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Release date:
May 2020
Although the COVID-19 outbreak might have put a halt on current travel plans, if your customers are planning getaways later this year, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our popular locations in Asia and Europe:

Guangzhou and Shenzhen in China

Dramatic urban night in Guangzhou, China
The reopening of airports across China over the last month has signalled a significant milestone and offers a significant sign of hope and optimism for the global aviation industry. 


If you have customers flying to the capital of Guangdong, then Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ ZGGG) is a convenient gateway to China’s third-largest city. Situated on the Pearl River, Guangzhou has been a strategic port for centuries. It’s also a haven for foodies as the city boasts more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in China. 


The airport is approximately 30 km north of downtown Guangzhou. Business and general aviation customers are well catered for and Jet A-1 is available here. 


Even further south on the Pearl River Delta, Shenzhen is often described as ‘one of the world’s most mega megacities’. As China’s financial capital, Shenzhen is a hustling, bustling metropolis with a skyline that’s dominated by striking modern buildings. The city is a feast for all the senses with multicultural dining, endless shopping opportunities and a thriving arts and music scene.  


Situated approximately 32km from the city centre, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX/ ZGSZ) is also a convenient alternative for those travelling to Hong Kong with direct ferry routes between the neighbouring cities. Jet A-1 is available here.

Poitiers and Calvi in France

Airplane flying over Calvi harbor, Corsica, Europe.
Whether it’s the allure of the Mediterranean coast or the stunning landscapes and cultural heritage of southwest France, both Calvi and Poitiers are popular destinations.


The picturesque city of Poitiers in southwest France is home to more than 80 listed buildings and one of the oldest churches in Europe. But it’s not just the old-world charm that makes Poitiers so appealing. It’s also home to contemporary art galleries, museums and boutiques as well as the futuristic hi-tech theme park Futuroscope.


Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/ LFBI) is a short 10-minute drive from the city centre. It is open 24 hours except Saturday and Sunday evenings, when permission to take off and land at the airport is required in advance. Both Jet A-1 and Avgas are available here.


Meanwhile, on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Corsica, Calvi is nestled between an impressive medieval citadel and a sparkling crescent-shaped bay. It’s long been a popular tourist hotspot during the summer months but autumn is also a great time to visit when the temperatures are slightly cooler and the beaches less crowded. 


Calvi Sainte Catherine Airport (CLY/ LFKC) is conveniently located just 6km southeast of the city and is open from 7am to 9pm during the summer (21 March to 20 September) and from 7am to 5pm during the winter (21 September to 20 March). Both Jet A-1 and Avgas are supplied here and out of hours fuelling is available on request. As the third busiest airport on the island, this is a great choice for Sterling Card customers wanting to avoid the crowds.

Brussels in Belgium and Roskilde in Denmark

Grand Place Brussels, Belgium at dusk.
If your customers are looking for a cultural getaway or an exciting city break, then both Brussels in Belgium and Roskilde in Denmark are well worth visiting.


Late summer and autumn are prime times of year to visit Belgium’s quintessential capital city and the de facto capital of the EU. Brussels is typically buzzing with activities all year round and it’s awash with beautiful architecture, idyllic cobbled streets, grand squares and a contemporary dining scene. 


As a major European aviation hub, Brussels National Airport (BRU/ EBBR) is open 24 hours a day and is conveniently located just 12km from the city centre. Business and general aviation customers are accommodated in a separate area of the airport to commercial aviation. Plus, there’s a selection of fixed-base operators (FBOs) delivering tailored services. Jet A-1 is available here through our trusted partner Brussels Airfuel Supply (B.A.S).

Aerial view of Rosklide inlet in Denmark

Situated 40km west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand, Roskilde is Denmark’s original capital city. Steeped in history and culture, the city is famed for its Unesco-listed cathedral that towers over the surrounding parkland overlooking a fjord land harbour – the Vikings’ waterway to the rest of the world. 

Its pretty streets are lined with bars, restaurants and quirky boutiques and remind your customers to keep an eye out for works of street art that are dotted all over the city.


For business and general aviation passengers Roskilde Airport (RKE/ EKRK) (also known as Copenhagen Airport) is also a convenient gateway to the Danish capital. It’s approximately 30 minutes by car or train to the centre of Copenhagen and 10 minutes from Roskilde. Both Avgas and Jet A-1, as well as UL91 is available here.


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