Author: Natascha

AirGO is making it easier for customers to participate in the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels through a partnership with LEON and SQUAKE

Since 2020 AirGO has been one of the pioneering business jet operators offering its passengers high-quality carbon projects to support in order to compensate for the share of CO2 emissions of their travels.
We have chosen a method that allows our customers to opt for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) which bears the significant advantage of an immediate impact.

Today, the availability of SAF, a fuel extracted from resources like preexisting waste materials, is gradually increasing but still limited. Compared to traditional fossil-based fuel, SAF reduces up to 80% of the emissions of flight-related operations. We have been able to present our customers with options to invest in SAF to participate in scaling the development and adoption of this key technology of the future.

Enabled by the book & claim model AirGO’s customers have been able to compensate for the carbon emissions on any flight by purchasing SAF within a network. At the bottom line, for the carbon balance, it doesn’t matter where in the network the consumption of the resource takes place, as long as the investment causes the renewable resource to be brought to the network.
Now, to create a seamless experience for booking such compensated flights and to simplify opting for SAF even more, we will offer this automatically with every flight.
To achieve this AirGO has two technology partners on board: SQUAKE and LEON Software.

Our new partner SQUAKE is an end-to-end solution with an engine for precise calculation of carbon emissions and related compensation costs. Integrated at the heart of AirGO’s infrastructure, it enables the automation of carbon compensation along the booking flow. The SQUAKE solution was customized according to AirGO’s needs and via an API endpoint clients are presented with the option to compensate for their emissions via Sustainable Aviation Fuel within their usual flight booking flow. It can be selected and purchased in a single transaction. Also, a subsequent certificate is issued after the SAF has been put in place.

LEON is a long-standing partner of AirGO and a provider of web-based software which has been implemented in many business units like our flight management and scheduling. A few years ago, together we launched a real-time pricing tool for private jet charter flights. The online quote tool has allowed our clients to conveniently check flight prices online and speed up the booking process. Now, this feature is expanded by the CO2 calculation engine by SQUAKE.

The synergy of tools provided by SQUAKE and LEON allows us to calculate the costs of a private jet charter, the related carbon emissions and the cost to compensate for it in one step and basically real-time. SAF can be chosen across all our distribution channels. For clients directly requesting a flight, B2B partners on Avinode and anyone on our website

This is a big progress towards a seamless booking of CO2 emission-compensated private jet flights. We believe that by making our sustainable flight options visible and easily accessible to every (potential) customer, awareness and demand for such environmentally friendly options can be boosted.

Keep it cool with a pool – AirGO’s hotel picks for European city stays

As this summer’s heatwave soars across Europe, we are seeking relief from the high temperatures and sun. A hotel pool truly presents to be an urban oasis letting you forget about the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, offering an escape from the temperatures and a perfect refreshment.

No matter if you are on a city break and taking a quick dip after exciting explorations, if you are travelling for business and urgently need to cool down between meetings or if you simply take it slow on a staycation – we’ve got you covered with our top 5 Hotels with a great Pool, let’s dive in:


The Dolli

Mitropoleos 49, Athina 105 56, Greece

Does it get any better than an infinity Hotel pool in the middle of a vibrant capital City? Yes, The Dolli in Athens offers its guest not only an incredible rooftop pool but also a view of the Acropolis literally topping it all.

The 2023 newly established boutique hotel is set up in a 1925 neoclassical building which was entirely refurbished for the hotel opening and now shines in contemporary elegance. The suites are curated with attention to detail mixing modern and antique, featuring work of world-famous artists. The epitome of sophistication.

Another highlight is the friendly staff which will ensure you have a fantastic time in the manner of Greek warmth and hospitality.


Marriott The Madrid EDITION

Pl. de Celenque, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain

This hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Madrid with Plaza Mayor, Parque de El Retiro and Gallery Reina Sofía within walking distance. Great shopping opportunities and hip restaurants and bars are also nearby.

However, if you decide to stay in, you won’t regret it either. The hotel features two high-end restaurants led by famous chefs serving Mexican and Peruvian cuisine with a twist.

The design of the rooms and facilities is minimalistic and timeless, yet very stylish and unique following a white colour scheme.

The rooftop with the hotel’s pool is a superb spot to relax. The pool, which is quite large for a hotel city pool, even offers a waterbed and is the perfect stop to cool down with a book or cocktail.


