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Private Jet From Manchester To Ibiza

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Private Jet From Manchester To Ibiza

Private Jet From Manchester To Ibiza

 
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IBIZA IS THE PARTY CAPITAL OF EUROPE

Every year, thousands of people flock to Ibiza in search of sun, sea and some of the worlds greatest music artists. Each year we receive large numbers of private jet requests from many different types of people, from groups for friends heading out to party to couples seeking a romantic holiday, we even look after some of the music artists that are constantly flying to and from Ibiza.

If you remove the party scene, Ibiza one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. Private Jet flights between Manchester and Ibiza typically start increasing in volume around May for the summer season and don't ease until October when the island starts it's winter wind down. The peak months are normally July & August with 30+ private jets landing every day, this is when clubs and bars are in full swing so music artists are flying in and out 24 hours a day to meet their busy schedules, some of which play twice in one night, in completely different countries.

This is an incredibly popular route for many different types of people, from music artists to second home owners, people in the fashion industry and of course people flying out for the ultimate summer holiday.

Flying from Manchester to Ibiza is around 889 miles, taking you across France and northern Spain before taking you across the Mediterranean sea to the Beautiful Balearic Island of Ibiza. By private jet this journey can take anything from 2 hours 15 Minutes to 3 hours and 10 minutes depending on which aircraft you decide to fly on.  Read our blog post on the top 5 European Islands by private jet here!

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PRIVATE JET CHARTER OPTIONS FROM MANCHESTER TO IBIZA

Many of our clients choose to travel as twin couples, or 4 passengers which would enable them to charter an ultra light jet keeping the cost as low as possible. Other clients prefer a little more room, and would upgrade to a medium sized jet with typically up to 10 passengers, allowing them to add more luggage and even invite a couple of friends to join them. For clients looking for the ultimate VVIP private jet experience they would opt to fly on a long range private jet, giving them yet more room, these jets can also carry up to 16 passengers so gives the opportunity for large groups to fly together. We see this a lot with multiple families going on a holiday together and music artists with a large entourage. 

Private Jet Charter flights have a number of variables which effect cost so we thought we would give you an idea of what a it could cost.

MANCHESTER - IBIZA | NEXTANT 400TI | 7 PASSENGERS | £7.200

This option is perfect for couples or small to medium sized groups. This aircraft is ideal for any flight within Europe and is very cost effective.The Nextant is becoming one of the most popular private jet’s for short hops, it’s size and speed means it’s perfect for a trip like this.

MANCHESTER - IBIZA | CITATION BRAVO  | 8 PASSENGERS| £9,951

This option is great for the small to medium sized groups, spacious and fast this aircraft is perfect for short hops. This aircraft has been incredibly successful, so global access is always good!

 

MANCHESTER - IBIZA | LEGACY 500 | 9 PASSENGERS | 17,881

This is a VVIP option, which will take up to 9 passengers in luxury from Manchester to Ibiza in 2 hours and 14 Minutes. This aircraft features a whisper quiet cabin layout with bathroom, living area & in flight entertainment. 

MANCHESTER - IBIZA | CHALLENGER 850 | 13 PASSENGERS | £21,497

This is the ultimate VVIP option, which will take up to 15 passengers in absolute luxury from Manchester to Ibiza in under 2 hours. This aircraft features a 3 zone cabin layout with bathroom, living area & in flight entertainment. 

Ibiza and Manchester are both open 24 hours a day for private jets, meaning you can depart Manchester at any and still arrive when it suits you. During the summer months we find that We use Signature Flight Support at Manchester Airport, with this suite being completely dedicated to private jets, this offers the smoothest experience and makes it super easy to grab a coffee while watching your bags being loaded onto the aircraft.

We give you direct access to 7000+ Private Jets around the world. Get a private jet charter quote from Manchester to Ibiza today.

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What Food can be Served on a Private Jet?

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What Food can be Served on a Private Jet?

It's not unusual on a private jet flight for the pilot or crew to cater to your exact needs when it comes to food. we frequently receive a wide range of questions when it comes to catering for private jet charter - today we'll answer the most common!

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VIP Catering is provided as standard

The nature of your food will be tailored to the time of day and length of your flight. This could include a selection of cold meats, a tray of sandwiches or a fruit platter for a shorter flight on a small jet. Longer flights tend to take place on a larger aircraft, which will usually have the capability to serve hot food - and you're able to request this in advance. 

Corporate airliners, long range jets and some medium jets will have a flight attendant on board to serve your food and drinks throughout the flight. Smaller executive private jets will usually have catering laid out for passengers to help themselves to, but if you would prefer to have a flight attendant with you in the air, we are able to arrange this for you on any aircraft. 

Special requests 

Anything is possible! Many clients like to have food of their choice on board, and we will make every effort to arrange this - subject to availability and suitability for the aircraft. Some passengers may request lavish menus, but it might be surprising to hear that many of our requests are for incredibly simple dishes.

There are catering providers at each Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that will prepare your requested food and ensure it is on the aircraft for your flight. Each passenger is able to order their own food, even if it is completely different from the next. Private jet travel is tailored to you and your needs, and it is not unreasonable to request something completely different for each member of your party. This is often the case if parties are travelling with children, who may prefer to eat something as simple as turkey dinosaurs whilst the adults can indulge with their meal choice!

Some of our most common food requests for private jet catering include sushi, pizza, cured meat platters, sandwiches and pastries. You can see there is no upper or lower limit to the complexity of your tailored menu. That being said, if you fancy food from a particular retailer - such as Nando's - we are usually able to arrange this for you and have it delivered fresh to the aircraft in time for takeoff. Sometimes, you choose private jet hire for a special occasion. Items such as flowers or birthday cake on board can absolutely be organised - just let us know. Extra catering will usually involve an extra cost, but this will be included in your overall charter quote (read more about how much private jet charter really costs here). 

Drinks on Board

There will always be tea, coffee and soft drinks available on any flight, regardless of duration or the time of day. Alcohol is also served on most flights, although this is not possible in certain circumstances within the Middle East. Drinks such as champagne are available as standard on many aircraft, but can be arranged for any flight if this is requested beforehand. 


Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Business Jets or Business Class?

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Business Jets or Business Class?

Business Jets or Business class, similar in some ways, very different in others. We took a look into the benefits of using a business jet over business class. 

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Time

A huge factor for anyone who travels regularly for business purposes! Business class is a pleasant experience, with many commercial airports offering  separate security queues and lounges for these customers. However, this doesn't automatically reduce your total time spent travelling. With a business jet, you're able to arrive up to just 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time, with the option to arrive sooner and enjoy lounge facilities if you wish. We are also able to provide for most catering requests and include this in the charter price, meaning employees can eat anything whilst in the air. A small touch maybe, but reducing the number of things to do on the ground can really help reduce the overall duration of the journey.

