes in England to the Women’s World Cup down under, 2023 has already been a year of unmissable sporting action – and there’s no sign of things slowing down in the coming months.
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of the top sports travel events on the horizon:
Rugby World Cup (8 September-28 October)
France plays host to the Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2007, with teams and supporters set to fly in from all over the globe for matches in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Saint-Étienne, and Toulouse. The current holders South Africa will hope to go all the way again, with New Zealand, France and Ireland among the other favourites.
The Solheim Cup (22-24 September)
Team Europe will be chasing a third consecutive victory in the Solheim Cup – the ultimate team event in women’s golf. This edition of the biennial event sees the top 12 female European golfers take on the American team at Finca Cortesin in the Costa del Sol – a stunning course offering players and spectators breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Ryder Cup (29 September-1 October)
When it comes to international golf events, few tournaments can rival the magnitude and excitement of the Ryder Cup. The 44th edition will bring an electric atmosphere to the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club outside Rome, with Team Europe looking to avenge a heavy defeat to the US in 2021. The Ryder Cup’s popularity, large crowds, and international appeal will mean high demand for private jet charters and other forms of private aviation.
Lenovo United States GP (20-22 October)
Miami hosted the first of three F1 races in the United States across the 2023 season earlier this year. In October, the pinnacle of motorsports returns to Austin, Texas, for a weekend of racing electrifying action – with the Circuit of the Americas set to attract racing enthusiasts worldwide. The city’s status as a cultural hub and host of various events and festivals make it a popular destination for private air travel.
Heineken Las Vegas GP (17-19 November)
With a mega-fast street circuit which takes in the casinos and hotels of the Las Vegas Strip as a backdrop, the third US race of 2023 is among the most eagerly anticipated in history. With the popularity of F1 on a meteoric rise in the US market, aircraft charters can offer a convenient and luxurious way for fans, teams, sponsors, and VIPs to travel to this not-to-be-missed event.
The Melbourne Cup (7 November)
Of course, it’s not just Europe and North America that will attract jet-set sports fans in the coming months. The Melbourne Cup has a rich history and has become a staple of Australian culture and a favourite of racing enthusiasts worldwide. The annual event at Flemington Racecourse is often called “the race that stops a nation” due to its incredible popularity down under. Gold Trip stormed home to win the prize in 2022, and this year’s race will again see top horses, jockeys, trainers, and spectators fly in from around the world.
Charter an aircraft for your next sports event
Embrace the thrill of sports travel this autumn and take your experience to new heights with an aircraft charter.
ACC Aviation provides market-leading air charter solutions for sports travel – from golf to racing and beyond. Since 2002, we’ve been delivering peerless service and reliability, including private jets for sports teams, fan travel, group charter needs, and more.