What’s better than sitting on an airplane en route to Ibiza? Why, sitting on an Aero-plane, of course. There’s a lot to be curious about when it comes to Aero, the much-talked-about startup airline of semi-private jets that’s been flying high while disrupting the aviation sector with its unique product. For those looking to take a seat in one of their Embraer Legacy 600s this year, summer 2022 routes have just been announced – alongside an exciting collaboration to ensure travellers arrive in the Med looking their very best.
If like us, you’re based in a corner of the world with somewhat unpredictable weather, and the last days of winter have suddenly bulldozed what had already started to feel like spring, you’re probably just as eager to escape towards sunnier climes. But with record Covid infections currently plaguing the UK, effectively forcing large airlines to cancel flights due to staff shortages, the idea of travelling through one of London’s busy airports is daunting, to say the least. Fortunately for us, Aero (which flies out of the much more subdued, private Farnborough Airport, within easy reach of the capital) have just announced their new spring and summer 2022 routes for Europe and North America!
Us Londoners can look forward to jetting off to two of our favourite, sun-kissed destinations; Nice and Ibiza, with flights running all the way through early September. Judging from an array of new, exciting hotels that opened on the ‘White Island’ in recent months, Ibiza is very much shaping to be the place to be this summer; though those eventually yearning for a change of scene can simply hop aboard Aero’s popular Ibiza-Mykonos route from July onwards: moussaka, the azure waters of the Aegean, ancient history and, of course, Greek Gods… who could blame you?
Across the pond, meanwhile, Aero will be connecting Los Cabos, San Francisco, Sun Valley, Aspen and Los Angeles – departing from Farnborough’s LA equivalent, Van Nuys Airport – while treating high-flying travellers to healthy and organic food options courtesy of California’s celebrity-strewn Erewhon supermarkets (no really, everyone and their kombucha-addicted mother has been spotted there, pushing their trolleys from the juice bar to the sushi counter and back). Euro-travellers are also set for a complimentary gift to keep them happy mid-flight: Dr. Barbara Sturm’s signature Serum Discovery Kit, which, while of a rather different nature, has its very own celebrity following.
Speaking of the collaboration, Dr. Sturm says ‘I see many inflammatory stressors that affect our skin and overall health when on an airplane. By partnering with Aero, we are able to offer ingredient science-based skincare to help maintain good skin health while enjoying your flight’. And should you find yourself hooked at a height of 30,000 feet, you’ll be delighted to hear more surprises await back on the ground; from exclusive access to Dr. Sturm’s virtual skincare masterclass to a membership of the invitation-only Sturm Privé.
The collaboration makes a lot of sense, if you ask us. Not rarely do first class and private aviation come with the idea of gluttony; from multi-course dining to champagne on tap, much of which encourages inflammation in the body. And while we’re not quite ready to wave goodbye to a glass of bubbly in the sky, we do love the idea of looking after ourselves at the same time. From that point of view, it’s hardly surprising to see the two brands join forces. Both Aero as well as Dr. Barbara Sturm have well and truly gained cult status for appealing to a more progressive luxury consumer – the type who likes to party at night and do ginger shots followed by a ten-step skincare routine the morning after. It’s reflected in the airline’s curated list of destinations, too, whether you’re stepping off a jet in Los Cabos or Ibiza. As far as we’re concerned, looking all fresh-faced and ready to hit the beach upon touching down in the Med this summer sounds like just the treat.