Air Partner has announced the launch of Tour Protect, the first COVID-19 travel protection programme for complex world tours. As the music and entertainment industries begin to plan tours again, Tour Protect offers the advance safety solutions needed for today's age in travel to mitigate risk, safeguard all flights and ensure a smooth travel experience each stop along the way.
“With so many considerations going into the production of live events, Tour Protect is designed to alleviate clientele of concerns and provide reliable air transportation to take them where they need to be and back on schedule,” says David McCown, president of Air Partner Americas. “Air Partner's global network of resources and 60 years of experience in the private aviation space, allow our team to manage these tours with the highest degree of care and service. Our ability to swiftly pivot, robust level of security capabilities and experience coordinating campaign tours during COVID-19 allows our team to be an ideal resource to entertainment and music companies as they take flight again.”
Air Partner has mastered the challenging demands of global tours during the pandemic and was trusted by Hollywood studios and government agencies for their air travel needs including travel for the 2020 presidential campaign to on-location movie shoots. The Tour Protect add-on charter programme delivers a new industry solution to music and entertainment companies as they begin to plan their tours providing them with the most advanced safety measures including, enhanced COVID-19 protocols, evacuation planning, security detail and 24/7 health and medical support.
Air Partner's Tour Protect add-on programme includes: Enhanced COVID-19 Safety Protocols: These guarantee all aircraft and crew are in compliance with recommended COVID-19 procedures including deep cleaning of aircraft, advanced crew training, access to ground transportation that has been safely vetted and access to COVID-19 testing and vaccination validation screenings; Quick-Response Evacuation Planning: Air Partner is trusted by governments for its evacuation planning services, and Tour Protect provides this same level of protection to ensure the fastest solution for any evacuation needs related to COVID-19 or other emergencies that may arise; 24/7 Medical Support: In partnership with Northcott Global Solutions, Tour Protect includes 24/7 access to medical support for individuals and groups, along with access to a network of highly trained medical personnel who can deploy in short notice to assist with any needs; and Security Screening: Air Partner works closely with airports, airlines, suppliers and cargo agents globally to ensure that necessary security is in place offering solutions that meet the requirements set out by international regulations and compliance. This includes advanced security screening through rapid deployment of security teams and equipment, as well as added security for high-profile clients. Credentialing and badge IDs available for all passengers including crew, entourage and additional personnel.