Marriott W ROME

26/36, Via Liguria, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

The refreshment for body and soul which you shouldn’t miss is situated on the rooftop terrace of the W in the heart of Rome. Surprisingly, the plunge pool along with sun lounges and the rooftop bar presents a quiet area for relaxation in the vibrant city.

The hotel itself impresses with a refreshing 90s aesthetic: colourful and stylish. In the luxurious rooms and suites, you will recognize the W’s signature style yet merge with Roman influences. The hotel restaurant features a menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano with Sicilian-inspired dishes. Also, you shouldn’t miss out on the exceptional cocktails which are occasionally accompanied by live DJ performances.


Palácio Príncipe Real

R. de São Marçal 77, 1200-419 Lisboa, Portugal

Our next hotel recommendation is a 19th-century palace with a large ground-level pool surrounded by a beautiful garden with lemon trees.

The restored interior of the building is full of Portuguese charm and design elements like the iconic blue and white tiles and Moorish stucco work. With only 28 bedrooms, which are all equipped with modern appliances and which are all different from each other, the hotel offers a personal approach catering to the individual needs of all of its guests. Palácio Príncipe Real offers great quality and is truly a hidden gem in Lisbon.


Hotel Molitor Paris – MGallery

13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris, France

The pool of Hotel Molitor is definitely “le centre d’attention” and a treat for anyone who enjoys getting sporty in the water. Located just in the outskirts of Paris it is also a hop away from other sporting sites like Stade Roland Garros is right next door or ParisLongchamp race.

The hotel embraces its history being a repurposed spa resort and impresses with a chic Art Deco design and accumulation of art. The rooms overlooking the inviting pool on the other hand are modern, minimalistic, and clean.

The hotel offers a wide range of facilities such as a gym, fitness classes, a spa, a restaurant, a bar and a rooftop terrace.

Apart from that, the hotel’s capacious meeting and conference rooms make it the perfect choice for business events and meetings. The dip in the pool pre or post-work is a guarantee for a productive stay despite all heat.


Contact us for the flight arrangements of your next trip, travel at ease and arrive in comfort and style with one of our AirGO private jets!

Long-term help for better living conditions in West Nepal

Christmas is a time for giving – this is why AirGO supports the Organisation “Back to Life e.V.”.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries worldwide. The conditions are aggravated by regional differences between the mountain areas and the rest of the regions. Especially in west Nepal, the state of the local infrastructure is severe with rural areas lacking electricity, water systems, education and medical aid.

The charitable association Back to Life aims to improve the living conditions of the local population in a long-term sustainable manner.

Back to Life builds schools, birth centers and supports infrastructural and agricultural projects. For construction projects, an emphasis is set on cost efficient and sustainable energy sources and protection against earthquakes.

Furthermore, the locals are educated and empowered to maintain and carry on the projects indicated by the organization. Unlike many other NGOs Back to Life doesn’t lose sight of its projects in the long run. They keep up financing and supporting indicated projects to ensure these leave a long-lasting impact. The founder, Tara Stella Deetjen has spent a significant time of her life in Nepal. She and her team design the projects according to the needs of the population, considering the cultural and socio-economic particularities. Also, for every project, the local communities are incorporated to guarantee their acceptance and participation. Also, all donors or interested parties are welcome to visit the projects in Nepal to gain an impression of the work.

Christmas time is a wonderful opportunity to help others. Therefore, AirGO chooses to financially support Back to Life and wants to draw the attention of our clients and partners to the situation in Nepal and the work of the association.

Find out more or make a donation:

Nomination of AirGO CEO Daniela Flierl by CJI as Power Player in Sustainable Business Aviation

Corporate Jet Investor identified 20 people as Sustainability Power Players in 2022. An independent judging panel chose 20 stakeholders across the industry that are playing a key role in leading sustainable business aviation.

AirGO’s CEO Daniela Flierl was among the selected individuals. We thank Corporate Jet Investor for the recognition, the nomination and the award.

For 20 years AirGO is operating the most fuel-efficient and therefore environmentally friendly aircraft in class – the Piaggio Avanti. Choosing a floating mono fleet business model at AirGO we are constantly optimizing our schedule, and therefore cutting CO2 emissions on an operational level.

In addition to that, AirGO CEO Danila Flierl was committed to further reducing the CO2 emissions of our flights. As a result in Mach 2020 we launched our book&claim offset program in cooperation with Compensaid, a company of the Lufthansa group.

