Summer is here and with it comes the peak season for private jet charters. Ususally, the demand for private jet charter increases during the summer months as more people use private jets for leisure purposes such as weekend breacks, holidays or to travel to second homes or yachts. It is also a time where a lot of sports, cultural or music events are taking place attracting visitors from all over the world. The list includes events like the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, Wimbledon, Silverstone British Grand Prix, Open Golf Championschip, Ibiza’s legendary parties and more.
So what are popular destinations for private jet travel during summer?
Looking at last year’s summer traffic figures we can see the busiest european airports with some typical leisure hot spots featuring in EBAA’s Top 20 Ranking.
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Last year we flew clients to over 125 different European airports. The following 5 destinations are some of the most popular ones, with many of our clients flying in and out during the summer season:
Marbella – Spain
Marbella, situated on the beautiful Costa del Sol, is considered to be one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world. Most extravagant of all is Puerto José Banús, 7 km from Marbella centre along the Southwest coast, often referred to as Spain’s answer to St. Tropez or Monaco. Exclusive boutiques sit alongside designer favourites such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. It is a shopper’s paradise that attracts the rich and famous from all over the world. You can dine in one of the many restaurants that over-look the marina which is lined with expensive cars and full of spectacular yachts. Marbella has also earned the nickname of Costa del Golf thank to the thirty golf courses in the area, making it the perfect destination for golfers on holiday.
How to get to Marbella by private jet?
Malaga – Costa del Sol airport (AGP) is located 8 kilometres from the city centre. It is the main international airport serving the Costa del Sol region and also one of the oldest Spanish airports. The airport is about 45 away by car from Marbella. It has a general aviation terminal and a terminal solely used by private jets.
Cannes – France
Cannes is such a popular private jet destination that its airport is a business aviation-only facility. Together with Nice it is one of the major hubs to access the Cote d’Azur. Needless to say, one of the busiest moments for the city is when hundreds of people charter private jets to fly directly to the Cannes Film Festival. During the rest of the year people flock to Cannes for its natural beauty and world-famous congresses.
How to get to Cannes by private jet?
Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CEQ) is located 15 minutes west of the city, allowing you to reach Cannes, Saint-Tropez or Nice. It has a lot of private aircraft traffic and, therefore, is equipped with everything necessary to allow you a relaxed wait for your flight.
Milan – Italy
Besides being a hotspot for culture, design and fashion, Milan is Italy’s business capital and home to Italy’s stock exchange. Milan is also home to the world-renowned La Scala Opera house, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Duomo, Milan’s amazingly famous Gothic Cathedral. More interested in shopping than art? The city is home to the shops and boutiques of Italy’s most important fashion designers, mostly located in the famous “quadrangle of fashion,” near the center. Milan also hosts important global events like the Milan Fashion week, one of Europe’s “Big Four Fashion Weeks” and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world’s largest fair for furniture and home design. The vibrant Lombard city is a perfect spot to spend a city break or a long weekend but it is also a good jumping-off place for other destinations in North Italy, such as Lake Como and the Alps.
How to get to Milan by private jet?
Milan Linate (LIN) is only 15 minutes’ drive from Milan city centre. It is often the preferred option for business jet travellers due to its proximity to the city.
Barcelona – Spain
Barcelona is probably one of the best known short-break destinations in Western Europe and one of the most important locations for trade fairs and conferences. Visitors from all over the world love the city for its famous clubs, sunny beaches, legendary art, and world-class gourmet food. Luxury shoppers will love the Passeig de Gràcia in L’Eixample, which is now considered the most expensive street in the entire country of Spain. The great weather conditions are a real advantage for business trips and shape Barcelona’s relaxed and outdoor lifestyle.
How to get to Barcelona by private jet?
Barcelona El Prat airport (BCN) is located in the city of El Prat de Llobregat, near Barcelona, Spain. It is about 20 minutes’ drive away from the city centre. It is the main regional airport in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain. It offers a terminal dedicated to private aviation, which welcomes all types of jets as well as lounges where you can prepare for your flight.
London – UK
London, one of the world’s leading financial, political and cultural centres doesn’t need introductions. With a surface of 1.579 sq. km and a population of over 7m people, London has something to offer for everyone: business opportunities, meetings, conventions, cultural events, shopping, fine dining… the British metropolis attracts every year milions of travellers from every part of the world and represents Europe’s largest aviation market. It’s busy year-round and remains so in the summer season, with business travellers heading to Europe’s leading financial centre; and leisure travellers attracted by London’s rich history and culture.
How to get to London by private jet?
London is equipped with an extensive network of main airports located in strategic parts of the city and several alternatives in the suburbs. Due to the distances involved and different facilities, it is important to choose the most appropriate airport for each trip.
Which aircraft shall I choose and how much does it cost to charter a private jet?
The selection of the most appropriate aircraft to travel to any of the summer destinations depends on the number of passengers, flight route and the required on-board service level. There are hundreds of options to choose from and the aim of Europair is to help to find the aircraft that best suits the needs of our clients.
In our private jet guide you will find detailed information about various categories and some of the most frequently used aircraft models worldwide.
Prices for chartering a private jet vary depending on many factors such as aircraft size, availability, travel dates, number of passengers, luggage. You may find immediate price estimations for private jets to any destination in the world on our online private jet search engine or by downloading our app Europair Jets.
For a personalised quote to these destinations or any other, contact us or call our charter flight experts on +34 91 395 2025!
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