Adelaide-based specialist luxury inbound tour operator The Tailor is set to shake up the Australian travel industry with the unveiling this week of its own purpose-built Pilatus PC-12 aircraft – the world’s fastest, safest and most adaptable small passenger aircraft.
“The Pilatus carries up to eight people in absolute comfort, cruises at 30,000 feet at speeds up to 510kph and can land on just about any air strip in Australia,” says Drew Kluska, managing director of The Tailor.
“It’s been compared to a European sports car because of its speed, agility and awesome good looks.”
In an exciting development for the adventure travel market, The Tailor has formed a joint venture with respected charter company Pegasus Air to provide both international and domestic travellers with an exciting new way to explore Australia’s vast spaces, effortlessly.
Sean Habgood, Executive Director of Pegasus Air, is the driving force behind this exciting new initiative which he believes will be a game changer for the Australian travel industry, providing travellers with a whole new level of comfort when they fly.
“Once people experience the ease and comfort of flying in the PC-12 it’s very hard to travel any other way,” he says.
As Kluska points out that until now most people booking a private air charter in Australia did not have the opportunity to use such a fast, comfortable and sophisticated small passenger aircraft:
“The Pilatus PC-12 represents the epitome of Swiss engineering. This aircraft is sleek, beautiful and hand-built – just like a Porsche.”
Thanks to the aircraft’s speed and versatility, travellers will now be able to experience vastly different parts of Australia during a single trip – combining Sydney, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island and the Barossa into a single itinerary, for example.
“The Pilatus PC-12 is going to transform the whole concept of private air charter in Australia,” says Kluska.
“Not only can this aircraft land on really short dirt runways, it has the ability to fly non stop from Darwin to Adelaide. This gives us great flexibility.”
The Pilatus PC-12, a single engine turbo prop aircraft, is one of the most adaptable and reliable small passenger planes in the world, specially designed to operate in the harshest conditions. It has an impeccable safety record.
Apart from its role as an executive transport, it is widely used by police, defence forces and medical services around the world. The PC-12 is the preferred aircraft of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and also favoured by various Police and Government agencies around Australia.
The new Tailor Pilatus PC-12 came into service in early 2016 and is now available for private charter – both for domestic and international clients. The company also plans to unveil a number of Air Safaris, linking several iconic Australian destinations, over the next few weeks.
For press enquiries or high-res images contact Mark Chipperfield, Media & Content Manager The Tailor, on 0414 987 130 or [email protected]