Australian Open Tennis
January is the peak of summer Down Under and it also means the ATP Grand Slam circuit is about to get underway with the Australian Open. It’s a long haul to get there from North America and Europe, but travelling on a private charter service is a terrific option for those who want to arrive fresh and relaxed to take in the action courtside. Hosted at Melbourne Park, this US$ 28 million hard court tournament draws the top men’s, women’s and doubles tennis stars on the planet. Reigning champions include: Men’s singles: Roger Federer (six-time champion) Women’s singles: Serena Williams (seven-time champion) Men’s doubles: Henri Kontinen & John Peers Women’s doubles: Bettanie Mattek-Sands & Lucie Safarova Mixed doubles: Abigail Spears & Juan Sebastian Cabal Held over a fortnight at Melbourne Park, the Australian Open is the first of four major Grand Slam events on the ATP tour. Others include:
- Roland Garros French Open
- US Open
Flying on a charter service to watch the action live is always exciting. The athletes sometimes battle the heat as much as they compete against one another. Thankfully, Rod Laver Arena, the main court that seats 15,000, has a retractable roof in case of extreme weather. The Australian Open is one of the most well-attended tournaments on the ATP circuit, and Stratos Jets will make sure the voyage is a comfortable one by booking a luxury charter service for you and your group. Fly from anywhere: Stratos has access to more than 7,000 planes worldwide, and they’ve all been pre-screened to ensure your safety. Fly anytime: With Stratos’ proactive trip support team, it’s possible to arrange flights with just four hours of lead-time. Fly in style: From small turbo props to full-size private air charters, Stratos can match luxury jets featuring the most lavish amenities to suit the size of your group.
Of the three airports that service the city, Melbourne International (YMML) is by far the busiest. For travelers using a charter service, Melbourne Essendon (YMEN) is a convenient option because it’s less hectic and closer to the city center. Melbourne Moorabin (YMMB) could be useful for people staying on the south end of the city. Accommodation: Park Hyatt, The Langham, Crown Towers, Hotel Windsor
Are you planning a trip Down Under to catch the Australian Open in January? Stratos Jets can arrange a charter service to that’ll get you to Melbourne in comfort and style. Call our knowledgeable customer service agents to start planning your itinerary—(888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.