March is behind us and this year that means that the Easter weekend is almost upon us.
Regularly one of the busiest weekends of the year, and a more enlightened offering this year with the four-day break.
We often see a surge in interest as people all over the world look to enjoy the first substantial break of the working year by escaping abroad for a well-earned break. This includes families planning holidays with children freshly home from school, those working in a corporate environment looking for a rest after the busy end of the financial year, and individuals looking to make the most of any remaining snow in the Alps before packing their skis up for the season.
Many are clinging on to the prospect of one last hurrah with a trip to the ski resorts of Switzerland, Austria and France, whilst others are determinedly looking forward, throwing off the shackles of winter as soon as they can and heading to the sunnier climes of the Cote d’Azur, the Costas and Balaerics, or the dusty yet enchanting Marrakech.
Given the high demand commercial airlines see at this time of year, with millions heading through Europe’s major airports, prices for any remaining seats – even on budget airlines – are often measured in the many hundreds, if not thousands of pounds.
Chartering a private jet for the Easter weekend is therefore a very realistic and viable alternative, with any discrepancy in price more than compensated for by the speed, efficiency and comfort offered, as well as the ability in most cases for private jets to travel direct to airports much closer to your final destination, and to which commercial airlines are simply not able to go.
Springtime represents the first opportunity in the year for many to enjoy warmer destinations in Europe. A private jet charter offers the ultimate in convenience and relaxation for a luxury Easter getaway.
With your own private cabin and a tailor-made schedule, your escape can start as soon as you leave home – maximising your time away. Below we’ve curated some seasonal destinations that prove popular with SHY Aviation clients.
The Island of Cyprus has recently become very popular among the tourists from the U.K, Greece, Russia, and Southeast Asia. A delight for foreign investors seeking tax shelters from Russia to China and India, Cyprus has become a Mecca for the Investors. Cyprus offers a smooth establishment of businesses and their offices, and this is one of the biggest reasons why a lot of General Aviation and private aircraft use Larnaca Airport and Paphos airport for our clients. We recommend a light aircraft or mid-size aircraft dependant on passenger allowances.
Cyprus beaches may not be sandy, but they’re beautiful nonetheless. Limassol, Paphos, Ayia Napa and Larnaca are the main resorts. On the road connecting Paphos and Limassol, you’ll find the Petra tou Rominou sea stack, where Greek goddess of love Aphrodite is said to have been born. Paphos is known for its beach and nightlife, but more cultural attractions include mosaics dating back to the 3rd Century, the ancient Ottoman fortress of Paphos Castle and the Tombs of the Kings. Elsewhere on the island, Larnaca is home to a grand fort and an archaeological museum.
In Limassol, spend the day shopping in style on Makarios Avenue’s high-end boutiques and perusing Agiou Andreou Street’s for locally produced Lefkaritika lace, handmade jewellery and ceramics. As night falls, feast on seafood and Champagne at one of the town’s fine-dining restaurants – La Maison Fleurie and Vivaldi by Mavrommatis are two of the best on the island.
The enchanting city of Marrakech was architected from the ground up to spark all your senses in synchrony. From the intricate tile-work of Bahia Palace and Dar si Said, to the savory taste of classic couscous, to the sweet smells of Moroccan spices infusing the air—Marrakech finds itself in a league of its own. If you choose to charter a private jet to Marrakech, know that you’ll need your afternoon cup of atay to truly experience this metropolis in full.
With your own private jet to Marrakech, Morocco, you can revel in the artisan culture and historic buildings or venture into the crowded Medina: a lengthy 19 kilometers of traditional souqs to satiate your shopping needs. Rid the busy city life that coats the physical being with a dip into a traditional hammam (a local bathhouse) for an exfoliating sauna experience unlike any other.
Taking a break from your hectic life to a scenic destination is easy when you have a wonderful destination to go to St Moritz is the ideal getaway any time of the year.
The resort town is situated around 1800 m above sea level, located within the lush Alpine mountains. When you’re looking for a luxury getaway for your summer or winter vacation, hire a private jet straight to this idyllic destination for fun and relaxation.
St Moritz also has a unique blend of history and leisure that has made it a hotspot for tourists. From great culinary experiences to countless activities, the place has everything you could want from your vacation spot. Whether you want to try out your luck at Switzerland’s highest casino or go looking into the oldest bobsleigh track in the world, you can find it all at St. Moritz.
When visiting Corfu, you can split your time equally between unwinding in nature and exploring the island’s rich history. A palace, fortress, and the Italian-influenced architecture of Old Town will occupy you when you’re not at the beach, and the area’s soft sands and clear waters are great for sunbathing and taking day cruises. After stepping off your Corfu private jet, you’ll find a wealth of a history and activities to explore.
Corfu is an ideal blend of carefree beach vacation and cosmopolitan, Greek history-filled site-seeing. A private jet charter flight to Corfu is an opportunity for you to use your travel time to look forward to your vacation and begin relaxing instead of worrying about scheduling or being cramped in a commercial flight.
Some of the prettiest villages are located high up in Corfu’s mountainous interior, particularly near the highest peak on the island, Mount Pantokrator. To reach some of these villages you’ll have to drive up seemingly never-ending switchbacks to a world where time seems to have stopped and the 21st Century seems a world away. You’ll stumble across hidden-away gems like Sokraki that are a joy to explore on foot, and drive through streets so narrow that the clearance on either side of your vehicle and the crumbling buildings is minimal. Between villages and passing middle-of-nowhere churches, you’ll drive through verdant groves full of gnarly olive trees – there are an estimated 3.5 million of them covering around 55% of the island.
For nature lovers, there’s a must-visit spot down in southern Corfu. The saltwater Korission Lagoon, which is separated from the Ionian by the sweeping Chalikouna Beach and windswept sand dunes, is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. The first animals you’ll probably see (or just hear at first) are the flamingos which flock here in huge numbers between May and early October.