Private jets also have generally shorter flight times than commercial aircraft, due to the fact that we fly higher and have more direct routings in to the arrival airport. We thought a side by side comparison of the time taken by a business jet charter versus a commercial trip would give a better insight, so you can see a breakdown and just how much time you could potentially win back. We have based this on one of our more common business routes - London (office situated in Canary Wharf) to Dublin City Centre for a meeting at 11am. This is a common occurrence due to the large number of tech companies based in Dublin.

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LEAVE OFFICE: 9.00

ARRIVE DEPARTURE AIRPORT (LONDON CITY): 9.11

DEPART LONDON CITY: 9.25

LAND DUBLIN AIRPORT: 10.24

CLEAR SECURITY AND LEAVE AIRPORT: 10.25

ARRIVE DUBLIN CITY CENTRE: 10.55

MEETING: 11.00 -12.00

ARRIVE DUBLIN AIRPORT: 12.30

DEPART DUBLIN AIRPORT: 12.45

LAND LONDON CITY: 13.44

CLEAR SECURITY: 13.45

BACK IN OFFICE: 13.57

 

TOTAL TIME OUT OF OFFICE: 4 hours 57 minutes

Commercial flight


LEAVE HOME (AVERAGE COMMUTE 1 HOUR): 03.45

ARRIVE DEPARTURE AIRPORT (LONDON HEATHROW): 04.45

DEPART LONDON HEATHROW: 06.45

LAND DUBLIN AIRPORT: 08.10

CLEAR SECURITY AND LEAVE AIRPORT: 09.00

ARRIVE DUBLIN CITY CENTRE: 09.30

 MEETING: 11.00 - 12.00

ARRIVE DUBLIN AIRPORT: 12.30

DEPART DUBLIN AIRPORT: 15.20

 LAND LONDON HEATHROW: 16.45

CLEAR SECURITY AND LEAVE AIRPORT: 17.30

RETURN HOME/OFFICE: 18.30

 

TOTAL TIME OUT OF OFFICE: 14 hours 45 minutes

 

Immediately you can see that flying commercially can cost you more than an entire working day, whereas a business jet charter allows your employees to start their day at the usual time, and still be back in the office for the afternoon. Not only this, but flying commercially limits you to flying at the times of the airline, which can leave large chunks of wasted time in between flights and meetings. The commercial flight is also best case scenario, and you have no control over any delays which may cause you to miss crucial meetings or lengthen the trip even further. 

Convenience

Although time spent at the airport plays a part in this, chartering a private jet for business also gives you many more options. Being much smaller than commercial aircraft, private jets are able to fly into smaller airports that may be much closer to your final destination and therefore reducing your transfer time. When flying with a commercial airline you are limited to their schedule, but if you charter your own jet you have full control over when you travel. Business jet hire can be fully worked around your needs, and there is even potential to have facilities for employees to sleep on a flight back from a business trip, allowing them to be ready to get back to work the next day - potentially removing the need for an overnight stay. Private jet cabins are also pressurised to an altitude usually around 2000ft lower than those of commercial aircraft,  this greatly reduces the impact on the human body that flying can have, such as fatigue and dehydration, allowing you to be working at full capacity sooner after landing. 

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Productivity

A business jet is all yours for the duration of your flight, and other passengers looking over your shoulder is one thing you shouldn't have to worry about. The aircraft can essentially become a flying boardroom so that business can go on as usual with minimal disruption. Wifi is now available on many private jets (read more about it here), so you don't even need to disconnect from your colleagues whilst you fly. We understand how important it is to maximise the productivity of employees, or even make the most of a contractors hourly rate, so from booking to post flight feedback, we ensure that the process is smooth and requires minimal time input from Personal Assistants or travel bookers, compounding the benefit of charter.

Cost

Buying a business class ticket for just one person may work out cheaper than chartering an entire jet, but there are definitely circumstances where charter is the more cost effective option. This may be if you need to send several employees on the same trip, and chartering one plane could well be cheaper than buying multiple business class tickets for a flight. And as previously mentioned, a private jet is usually able to fly much closer to your destination, reducing the cost of transfer time after the flight. Empty legs may also be an option, we will always see if there are any aircraft heading to, or from your destination around when you need to travel, as these aircraft can be priced up to 75% off the usual charter price. 

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All images provided by Gulfstream 

Whatever your reason for flying, we would love to help you organise your trip. 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Why use a private jet broker instead of an operator?

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Why use a private jet broker instead of an operator?

Private jet charter is absolutely not limited to celebrities - anyone can hire a private jet for a tailored luxury travel experience. but what actually is the difference between a private jet broker and an operator? and which is better to book your private jet travel through?

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Operators own and look after their own fleet of private jets, and manage the aircraft flight schedules. There are hundreds of private jet operators worldwide, and each works independently. If you enquire with an operator directly for a private jet charter, you are only able to receive quotations for the aircraft in their own fleet - and it can be difficult to keep track of everything when enquiring with multiple operators simultaneously. 

Private jet brokers deliver a personalised quote containing the most suitable aircraft from a number of operators on your behalf. We have a strong aviation background and will always determine the best aircraft for your particular requirements, and then source the operators who own these. Since we have access to over 30,000 aircraft worldwide, availability for us is nowhere near as limited as it is for an operator with a fleet of 30 private jets - so we can guarantee we are able to find you the best aircraft at the best possible price. We have long-standing working relationships with many operators, so are often able to achieve more favourable pricing than if you were to go to them directly. 

POSITIONING

Every private jet has a home base, which is the airport at which it stays when not in use. If you charter a private jet out of an airport that isn't its base, you also incur charges for repositioning the jet before and after your trip - for example, flying from London to Hamburg in a private jet that is usually based in Geneva would add a large extra cost. When booking through an operator, you are limited by where they keep the aircraft that you want to use. As a broker, we are often able to find the same model of private jet that is based much closer to (if not, at) your departure airport, keeping unnecessary costs to a minimum. 

RELATIONSHIPS

Our founders have been a part of the aviation industry for several years, and, as previously mentioned, have built up good relationships with multiple operators. As well as access to better rates for private jet charter, you can rest assured we will only book you to fly with a safe and reputable operator who will offer you nothing short of a luxurious service - saving you the time of having to do the research yourself!

A TAILORED EXPERIENCE

We will work to create fully personalised, bespoke travel arrangements on your behalf. Where an operator books your private jets dependent on their own fleet and availability via the sales team, we are able to organise travel outside of the flights. Need a helicopter to get you from the airport to your destination? Or road transport to and from the airports? We are usually able to book all of this on your behalf and include it all in your charter quote - no unnecessary hassle for you.

