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Admiral Travel International Announces Four Upcoming Charters Of Crystal Luxury Air From Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

Private Flights Beginning February 2021 for Safe, Exclusive Safaris and Eco-Adventures to Jumpstart Luxury Travel and Conservation Missions

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 9, 2020) — Building upon the travel agency’s successful track record of orchestrating collaborations between Crystal Skye, the luxury Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, and preeminent global luxury travel brands, Admiral Travel International (ATI) is proud to announce four departures in 2021 aboard Crystal Skye and her sister aircraft.  These upcoming departures, in partnership with African conservation leaders, are Admiral Travel International’s response to the global pandemic and its impact on the African safari and eco-tourism industries. 

The first journey departing for Botswana from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) aboard Crystal Skye, billed as the world’s largest and ‘most luxuriously spacious private charter jet,’ is bound for an exclusive, nine-night, private safari hosted by ATI Proprietors Ryan and Malaka Hilton at three Wilderness Safaris’ Premier Camps: Mombo, DumaTau, and Vumbura Plains. The aircraft will depart on February 3, 2021 for a round-trip flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, marking the second time Crystal Skye will depart from Sarasota. Its previous SRQ departure in May 2019 was also organized by Admiral Travel International, hosting passengers on an eight-night luxury safari at Singita private game reserve in South Africa. 

“Ryan and Malaka Hilton of Admiral Travel International are true conservationists. Considering their long love affair with Africa, it’s no surprise they have crafted an incredible private jet journey to Botswana that reads more like a conservation and wildlife rescue mission than anything else,” said Craig Glatthaar, Wilderness Safaris Business Unit Manager for North America. “We’re thrilled to partner with them on what is set to be a sublime re-entry into travel to Africa with this unique and exclusive departure.”

ATI CEO Malaka Hilton explains, “The travel industry is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, when most travelers postponed or canceled their 2020 summer plans. Admiral Travel is proud to have organized these four safe, exclusive Crystal Skye journeys which offer intrepid travelers and safari enthusiasts the extremely rare opportunity to experience the world’s most pristine wildlife while injecting necessary life support into a fragile economic ecosystem.

Itineraries & departure dates for the departures aboard Crystal Luxury Air:  

Upon arrival in Sarasota prior to departure, all travelers must present a negative COVID test result or have samples taken for COVID-19 testing, with results due to be returned within 36 hours. All travelers will be notified of their COVID-19 test results and any travelers who test positive will not be permitted to depart.

Crystal Skye has been recognized for the highest standards of aviation design, featuring handcrafted, first-class-style, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar, and social lounge, a team of Skye Attendants, an executive chef and a mixologist.  Seats on the aircraft, lodges, and room preferences will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis for the round-trip departures. Crystal Luxury Air’s stylish option for those seeking private chartered travel is the 12-guest Bombardier Global Express Jet XRS, the most intimate travel experience encompassed in the company’s growing fleet. Crystal’s celebrated service and world-class cuisine with menus created according to guests’ preferences further distinguish these bespoke experiences.

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About Admiral Travel International
Established in 1997, Admiral Travel International (ATI) is a boutique Virtuoso-member travel agency located in downtown Sarasota, Florida. ATI proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton are known throughout the luxury travel industry for innovative travel concepts. The Hiltons and their specialized team of travel advisors prepare and escort travel experiences around the world for high-profile individuals, exclusive groups and numerous philanthropic, culinary and cultural organizations. For more information, please call 941.951.1801 or visit