Thereby, AirGO was the first business aviation company to offer emission compensation opting for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on any of our flights. While the purchase of SAF results in a higher price compared to other offsetting methods available, it bears the enormous advantage of compensation with an immediate effect. The program gives our customers full flexibility and control about how they want to compensate for the CO2emission of their flights. Not only do we make it possible to fly with an instantly neutral CO2 footprint, but also the expansion of the technology and accessibility of SAF is promoted.


Apart from our flight operations, we are also incorporating sustainability in other areas of our business activity. AirGO is reducing cabin waste by refraining from products packaged in plastic. We choose to source the catering from local providers using regional products and having it prepared and served on porcelain.

Find out more about sustainability at AirGO or offset your flight.


AirGO and Victor partner to lead way in helping business aviation industry towards a greener future

In an industry first, boutique airline AirGO, which specialises in the sales, management and charter of mono fleets, and award-winning charter broker, Victor, have announced a partnership which will see the introduction of ‘opt-out’ Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into the standard pricing structure.

A new quotation format will promote the use of (SAF) and invert the approach of existing schemes by asking buyers if they want to ‘opt-out’ of the programme, rather than requiring them to ‘opt-in’ at the end of the transaction. The AirGO-Victor initiative will apply to all AirGO flights booked via Victor’s transparent marketplace and will mean the cost of SAF is incorporated into the total price of the charter. The project uses AirGO’s SAF Book & Claim model, developed in partnership with CO2 offsetting specialist Compensaid and powered by Lufthansa. If customers do not wish to contribute to the use of CO2-neutral synthetic aviation fuel, they are able to actively opt-out of the programme.

The project, which went live in early 2022, aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of a journey at the point of quotation and facilitate flyers in reducing their emissions. This follows research by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that reveals the uptake for opt-in emissions compensation schemes is as low as 1% for commercial flights. AirGO and Victor’s initiative will make it easier for consumers to take responsibility for their carbon footprint, whilst raising the profile and demand for SAF within the business aviation industry.

Daniela Flierl, managing director at AirGO, said: “By partnering with Victor, we are acknowledging the role we businesses must play to secure the sustainable future of both our industry and our planet, and we are seeking to prompt individuals to make more environmentally conscious choices. The most common carbon offsetting schemes available today promote afforestation and renewable energy programmes which ‘cancel out’ or minimise the damage caused by carbon emissions. The issue with these approaches is that they have a delayed impact – and we all know that’s not enough. By comparison, the use of SAF results in an immediate reduction in carbon emissions. While of course the industry has a long way to go, this project is a first step towards normalising the need to make sustainable choices when travelling.”

Toby Edwards, Co-CEO at Victor, comments: “At Victor, we believe in a better way to fly, and part of this mission is to make it easier for our clients to reduce their carbon emissions when they choose to charter an aircraft. This innovative new partnership with AirGO, a company I’ve worked with for nearly a decade, is perfectly aligned with our vision. Just like Victor, AirGO is passionate about transparency, particularly around disclosing the carbon emissions of each flight. Allowing Victor clients to easily compare the fuel-efficient Piaggio Avanti with SAF included side-by-side with other more carbon intensive options, should drive better decision-making. This is just a part of a much bigger initiative to support the adoption of advanced fuels and we’re excited to see the uptake from our customers and the wider broker community.”

The AirGO mono fleet is comprised of the Piaggio Avanti EVO, the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market. According to the B&CA 2020 Purchasing Planning Handbook, similar sized aircraft produce up to 100% more carbon emissions per flight than the Avanti EVO. With the price of fossil fuels trending upwards, the difference in cost between Avanti EVO flights fuelled by SAF and fossil fuel flights is set to decrease over the coming years.

Since 2018, Victor has been on a long-term journey to lead the private aviation industry through the next phase of innovation to a more environmentally responsible future. Every Victor flight is 200% carbon offset as standard, as part of the company’s award-winning approach to climate action. True to the company’s core value of transparency, Victor publishes its CO2 emissions and reduction measures annually, and every Victor charter quote is labelled with its carbon impact, including fuel burn, CO2 emissions, and mitigation, allowing customers to make informed decisions to reduce their carbon footprint.



AirGO Food Guide 3

Now that the warm season is over it’s time to say goodbye to our favourite European beach clubs and coastal restaurant for a while. Instead, we created this edition of the AirGO food guide to introduce the best steak houses in Europe serving top-notch options for meat lovers.

Find dining options unique to the destination with appetizing local and high-quality dishes created by award-winning chefs or insider tips for truly good food and experience the charming ambience of the location.


