Month: July 2017

Thinking of buying a private jet? Check out our JetClub card & Fractional Ownership Schemes first!

Are you interested in buying your own private jet? The benefits are huge! Just imagine having your own plane waiting wherever you are in the world, ready to take you wherever you want to go at a moment’s notice. In theory this is great, but what if we told you there was another way? Luxwing has two options for those interested in having more of a stake in the plane they fly in.

The first option is our Luxwing JetClub Card. This offers prepaid packages at a minimum of 30 hours per year. You can spend these when you like and get discounted rates when purchasing larger numbers. You’ll also get the benefit of being able to choose and change your plane depending on your needs. So if you decide to take a trip with a larger group of people, or decide you need more baggage space on your next journey, your welcome to take one of our larger jets. All we need is 24 hours’ notice to get you in the air and having a multibase options means you can take one of our planes from wherever you are in Europe.

The second option is Fractional Ownership where we give you a chance to own part of a plane with other likeminded investors. Ownership starts at 1/16th and the important thing to note is that it’s YOUR jet. We will always have your plane (or an identical model) on standby, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This option is perfect for those who travel more than 50 hours a year but don’t want the hassle and stress with scheduling, maintenance, crew hiring and payroll that comes with owning your own jet.

If you’d like more information on either of these options give us a call, we’d be happy to explain the concept in more detail and help scheduling your flights with Luxwing. You can also contact us quickly through our website’s chat section.

Private jets – The latest Trend in Weddings

Whether it’s your honeymoon, stag or hen party or the big day itself, Luxwing want to help make your big day, that extra bit special! Weddings are becoming bigger and more glamorous, so couples are starting to look further afield for the perfect destination for their reception. Of course this means traveling, and commercial travel has a lot of issues when flying for such an important occasion.

The biggest problems couples face when traveling for their wedding is getting through busy airport terminals. This is definitely not how soon to be newlyweds should spend their time and with all the stress of passport control, security checks and navigating crowds. An ultra-romantic once in a lifetime experience can become a stressful nightmare!

When flying private these issues become a thing of the past! Luxwing send a private driver to pick you up from your home and take you straight to your nearest airport where passport control and security checks are a breeze! We’ll get you in the air within 30 minutes and welcome you with champagne or by fulfilling any requests you may have. If you’re leaving for a honeymoon straight from the reception, then flying private has even more benefits! We can arrange a limo to pick you up directly from the location, keeping the mood high, right until you reach your honeymoon destination!

Another huge benefit of flying private on your big day is the ability to take all your stuff with you without the stress of check-in, or limiting weight requirements. If you do decide to celebrate your wedding abroad, then you’ll have to make sure all your tailor-made clothes and accessories travel with you as well, on time and without any damage. On top of this, the stress of lost luggage is completely avoidable when traveling private, and with our spacious planes and large baggage compartments you’ll avoid the requirements of packing light.

If you want to make that special day a little more special give us a call. We can’t plan your wedding but we’re specialists in aviation and will make sure that we get you from your home, to your wedding, to your honeymoon, and back in effortless style and comfort. Making the best day of your life, even better.

High traffic events across Europe for July 2017

July is full of sports and music events, with some huge international music festivals, large tennis tournaments and long distance cycling tours. We’ve got plenty of other recommendations this month so keep reading to find out more! If you want to get to these destinations as quickly, stylishly and in the most enjoyable fashion, give Luxwing a call. We will help find you the perfect plane and then personally design every aspect of your trip.

Sports events


What a month for sports! Amongst other things there are loads of tennis tournaments, including the oldest and most prestigious – Wimbledon. There are also some big cycling races across Europe, most notably Tour de France which comes to a close on the 23rd of July in Paris. We also have a few Grand Prix races to recommend, which here at Luxwing, we can’t get enough of!

  • Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival 2017 – Jun 30-2 Jul – Curragh Racecourse, Ireland
  • Meeting de Paris – Jul 1 – Saint-Denis, France
  • Grand Départ 2017 (Tour de France) – Jul 1 -Düsseldorf, Germany
  • IAU 24 Hour World Championship – Jul 1-2 – Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Tour de France – Jul 1-23 – All across France and parts of Germany
  • F1 Austrian Grand Prix – Jul 2 – Spielberg, Austria
  • German motorcycle Grand Prix – Jul 2 – Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
  • Wimbledon – Jul 3-16 – London, England
  • Eimskip Ármann 10k race – Jul 5 – Sundahofn, Iceland
  • Irish Open – Golf – Jul 6-9 – Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Athletissima – Jul 6 – Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Swiss Seniors Open – Jul 7-9 -, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
  • The Golden Circle Challenge – Jul 8 – Lake Laugarvatn, Iceland
  • F1 British Grand Prix – Jul 9 – Silverstone, England
  • London Athletics Grand Prix – Müller Anniversary Games – Jul 9 -London, England
  • Helsinki Cup 2017 – Jul 10-15 – Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup – Jul 12-22 – Guildford, England
  • Scottish Open – Golf – Jul 13-16 – North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • IAAF World Championships – Jul 14-13 – London, England
  • 2017 World Aquatics Championships – Jul 14-30 – Budapest, Hungary
  • FIA World Endurance Championship: 6 Hours of Nurburgring – Jul 14-16 – Nürburg, Germany
  • WINSTON Golf Senior Open – Jul 14-16 – Vorbeck, Germany
  • The Laugavegur Ultra Marathon – Jul 15 – Laugavegur, Iceland
  • 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series #5: Hamburg -Jul 15-16 – Hamburg, Germany
  • LähiTapiola Helsinki Open 2017, Beach Volleyball – Jul 15-16 – Kansalaistori Square, Helsinki, Finland
  • Darley Irish Oaks Weekend 2017 – Jul 15-16 – Curragh Racecourse, Ireland
  • 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship Finals – Jul 16-Aug 6 – various locations, Netherlands
  • Croatia Open Umag – Jul 17-23 – Umag, Croatia
  • FIFA Confederations Cup – Jun 17-Jul 2 – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Russia
  • SkiStar Swedish Open – Jul 17-23 – Bastad, Sweden
  • World Games 2017 – Jul 20-30 – Wrocław, Poland
  • The Open Championship – Jul 20-23 – Southport, England
  • Tour de France – Finish Stage 21 – Jul 23 – Paris, France
  • F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Jul 23 – Budapest, Hungary
  • America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, UK – Jul 23-26 – Portsmouth, England
  • German Tennis Championship – Jul 24-30 – Hamburg, Germany
  • Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad – Jul 24-30 – Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Porsche European Open – Jul 27-30 – Hamburg, Germany
  • Ladies Scottish Open – Golf – Jul 27-30 – North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series Pore? – Jun 27-2 Jul – Poreč, Croatia
  • Henley Royal Regatta – Jun 28-Jul 2 – Henley-on-Thames, England
  • HNA Open de France – Jun 29-Jul 2 – Paris, France
  • Next Triathlon Helsinki 2017 – Jul 30 – Helsinki, Finland
  • F1 German Grand Prix – Jul 30 – Hockenheim, Germany
  • Generali Open – Jul 31-Aug 6 – Kitzbuhel, Austria


Music and arts

We’ve picked out the best in music this month and there is a lot of it on offer! From week long pop festivals to an opera extravaganza. Here we’ve found events representing all genres of music and everything in between! We’d like to pay a special recommendation to Tomorrowland festival held in Belgium, which became the biggest dance festival on the planet in 2012 after their post event movie went viral. We also have some recommendations for some art shows like Fylkir de Jong who has an exhibition opening in Iceland this month.

