July 10, 2013
To mark the visit of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, vip transport company Monacair unveiled helipads in the principality marked with Swiss luxury watch company Hublot's stylised 'H' signature. The special 'H' was removed once the Grand Prix weekend was over, providing Monaco with brand new black and white helipads.
Alongside the helipad design, Monacair was offering a unique package to guests of the Grand Prix that planned to arrive by helicopter, including vips, press, residents and visitors. These were all greeted with a red carpet and a welcome gift from Hublot and Monacair.
Formed in 1988, Monacair has been the company of choice for transporting HSH the Prince Albert II of Monaco since 1999 and prides itself on a personalised service. The Prince was present for the 'H' unveiling, as was Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver.
Monacair ceo Gilbert Schweitzer says: “We have known each other for a while and are clearly made of the same wood. Monacair and Hublot are known for their dynamism – we are both combining luxury, excellence and conviviality. Monacair and (parent company) SkyGroup like to be as precise as a Swiss watch.
“Hublot told us that they thought in the past of personalising the heliport but did not manage to. We loved the idea and did all in our power to make it succeed.”
Schweitzer adds: “We are proud of this original and successful event, which highlights Monacair's values and reflects our expansion, as we have a new hangar built in Monaco, upcoming hangars in Cannes, and are increasing our fleet with a new N3+ and another EC155 B1.”