Air Partner flew the celebrity contestants and the show’s team from Gatwick to Innsbruck for training on a Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft on 15 December, before returning on 21 December. The Group then organised the ‘wrap up’ flight on 4 February when all the filming had finished.
The Group flew 82 people, including all the celebrity contestants, presenters, crew, and some equipment, back from Innsbruck to London Gatwick on an RJ85 aircraft. The team at Air Partner worked to co-ordinate a bespoke experience for the guests. The interior of the plane sported branded headrest covers, making the charter flight part of the brand experience.
Paul Argyle, Air Partner’s Director of Commercial Jets, said, “Air Partner’s extensive in-house experience enabled the team to put together a one-stop solution for Twofour Group’s aviation needs. Using an experienced charter broker like Air Partner meant that Twofour could fly the contestants and crew out to Innsbruck together, at a time that suited them, providing them with a totally hassle-free experience. When you’re trying to organise the logistics of moving groups of people around, many of whom will have tight schedules, charter is an obvious solution.”
The Jump was a live prime-time event show produced by Twofour Group and GME for Channel 4. Broadcast live from a mountainside in Austria, the show saw 12 celebrities confront their fears and each other to compete in a series of extreme open air alpine challenges. The competing contestants were trained by expert coaches and Olympians in some of the most terrifying winter sports including skiing, skeleton, slalom and ski jumping. The contestants included Donal MacIntyre, Joe McElderry, Sir Steve Redgrave, Sinitta, Ritchie Neville, Nicky Clarke, Melinda Messenger, Marcus Brigstocke, Laura Hamilton, Kimberley Wyatt, Henry Conway, Darren Gough, Anthea Turner and Amy Childs.
Air Partner Commercial Jets organises bespoke charters and aviation solutions for groups of every size on airliners seating 20 or more passengers. For over 50 years, Air Partner has been the trusted choice for multi-national corporations, industries, governments and aid organisations across the globe. The company is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange and flies the UK Royal Family, demonstrating its strength and secure financial stature.