Equinox Charter
Equinox Charter

An experienced team with a fresh approach, Equinox provides exceptional aircraft charter and travel services. This is our story.

EQUINOX RISING

In the 35 years we’ve been working in travel, we’ve seen what agents, managers, businesses and sports professionals really need from their travel company:

a cohesive service, a lighter administrative load, efficiency, reliability and dedicated 24/7 support.

The idea for Equinox came during the pandemic when our founders, all experienced TMC leaders, discussed together what the ultimate travel management company might look like.

They asked, what if specialist travel was reinvented for the way people want to travel post pandemic – providing everything in house and delivering a highly personalised approach?

Fast forward to 2021. Equinox Charter and Equinox Travel launched with a highly experienced team of specialists, each team member bringing something unique to the table, ready to serve the pent up demand for travel after the restrictions of Covid. 

Together, the unique and ready position to provide both private charter and commercial travel to various sectors of which each team member specialised, was engaged, and a new kind of Equinox began.

People

OUR VISION

It’s our mission to make aircraft charter easier to source, book and manage by delivering a complete door to door service with next-level customer care.

Finding the right aircraft – at the right price – creating multi-leg itineraries and then organising the ancillaries: cargo, hotels, transfers, ground transport and more, can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be.

Equinox is the bespoke travel service that does it all. Charter and travel. Solutions and support. With elevated customer service.

We’re proud to look after tours and travel for artists, bands, film studios, major household names, organisations large & small and sports stars. We go above and beyond to deliver an effortless, seamless travel experience with swift access to charter flights and everything that goes alongside, for every single client.

That’s why we created an integrated aircraft charter and travel hub, where we do it all, so you don’t have to.

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Our Team

Elliot Bottomley
Managing Director
Ian Patterson
CEO
Glen Duckworth
CEO
Trevor Johnson
Director
George Bannister
Charter Manager
Gio Manzella
Charter Operations Manager

Founder and experienced artist management and logistics specialist, Elliot heads the Equinox Charter team of sector specialists.

Choice of Aircraft : Embraer Phenom 300E – for style and versatility.

Formerly MD at ETTravel and COO of a large multinational TMC, founder Ian is co-CEO of Equinox.

Choice of Aircraft: Bombardier Global 7500 – for range and comfort.

Founder of ETTravel in 1997 and co-founder of Equinox, Glen works with a portfolio of artists, bands, corporate customers and VIPs.

Choice of Aircraft: Boeing B737 VIP config – ultimate in travel for large group travel.

With 25+ years travel management experience, Trevor delivers operational and commercial oversight.

Choice of Aircraft: Falcon 2000LXS – the only heavy with 10 forwards-rear facing seats and
no side facing divan.

Charter specialist with a huge passion for aviation. Ask George anything about business aviation, he’ll know the answer

Choice of Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 500 – for sleek interiors and incredible range.

Vast experience, including commercial airline and private aircraft operations. Our safe pair of hands for charter management.

Choice of Aircraft: Gulfstream G650 – for long range performance and the epitome of luxury.

Our Team

Elliot Bottomley
Managing Director

Founder and experienced artist management and logistics specialist, Elliot heads the Equinox Charter team of sector specialists.

Choice of Aircraft : Embraer Phenom 300E – for style and versatility.

Ian Patterson
CEO

Formerly MD at ETTravel and COO of a large multinational TMC, founder Ian is co-CEO of Equinox.

Choice of Aircraft: Bombardier Global 7500 – for range and comfort.

Glen Duckworth
CEO

Founder of ETTravel in 1997 and co-founder of Equinox, Glen works with a portfolio of artists, bands, corporate customers and VIPs.

Choice of Aircraft: Boeing B737 VIP config – ultimate in travel for large group travel.

Trevor Johnson
Director

With 25+ years travel management experience, Trevor delivers operational and commercial oversight.

Choice of Aircraft: Falcon 2000LXS – the only heavy with 10 forwards-rear facing seats and
no side facing divan.

George Bannister
Charter Manager

Charter specialist with a huge passion for aviation. Ask George anything about business aviation, he’ll know the answer

Choice of Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 500 – for sleek interiors and incredible range.

Gio Manzella
Charter Operations Manager

Vast experience, including commercial airline and private aircraft operations. Our safe pair of hands for charter management.

Choice of Aircraft: Gulfstream G650 – for long range performance and the epitome of luxury.