01 Apr Manchester to Tunisia on Hawker 400XP
Falcona organised a one way private jet charter flight from Manchester to Tunisia for a couple who have visited the country a few times in the past. Their choice of aircraft was the Hawker 400XP light jet.
The aircraft positioned in from Leeds Airport the day before the flight. Due to the cold weather we asked for the aircraft to be kept in the hangar overnight. This was because it was an early morning flight and it may have needed de-icing.
Due to covid 19 restrictions the flight was rescheduled from April 2021 to April 2022. Both passengers were fully jabbed including their booster.
On arrival at the airport, our passengers were escorted to the lounge and their bags taken to the aircraft. They waited in the lounge, had some tea and biscuits whilst the aircraft was being prepared for departure.
Aircraft: Hawker 400XP
Tail: SP-**** (2008 refurb 2017)
Distance: 1189 nm
Departure Time: 09:30 loc.
Flight Time: 3:05
Arrival Time: 12:35 loc
Manchester: Signature Flight Support
Monastir: Habib Aviation
Manchester: Transfer from hotel to Signature.
VIP Catering suitable to the time of day: Sandwiches are fine chicken salad on wholemeal for me. Chicken on white bread . Also a few biscuits. Drinks. Water, 2 little bottles of red and 2 dry white.
And whisky and dry ginger. oh will there be a bottle of scotch on board or will have to bring my own. Maybe Tea and coffee as well. We also ordered canapes and fruit for the passengers.
Once you arrive in Tunisia, you might be subject to a random rapid lateral flow or PCR test. If you test positive, you will need to self-isolate at your own accommodation for five days. If your symptoms persist, you will need to self-isolate for another two days.
On arrival in Tunisia, you must share your contact details and travel information with authorities. For visits lasting less than 90 days, British passport holders do not need a visa to enter Tunisia.
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If you’re fully vaccinated
If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Tunisia without needing to test or quarantine.
Proof of vaccination status
Tunisia will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies.
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If you’re not fully vaccinated
If you’re not fully vaccinated and 18 years old or over, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours before entry) or rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours before entry) when entering Tunisia. This test result must include the date it was taken, and a QR code. See information on getting a test before entry.
If you’re not fully vaccinated and aged 17 and under, you do not need to take a test.
If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year
There are no specific requirements for travellers who have had COVID-19 in the past year.
Children and young people
There are no specific requirements for children and young people.
The Hawker 400XP is one of the fastest jets in its category, and offers high cruise speeds, leading to more efficient travel. Perfect for short trips around Europe.
This popular light jet cabin boasts a spacious interior, providing more head, flat floor and shoulder room for increased passenger comfort. It can accommodate up to seven passengers and has a maximum range of 1,510 nm making it ideal for short range trips.
With cruising speeds of 517 mph and the ability to land on a runway as short as 3,500 feet, the 400XP is an excellent choice among entry level light jets.
You’ll enjoy a serene flight because the cabin is equipped with acoustic-blanket sound proofing. This makes for a quiet trip that allows you to take time to sleep or get a little extra work done.
With seating for up to seven increased cabin height, you’ll enjoy a comfortable flight no matter what you choose to do.
Typical layouts for the Hawker 400XP are for an seven seat configuration with private lavatory compartment and refreshment facilities.
Cabin length is 4.72m with a width of 1.50m and a height of 1.45m. There is a 0.57m³ capacity for baggage, so we recommend that you travel with soft bags to ensure it fits in the hold.
Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request.