  • International Festival of Music and Dance – Jun 17-Jul 8 – Granada, Spain
  • Jazz Fest Wien – Jun 26-Jul 11 – Vienna, Austria
  • Montreux Jazz Festival – Jun 30-Jul 15 – Montreux, Switzerland
  • Chania Rock Festival 2017 – Jul 1 – Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Blockfest 2017 – Jul 1 – Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kings of Leon – Jul 1-4 – Dublin, Ireland
  • RockWave Festival – Jul 1-2 – Terra Vibe Park, Malakasa, Greece
  • Paris Jazz festival – Jul 1-30 – Parc Floral, Paris, France
  • Rauðasandur Festival – Jul 1-2 – Rauðasandur, Iceland
  • Coldplay – Jul 3-4 – Milan, Italy
  • Skálholt Summer Concerts – Jul 3-6 Aug – Skálholt, Iceland
  • Helsinki Chamber Music Festival 2017 – Jul 4-6 – Helsinki, Finland
  • Eistnaflug Rock Festival – Jul 5-8 – Neskaupstaður, Iceland
  • Bláa kirkjan – Jul 5-9 Aug – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
  • Førde Traditional and World Music Festival – Jul 5-9 – Førde, Norway
  • Folk Music Festival – Jul 5-8 – Siglufjörður, Iceland
  • Ommegang folkloric procession – Jul 5 and 7 – Brussels, Belgium
  • FNAC Live – Jul 6-8 – Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
  • North Sea Jazz Festival – Jul 7-9 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Umbria Jazz Festival – Jul 7-16 – Perugia, Italy
  • The Iceland Race and festival – Jul 8 – Vik, South-Iceland, Iceland
  • Denis Matsuev – Jul 10 – Musiikkitalo, Finland
  • Open Air Cinema Festival – Jul 12-20 Aug – Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
  • James (concert) – Jul 15  – Athens, Greece
  • Rock um Knuedler – Jul 16 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • LungA Art Festival – Jul 16-23 – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
  • Ludovico Einaudi – Jul 17 – Eldborg, Iceland
  • Nice Jazz Festival – Jul 17-21 – Nice, France
  • Rock in Roma – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Jul 20 – Rome, Italy
  • Malakoff Rock Festival – Jul 20-22 – Malakoff, Norway
  • Rock in Roma – Kasabian – Jul 21 – Rome, Italy
  • Tomorrowland 2017 – Jul 21-30 – Boom, Belgium
  • Visio Music Festival 2017 – Jul 21-2 – Tiivistämö, Finland
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Jul 21 – Milan, Italy
  • Fylkir de Jong Opening – Jul 23-1 Aug – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Rock in Roma – Marilyn Manson – Jul 25 – Rome, Italy
  • ZZ Top – Jul 28 – Dublin, Ireland
  • Kaisafest 2017: Red Hot Chili Peppers + Others – Jul 29 – Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland
  • Blues’n Jazz Rallye – Jul 29 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Bræðslan Music Festival Iceland – Jul 29-30 – Bræðslan, Iceland
  • Dubrovnik International Opera Festival – Jun 30-7 Jul – Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Bassline Festival 2017 – Jun 30-1 Jul – Helsinki, Finland
  • Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2017 – Jun 30-2 Jul – Suvilahti, Finland
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Jul 31 – Reykjavík, Iceland


Business Conferences


If you’ll be working this July rather than traveling for a vacation, then why not travel with Luxwing? We are specialists in business travel and have flown all sorts of executives all over the world for meetings and conferences. One of the biggest business events this month are the G20, where the 20 biggest financial powers across the world meet annually to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world right now.

  • G20 Summit – Jul 7-8 – Hamburg, Germany


Shows and conventions

Depending on your interests, we’ve found some big shows and conferences that you may be interested in this month. There is the super yacht show held in Montenegro, where you’ll be able to find some of the biggest and best yachts available in the world, and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala, where you can rub shoulders with some of the biggest A-listers on the planet whilst helping to protect the earths most vulnerable natural habitats.

  • Haute Couture – Jul 2-6 – Paris, France
  • The Superyacht Rendezvous – July 7-9 – Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
  • The Grand Prix Ball – Jul 12 – London, England
  • Bray Air Display 2017 – Jul 22-23 – Bray, Ireland
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala – Jul 26 – St. Tropez, France
  • Ropecon 2017 – Jul 28-30 – Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland


Food, drink and cultural events

July is the peak season for traveling around Greek and Italy meaning beaches and bars put on their biggest events for tourists. There are also some cultural events held this month to celebrate the height of summer for locals and tourists alike. The Running of the Balls in Pamplona Spain is one of the most recognised, where bulls chase runners 825 meters down the streets of Pamplona.

  • Greek Islands Peak Season, Greece, Jun 1-Sept 30
  • Southern Italy Peak Season, Italy, Jun 1-Sept 30
  • Helsinki Pride 2017 – Jun 27-1 Jul – Helsinki, Finland
  • Palio of Siena – Jul 2 – Siena, Italy
  • Running of the Bulls 2017 – Jul 4-15 – Pamplona, Spain
  • Bastille Day – Jul 14 – Paris, France
  • Festa del Redentore – Jul 15-16 – Venice, Italy


Wherever you want to go this month, Luxwing will help get you there. Whether the trip is for business or pleasure, we will tailor our flights to suit your needs and will always help to find and give you the best tips and information on your destination. So whether you’re looking for event recommendations or just need help getting to your accommodation, Luxwing will make sure that every step of your trip, before and after the flight runs smoothly. Give us a call or contact us through our website now to find out what else we can do for you and arrange a July getaway today!