With the weather often being unpredictable and unreliable, air travel can sometimes be disrupted at a moment’s notice. Strong winds and thick fog can mean planes are grounded, causing severe trouble to both passengers and crew. That’s why it’s important for airlines to have a backup strategy in place should disturbances occur.

Airlines have corporate responsibility for the safe transportation of passengers and crew; both in the air and on the road network. Our Safety & Assurance policy is designed to ensure that we only work with transport operators who can work within a clear safety framework; this being essential in the absence of consistent regulation and governance of the private hire/taxi industry. We take your corporate safety responsibility very seriously, and are ready to support you to extend your commitment to safety, to your road transport provision.

First Travel Solutions provides a variety of air transport services to ensure efficient ground travel to both crew and passengers. We liaise perfectly between handling companies and airlines, such as easyJet, Jet2, Titan Airways and Germania Airways, to organise buses and taxis for quick and easy travelling.

When flights are disrupted at short notice, we can provide safety compliant, alternative transport in an instant for any stranded airline passengers. Our nationwide reach means we are able to offer travel to different UK airports as part of rearranged flights. We have staff working in our round-the-clock control centre who specialise in minimising customer disruption by providing support, timely information and bespoke solutions to any problems that arise.

No matter what your requirements are - whether you’re working around planned strike action or it’s the early hours of the morning - we will liaise directly with you every step of the way to create a bespoke action plan. We can also provide you with precise vehicle tracking to keep you up-to-date on vehicle positions at every moment.

For further information on forming an air travel service contingency plan, or to discuss our safety and assurance policy and risk protocols, please call 0844 854 2560 or email travel.solutions@firstgroup.com.