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FLIGHTS TO AND FROM FRANCE FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP THRILLER…

1 November 2007

For many rugby fans, chartering a private jet to the Rugby World Cup Final (RWCF) to watch England would be a distant dream, however with tickets for the match changing hands at a fearsome rate and availability for scheduled services and Eurostar extremely limited, Air Charter Service (ACS) one of the leading names in passenger air chartering, found that their phones were ringing off the hook.

Groups of fans were booking aircraft enabling them to split the cost between them resulting in each seat costing significantly less that their tickets for the match.
The team in London had a real task on their hands to establish availability and book the jets for the many passengers ringing at the last minute, but once again the ACS team did not have to let a single customer down.

For one passenger, John Downes a Financier from Cheshire, ACS were able to help him realize an almost impossible dream. On Saturday 6th October 2007 England played Estonia in the crucial Euro 2008 football qualifier at Wembley; that very same afternoon England fought for their place in the RWCF against France and with the winning cheers still ringing in his ears John left Wembley on a Virgin courier bike and flew from Luton out to Paris in time for the World Cup match at the Stade de France.

Gavin Copus, Senior Passenger Sales Manager at ACS said.

“We have seen sports fans looking to secure last minute travel to significant matches spending more to take a private jet to avoid the zoo of scheduled travel. Our team did a fantastic job accommodating the needs of our customers at very short notice in the run up to the semi final and final of the Rugby World Cup “

Contact: Gavin Copus Senior Passenger Sales Manager and team at london@aircharter.co.uk

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