We also work to perfect every single detail of your flight. Although an operator is able to do this with your guidance, having your broker take care of everything saves you valuable time. This can include anything from your catering (we can organise your in-flight menus, or if you fancy a Nando's during your flight, we will sort everything!) to placing your favourite champagne on board your private jet for you to enjoy during the flight. 

 

Private jet travel is about luxury, so use a charter broker to do all of the work for you - then all you have to do on the day is turn up! Whatever your reason for flying, we would love to help you organise your trip. We are available for consultation 24 hours a day, so get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts and let us tailor a schedule to suit you on: +44(0) 203 880 9005. 

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Hire a Private Jet for Valentine's Day

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Hire a Private Jet for Valentine's Day

Is there a more romantic gesture out there than hiring a private jet to whisk your loved one away for valentine's day? We're yet to find one!

Maybe you want to plan the perfect proposal in a private jet as you fly over Paris at sunset, or over the sights of London in a private helicopter. Perhaps there's a special memory you'd like to recreate, only make it even better than the first time.  Private jet charter is not only a luxurious and one-of-a-kind treat for you and your other half; but it allows for the ultimate flexibility and high level, tailored service that you won't find anywhere else. 

Practically anything is possible, and our tailored client service means we can assist as much or as little as you would like. Even the tiniest details such as providing your favourite champagne on board your private jet, or some photographs for an extra personal flight for a loved-up couple can be arranged - no request is too small for us to help you engineer the perfect Valentine's Day celebration. Have a read of some of our favourite ideas for Valentine's Day by private jet. 

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Sunset flight into New York

Wherever your departure airport, we can precisely co-ordinate the flight times so that you fly over the iconic New York City skyline as the sun goes down, making for the absolute perfect view. 

London to New york | 5 day Return | Falcon 2000X | £62,983

 

Day trip to paris

Whisk your loved one away in the morning, and enjoy a day roaming the streets of Paris together. We can even help organise the perfect lunch or dinner, and reserve you a table in one of the many famous restaurants with an idyllic view of the city. Then return home in quiet comfort and luxury in the evening. Check out a full blog post on private jet trips from London to Paris here.

London to Paris | Day Return | Phenom 100 | £5380

 

Weekend in venice

Renowned as one of the most romantic cities, why not spend a few nights overlooking the water and indulging in traditional Italian cuisine together? 

London to Venice | 2 night return | King Air b200 | £10,995

Private Helicopter tour

Whether you've travelled abroad and want to get the optimum view of your destination city from above, or are looking to stay closer to home for the day, we are able to organise private helicopter flights (and transfers) anywhere in the world. Simply get in touch with your desired itinerary and we will do the rest! When booking a private jet and helicopter flight with us together, everything will be included in the same quotation and agreement, so everything is included in one charter price. Helicopter flight prices vary massively depending on the destination and length of the tour, but we will always endeavour to find you the best possible deal. Get in touch today for the most up to date prices!

Empty Legs

Private jet travel doesn't have to be as expensive as many people think! Empty legs are always available (find out more about empty legs) and can be up to 75% cheaper than paying full price for private jet hire. You can sign up for our empty leg updates and specify Valentine's Day in the preferences to be the first to hear about cheap private jet flights around the special day.

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Whatever your plans for Valentine's Day, we would love to help you organise your trip. We are available for consultation 24 hours a day, so get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts and let us tailor a schedule to suit you on: +44(0) 203 880 9005.

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Astute Aviation Opens Manchester Office

We're excited to announce the opening of our second uk office. 

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With Manchester being one of the fastest growing UK cities and one of our most popular UK private jet departure airports, it made sense for us to have a presence here. 

With lots of our clients having satellite offices, and a number of our HNW clients being based around Manchester, we decided we'd  be able to best serve them with a constant, local service. 

We have acquired space in the ultra modern, brand new building that is No1 Spinningfields. This is an exciting move for us, opening up a whole new talent pool and increasing our UK coverage. 

Manchester Airport is only a stone's throw away, meaning it's super easy to see off all of our private jet & commercial charter departures. 

We're looking forward to growing this office, adding top talent and embarking on a new chapter of growth. 

 

Chartering a private jet from Manchester Airport has never been easier with Astute Aviation. With 24/7 support, based locally we accommodate even the most complex requests.

We would love to discuss your 2018 private aviation plans, contact our Manchester Office today on +44(0) 161 504 0608. 

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Pilatus PC-24 Now Certified

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Pilatus PC-24 Now Certified

We are delighted to ANNOUNCE that the long-awaited private jet by Pilatus, THE PC-24 is now both FAA and EASA Certified; meaning this aircraft will soon be available to charter. It comes as no surprise that this falls perfectly within the predicted timeframe, how very Swiss!

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Image from: Pilatus Aircraft 

This is the first time that Pilatus has ventured into the private jet space, having previously produced the incredibly successful PC-12, a single-engined turboprop aircraft. It's actually one of the only single-engined aircraft that has been certified for charter in Europe. 

The PC-24 is being dubbed the 'Super Versatile Jet' this is due to its unrivalled short take-off and landing (STOL) capability. This carries many qualities over from its younger brother the PC-12, with its proven track record for being reliably versatile.  This aircraft will have the ability to land and take off from non-paved surfaces - including grass and dirt strips. This is a huge benefit for the charter market, where these conditions have previously confined passengers to the turboprop alternatives, which tend to have reduced range and speed over a private jet.  

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Image from: Pilatus Aircraft

Another huge benefit of the PC-12 was its huge rear cargo door, and we are super excited the PC-24 will also boast this feature - giving it an edge over it's nearest rivals such as the Phenom 300 and Citation XLS/Latitude. This aircraft is proving to be every but as exciting as it was predicted to be, perhaps even more so now. With a plethora of superior features over the competition, could we be looking at the Swiss Army Knife of private jets? The Swiss Army Jet perhaps? 

 
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Image: Pilatus Aircraft 

 

The PC-24 can be configured to offer a 6 seat luxury corporate jet with plenty of luggage space and, most importantly, a fully enclosed lavatory! The aircraft can also be arranged as a 4 seat business/executive jet with additional cabin and cargo space. 

 

When can you charter the PC-24? 

Now certified, Pilatus can start delivering almost immediately. We are expecting the first deliveries to be within the next couple of weeks, meaning you should be able to charter one early in 2018!

This is an exciting time for Pilatus, with the new single engined charter regulations and now with the launch of the PC-24, it's looking to be an incredible year for them! 

 

We will be offering the PC-24 to charter as soon as the first one becomes available, so get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you on +44(0) 203 880 9005.  

