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February 3, 2024

Venice Unveiled: A Vibrant Journey Through the Carnival’s Color and Tradition

The Venetian Carnival stands as a beacon marking the end of winter, beckoning travelers with a keen interest to witness the grand celebration of Venice’s unique essence. A must-visit event, it draws individuals worldwide to the iconic floating city every spring, immersing them in a vibrant festival brimming with colors, sounds, and spectacles. The carnival, spanning two weeks, offers an array of extraordinary costumes, elaborate masks, and captivating historical re-enactments, ensuring an indelible experience for all who partake. Delve into the essence of the Carnival, exploring its historical evolution and the age-old traditions that animate its festivities. Discover the origins, […]
January 26, 2024

Eco-Friendly Flying: The Future of Sustainable Private Jet Travel

Over the past few decades, private jet travel has become increasingly popular among the elite. However, the carbon emissions associated with flying have raised concerns about its impact on the environment. In recent years, there has been a growing demand for eco-friendly flying options, and the private jet industry has responded with new technologies and initiatives to make travel more sustainable. One of the main challenges of making private jet travel eco-friendly is the high fuel consumption and carbon emissions of traditional jet engines. To tackle this issue, aircraft manufacturers and operators are exploring alternative propulsion systems. Electric and hybrid-electric […]
January 26, 2024

Top 10 Most Exclusive Private Jet Destinations Around the World

1. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands – Owned by Richard Branson, this private island is a popular destination for the wealthy and famous looking for a luxurious getaway. 2. St. Barts, Caribbean – This small Caribbean island is known for its stunning beaches, fine dining, and exclusive resorts. It attracts many celebrities and high-profile individuals. 3. Ibiza, Spain – Famous for its vibrant nightlife scene, Ibiza is a popular destination for the wealthy seeking luxury yachts, beachfront villas, and exclusive parties. 4. Maldives – With its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, the Maldives is a dream destination for those seeking […]
January 26, 2024

Behind the Scenes: What It Takes to Charter a Private Jet

Chartering a private jet may seem like a luxurious and effortless option for travel, but behind the scenes, there is a lot of work involved to make it all happen. From finding the right aircraft to coordinating logistics, here is a look at what it takes to charter a private jet. 1. Choosing the Right Aircraft: The first step in chartering a private jet is selecting the right aircraft that suits your needs. Factors to consider include the number of passengers, the distance of travel, and any specific amenities or features required. There is a wide range of aircraft available, […]
January 26, 2024

The Rise of Fractional Jet Ownership: A Comprehensive Guide

Fractional jet ownership is a growing trend in the private aviation industry. This comprehensive guide provides an overview of what fractional jet ownership is, how it works, its benefits and drawbacks, and some key considerations when entering into a fractional ownership program. 1. What is Fractional Jet Ownership? Fractional jet ownership allows individuals or businesses to purchase a share or fraction of an aircraft, typically with other co-owners, and enjoy the benefits of private jet travel without the costs and responsibilities associated with owning and operating an entire aircraft. Instead of buying a whole aircraft, fractional owners buy a portion […]
January 21, 2024

Sky-High Living: A glimpse into the Extravagant World of Airborne Luxury Travel

In the fast-paced world of luxury travel, there is a new trend that is taking off – quite literally. Airborne luxury travel is the ultimate experience for the discerning traveler who wants to take their journey to new heights, both figuratively and literally. Imagine boarding a private jet that is not only equipped with all the luxurious amenities you can think of but also transforms into a flying palace. From the moment you step on board, you are transported into a world of opulence and comfort that rivals any luxury hotel or private villa. One of the pioneers of this […]
December 8, 2023

“Ramstein Flag 2024: Elevating NATO’s Air Power and Alliance Unity in Greece”

The NATO Ramstein Flag exercise, scheduled for the end of 2024 in Greece, is set to be a major training event. This exercise is part of NATO’s efforts to refine and test air tactics, especially in light of recent geopolitical developments and conflicts. It aims to enhance the readiness and capabilities of NATO forces in air and missile defense, as well as in countering electronic jamming and other anti-access, area-denial capabilities. The exercise will involve practicing offensive and defensive maneuvers and integrating various types of aircraft for more realistic training scenarios. It represents a significant step in NATO’s ongoing commitment […]
November 19, 2023

Davos : An Overview of the World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland Scheduled for 15–19 January 2024, the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum represents a seminal event in the global calendar. The primary agenda for this year’s meeting is to delve into the myriad opportunities presented by emerging technologies and their profound impact on decision-making processes and international collaboration. Continuing its legacy, the 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters stands as the preeminent platform for fostering high-level public-private cooperation. This prestigious event will bring together a diverse and influential group of participants, including representatives from over 100 governments, all key international […]
September 3, 2023

Athens Flying Week 2023: A spectacular show in Tanagra

Athens Flying Week (AFW) is an annual international aviation event held in Athens, Greece. Here’s what the event has traditionally been known for: Air Shows: AFW is primarily known for its airshows, which often feature a range of aircraft from historic planes to modern fighter jets. Aerobatic teams from various countries, solo pilots, and parachutists often participate, providing thrilling displays for spectators. Tanagra Air Force Base: In recent years, the main event of the AFW has taken place at the Tanagra Air Force Base. This location allows for a wide variety of aircraft to participate and provides an expansive viewing […]
July 16, 2023

How can extreme hot weather affect my private jet flight?

Hot weather can affect your private jet flight in several ways, influencing both aircraft performance and flight conditions. Here are some of the impacts:   Reduced Lift Lift is created by the difference in air pressure above and below an aircraft’s wings. Hot air is less dense than cold air, so it provides less lift. This means that an aircraft may need more runway to take off or land and may need to reach a higher speed before it can take off.   Reduced Engine Performance Engines, especially jet engines, depend on the intake of cool, dense air for optimal […]
June 5, 2023

Unlocking the Mysteries of Slot and Parking Restrictions at Mykonos Airport

Traveling to Mykonos, the most glamorous destination in the world, is an exciting adventure that requires both planning and organization. Every summer, the island welcomes countless visitors, all yearning for its unique beauty and charm. With the ever-increasing number of travelers visiting the island annually, the Mykonos Airport Authority
May 20, 2023

Get Ready To Experience The Future of Business Aviation at EBACE 2023

Time to meet again… with old friends, clients, providers. Time to party …. Time to discuss the developments in General aviation… Contact us at info@merkurair.gr to set up a meeting.   Find more information here … EBACE 2023
December 8, 2022

International Civil Aviation Day

In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day. The day has been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.   Source:  Wikipedia
October 31, 2022

Boarding for Christmas is open.

The world’s market prices have somehow stabilized and we believe that it’s a best time to plan your Christmas trip. As was expected, the demand for December – January private jet flights shows stable increase day by day. If you already choose your Christmas destination and travel dates, we recommend you to book your flight

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