Few sporting events combine the adherence to age-old tradition with modern top-level competition quite like Wimbledon. Perhaps that’s why so many discerning travellers choose to book on charter flights with Stratos Jets to watch the action at the legendary All England Lawn Tennis Club each year.
When it comes to tennis tournaments, there just isn’t anything that comes close to the uniqueness of Wimbledon. Here are some of the things that set it apart:
- A strict dress code (competitors must wear predominantly white attire)
- It’s the oldest tennis tournament in the world, dating back to 1877
- It’s the only Grand Slam tournament played on grass courts
- It’s tradition for spectators to eat strawberries and cream
- It’s frequently attended by member of the British royal family
Wimbledon takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, on the southwest edge of London. It culminates with the ladies' and gentlemen's singles finals, as well as the doubles and mixed doubles finals.
Current champions include:
Men’s: Roger Federer
Women’s: Gabine Maguruza
Men’s doubles: Marcelo Melo & Lucasz Kubot
Women’s doubles: Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina
Mixed doubles: Martina Hingis & Jamie Murray
Wimbledon is one of four ATP Grand Slam tournaments. The other are:
- Australian Open
- French Open
- US Open
With nearly US$40 million in prize money, Wimbledon is one of the most lucrative sporting events on the planet. It tends to draw an affluent crowd, many of whom arrive on private charter flights to Wimbledon.
At Stratos, we understand the needs of discerning travellers and we tailor our air charter service to meet the highest standards. Our dedicated trip support staff will plan your itinerary to the finest details so your private jet experience is smooth and comfortable.
There are several airports in the London area for those arriving on charter plane flights. For smaller aircraft like turboprops, light and midsize jets, London City Airport (EGLC) is a convenient option. London's Biggin Hill (EGKB) and Heathrow (EGLL) are closer to Wimbledon and have adequate runways for long-range executive jets.
Accommodations: Hotel du Vin, Fox & Grapes, Richmond Hill Hotel, The Wimbledon Hotel, The Kensington
Are you considering booking a trip to London to watch Wimbledon this June? Why not travel in sublime style aboard one of Stratos Jets’ charter plane flights? Our customer service agents are available 24/7 – (888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.