Empty Legs December 16 - January 17

I am pleased to present the following empty legs for your perusal over the festive period, hopefully there might be something in the list that might appeal and if so then do let us know

Available From Available To Departing Destination Aircraft Type (seats) Good Value Charter Price Empty Leg Price Platinum
16th Dec 16 16th Dec 16 Blackpool Lile Italy Phenom 100 (4) 6985 4600 2775
17th Dec 16 17th Dec 16 Manchester Munich Citation Bravo (8) 8150 5000 3110
20th Dec 16 20th Dec 16 Liverpool Dublin Citation CJ2 (6) 4950 1990 Free of Charge
22nd Dec 16 22nd Dec 16 Chester Palma Citation M2 (4) 9800 5650 3250
22nd Dec 16 22nd Dec 16 Blackpool Stuttgart Citation CJ4 (8) 9100 7250 4500
3rd Jan 17 5th Jan 17 Blackpool Pisa Italy Citation XLS (8) 11550 9000 5950
3rd Jan 17 3rd Jan 17 Manchester Avignon Citation CJ2 (6) 7000 3400 1950
4th Jan 17 4th Jan 17 Manchester Cannes Citation XLS+ (9) 9450 6225 4150
4th Jan 17 4th Jan 17 Edinburgh IOM Citation Mustang (4) 4500 1950 Free of Charge

It may also be possible to amend the dates slightly on certain flights, but again let us know what you need and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Please remember:

  • All empty leg flight are subject to the live leg taking place.
  • A Platinum offer is for clients who have booked and completed 3 good value charters with us in the previous 12-month period.

 call us now for further options which may come up daily +44 1253 407070

Top 5 European Christmas Markets

1. Innsbruck, Austria

15th November 2016 – 6th January 2017

The most romantic is in the Altstadt, lined with medieval houses. Stalls are piled high with gingerbread, wooden toys and delicate ornaments made from handblown glass. At dusk, trumpeters play carols on the 500-year-old Golden Roof. Try the kiachln – Advent doughnuts – served hot, with cranberry sauce. At weekends, ride the funicular up Nordkette mountain to Hungerburg. After tasty treats at this little market, continue your journey to the top of the Hafelekar for views of twinkling city lights and snow-tipped peaks.

2. Vienna

12th November 16 - 24th December 16

Vienna’s Christmas-market tradition goes back to the 13th century. It now has around 10 markets, with more than 150 stalls filling the Rathausplatz in front of the neo-Gothic City Hall. Buy miniature wooden houses, puppets, gingerbread hearts, leather clothing and woollen hats. Or try the atmospheric lanes of the Spittelberg market near the Museums Quarter for handblown glass, silverware and ceramics. Don’t miss a stroll in Rathauspark, with its carousel rides and light-bedecked trees and pavilions.

3. Lille, France

18th November 16 - 30th December 16

In France, good food is a passion and Lille’s Christmas market is a gourmet’s delight. Sip vin chaud (mulled wine); nibble on nougat; and scoff pommes d’amour – much more romantic-sounding than toffee apples, non?

You’ll find the usual Christmas-themed stalls dotted around Place Rihour, but if you’re looking for more chic gifts there are plenty of boutiques in and around the area.

4. Stockholm, Sweden

23rd November 16 – 23rd December 16

Although the first Christmas market on Stortorget square in Old Stockholm was held 500 years ago, the modern event dates back “only” a century. In front of the Nobel Museum, close to the Royal Palace, the cheerful stalls are filled with crafts made only in Sweden, such as glass, pottery and jewellery. Prices are surprisingly affordable. Grown-ups sip glögg (mulled wine) and everyone munches pepparkakor – thin ginger biscuits. With a dusting of snow, it all looks like a Christmas card, Scandinavian-style. Be sure to bring home a taste of Sweden: saffransbullar (saffron buns) and vacuum-packed sausages made of – don’t tell the children – reindeer meat.

5. MUNICH, GERMANY

25th November 16 - 24th December 16

Munich holds its traditional Christmas Market (St. Mary’s Square) in the center of Munich. A huge Christmas tree covered in lights towers over the many stands all aglow with pre-Christmas magic. Advent music is performed live every evening at 5.30 p.m. from the balcony of the Town Hall. In Neuhauser Strasse, only a few steps from Marienplatz square, you will find what probably is Germany’s largest manger market. The authentic nativity scenes at this market are complete with lanterns for the mangers, fodder for the ox and donkey and gifts from the three Magi.

