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PFA Awards Dinner

PFA Awards, Grosvenor Hotel, London

As the football season draws to a close, we were fortunate to attend this year’s PFA Awards dinner at the Grosvenor hotel, London. Falcona Private Jets were delighted to organise charter flights to the PFA Awards. Once we got the call from the PA to book two charter flights so that players who were either nominated or won an award, could make the event.

Some of the players involved were playing matches on the day of the awards 26th April, so in order to get them to London from Liverpool Airport the quickest way was by a private jet charter flight as the game finished at 15:30. A car journey or a rail would have been to late so the best option was a charter flight.

We sourced the most appropriate aircraft for the short flight, 45 minutes to London Luton. A Citation Mustang which seats 4 passengers was ideal for the journey, as it has a comfortable interior for a small jet .

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Citation Mustang aircraft on the ramp ready for passengers.

Once all the passenger details were passed over and the flight was booked, we arranged the catering, which was standard for such a short flight. As the players arrived at London Luton aiport a chauffeur car was waiting for them to transport them to the Grosvenor Hotel.

 

Director Adie Mike, it was a bit chaotic as we didn’t know the exact numbers of who were flying on the day until the very last minute so working with the operator of the aircraft we were able to choose the right aircraft for the flight and we also had another larger aircraft on standby.

 

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Citation CJ2 interior

The CJ2 that flew from Liverpool Airport is one of the most popular jets that we charter for flights around Europe. Spacious interior with leather seats and other amenities make it suitable for 6 passengers.

With it being a Sunday night flying back to Manchester late,  posed a slight problem as the closest airport London City Airport, closes at 22:45 so the best option for the players returning after the awards dinner was a flight from London Luton Airport which is a 24 hour airport. The drive to Luton Airport from the centre of London is approximately 45 minutes.

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PFA Awards Dinner In Full Flow

The players made the event on time, enjoyed the evening and arrived back in Liverpool and Manchester at a respectable time, before midnight as out of hours charges occured. Some of the players we flew down collected their awards for a great season with the team.  It was a last minute and big effort by all staff,  having to work together to make sure everything ran smoothly.

If you have an upcoming event and want to arrive on time, either by private jet or helicopter then let us know;

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David Dein, former vice-chairman of Arsenal

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Comedian Jason Manford and Chelsea footballer Cesar Azpilicueta

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