After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

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Why do Sports Teams Charter Private Jets?

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Why do Sports Teams Charter Private Jets?

It all comes down to winning. Our sports charter management team are dedicated to providing the ultimate service that allows you to carry on with what you do best - performing. 

Private jet charter for your sports team has countless benefits. Whether it's flying your entire squad over to another continent for a huge tournament, travelling to a training camp or flying in a player or agent at the last minute to finalise a contract, we have the resources to organise every detail from start to finish at the most competitive rates.

It's well known that travelling by private jet eliminates the two hour airport wait for a commercial flight, and chartering allows you far more options if you need to fly somewhere at short notice. Effects on the team members can be astounding too. Flying privately allows players to spend less time travelling, which leaves more for rest or training. This can help reduce recovery times between big games, or allow them to travel a longer distance feeling far less fatigued. 

When playing or training overseas (or even for domestic games), it's more than just the players who need to travel. We know that sports teams are composed of many professionals - including coaches, managers and medical staff. Commercial travel with a group this size becomes a logistical nightmare, especially once you start to factor in the large quantities of kit that comes along with the players. The extra costs aside, imagine the consequences of a key piece of equipment going missing or getting damaged in transit. With private jet travel, you can supervise everything being loaded on to the aircraft and be safe in the knowledge that we understand the value of every last piece of kit you take with you. 

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Why Choose Astute? 

When you charter with us, you'll be assigned a full time account manager who is your dedicated point of contact for any queries, and will handle all of your subsequent bookings. This allows us to get to know you on a personal level, so each trip is perfectly tailored and no request is too big or small. Someone from the team will be available 24 hours a day, so you can get in touch any time you need to. Our deep understanding of the sports industry and what it takes to succeed gives us an edge, and we are fully equipped to deal with anything you need to achieve this when it comes to your travel. 

We have unrivalled access to over 30,000 private jets of all sizes, and will negotiate the best possible deal for the aircraft you need. When the whole team and crew are travelling, this usually calls for airliner charter (also known as commercial aircraft charter, which is a full sized aircraft that commercial airlines use, such as a Boeing 737). This gives rise to maximum space for both passengers and luggage/kit, whilst offering a highly customisable cabin space and multiple opportunities for branding. Cabins can be configured to replicate business or first class on a commercial aircraft, or an even more spacious arrangement depending on the number of passengers on that flight. Ground transfers are also something we are able to organise for you if required, and therefore provide you with a single, hassle free quote covering the flights and travel for your journey. 

Highly specific catering can easily be arranged, and we have the capabilities to provide a tailored meal for each passenger. We understand that nutrition for athletes is absolutely key, and that creating meals with the perfect nutrient profile can make a massive difference in player performance. Our bodies are affected by altitude, and eating well can help to minimise any knock-on effects in all of your team members and crew. 

The long and short of what we're trying to say is that chartering really is the only option if you are serious about winning. 

Wherever you need to go, we'll get you closer to your destination; faster and fresher. 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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How quickly can I book a Private Jet?

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How quickly can I book a Private Jet?

Sometimes, you need to fly urgently. Commercial airlines can't usually accommodate these needs, whereas a private jet charter will get you where you need to be as soon as physically possible. 

For urgent requests, we aim to get you airborne as little as two hours after request a quote. This time-frame depends on several factors, mainly aircraft availability. There are many reasons why someone may need to urgently charter a private jet, but some of the most common reasons include a family/medical emergency, cancelled commercial flights and last minute schedule changes. However, that doesn't mean you need a negative reason to hire a jet at last minute! You may choose to go on a last minute surprise trip, and what better way to enjoy a romantic weekend in Paris than by arriving on a private jet?

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At such last minute, your choice of private jets is limited to those in close proximity to you as there isn't always time to reposition an aircraft that is based hours flight away. This may mean flying in a private jet that is in a higher category than would usually be recommended for your flight and party size - but this will only be presented to you if it provides the cheapest charter option on the day. This can be the case when it is closer to your departure airport than a more appropriate jet, allowing you to have lower repositioning costs as well as being in the air sooner. If both you and a suitable aircraft are already at your departure airport, you can be airborne almost immediately.

We understand just how important it can be to get somewhere as quickly as physically possible, and will do everything we can to make this happen.

We have access to over 30,000 aircraft worldwide, many of which will also be known to our competitors. This means that requesting the same quotation from a number of different charter companies will not only drive the price up for you, but will also make our job more difficult to negotiate the charter price on your behalf. After all, you wouldn't sell something for under the going rate if you had plenty of interest. Our main focus is getting you to where to need to be, as quickly as possible for the least amount of money. 

Being a member of our Laminar Club would also be an advantage in an urgent flight request scenario. Although usually it is not an issue to process last minute payments, it certainly makes the process smoother as we'll already have access to cleared funds and can allocate your flight, which gives you one less thing to worry about when trying to organise a private jet charter at short notice.

 

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. We are available for consultation 24 hours a day, so last minute requests can be processed at any hour. Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Top 10 Private Jet Airports in the USA

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Top 10 Private Jet Airports in the USA

Private Jets have access to over 4000 airports in the United States of america. We took a look at our most popular ones, and what makes them ideal for chartered flights. 


Teterboro Airport - Teterboro, New Jersey

Only 12 miles from Manhattan, Teterboro airport is one of the most popular airports for clients travelling to and from New York. There are five different Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) to choose from, each offering their own take on luxury travel. Teterboro Airport also boasts 23 hangars, which can be used when an aircraft will be on the ground for a few days or during periods of adverse weather. 

 

 

Van Nuys Airport - Los angeles, California

Van Nuys Airport is a 30 minute drive from downtown LA, making it an ideal choice for passengers flying in and out of Los Angeles. It is a popular choice with celebrities, due to the fact that it offers both excellent privacy and convenience. Van Nuys Airport also offers customs facilities, so clients can easily charter international flights. 


Fort lauderdale-Hollywood international airport - fort lauderdale, Florida

A popular choice for clients travelling to the Caribbean, this airport has become a gateway for intercontinental flights. Miami International Airport still handles most long haul commercial flights, making Fort Lauderdale the ideal airport for private jet travel as it is quieter and offers more privacy. With four different FBOs on offer, you are guaranteed a luxurious journey from start to finish. The airport is ideally located a mere three miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles from Miami, so you can get to wherever you need to be as quickly as possible. 

 

Chicago midway airport - chicago, Illinois

Although it is the second largest passenger airport in Illinois, chartering a private jet in to Chicago Midway Airport allows you to avoid the chaos of Chicago O'Hare - which was the busiest airport in the world in 2014. Another benefit of flying in to Chicago Midway is that you are only eight miles from The Loop, whereas . Two FBOs operate at Chicago Midway, so private jet clients are well catered for. 

