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When a national team is hoping to qualify for the next football World Cup in Russia, it should maximize its chances. The Football Association of Montenegro has been able to count on PRO SKY to transport its players and staff in the best conditions for their encounters facing Kazakhstan and Romania.
In group E comprising 5 other nations (Romania, Denmark, Poland, Armenia and Kazakhstan), the national team of Montenegro is seen to be an outsider. After 6 matches out of a total of 10, the Montenegrins were elevated to second place in the class, with two crucial matches lined up, one of which involved a trip to Astana in Kazakhstan, the other one against Romania at home.
A VIP FLIGHT TO PUT THE PLAYERS IN THE BEST CONDITIONS, BOTH HEADING OUT AND RETURNING HOME.
It is the end of the transfer window, but the Football Association of Montenegro succeeded in recruiting PRO SKY and Pedja Todorovic, its Head of Aircraft Charters, to handle the transporting of players and technical staff from Podgorica Airport (TGD).
“Each passenger should be in the best conditions so they only need to think about one thing: winning. During the qualification phases, the players have to face two encounters back to back, with a time difference also exacerbating the tiredness they feel. To reduce such a feeling, we had to negotiate with the local authorities so that we could depart straight after the game in Astana, back to Montenegro. Sooner the players return, better it is to adapt to the new time zone.”
But, aside from comfort, the trip also poses a size-related challenge with large pieces of luggage, particularly for equipment. That was our quite clear pre-match briefing!
To meet these criteria, our aviation tacticians brought on an experienced, talented player: the Boeing 757 from La Compagnie. Spacious, comfortable, elegant, this plane with a reconfigured cabin and solely fitted with business-class seats can welcome up to 74 passengers. Ideal for the delegation of Montenegrin athletes.
“Before offering this solution to our client, we first of all paid a visit to the plane, which proved to be successful. We hope to have all the information to hand so that our client is reassured and knows exactly what to expect.”
EN ROUTE tO RUSSIa 2018.
The ‘Brave Falcons’, the nickname of the players (Hrabri Sokoli in the local language), put their game plan into action and easily won three-nil against their Kazakh counterparts. Three days later, they gained a further victory opposite Romania at home by the smallest of margins.
With two matches still to play, it is absolutely possible to hang on to second place behind the giant Poland. The verdict at the end of the qualification campaign is due on 8 October this year.
For their part, Pedja and the PRO SKY team continue to prepare for their World Cup in order to transport fans, sponsors, press, and players to Russia in 2018. You can find our infographics for the airports in the host cities here.
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