Today we celebrated reaching another milestone as we welcomed on-board our 1,000,000th passenger. A couple were given a Valentine’s Day surprise on check-in at RAF Brize Norton where they would fly on Voyager to RAF Akrotiri.
In April 2012, our
first aircraft took to the skies for its debut flight with the Royal Air Force. Since then, our fleet has grown significantly
and is now complete with 14 A330-200 aircraft.
Our 1,000,000th passenger signifies the combined operations
of our entire fleet with the Royal Air Force and within the commercial market and the flight itself was flown by flight crew from No. 10 and No. 101 Squadrons alongside AirTanker cabin crew.
The happy couple, Mark
and his Wife Gemma, checked in at RAF Brize Norton early this morning to travel
to RAF Akrotiri for the first time, in anticipation of moving out to
Cyprus. Delighted with the surprise,
“It’s fantastic –
great news and a nice little start to Valentine’s Day. Part of our journey today is to see how the
flights work [to and from RAF Akrotiri] but I don’t think every flight will be
quite this full of surprises.”
“We drove down
this morning and checked in which has been nice and easy so it’s been a lovely
day so far.”
AirTanker Services Managing Director, is delighted that this has been achieved since
flying started 6 years ago. He said:
“This is a significant milestone, not just for AirTanker but for the
military and civilian crews that support us and it demonstrates the ongoing
commitment that we have to continue delivering a great service to all our
Customers. This is a team effort and we
pass our thanks on to all at RAF Brize Norton and everyone on No. 10 and No. 101
Squadron who have helped to achieve this.”
To listen to the interview with our Managing Director, please click here.