 

Westchester county airport - New york city, new york

Westchester is based three miles from White Plains, but serves a large area. It is a popular airport for private jet clients travelling to Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut , as well as New York City - as it is only an hour to drive in to midtown Manhattan.  

 

John wayne airport - los angeles, california

An ideal airport for private jet hire, as it has a central location within southern California. Located in the town of Santa Ana, it is only two miles from Newport Beach and the pacific ocean, as well as only a 20 minute drive to the world famous Disneyland Resort. There are two world class FBOs operating here, offering luxurious facilities for leisure and business travel alike. Both FBOs also have hangar facilities which can accommodate aircraft when necessary. 

 

las vegas mccarran airport - las vegas, nevada

Flying in to Las Vegas by private jet gives you a unique experience of flying over the Las Vegas Strip on approach to landing, offering some incredible views. The airport has a full terminal exclusively for private jets and their passengers, it offers extensive options for business travellers, as well as providing exceptional service to all passengers. 

 

William P Hobby airport - houston, texas

Less than 20 minutes drive from downtown Houston, William P. Hobby operates both commercial and private flights. Being conveniently located so close to Houston, the airport is a very popular choice for business travellers, and the five different FBOs based here make private jet charter even more straightforward and pleasant. 

 

Dulles international airport - Washington DC

Although it is the busiest airport in the Washington area, Dulles has an entire terminal dedicated to private jet travel, so there is no compromise on the luxury experience. It is just 26 miles from downtown Washington DC, and also serves the Baltimore area. 

 

 

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Do Private Jet Passengers have to go through Security?

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Do Private Jet Passengers have to go through Security?

One of the biggest benefits of flying by private jet is related to security, in multiple ways. People often ask about the security process and how it differs to that of a commercial flight. 

Since the only people on your aircraft will be your crew and your party, this eliminates the security concerns about other passengers on your flight. The regulations as to what you can legally take on an aircraft are the same as a commercial flight, however the way the process is carried out varies. You can be sure that your bags will be handled with the utmost care, almost eliminating the chance of any breakages. You can even oversee this process personally if you like, and follow your bag right the way from the scanner to the aircraft. 

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Skip the long security queues 

If you've ever flown from a large commercial airport during a busy period, you'll be fully aware of how long you can spend queueing to get through the security checks. When flying by private jet, you are able to arrive a mere 15 minutes before your desired departure time, which highlights just how streamlined the process is. This by no means means the security is less thorough, it is simply optimised to make the most of your time with as little hassle as possible. Private jet passengers will usually depart from a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), which is separate from the main terminal. These are dedicated to private flights, so you don't need to worry about queueing. Just hand over your bags and enjoy a coffee whilst the rest is taken care of for you. 

Long lines at commercial airports have been known to cause passengers to miss flights, and the only way to avoid this is to arrive at the airport several hours early. The beauty of chartering a private jet is that it's yours for that flight, it won't leave without you. 

 

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Private Jet Empty Legs - Explained

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Private Jet Empty Legs - Explained

What is a private Jet Empty Leg?

Empty legs (also sometimes known as Empty Sectors or Dead Legs) arise every time a one way charter flight is booked. The aircraft will either need to fly out to collect passengers, or return back to its home airport after being chartered. These flights aren't cost effective for the operator as they do not make any profit if there are no passengers on board. Private jet hire is an incredibly bespoke service and tailored exactly to the client's needs, so with over 4 million potential flight routes in Europe alone, this can make finding a full price customer for that exact route and date very difficult . For this reason, operators will usually offer these flights at a heavily discounted rate to make utilising that leg more appealing. 

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HOw flexible are empty leg flights?

Because the jet has been hired by the original client, their needs determine the schedule of the aircraft; and if they decide to change their flight itinerary, the empty leg client may need to adapt their travel accordingly. As an empty leg customer, you may have some degree of choice in your departure time. For example, the aircraft may be repositioning the day before the original booked flight, so you could potentially specify a departure time within that window. Likewise, if a repositioning flight is taking place after the original booking, there may be some degree of flexibility as to when the return flight takes off. 

If the original client decides to change their booking, the empty leg customer will need to be able to fit around this and possibly adjust their departure time - which is another reason why they are offered at a discounted rate as you must be able to be flexible. There is also the possibility that the client decides to cancel their chartered flight all together, in which case it is more than likely that the empty leg flight will also be cancelled, although you would then obviously receive a full refund. However, you should always consider an empty leg flight as subject to cancellation as we cannot guarantee that it will be confirmed. If your travel is necessary, we would always strongly advise having an alternative arrangement (such as a commercial airline ticket) as a back up in case the private jet flight does not proceed. This can happen for a number of reasons, as operators have the right to revoke an empty leg if their further schedule changes or serviceability issues arise within their fleet - meaning an aircraft needs to be re-purposed. 

An empty leg doesn't always need to be leaving from or going to your destination, we have visibility of upcoming empty legs which may be suitable for your flight, even if a minor route change is required. Operators usually accommodate this as it is also helpful for them as this still offsets the cost of respositioning. 

How much do empty legs cost?

These flights can be available for up to 75% less than the usual charter price, with the exact cost being determined by the aircraft type, route and operator. Prices may also be affected by seasons, as periods of high demand can incur higher costs. In some circumstances, these prices can be very similar per person to the cost of a premium seat on a commercial aircraft. To give you an idea, we have put together an example. This is based on an aircraft flying from Paris to London, one of our more popular routes. 

paris le BOURGet - london luton | LEArjeT 75 | 8 PASSENGERS | £8400

This is the price of a full, confirmed charter - this gives you full control over arrival and departure times and has no chance of being cancelled or re-arranged by the operator.  

Paris Le bourget - London Luton | LEArjeT 75 | 8 PASSENGERS | £2800

This is an empty leg flight for the same aircraft and route. As you can see, even on such a short flight you can save over £5500. Using this option, the cost per head would work out at £350 - approximately the same as a business class ticket for a scheduled commercial airline. In addition, using a private jet you avoid the 3 hour airport wait - enabling you to arrive just 15 minutes prior to departure. 

paris le BOURGet - london luton | citation mustang | 4 PASSENGERS | £3500

For purpose of comparison, we have added the approximate cost of hiring a smaller private jet for the same route, but half the number of passengers. This further illustrates just how much you could save when using an empty leg, as it is over double the cost per head compared to the empty leg flight. That being said, £875 per passenger on a private jet is also a realistic price for the time conscious  business, due to the fact that a private jet runs to your schedule, rather than the other way around. You can read our post outlining the benefits of private jet hire for business here

Can I Book a return journey?