Buca Lapi 

Italy, Florence, Via del Trebbio 1r

Another excellent Italian steak restaurant is Buca Lapi. The restaurant is hidden, but once you found it behind the giant old vaults you will be welcomed to the homey atmosphere of the oldest running restaurant in Florence. The kitchen is visible and guests are invited to see the preparation of their meals. The menu features traditional Tuscany dishes. First-time visitors should not miss out on the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina.

Bricco e Bacco

Italy, Sicily, Monreale PA, Via B. d’Acquisto, 13

Bricco e Bacco is heaven for steak fans. Located in a small hilly suburb, the restaurant has a typical rustic Italian atmosphere. Bricco e Bacco provides a real Sicilian experience using selected local ingredients and serving typical dishes but refined with influences from around the world. The hospitality of the owner and waiting staff really make the restaurant stand out.

Shanahan’s on the Green

Ireland, Dublin, St Stephen’s Green 119

Shanahan’s on the Green is not a typical steak house, situated in a Georgian townhouse is the finest steak restaurant in Dublin. Stunning chandeliers and fine tableware complete the elegant setting. The dishes on the menu certainly own up to the elevated style of the restaurant. Shanahan’s on the Green is famous for its selection of high-quality meat and excellent steak preparation. The staff will give you a recommendation for a steak like a sommelier would recommend a good wine. Leave some room for dessert, the menu offers some excellent cakes to complete a remarkable meal.

Shanahan’s on the Green will surprise you with an all-around fine dining experience.


Ireland, Dublin, Anne St S, Dublin, Centenary House

After dinner at Shanahan’s on the Green, head down Grafton street for 5 minutes to end the evening with a cocktail at Zozimus. The atmosphere of the trendy bar is great, there is always good music playing and the vintage look reminds of the Great Gatsby era. Zozimus is best known for its variety of signature cocktails, but its selection of sparkling wines and whiskeys also will not disappoint you.


UK, London, 3 Locations Mayfair/City/Canary Wharf

Goodman steakhouse is originally from New York before the brand expanded to its three locations in London. The London branches are designed in a similar classic chic way to the New York restaurant: dark wood, leather seating and dimmed light create a cosy atmosphere to stay a whole evening enjoying the 3-course menu. The Michelin restaurant has a great selection of beef and wine, the rib eye is a must-try.

AirGO Food Guide Part 2

When it comes to travelling, food plays a big role. Regardless if you are travelling for business, seeking recreation at the beach or if you want to explore a city, the restaurants you visit will have a part in making the trip remarkable.

We created the AirGO food guide for you with carefully selected eateries across Europe that inspires also AirGO catering.Find dining options unique to the destination with appetizing local and high-quality dishes created by award-winning chefs or insider tips for true good food and experience the charming ambience of the location.


Le Comptoir

France, Paris, 9 Carrfour de l’Odéon

Le Comptoir is the restaurant along the Art Deco Hotel le Relais St Germain. The Michelin Star restaurant is run by the famous chef Yves Camdeborde. The dishes are prepared with the highest quality of ingredients and the central part of Yves Camdeborde’s philosophy is the ensemble of textures and the variety of seasonings. The restaurant is small and therefore lively and frequently booked out.

Mr. T

France, Paris, 38 Rue de Saintonge

This is a hip mini restaurant with an open show kitchen in the Parisian quarter Upper Marais. Mr. T is a Franco-Japanese restaurant – European ingredients cooked in Asian style. Dining here is an all-around experience. The dishes are always surprising, full of appealing aromas and presented artistically. You can’t go wrong with ordering grilled fish or a steak as main.

The ambience of the restaurant is also exceptional: the background music and combination of dark colors and gold for the interior create a surprisingly young atmosphere.


Spain Illes Balears, Formentera, Camino de Can Toni Blai

The location of this beach club restaurant is so breathtaking, you simply don’t want to leave. The food is a fresh mixture of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences. Particularly the setting directly at one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, the breeze of the sea and the music make 10.7 a special secret find. Arrive during sunset and enjoy a drink with an unforgettable view on the roof terrace.


Portugal, Algarve, Porches, R. Anneliese Pohl

The fine Michelin **Star restaurant is the flagship of the 5-star resort Vila Vita Parc located in the Algarve region serving a modern interpretation of classic Portuguese cuisine with ingredients that are local, fresh and directly from the sea. Seafood is the restaurant’s speciality, but the vegetarian options are exquisite as well. The restaurant manager and sommelier can recommend a wine from the over more than 24,000 bottles collection to be paired with your menu choice.