 

 

Empty Legs December 16

I am pleased to present the following empty legs for your perusal, hopefully there might be something in the list that might appeal and if so then do let us know

Available From Available To Departing Destination Aircraft Type (seats) Good Value Charter Price Empty Leg Price Platinum
2nd Dec 16 2nd Dec 16 Manchester Geneva Citation Mustang (4) 5950 3000 1050
2nd Dec 16 2nd Dec 16 Chester Palma Citation M2 (5) 6995 4650 2750
8th Dec 16 8th Dec 16 Blackpool Prague Citation Bravo (8) 8550 6000 4250
10th Dec 16 10th Dec 16 Blackpool Edinburgh Citation CJ2 (6) 5350 2080 Free of Charge
11th Dec 16 11th Dec 16 Liverpool Amsterdam Citation Sovereign 7225 4820 3000
14th Dec 16 14th Dec 16 Chester London Phenom 100 (4) 4200 2000 Free of Charge
16th Dec 16 16th Dec 16 Blackpool Lile Italy Phenom 100 (4) 6985 4600 2775
17th Dec 16 17th Dec 16 Manchester Munich Citation Bravo (8) 8150 5000 3110
20th Dec 16 20th Dec 16 Liverpool Dublin Citation CJ2 (6) 4950 1990 Free of Charge

It may also be possible to amend the dates slightly on certain flights, but again let us know what you need and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Please remember:

  • All empty leg flight are subject to the live leg taking place.
  • A Platinum offer is for clients who have booked and completed 3 good value charters with us in the previous 12-month period.

 

Broker or Operator Who Should you Choose

Should you choose a broker or an operator to coordinate your next flight ?

Traditionally a misnomer is the fact that a broker will add their commission to a charter price from an operator and therefore you would pay more. Certainly that can be the case but the established reputable broker will always be a stronger buyer of services from top tier operators therefore invariably will secure a better price which should be passed to you. In my experience the price our clients pay equate to a better deal than simply contacting the operator direct.

An operator will always want you to use their aircraft and may not advise the most efficient / cost effective machine for your requirements (especially if they don’t have one!), a broker will understand your requirements and tailor specifically an aircraft which delivers best value and supreme service.

Logistics play a part in Private Charter and an operator with 1 or 2 aircraft will often find themselves positioning to satisfy demand, we certainly found that as operators and our costs increased accordingly. An effective broker will have access normally to the entire European fleet of aircraft and be able to evaluate the most cost effective options for positioning and pass those savings to the client.

Respectfully in our experience clients don’t have the necessary knowledge or expertise to appraise the quality  of most operators, often those with the most extravagant websites have the least to offer in real terms, where our lives are concerned its always better to ask people who are involved.

The value of the broker stands above the crowds when things don’t always go to plan. Any man made component can have technical issues and aircraft are no different, from an operators perspective when an Aircraft needs attention their focus rightly so is in that direction and not always towards the clients, the contract signed without exception exonerate the operator from liability in the event of ‘circumstances beyond their reasonable control’ and of course Private Aircraft are not subject to the same guarantees as scheduled carriers must deliver. So, at that point when you are ready to leave the last thing you need is hassle or uncertainty, an operator by definition will operate and thus not likely to be best places to secure an alternative aircraft for you. They may offer that service but again in my experience they will always be focused on repairing their own and not necessarily have the capability to speak to their competitors to obtain alternatives !

 

CAT 3 Blackpool Airport

Monday to Friday Commencing from 7th November 2016

From 0700-0900 Fire Cat 2 available ( Cat 3 on remission or upgrades if required at an extra charge)

From 0900-1700 Fire Cat 3 available

From 1700-2100 Fire Cat 2 available ( Cat 3 on remission or upgrades if required at an extra Charge)

Between the hours of 09:00 – 17:00 there will be no additional charge from the airport for the CAT 3

Please spread the word and always consider Blackpool as the better alternative to Manchester & Liverpool

Hangar 3 Blackpool Ltd is here to assist with all your handling requirements please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 1253 407070

We look forward to seeing you back here with us at Blackpool

 

Short Breaks & Holiday Suggestions

Yllasjarvi, Finland

Discover a snow-covered Lapland with a charming stay in Ylläs - a small town that's surrounded by Finland's natural rural beauty, you couldn't be better placed to make use of the slopes. Set amidst Lapland's gorgeous natural beauty, Yllas is an obvious go-to for a scenic stay. There's a decent handful of restaurants in town, including Saaga Spa Hotel's, as well as a ski school and a ski rental outlet. You'll find 'Santa's gift shop' in the same building as Restaurant Poro, which serves traditional Lappish dishes. Nearby attractions include the Särestöniemi museum, which houses almost 500 works of art by the synonymous Finnish artist, and Elämänluukku Wilderness cafe - a former lumberjack's house with plenty of ambience.

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Budapest, Hungary

For stroganoff, spas and a show-stopping castle, it doesn’t get cooler than the fast-paced capital of Hungary - Budapest. Divided into two distinct parts by the River Danube (the historical Buda with its Castle District and the edgier Pest with its arty bars, museums and fashion-drenched shopping streets), it’s a city fuelled by grand historic cafés, festive markets and Art Nouveau splendours. There’s a three-hour bus sightseeing tour of Budapest, admission to the famous Gellért Baths, and a guided inner city walking tour that includes Vigadó Concert Hall and Castle Garden. Equally as thrilling is the one-hour River Danube cruise, a concert at Müpa Budapest and watching Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at the Hungarian State Opera House.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a beguiling city, uniquely spread over seven hills that look over the Tegus River. Here, magnificent monasteries and charming castles sit alongside modern museums and up-to-date art, whilst a lively shopping scene and a vibrant night life complete the urban tableau. All this veined with tramways, cobbled lanes and tree-lined streets, making for a truly attractive and captivating stay that'll soon explain why this city is fast hitting the top of travellers' wishlists.