As previously mentioned, across Europe alone there are millions of different aircraft routes, so the chances of finding two empty leg flights that match your journey needs are slim. Since empty legs are almost always one way, you would need to make separate arrangements for the other part of your trip. We are able to organise a private jet charter for your return journey, or some customers choose to book a commercial airline seat for their flight in the other direction. 

How can I find out which empty leg flights are available?

Subscribe to our empty leg updates  for the most up to date information about flights and prices. 

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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De-icing for Private Jets

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De-icing for Private Jets

Much like cars, the winter also affects private jets. With winter fast approaching, the likelihood of an aircraft needing to be de-iced is on the rise - so we thought we would give some insight on how this may affect your private jet flight. 

Why must a private Jet be de-iced?

It is illegal for an aircraft to take off if there is any snow or ice present on its surface as the presence of either of these on the wings will reduce the performance. Further to this, ice can block controls on a private jet (ailerons, elevators and rudders), and safety issues arise if these cannot perform at full capacity. 

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How is a Private Jet De-iced?

The principle is very similar to de-icing a car windscreen, in the sense that a formula of chemicals is sprayed over the jet to remove any ice, and prevent further ice from forming. However, for safety reasons, it is a legal requirement to remove all snow and ice from an aircraft prior to takeoff. This is done using a specialised vehicle called a de-icing rig, which allows the fluid to be evenly sprayed on to all areas of the jet. De-icing fluid is applied at a high temperature to assist with the process of removing ice and snow, and tends to contain a bright coloured dye - which allows the de-icing team to see where it has already been applied and ensure they cover the entire aircraft. As a private jet client, you will usually be on board whilst de-icing is carried out, so you can be airborne as soon as possible upon completion. 

Different types of de-icing fluid can be used, depending on the needs of your private jet. The most commonly used fluid is a short acting de-icer,   which is sprayed on at a high temperature and pressure to quickly and effectively remove ice before takeoff. Other de-icing fluids are thicker, so they do not run off the aircraft as quickly after being applied. These tend to be sprayed on after the initial de-icing fluid, to prevent ice from re-forming during flight.  

How much does it cost to de-ice a private jet?

Cost can vary largely between airports, as each has their own price per litre for de-icing fluid. On average, it costs around €5 per litre, so the table below gives an approximate price for de-icing different types of jets. 

 
 

jet type


Small Propellor

Small Jet

Medium Jet

Long Range Jet

Regional Airliner

Airliner

 

Fluid quantity (Litres)


50

200

300

500

700

2000

 

 

Total price


€250

€1000

€1500

€2500

€3500

€10,000

 

How to avoid paying de-icing costs for your private jet

Keeping a private jet in a hangar can prevent the need for de-icing altogether, but in some airports this may cost more than the de-icing. On top of this, many private jet airports do not have sufficient hangar space for all aircraft. One potential solution is to use a heated hangar for a short period of time before takeoff, as in many cases, one hour can melt the ice on the private jet that would otherwise require de-icing. 

In some circumstances, we can organise a de-icing waiver for low risk bookings. This will allow an element of security without fear of supplementary invoices.  

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Private Jet Charter Or Fractional Ownership?

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Private Jet Charter Or Fractional Ownership?

There are many different ways to fly by private jet, but which is the best?

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A question we get asked a lot is "Why should I charter instead of buying in to a fractional ownership scheme?". The frequency of this question is increasing, so we thought it would be worthwhile diving in to it. 

We’ll start by explaining the pros of chartering over a fractional ownership, then break down the differences between the two.

Fractional ownership involves owning a share of a private jet rather than the whole aircraft. In the majority of cases, it is more cost effective to charter a jet when you need it, rather than using a fractional ownership. This is mostly due to the fact that obtaining a bottom line price for fractional ownership is difficult – some contracts and operators could have additional fees; things like fuel and Out of Hours charges.  

We allow you to pay as you fly, avoiding membership fees and minimum requirements that may come with a contract. Most fractional ownership contracts have a minimum flight duration of one hour, leading to a waiver fee for anything shorter than this. You may also have further restrictions during peak/busy flight periods, which are avoided when using chartering.

The main benefit of private jet hire over fractional ownership is cost, but chartering also has many other benefits. With charter, we look to use an aircraft from a local airport, meaning you could be on your way within an hour. Availability of the aircraft and flexibility can be limited with fractional ownership, as some contracts can require up to 48 hours notice before flying. Even then, someone else might also require the aircraft for that period.

When you hire a private jet, you avoid all of this. Charter companies also ensure you book the most appropriate aircraft for your journey, taking in to account number of passengers and flight length, rather than simply the aircraft type selected with a fractional company. Simply let us know where, when and how many passengers, and we will negotiate prices on a selection of aircraft which best suit your trip profile. 

So with that in mind, we thought it might be helpful to put the two side by side and see which comes out best.


Fractional Ownership

CASH COMMITMENT: Initial large payment followed by annual management fees and additional flight costs

PRICE COMPARISON: Fixed rates + charges

AIRCRAFT TYPE: Fixed to category selected, no flexibility

CONTRACT LENGTH: Usually 2-3 years, with exit fees

GUARANTEED RESPONSE TIME: Subject to contract terms, typically 48 hours 

AIRCRAFT POSITIONING CHARGES: Included within restricted service area, e.g. if your contract services Europe, out of area fees would apply if flying outside of this zone - for example America or the Middle East. 

Charter

CASH COMMITMENT: None -  Pay as you fly

PRICE COMPARISON: Lowest rates available

AIRCRAFT TYPE: Most suitable jet for your journey

CONTRACT LENGTH: None - The only contract you sign is the aircraft you book. 

GUARANTEED RESPONSE TIME: We operate 24/7 so endeavour to get back to you in the shortest possible time. 

AIRCRAFT POSITIONING: If applicable, they are Included in charter quote, however we will always look to use aircraft based at your chosen departure airport to avoid these costs entirely. 

 


All of this being said, if you fly frequently and want to avoid the hassle of paying for each individual flight, you can open an account with us and deposit as much or as little as you like with no refund fees or charges, and then we simply use this when a flight is confirmed – meaning each flight booking is as smooth as possible. This is also helpful for last minute bookings, as we have the funds readily available, dramatically reducing the time it takes to get airborne. 

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts today and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005

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Top 3 European Ski Resorts for Private Jets

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Top 3 European Ski Resorts for Private Jets

During the winter months we see a huge surge in private jet flights to the many wonderful ski destinations Europe has to offer. For that reason, we want to share with you the top 3 european Ski resorts for private jets. 

 

St. Moritz, Switzerland 

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St Moritz is the most popular ski resort among private jet setters in Europe. St. Moritz is located high in the Engadin Valley, in the southern part of Switzerland. With a mix of slope, and cross county skiing on offer it's a hit with most. 