Ocean simply embodies elegance from the premium food to seamless service and unique views on the Atlantic Ocean from the dining room.


UK, London, Soho and City

Is a Michelin Star restaurant at two locations in the London city center serving fine Chinese cuisine. The restaurants have an elevated modern interior with dimmed lights and big aquariums with colorful fishes.

The menu offers a large variety of different dim sum, traditionally small Chinese dishes, with a contemporary twist. But also, other main dishes created with high-quality ingredients like caviar, lobster or truffles can be found. When dining in a group ordering, sharing and trying a few different dim sums can be recommended. Along with the food, go for one of their signature cocktails or a traditional tea and don’t forget to leave some room for dessert. Yauatcha’s in house patisserie will perfectly round up the meal!

AirGO Food Guide

When it comes to travelling, food plays a big role. Regardless if you are travelling for business, seeking recreation at the beach, or if you want to explore a city, the restaurants you visit will have a part in making the trip remarkable.

Now that after a long lockdown-caused closure restaurant are starting to welcome guest again, we created the AirGO food guide for you with carefully selected eateries across Europe which also inspire our famous AirGO catering choices. Find dining options unique to the destination with appetizing local and high-quality dishes created by award-winning chefs or insider tips for quality food and experience the charming ambience of the location.

La Petite Maison

France, Nice, 11 Rue Saint-François de Paule

An extraordinary dining experience for decades and the “cantina” of our AirGO founders in Nice. Located in a former 19th-century grocery store in the lively city center of Nice. The restaurant has a casual and vibrant atmosphere and is well known for celebrating whatever is worth to be celebrated. All dishes are typical for the region, original Niçoise food with local and high-quality ingredients. Excellent fresh fish (we love the sole and the “Loup comme on aime”), meat and vegetables with a fun twist. La Petite Maison… the original… don’t expect what you expect from a restaurant… but always simply quality food in a unique atmosphere.

Hotel Costes and Société Coste

France, Paris, 239 Rue St. Honoré / 4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés

Coste belonging to the Costes Family is a group of fine Parisian restaurants in very mythic settings. The restaurant in Hotel Costes is chic and exclusive with an awe-inspiring ambiance decoration and this is also underlined by its clientele. The menu, created by Jean-Louis Costes, offers traditional French gastronomy combined with a contemporary gourmet approach with an emphasis on organic and seasonal ingredients. The differently styled rooms are located around a patio which takes you to a romantic Italian pizzeria even though you are just some steps away from the famous Place Vendôme. Along with the restaurant the Hotel Costes also has a glamorous bar serving iconic drinks with live music.

On the Left Bank of the Seine river, you will find the sister restaurant Société in the heart of the 6th Arrondissement on Place St. Germain. In summer you may sit right in front of the Eglise St. Germain, sipping your cocktail, enjoying your healthy lunch or dinner and watching people strolling around St. Germain.

Soros Beach

Greece, Antiparos, Antiparos 840 07

Soros Beach is a wonderful beach restaurant. Sea breeze, a stunning view and an easy-going relaxed atmosphere can be found at Soros Beach Restaurant. It’s about the location! The menu offers a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The freshest local seafood paired with exquisite wine is a must-try and you will spend the whole afternoon sipping and tasting and forgetting the rest of the world. if you would like a quick swim, you can enjoy the undisturbed crystal-clear water of the nearby creeks and coastline.

Hosteria da Franz

Italy, Venice, Salizada San Antonin 3499

Hosteria da Franz is a gem of a traditional Italian family-run trattoria that offers a unique opportunity to experience the Venetian culture. Especially, the antipasti at Hosteria da Franz are outstanding. The dishes are prepared with fresh products from Venetian markets, and traditional cuisine is refined by the chefs. The extraordinary food, incredibly motivated staff, and very cosy atmosphere make the experience at Hosteria da Franz unique. It’s the archetype of the Italian restaurant you have always been dreaming about. No need for a menu… just listen and follow the suggestions of the maître.


United Kingdom, London, multiple locations

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-born British chef who is known for his restaurants, deli-cafes, and gourmet cookbooks. The cuisine is Middle-Eastern influenced and dishes are full of surprising flavours and vibrant colours. Ottolenghli has something delicious for everyone; the variety of small dishes is perfect for sharing. Vegans and vegetarians will also make an excellent find. On flights from London airports, AirGO frequently sources catering from Ottolenghli’s delis, and our passengers are continuously impressed. Try one of the excellent Ottolenghi to bring home that extraordinary taste!

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