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ProAir is proudly displaying cutlery damaged on one of its flights. Uri Geller was flown by Learjet from Cologne to Salzburg to promote his show 'The next Uri Geller' which is to be shown on the Pro7 TV channel. "Our co-pilot returned to the office after the flight with a bent ProAir spoon," explains business development manager Markus Ciravegna. "This spoon has a special place in the ProAir 'collection of trophies'."
Other celebrities ferried by ProAir's private jet crews recently include Kylie Minogue. "The pilot and co-pilot were very happy when they learned their passenger was Kylie Minogue," says Ciravegna. She was collected by a 12-seat Challenger 604 from the U.K.'s Farnborough airport and flown to Berlin Schoenefeld to be awarded the Golden Camera in the best international music category.
ProAir's two Learjets have gained certification for France's Chambery airport while its Learjet 45 has been approved to land at London City. "Our skiing clients are particularly pleased because Chambery, near Albertville, is situated conveniently among mountains," says Ciravegna. "And our business clients are happy with the added convenience of London City for their meetings in London's financial district."
Private charter demand in 2008 has ranged from the Biathlon World Championship in Ostersund, Sweden, to a car manufacturer convention in Alicante and from a meeting of 350 employees in Nice from Warsaw and Cracow to groups using Innsbruck in Austria as a business venue.