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This is the place to read the latest Helitrip press releases and news stories...

For all press enquiries and photo requests, contact Marketing Manager Jenny Histead on  01743 276263 or email jenny@helitrip.co.uk

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PRESS RELEASE

15th April 2014

Sky’s the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop in Norton to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place on Sunday 15th June as a special event for Father’s Day.

Available packages include a short tour of the historic Apley Estate, a 30 minute ‘Shrewsbury by Air’ trip showcasing the market town’s finest places of interest and a 36 minute ‘Scenic Severn’ helicopter flight which follows the River through Buildwas, The Gorge and Jackfield.

Helitrip founder Steve Patterson comments; “We are delighted to be working with Apley Farm Shop to offer visitors our popular pleasure flights and the opportunity to see the estate’s beautiful grounds from a unique perspective. A helicopter experience is the perfect way to make your day extra special or a memorable way to treat Dad this Father’s Day.”

Lord Hamilton, owner of Apley Farm Shop continues; “We are always searching for new ways to offer our customers something a little out of the ordinary. A helicopter pleasure flight is an exciting way to begin your day at Apley before exploring the Farm Shop, enjoying a bite to eat at The Creamery Café or treating the children to an afternoon of fun at Piggs’s Playbarn.”

To purchase a seat on a flight departing from Apley Farm Shop, contact Helitrip on 0800 012 1148 or email sales@helitrip.co.uk

Prices start from £36 per person. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

For further information on Helitrip’s services visit www.helitrip.co.uk

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PRESS RELEASE

12th September 2013

Helicopter Company on the Up

Shropshire-based helicopter charter company Helitrip has had an encouraging first 6 months of trading, since its launch earlier this year.

The warm summer months have increased pleasure flights across the county, with the ‘Scenic Severn’ and ‘Historic Shropshire’ tours proving the most popular. The abundance of summer events has also kept the rotors running as Helitrip founder Steve Patterson explains;
“We have had a promising first summer, with a helicopter arrival providing the perfect choice for school proms, weddings, horserace meetings, the Grand Prix at Silverstone and V Festival. The sunshine has also led to many local residents taking advantage of the spectacular views of Shropshire which can only be offered when travelling by air.”

Interest for corporate helicopter charter has also been popular due to the increasing hassle of traffic jams, parking worries and train delays. Helitrip says helicopters boast benefits which are unrivalled by road and rail travel due to their speed, flexibility and the ability to land almost anywhere.

Steve continues; “When travelling with colleagues, helicopter charter can also be more cost-effective than you might think. Significantly reduced travel time eliminates the need for costly overnight stays and lost revenue from being away from the office.”

For more information on Helitrip’s services, visit www.helitrip.co.uk or call 01743 276260.

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PRESS RELEASE

9th August 2013

Up in the Air – Is it time to rethink your business travel?

Shropshire-based helicopter charter company Helitrip is offering a new way to travel to your business commitments, which it says provides benefits which are unrivalled by road and rail.

Research from the National Travel Survey 2012 shows that the average Brit conducts 28 business trips every year, totalling over 200 miles; with congestion, road works and unreliable public transport voiced as the biggest bugbears for business travellers.

Helitrip offers a stress-free alterative which avoids the traffic jams, train delays and parking worries. Helicopters are fast, reliable and flexible, with the ability to land almost anywhere – ideal for the busy executive with multiple meetings across the UK in one day.

Helitrip founder Steve Patterson explains; “When travelling with colleagues, helicopter charter can be more cost-effective than you might think. Significantly reduced travel time eliminates the need for costly overnight stays and lost revenue from being away from the office.”

“For example, opting to charter a helicopter from Shrewsbury to Cardiff with 3 colleagues provides a saving of 5 hours and over £200, when compared with travelling by road with hotel expenses.”

For more information on Helitrip’s services, visit www.helitrip.co.uk or call 01743 276260.

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PRESS RELEASE

2nd May 2013

Helitrip Launch is a Flying Success!

The sun made a welcome appearance on Friday 26th April for the official launch of Helitrip, a new helicopter charter service offering flights for business trips and leisure tours from Shropshire, throughout the UK.

The event, held at the Mytton & Mermaid Hotel in Shrewsbury was well-attended, with over 100 representatives from local businesses, together with The Mayor and Mayoress, Councillors and friends celebrating the exciting new business venture.

The Helitrip JetRanger landed in front of the hotel, providing a focal point for guests to explore on arrival with a glass of bubbly in hand. This was followed by a brief presentation illustrating the time and cost-saving benefits of helicopter travel, a delicious lunch and informal drinks in the courtyard.

Steve Patterson, Partner at Helitrip comments; “An enjoyable afternoon was had by all and we received great feedback from the event. Many guests made enquiries during the day, illustrating a genuine demand for a helicopter charter service in Shropshire.”

Helitrip is located on Shrewsbury Business Park and offers flights throughout the UK. For further information, visit www.helitrip.co.uk or call 0800 012 1148.

For further press information or hi-res images, contact Helitrip Marketing Manager Jenny Histead: jenny@helitrip.co.uk or 01743 276263
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PRESS RELEASE

8th April 2013

Fledgling business set to be high flyer!

Shrewsbury-based software provider Guestline has diversified into the executive travel market with the introduction of helicopter Charter Company; Helitrip. The new venture provides bespoke helicopter flights for business trips, airport transfers, corporate entertaining and leisure tours.

The launch will be celebrated in style on 26th April with a flight across Shropshire before landing at The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel for an informal lunch, presentation and networking.

Founders Steve Patterson and Phil Jones both hold a private pilot’s licence and regularly fly in their spare time. They created Helitrip to combine their business interests with their passion for aviation.

Steve comments; “We are delighted to officially launch Helitrip after many months of planning and preparation. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading helicopter charter company and the first choice for corporate travel. We have ambitious plans to grow both within the Midlands and across the UK.”

Steve continues; “Helicopters provide a flexible, quick and economical way to travel around the UK. Whether you have meetings in multiple locations, need a swift airport transfer or simply want escape to a country house hotel for the weekend.”

For further information about Helitrip’s services, visit www.helitrip.co.uk or call 0800 0121 148.

For further press information or hi-res images, contact Helitrip Marketing Manager Jenny Histead: jenny@helitrip.co.uk or 01743 276263
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
About Helitrip:
Helitrip is a helicopter charter business offering efficient and reliable travel solutions across the UK. Based in Shrewsbury, our services include chartered helicopter flights for corporate and leisure trips.
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About Guestline:
Established in 1991, Guestline is a supplier of hospitality software solutions. It has clients across the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe. Guestline’s products include Property Management Systems, Central Reservation Systems and Electronic Point of Sale. www.guestline.com


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