Book ahead for private jet flights to Mykonos & Ibiza this summer

While neither Mykonos or Ibiza are at the very top of Europe’s busiest private jet airports year-round, they become exceptionally busy between June and September. Ibiza saw a 8% increase in demand last summer, with up to 50 private jet take-offs or landings per day. And Mykonos even greater growth still.

We’ve seen demand grow for these destinations, above all other summer hotspots, over the past three years – and this means it pays to book your private jet charter further ahead than usual.

Mykonos harbour

Mykonos saw seen a huge increase in demand for private jets over the past few years

Demand is now starting to outweigh supply at these airports at peak times. For bookings close to departure, aircraft based further afield may need to be chartered. And when aircraft parking is in short supply, flights can be given just a 30-minute window to land and take off again, rather than waiting on the ground for the return.

All of this means aircraft have to position in and out, adding extra costs to a flight for last minute bookings.

At the busiest time – particularly on Fridays – airports will reach full capacity on take-off and landing slots or aircraft parking. So last minute travellers have to make alternative plans. Last year we flew some travellers into to Athens and then onto Mykonos by helicopter, when the island’s airport was unable to accept any more landings.

Ibiza sunset

Ibiza also reaches capacity at peak periods in the summer months

With the market growing in Europe overall, we’re expecting this summer to be even busier. While they are bigger airports, Nice, Cannes, Palma and Olbia are also slot-controlled over the summer and will see some of the same peak capacity issues.

Typically we see 57% of our flights book for take-off within 7 days. But this summer, for these particular hotspots, we’re urging our customers to book further ahead.

Citation XLS

Private jet charter costs to Ibiza and Mykonos

For aircraft booking ahead, these are typical charter costs from London to Ibiza or Mykonos:

London Luton to Ibiza (3-night return): From £15,900 for a 6-seater Citation CJ2
London Luton to Mykonos (3-night return): From £22,600 for an 8-seater Citation XLS

To book your flight to Ibiza or Mykonos for this summer or for personalised prices for any global itinerary, contact our expert Flight Team (24 hours) on +44 (0) 020 7100 6960.