© ZLTAfter the word had leaked in April that the Zeppelin is coming to London. We now have the official Press Release by Zeppelin, confirming it and giving us lot's of background info. Unfortunately the press release is currently only available in German we took the time and translated it for you. Also we dug out some more interesting stuff, that you should mark in your calendars. So let's move to our english traslation of the press release with all the important information in it:
‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ is comming!So that was our translation of the press release just for completeness and our german readers here the original press release
Friedrichshafen, 09. June 2008, - This Summer - Londons first commercial Airshipmission. ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ will give you a unique birds eye view of London for six weeks.
InBev, the brewery of Stella Artois, Englands most favorite Premium Lager-Beer, has announced today, that they will be the sole Sponsor of this first commercial usage of a passenger airship, which will offer flights over London for 6 weeks this summer. People will have the possibility to experience the unique view on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ for the first time since the invention of the airship.
Stuart MacFarlane, president of InBev UK notes: „Stella Artois is a synonym for quality, tradition, pioneering spirit and the art of brewing. These are the qualities that we want to highlight with this project. We are happy to offer Londoners and toursist the opportunity to enjoy such an unforgettable unique experience on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’.“
„This mission is a premiere and the first possibility for toursim roundtrips above London in a Zeppelin airship. We are proud that our Zeppelin NT can celebrate his debut for passenger flights over this one-of-a-kind metropolis in Europe and we hope for regular missions in London in the future“ says Thomas Brandt, CEO of the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH.
Discover the metropolis of London from above - starting 10th of July 2008. The ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ will be stationed in Damyns Hall near Upminster in the northeast of London until August 21st. From there it will start it's roundtrip flights across the Skyline of London. There will be an average of 5 flying hours per day with a maximum of 12 passengers on board the ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ on 3 different routes above Londons most famous sights.
Flights with ‚Stella Artois: Star Over London’ cost ₤185 for 30 minutest, ₤295 for the 45 minutes and ₤360 for the one hour flight. Tickets can only be booked through the hotline – individual bookings call: +44 (0)20 7183 3911/ 3912/ 3913, companies or groups of 10 and more people call: +44 (0) 207 1833 024.
The event is conducted through The LZC, Ltd. in London. The airship is operated by the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei GmbH, a subcompany of ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & CO KG.
One thing you can write down into your calendars are the Transfer flights to get the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT#4 from Friedrichshafen to London. So have a look at the current Zeppelin Flights page to learn everything about when which flights will be and how much every flight costs,this also applys to the roundtrip flights in London.
Also there are already a few articles on the web also focusing on the Zeppelin in London check them out
- Zeppelin airships to fly over London again
- Stella Artois to sponsor Zeppelin
- Airship Travel: Flyin' High over London