Jet Charter to the Australian OpenIt’s January 2014, and that means the Australian Open is celebrating its 102nd anniversary. More than a century old, this major tennis tournament holds a special place in tennis history worldwide, making a private jet charter to the Australian Open the perfect trip for the new year.

The tournament’s 2014 staging will take place from January 13 to 26 at Melbourne Park in Victoria, Australia, where defending champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka will battle to keep their titles. Call Stratos Jet Charters today to plan your jet charter to the Australian Open before it’s too late!

About the Australian Open

As the first of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open (dubbed the The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific) is similar to Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the French Open, but it is the only one that features indoor play. The tournament is made up of men’s single and doubles events, women’s singles and doubles events, and mixed doubles events, as well singles and doubles events for players under 18. In addition to the Singles champs (Djokovic and Azarenk), this year’s tournament will also welcome returning Doubles champions Mike Bryan/Bob Bryan and Roberta Vinci/Sara Errani. Mixed team defending champs are Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdošová.

First played in 1905, this down under tennis tournament has seen a long list of tennis greats, including Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, and Margaret Smith Court. Two of Melbourne Park’s three showcourts, Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, are named after these beloved tennis champions. The third is named Hisense Arena after its Chinese sponsor.

Melbourne Park has held the Australian Open since 1988. The famous sports venue features a retractable roof and seats almost 15,000 spectators. The tournament will take place over 16 different hard courts at Melbourne, but hard courts were not always the standard. Before Melbourne Park was adopted as the tournament’s home, the Australian Open was traditionally played on grass.

Experience tennis history, hard-fought matches, wild upsets, and the crowning of this year’s champions for yourself by planning a jet charter to the Australian Open as soon as possible. The final event is just over two weeks away!

While You’re In Melbourne

If you take a jet charter to the Australian Open, you should make some time to see Melbourne away from the tennis courts. Situated in the southeast corner of Australia near Port Phillip Bay (aka “The Bay”), Melbourne, Victora is the continent’s center of culture, offering a wide range of museums, theatres, shops, galleries, gardens, and parks.

During your time away from the big tennis tournament, you will definitely want to check out the main shopping areas. Australians love to shop, so you’ll find a variety of top designer stores and outlets. Browse the latest Louis Vuitton purses on Collins Street, or head over to Bourke Street Mall for more affordable boutiques.

If you have the time, you may also want to see a museum while you’re in Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city, the National Art Gallery of Victoria is an old art gallery filled with works by a long list of art masters, including Monet, Picasso, Bernini, Cazanne, Rembrandt, Degas, van Dyck, Gentileschi, El Greco, Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Correggio, Rubens, Tiepolo, Gainsborough, Tintoretto, Poussin, Turner, and more.

Booking a Private Jet Charter to the Australian Open

Stratos Jets can fly you into Melbourne and arrange luxury ground transportation to your hotel and back. We have access to a comprehensive network of private aircraft, including helicopters, mid-sized jets, and heavy jets, perfect for a hassle-free jet charter to the Australian Open.

For more reasons why a private jet charter is ideal for longer journeys, read our post: Why Choose a Charter Plane for International Travel.

When you take a private jet charter to the Australian Open, you will land in one of the Melbourne’s four major airports. The closest private jet airport to the 2014 Australian Open is Essendon Airport (MEB), which is located about 12 miles away from Melbourne Park and 8 miles away from Melbourne City Centre. Depending on the location of your departure and your hotel, you might consider landing in one of the three other airports: Melbourne Airport (MEL) at Tullamarine, Moorabbin Airport (MBW) in the southeast, and Avalon Airport (AVV) near Geelong (domestic flights only).

Charter an aircraft with Stratos Jet Charters to arrive in Melbourne safely and conveniently. With Stratos Jet Charters, your trip to the Australian Open will be handled from beginning to end by our full-service concierge, which can arrange everything from in-flight catering to personal security on the ground.

For more information on arranging a private jet charter to the Australian Open – including getting tickets to the event – give us a call at (888) 593-9066 or request a quote online. Our experienced jet charter agents are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.