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Empty Legs November 16

I am pleased to present the following empty legs for your perusal, hopefully there might be something in the list that might appeal and if so then do let us know

Available From Available To Departing Destination Aircraft Type (seats) Good Value Charter Price Empty Leg Price Platinum
4th Nov 16 4th Nov 16 Blackpool Jersey Citation Mustang (4) 4850 2000 Free of Charge
5th Nov 16 5th Nov 16 Chester Dublin Citation XLS+ (8) 4800 1950 Free of Charge
10th Nov 16 10th Nov 16 Blackpool Luton Citation Bravo (8) 4950 2150 Free of Charge
14th Nov 16 15th Nov 16 Manchester Le Bourget Citation CJ2 (6) 6020 3050 1750
18th Nov 16 18th Nov 16 Blackpool Sion Citation XLS (8) 8750 5250 3000
20th Nov 16 20th Nov 16 Manchester Malaga Phenom 300 (8) 14950 9550 5000
24th Nov 16 24th Nov 16 Liverpool Dublin Phenom 100 (4) 4560 2000 Free of Charge
25th Nov 16 25th Nov 16 Manchester Ciampino Citation Bravo (8) 11955 7550 4250
28th Nov 16 28th Nov 16 Blackpool Edinburgh Citation M2 (6) 4750 2050 500

It may also be possible to amend the dates slightly on certain flights, but again let us know what you need and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

 

For all charter enquiries please contact us directly for simple straightforward deals always at the most competitive (like for like) prices, that’s our assurance.

Winter Breaks

Swiss Alps Winter Holiday, Wengen

With mountain-fresh air in your lungs and a Toblerone bar sitting snug in your pocket, you’d be forgiven for belting out a boisterous yodel in the classic Swiss Alpine village of Wengen. Nestled at 1,300 metres above sea level on a sheltered mountain terrace with jaw-dropping panoramas of glaciers and mountains, this alpine hideaway ticks all the boxes.

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Arctic Fjord Norway, Harstad

Discover the unrivalled wintry charms of Northern Norway, enjoy a break to fjordside Harstad, hotels within easy reach of the towns shops, restaurants and spa. You'll kick off with an orientation tour of the town before setting off in search of the Northern Lights. This evening, you'll also visit a traditional Sami camp, where you can get cosy in an authentic 'Lavvu' tent, enjoy a traditional dinner, sip an 'Aurora Cocktail' from an ice glass and learn about this nomadic way of life You can take an unforgettable RIB boat sea safari on the fjord, where you can spot birds, seals, porpoises and even whales, before enjoying a light lunch and stunning views at a waterside cabin. You'll head out on a historic tour of Harstad next, which includes a visit to the historic Trondenes Church, Adolf Gun and the historical centre.

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French Apls, Flaine

Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Haute Savioe region, between Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc in the French Alps, Flaine sits at the summit of the magnificent Grand Massif ski domain, one of the largest linked ski areas in France. Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer back in the 1960s, it’s a striking integrated ski resort which stands in radical contrast to its natural mountain setting.

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Visiting Aircraft from the Weekend

IMG 4873 200x150     IMG 4884 200x150     IMG 4630 200x150

 

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Great to see Blackpool busy, thank you for using Hangar 3 FBO, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Empty Legs Oct & Nov 16

I am pleased to present the following empty legs for your perusal, hopefully there might be something in the list that might appeal and if so then do let us know

Available From Available To Departing Destination Aircraft Type (seats) Good Value Charter Price Empty Leg Price Platinum
8th October 16 8th October 16 Blackpool Le Bourget Citation Bravo (8) 7200 4700 Free of Charge
12th October 16 12th October 16 Blackpool Venice Citation CJ2 (6) 8460 5000 3550
18th October 16 18th October 16 Manchester Ibiza Citation XLS+ (8) 9550 7500 5000
20th October 16 21st October 16 Liverpool Glasgow King Air B200 (8) 4650 2955 Free of Charge
27th October 16 27th October 16 Blackpool Nice Citation CJ2 + (6) 8250 6850 4900
1st November 16 1st November 16 Palma Blackpool Phenom 300  (8) 13545 7750 3900
4th November 16 4th November 16 Blackpool Jersey Citation Mustang (4) 4850 2000 Free of Charge
5th November 16 5th November 16 Chester Dublin Citation XLS+ (8) 4800 1950 Free of Charge
10th November 16 10th November 16 Blackpool Luton Citation Bravo (8) 4950 2150 Free of Charge

It may also be possible to amend the dates slightly on certain flights, but again let us know what you need and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

For all charter enquiries please contact us directly for simple straightforward deals always at the most competitive (like for like ) prices, that’s our assurance.