The closest commercial airports are Innsbruck or Milan, both of which are around three hours away by road. This is one of the reasons this is so popular for private jet setters, as the nearest we can get you is into Samedan Airport which is around ten minutes from St. Moritz. 

LONDON LUTON - Samedan airport   | 6 PASSENGERS | 3 DAY RETURN  | CITATION CJ2+| £9998

 

Courchevel, France 

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Courchevel has a little bit of everything, world class slopes, great night life and plenty for activities for the family.  Courchevel is broken down into four beautiful villages,  each of which is at a different altitude which is reflected in the name of the village.  Courchevel  1850 is best known for it's popularity with VIP clients, luxury chalets and hotels. The other levels are more geared towards families and cost conscious visitors. 

Untill recently, Courchevel has only been reachable by road or helicopter, unless you own your own private jet. Recently some operators have been given permission to operate commercial private jet flights into Courchevel. This presents the opportunity for our private jet charter clients to charter directly into Courchevel, without having to change to a helicopter. This also means that you avoid the long road transfer, giving you more time on the slopes. 

Prices for this flight are available on request 

 

Gstaad, Switzerland

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Gstaad boasts one of the longest ski seasons, with the first usable snow falling in October, and the last melting in May. This means 6 months of guaranteed, usable snow. Adding another string to Gstaad's bow, it's absolutely beautiful, making it the perfect setting for a romantic, picturesque winter wonderland. 

When flying to Gstaad, we would recommend Sion over Geneva, it's smaller, less busy and more than capable of accepting private jet's. You can then either go by road, or take a helicopter for the short transfer into resort. 

LONDON LUTON - Sion airport   | 6 PASSENGERS | 3 DAY RETURN  | CITATION CJ2+| £9500

 

Chartering a private jet for your winter escape will not only extend your time on the slopes, it will take all of the hassle out of getting to your chosen resort. We have a team of charter experts on hand 24/7 to assist you in selecting the right airport and the right aircraft for your selected ski resort. Get in touch today. 

 

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Top 5 European Islands - By Private Jet

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Top 5 European Islands - By Private Jet

With summer in full swing, we thought it would be good to shed some light on the most popular European Islands for private jet's

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As you would expect, islands are incredibly popular destinations for private jet customers during the summer season. High demand for slots at these airports means that we encourage our customers to look into their bookings earlier than they normally would. 

Sun, sea at every turn & sand, these islands have all of it, which is one of the reasons they are so popular with private jet setters. 

So without further ado, let's get into our top 5 islands by private jet and give you an idea of what it could cost to get there. 

MALLORCA

Sitting comfortably in the top spot is Mallorca! This is Europe's most popular island for private jet travellers. Mallorca is the largest of Spain's Balearic islands so this comes as no surprise. 

 
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Mallorca offers it's fair share of luxury hotels like the Cap Rocat, however this tends to be a big hit with clients meeting their yacht, or heading to their summer homes. 

London Luton - Palma de Mallorca  | 4 Passengers | 3 Day Return  | Citation Mustang | £9900

 

IBIZA

You knew it would be near the top somewhere, yes Ibiza is our second most popular destination for private jet setters. Not surprisingly seeing as Ibiza is the mecca for party goers and international music artists. 

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With Ibiza being home to some of the best clubs on the planet, it becomes one of the busiest airports in Europe during the summer months, with the influx of the worlds biggest artists all flying in to deliver their sets. That said we have a large number of our clients that choose to charter a private jet back from Ibiza so they can get some sleep, and much needed hydration. 

LONDON - IBIZA | CITATION MUSTANG | 4 PASSENGERS |  £6990

 

MYKONOS 

Mykonos is growing in popularity with the private jet traveller, with it's culture and iconic white washed walls Mykonos is just stunning. 

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Mykonos caters for everyone, whether you're looking to soak up the sun and serenity or to party into the small hours, Mykonos has it all. 

London - Mykonos | 7 passengers | 3 day return | citation cj2 | £19,800

 

SARDINIA

Sardinia is still one of the most popular islands in the Mediterranean it's so big it actually has 3 private jet airports Alghero Olbia and Cagliari.

Private Jet to Olbia

Private jet setters can enjoy a number of luxury hotels, or again can connect with their awaiting yacht.

London Luton - olbia | 4 Passengers | citation mustang |3 day return | £9900  

 

CORSICA 

Like Sardinia, Corsica is popular among clients looking to to meet with a yacht or sailing boat. Nestled between Rome and Nice, Corsica offers a taste of both, and flying in by private jet is by far the easiest way. 

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Corsica has 4 private jet airport to choose from, Figari Sud Corse, Calvi, Bastia and Ajaccio. Figari is most popular in summer, due to its distance from Porto Vecchio.

LONDON LUTON - Figari Sud Corse | 4 PASSENGERS | 3 DAY RETURN  | CITATION MUSTANG | £9000

 

You can depart any of London's 14 airports and still arrive when it suits you. During the summer months we find that London Farnborough (Private Jets only) has the highest number of private jet departures to these islands. Being completely dedicated to private jets, this offers the smoothest experience and makes it super easy to grab a coffee while watching your bags being loaded onto the aircraft.

Whatever your reason for flying , we would love to help you organise your trip. After all, life is about adventure so why stay grounded? 

Get in touch with one of our private jet charter expert and let us tailor a schedule to suit you +44(0) 203 880 9005 

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Private Jet to The Monaco Grand Prix

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Private Jet to The Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is the one event throughout the year that everyone has a ring around. Whether looking for a high octane thrill, or simply looking to observe while sipping Rose Champagne from the deck of a yacht.

Private Jet to Monaco

The Monaco Grand Prix attracts people from all over the world, from the rich and famous to the devoted petrolhead, this event serves up for anyone. This is one of the busiest events on the calendar for private jet charter companies like us, people flock from every corner of the globe for this event, many of which choose to charter a private jet. 

There are a number of widely unanswered questions when it comes to chartering a private jet to the Monaco Grand Prix so I thought we would take some time to explain. 

So which airport should you fly into?

 

Nice Côte d'AzuR | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 11.60 MILES

Cannes-Mandelieu | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 26.99 MILES

La Môle – Saint-Tropez | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 59.72 MILES 

 

There are many myths around which is the closest & best airport for getting to Monaco, however in distance Nice is the clear winner here.  Not only is Nice the closest airport to Monaco, it also has the least expensive landing fee so it takes a clean sweep for points here.  Many people have suggested that La Môle is the best airport for Monaco, but as we can see it's actually the furthest away taking around an hour by road to reach Monaco. 

