5 Easter-inspired private jet destinations

We’re flying leisure clients all over the world over the next few weeks, and many are family flights by private jet, taking advantage of the extended Easter holiday period.

While most are flying off to traditional sunshine holidays, late ski trips or city breaks, sometimes clients are looking for more bespoke travel experiences. And Easter is a time of year when rich history, culture, and traditions combine to offer some unusual travel opportunities around the world.

Our team will be available 24/7 over the Easter holiday period – and every day of the year. For private jet charter advice or prices contact us or call +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

Champs de marguerites au printemps
Here are just a few Easter-inspired private jet adventures (also available at other times of the year!)

Easter Island

A UNESCO world heritage site, Easter Island is a remote volcanic island located in the South Pacific 3,700 miles off the coast of Chile. The island is a stunning spot best known for its beautiful moai archaeological statues  – tall figures carved out of the volcanic rock, dating back as far as the 10th century.

The island earned its name by being discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 by Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen.

Statues de l'île de Pâques

How to get there: Fly to Mataveri International airport on Easter Island, the most remote airport in the world (and shortlisted for the PrivateFly Scenic Airports poll in 2016 by Paul Brady from Conde Nast Traveler).

Miami Opa Locka – Mataveri International Airport (one-way) from $90,000 in a Challenger 604 (seats 10)

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The Easter Parade in New York City

New York City is one of the most famous Easter-time destinations, due to its annual Easter Parade.

The tradition started in the 1870s, as a stroll or procession on Easter Sunday, most closely associated with Fifth Avenue, then followed a roll-out of other Easter processions across other US cities. Fifth Avenue’s Easter Parade also inspired a famous 1948 musical starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, set in New York.

Calèche tirée apr des chevaux et lapin de Pâques à l'Easter Parade

How to get there: Fly by private jet to New York Teterboro airport, New York’s dedicated private aviation airport.

London – New York from £89,000 (one-way) in a Gulfstream G400 (seats 12)

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Scotland (The Isle of Eigg)

Egg-rolling is just one of the ways that Scotland marks Easter traditions and celebrations, with boiled and painted eggs being rolled down a hill. And one remote and appropriately-named idyllic spot is the Isle of Eigg off the west coast.

OK so it’s spelt differently, but it’s still an amazing place to visit at any time of year – as an island that is owned by its residents, with its Singing Sands beach and stunning scenery.

The Isle of Eigg

How to get there: The Isle of Eigg does not have its own airport, so fly to Oban, then enjoy a ferry crossing from Mallaig to Eigg.

London Luton – Oban from £4,900 (one-way) in a Citation Mustang (seats 4)

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Epicurious egg-tasting in Haux, France

This southern French town is famous for its unusual event on Easter Monday which sees a giant omelette created in the central square, using more than 4,500 eggs. This dates back to when Napoleon passed through Haux, and demanded an omelette to feed his army.

oeufs en barquette

How to get there: Bordeaux is 20km from Haux, and can be combined as part of wine-tasting trip to the Aquitaine region, with its picture perfect vineyards and villages.

Paris Le Bourget – Bordeaux Merignac airport from €5,800 (one-way) in an Embraer Phenom 100 (seats 4)

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See the Via Crucis in Rome

Easter sees Rome come alive to mark one of the most important events in the Catholic calendar. The Pope celebrates the Via Crucis (way of the cross) at the Colosseum, where a huge cross with burning torches lights the sky for the Stations of the Cross. Then on Easter Sunday, thousands gather in St Peters Square to await the Pope’s balcony blessing.

Soleil derrière le Colisée de Rome

How to get there: Rome Ciampino airport is open 24 hours and is the most popular airport gateway to Rome for private jet travellers.

Geneva – Rome Ciampino from €5,800 (one-way) in a Citation Mustang (seats 4)

Our team will be available 24/7 over the Easter holiday period – and every day of the year. For private jet charter advice or prices contact us or call +44 (0)20 7100 6960.