Less travel time equals more time to relax


There is nothing more relaxing than sipping on a glass of bubbly while watching the sun set on a beautiful day in Africa. But often that tranquil getaway is not just a quick trip down the road, and your travel time might be extremely limited. This does not mean you have to postpone your break for another year.

National Airways Corporation (NAC) has the ideal solution by taking care of your aircraft travel logistics. Their fixed wing and helicopter charters mean the journey to your destination doesn’t have to involve long hours on the road being stuck in traffic jams.

“Sub-Saharan Africa boasts some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes, from pristine beaches and rolling valleys to rocky mountains and lush game reserves. Customised itineraries and tours for our guests have become very popular,” says Jolande Parrott, manager Fixed Wing Charter Sales & FBO at NAC.

“NAC can provide guests with an efficient and exclusive air travel solution in a private and personalised environment to reach or connect you to remote locations.

“Using fixed wing aircraft or helicopters, we can land on private farms, winelands, golf courses,
private game reserves and private landing strips,” she adds. The possibilities for those who use NAC’s services are endless, from safari travellers, and adventurers on the lookout for a different sightseeing trip to golf enthusiasts frequenting different courses and corporate travellers looking to reach their destination as quickly as possible.

Charter options allow passengers to travel on personalised itineraries and ensure that more time is spent relaxing at their favourite location.

Those seeking a romantic interlude can also call on the services of NAC. Short breaks might include a champagne breakfast far from the crowds, or even a hilltop proposal.The Fly and Dine option with NAC Helicopters Cape Town showcases the breathtaking views of Cape Town from above in the comfort of an NAC helicopter, followed by a two-course lunch, or three-course dinner at one of Cape Town’s finest restaurants.

Another option while in Cape Town is the Freedom Helicopter Tour. This exclusive offer encompasses a trip to Robben Island while Christo Barnard, Nelson Mandela’s former guard, shares his in-depth knowledge
with guests.

Once their clients have selected the perfect destination, NAC will propose the most suitable mode of transport. “Flying to remote areas or private strips requires detailed planning and NAC can take care
of the necessary preparations,” says Parrott.

Booking a charter flight does not have to break the bank. A single turboprop Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft with a capacity to carry between nine and 12 passengers could cost in the vicinity of R11 000 per hour.
The Bell 407 four-blade helicopter with a capacity of six passengers costs approximately R14 000. Prices exclude VAT.

For more information on fixed wing charters and helicopter CT visit www.nac.co.za


Written by René de Klerk

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