This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Private group charter broker and services provider Air Partner has packaged a “Tour Protect” Covid-19 travel protection program that targets complex world tours, particularly for the music and entertainment industries. Noting that those industries are beginning to plan tours once more, Air Partner said it developed the package to mitigate risk and safeguard flights along each stop of a tour.
“With so many considerations going into the production of live events, Tour Protect is designed to alleviate clientele of concerns and provide reliable air transportation to take them where they need to be and back on schedule,” said David McCown, president for the Americas at Air Partner. The company has already assisted with tours involving Hollywood studios and government agencies through the pandemic.
Tour Protect, an add-on charter program, involves enhanced Covid-19 protocols, evacuation planning, security detail, and 24/7 health and medical support. Covid-19 protocols include guarantees that all aircraft and crew are in compliance with recommended procedures such as deep cleaning of aircraft, advanced crew training, access to ground transportation that has been safely vetted, and access to testing and vaccination validation screenings.
Air Partner has teamed with Northcott Global Solutions to provide 24/7 access to medical support and has worked with airports, airlines, suppliers, and cargo agents globally to ensure that necessary security is in place and requirements have been met.