World Air Routes
World Air Routes takes you behind the scenes of more than 130 airlines and lets you discover things you otherwise would never see from the preparations before a flight to the activities inside the cockpit.
The series travels to all corners of the globe to show you all kinds of airlines from the biggest ones with fleets of more than 600 aircraft to the smallest ones that operate just a single aircraft. All sorts of airlines are features including those carrying passengers and cargo, scheduled and charters, intercontinental and regional etc...
The main focus of the series is aviation as we take you on board many types of aircraft from a Cessna 402 with 8 seats to a Boeing 747 with more than 500 seats. Our aim is to show as many types as possible and that includes freighters, sea- and float planes etc... On many of the programs pilots will take some time to explain things like the instruments, flight plans, arrival procedures and much more... Each program is somewhat different and you can expect to learn a lot throughout the series.
While flying all these World Air Routes you will discover the scenery at more than 500 destinations in more than 120 countries. Our camera always catch views of the areas we approach and land at and we make it a point to show areas we fly over as well. The programs include a mountain flight over the Himalayas, flights into Bora Bora, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, steep approaches into London's City Airport, a landing on the shortest runway in the Caribbean and many other places you won't want to miss...
A word from the Producer
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who is involved in World Air Routes starting with the management of the airlines featured in the series, the staff who helps our crews in every station... A special thank you goes out to all the pilots who allow our cameramen to sit with them in the cockpit and take their time to present what their job is all about. I also want to thank the flight attendants on each of the flights who allow us to film them as they do their jobs.
Next I would like to thank our film crews lead by our 3 Directors who have to travel around the world day in, day out, to get the footage needed for these programs. They are doing a tremendous job, often under very difficult conditions filming at all hours of the day and night, on long flights sometimes with minimum rest, in very small confined spaces and with minimum equipment. If you bare in mind that our guys only have 1 chance at getting it right and they have to be ready to film within a second not knowing where the camera will need to be aimed next you will understand that this is without a doubt one of the toughest parts in the successful production of these programs. I also thank the rest of our production staff who are involved in the many duties including editing, graphic design, authoring, mastering, printing, replication etc...
Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank our viewers in more than 150 countries around the world. You are the reason this series is so successful and over the years we've taken viewer comments very seriously. The fact that we've produced hundreds of these programs since 1991 does not mean we are satisfied ; the fact is that every month we hold a staff meeting where we discuss further ways of improving our productions both in techniques and in equipment. We spare no expense at getting the best tools for our pre and post production however it must be said that we are very limited as to what we can carry on board these days...
I hope you will enjoy our very unique series and I look forward to welcoming you on the World Air Routes!
Executive Producer World Air Routes