 

So how much does it cost to charter a private jet to Nice?  We  get asked this question very regularly so we decided to give you an idea based on a full weekend return.

 

LONDON - Nice | CITATION CJ1 | 5 PASSENGERS | £8600

This option is perfect for couples or small groups. This aircraft is ideal for any flight within Europe and very cost effective which makes the Citation CJ1 one the worlds most popular private jets. Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 55 minutes.

 

LONDON - Nice | Citation cj2  | 8 PASSENGERS | £14,300

This option is perfect for medium sized groups. This aircraft is fast and offers great seating capacity for a Light Jet. Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 50 minutes.

 

LONDON - Nice | Gulfstream G-IV | 13 PASSENGERS | £17,200

This option is perfect for large groups and VVIP's looking for extra room and luxury. The Gulfstream G4 is one of the most widely used private jets in the world, offering a stand up cabin and great range this aircraft is perfect for almost any flight.  Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 32 minutes.

 

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So we have figured that flying into Nice airport is the best option, but how do you get from the airport to the race? Well there are a number of different options, you can of course drive, but during the Grand Prix, the roads are super busy and parking is really, really tough. We recommend that you fly by helicopter directly into Monaco from Nice Airport. This is super fast easy and allows you to take in the beautiful French Riviera from the air.   This option is so popular we generally offer these as a package.  You can either charter an entire aircraft or hop on one of the shuttle flights, for which the price varies.

Helicopter Charter Monaco

So to conclude, if you're looking to charter a private jet to the Monaco Grand Prix you should fly into Nice airport and take a helicopter transfer from Nice directly to Monaco. For more specific information or to request a bespoke quotation, please get in touch. 

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Private Jet From London To New York City

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Private Jet From London To New York City

New York City, The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps. London to New York is one of our most popular private jet routes.

When people think about private jet hire, they would normally assume they would be used for short trips this however is not strictly the case. We have found one of our more popular private jet routes is from London to New York. While you would be correct in thinking that private jets would mainly be used for short-haul flights, this route is certainly our most popular Long-haul routing.

Private jets offer the ultimate flexibility, so it's hardly surprising that we see so many flights between these two international financial powerhouses. We see a high number of our corporate clients booking these flights,  flying by private jet offers them ultimate level of privacy, comfort and above all speed.  Not only does a private jet fly faster and higher (with a lower cabin altitude which reduces fatigue) than a commercial aircraft, you don't have to be at the airport 3 hours before departure which further contributes to reduced stress and fatigue, just turn up 20 minutes before departure, grab a coffee and walk onto the aircraft. At airports such as London Luton we will pre-clear your flight with customs & immigration to ensure your transition in New York  is smooth. 

We see people chartering private jet's to New York for a number of reasons, whether they're business people utilising the time saving aspect of using a private jet or flying for leisure. When it comes to long-haul private jet flights, the cost can really vary depending on the aircraft you choose and the duration/distance of the flight so we wanted to give you an idea! 


private jet from london to new york - Next day return

 

LONDON - New York City | Teterboro airport | Challenger 350 | 8 PASSENGERS | £61,490

This option is perfect for medium sized groups, whether travelling for business or pleasure. The Challenger 350 is a super modern, entry level long range jet. But by no means is this aircraft mediocre, the Challenger 350 is a stunning aircraft, featuring a full stand up cabin and flight attendant capability, even when full.  Flight time in this aircraft is around 7:40 

 

LONDON - New York City | Teterboro airport | LEgacy 650 | 13 PASSENGERS | £66,490

This option is perfect for larger groups, whether travelling for business or pleasure. The Legacy 650 is a modern, long range jet. Featuring a full stand up cabin, flight attendant and a 3 zone cabin with lounge area.  Flight time in this aircraft is around 7:30

 

LONDON - New York City | Teterboro airport | GLobal express | 16 PASSENGERS | £82,300

This option is perfect for groups of any size, whether travelling for business or pleasure. The Global Express is  one of the most successful  long range private  jets. Featuring a full stand up cabin, flight attendant and a 3 zone cabin with lounge area and an incredible non stop range, this aircraft is one of the best. Flight time in this aircraft is around 7:00

Whatever your reason for flying to New York city, we would love to help you organise your trip. Why Stay Grounded?  

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Why Music Artists Use Private Jets

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Why Music Artists Use Private Jets

When it comes to the music industry, private jets are essential. 

This is particularly true when it comes to electronic dance music producers, with so many festivals tightly squeezed into the summer months many music artists practically need to cut themselves in two just to make all these appearances, a good number of them playing two or three sets, each different countries and all on the same day! 

Obviously they cant cut themselves in two, but using a private jet is the next best thing. Unlike flying on conventional airline flights where more often than not you spend more time in the airport and waiting for scheduled flights than actually flying. When flying on a private jet, you don't have to worry about scheduled services and long waits, you simply turn up at the private departure lounge, pick up any of the complimentary refreshments you fancy, then whisked through a private security area and onto the waiting jet, doors closed and engines running within 15 minutes of arriving at the airport. This saves on average 3 hours per flight, assuming the scheduled flight departs on time and works perfectly with the artists schedule.  

When they hire a private jet, they also get more direct routings, meaning the total time in the air is less. This is incredibly valuable when it comes to music travel, with some artists chartering a jet for 4 months at a time so they can move freely, making sure they reach all their shows. People like Martin Garrix do this every year, usually basing themselves our of Ibiza as they will often have a residency in one of the major clubs out there. 

A typical day for them could look something like this: 

 

Pool Party at Ushuaia, Ibiza

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Private Jet to Brussels, Belgium

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Close Main Stage - Tomorrowland, Belgium

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Private Jet back to Ibiza, Spain

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Late set at Hï, Ibiza

 

Another reason music artists choose to fly privately is due to the amount of attention they get walking through the airport, although they love the interaction with fans, it can be incredibly distracting when preparing for a huge show.  This, mixed with the fact they usually have lots of equipment with them, can make it quite difficult to put incredibly expensive pieces of kit in the hold of the aircraft without worrying that it will get damaged or not arrive at the right location on time, this would really ruin the day!

People often think that music artists operate alone, this is not the case. To use Martin Garrix as an example, he has an entourage of around 6 people at any one time, booking airline seats on the same flight for this number of people consistently through a show season is very tough, and this is often the only true down time the team get's. When flying by private jet, this just is not an issue, they can sleep, work, eat or whatever they want to do without fear of someone disturbing them, or looking over their shoulder when creating a new track. 

The way we see it, private aviation make the modern music scene possible, without it, it just simply wouldn't be possible for these artists to be in all the places they need to be, when they need to be there. 

There are many other reasons that music artists would charter a private jet, however these are a few reasons our clients within the music industry choose to charter with us. 

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