23 Feb Manchester to Malaga on Challenger 850
Falcona organised a private jet charter flight from Manchester to Malaga for a group of family and friends. Their choice of aircraft was the Bombardier Challenger 850
The aircraft positioned in from Palma Mallorca on the morning of the flight, arriving at Manchester a couple of hours prior to departure. This allows the crew to fuel, put the catering onboard and go through the security screening process.
On arrival at the airport with our chauffeur company, our passengers were escorted to the lounge where they relaxed and had pre-flight drinks and a good catch up.
Once the screening was in place and the flight attendants had the catering onboard all prepared, our passengers began to go through screening and board the aircraft.
Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 850
Tail: 9H-*** (2008 refurb 2017)
Distance: 1005 nm
Departure Time: 11:00 loc.
Flight Time: 2:42
Arrival Time: 14:42 loc
Departure Time: 15:00 loc.
Flight Time: 2:45
Arrival Time: 16:45 loc
Manchester: Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support
Malaga: Handling Agent: General Aviation
Manchester: Chauffeur Mercedes Viano to and from Manchester Airport.
Malaga: Transfer to and from hotel for all passengers.
VIP Catering suitable to the time of day. Breakfast wraps, Fruit & Snacks & bottle of Champagne.
This airport can get busy so our permitted landing may differ from the requested time.
(For Arrivals Only) The UK Border Agency (UKBA) requires a fully completed clearance form (RCF) for each non-European citizen prior to travel to the UK – our handlers in Manchester do not have on-site immigration staff.
Please be at the airport 30 minutes before scheduled departure time. If you are delayed for your scheduled departure, we kindly ask that you update Falcona.
Before travel to Spain, everyone (including children under 12 years old, see Children and young people) travelling by air or sea must fill in and sign an online Health Control Form. If you do not complete this form electronically, you may submit it in paper format before boarding.
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- EU citizens and accompanying family members of an EU citizen (including those travelling for tourism purposes), residents of Spain, or those covered by one of the other exemptions listed may present alternative documentation to the vaccine certificate. See Exemptions
You may also be subject to additional checks at the point of entry including a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival. Passengers may also be contacted and required to undertake a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (PCR or similar) at any point up to 48 hours after their arrival in Spain. More information can be found on the Spanish government’s Border Health Controls webpage.
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If you’re fully vaccinated
If you’re fully vaccinated and travelling from the UK, you can enter Spain without needing to test or quarantine regardless of your reason for travel. Your vaccination status must meet the Spanish authorities’ validity period requirements.
At least 14 days must have passed since being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) before arrival in Spain. Your date(s) of vaccination must be specified and your final dose must have been administered within 270 days prior to travel to Spain.
If you completed your vaccination (with both doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) more than 270 days prior to travel to Spain, you must be able to show proof of having received a booster jab. There is no requirement for 14 days to have passed between receiving your booster jab and entering Spain. Booster jabs can be administered at any time prior to travel to Spain.
Children under the age of 12 years old do not need to show proof of being fully vaccinated on entry to Spain – see Children and young people
Children and young people
Travellers of any age, including children under 12 years old, travelling by air or sea must fill in and sign an online Health Control Form no more than 48 hours before travel.
Children under the age of 12 years old do not need to:
- show proof of being fully vaccinated on entry to Spain
- take diagnostic tests prior to arrival
- meet the requirements outlined in the Spanish Ministry of Health ‘Travel and COVID-19’ page, even if they have visited a ‘risk country’ in the previous 14 days
Travellers from the UK aged 12 to 17 inclusive can enter Spain by presenting documentation certifying that they have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (PCR or similar) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. Antigen tests are not accepted.
Alternatively, travellers aged 12 to 17 can still enter Spain with a full vaccination certificate. Spain defines someone as being fully vaccinated if they have had two vaccine doses or one dose of a one-dose vaccine.
Bombardier Challenger 850
With one of the largest, most productive and comfortable corporate cabins available, the Challenger 850 private jet has a cabin identical in size to the Global 6000.
The cabin houses an in-flight mapping system, digital cabin entertainment systems, touch screen cabin control systems, LCD displays, a redesigned galley, forward and aft lavatories, a SATCOM phone, LED lighting and passenger audio / video input.
It is also fitted with airborne office technology and equipment to render telephone, fax and data transmission capabilities.
The Challenger 850 has a true multi-zone cabin and comprehensive passenger amenities including the latest inflight entertainment technology, full hot galley and large washroom with separate crew facilities.
With 30% more cabin space than its closest competitor, the Challenger 850 is the perfect choice for all types of itinerary.
The aircraft is beautiful inside offering fully reclining seats plus a divan to carry a maximum of 16 people. What it lacks in range, it makes up for in cabin space supporting the largest in its class.
The best option for medium haul trips for families and large group of friends. The cabin houses an in-flight mapping system, digital cabin entertainment systems, touch screen cabin control systems, LCD displays, a redesigned galley, forward and aft lavatories, a SATCOM phone, LED lighting, and passenger audio/video input.
It is also fitted with airborne office technology and equipment to render telephone, fax, and data transmission capabilities.