Europe’s Top 8 private jet hotspots in July

Unlike the USA, which sees a more even year-round demand, Europe’s private aviation industry sees a big summer peak, with business flights boosted by additional demand from leisure travellers – holidaying in summer hotspots; spending time in second homes; or visiting VIP lifestyle and sports events.

USA versus Europe seasonal graphJuly is the biggest month overall, and we’re expecting this July to be our busiest month ever here at PrivateFly.

We looked back at last July to see our most popular flight hotspots. We flew clients to over 100 different European airports in all, including Kastelorizo; Jersey; Athens; Berlin; Luxembourg; Anglesey; Perugia….but the following eight were the most popular, with many of our clients flying in (and out) over the course of the month.

1) Ibiza

A small number of private jets fly in and out of Ibiza during the winter months, but the island’s airport bursts into life between May and September, with July seeing a peak of over 30 private jet landings every day.

In addition to its well-known nightlife, Ibiza’s beaches, luxury hotels and villas draw large numbers of luxury travellers who come to simply relax, eat and enjoy one of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive island destinations.

Ibiza private jet prices

London Luton – Ibiza (3-night return)
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100
Seats: 4
Flight time: 2 hrs 38 mins
Cost: £10 285 (€13 400)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Ibiza from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

Ibiza sunset

2) Nice Cote d’Azur

The French Riviera is the hub of private jet activity over the summer months in Europe. And Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, with its 24-hour access and ability to handle jets of all sizes, becomes Europe’s busiest private jet airport in July.

Nice Cote d'Azur

Whether it’s second homeowners flying down for the summer; exclusive events; a trip Monaco; or simply soaking up the sun in Europe’s most stunning and chic hotspots; there are a myriad of reasons luxury travellers flock to the area.

Nice Cote d’Azur private jet prices

Paris Le Bourget – Nice Cote d’Azur (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation Mustang
Seats: 4
Flight time: 1 hr 23 mins
Cost: €9 040 (£7 000)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Nice Cote d’Azur from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

3) London

London is the busiest city for private jets in Europe, offering a choice of 14 airports for private jet travellers and a combined annual total of around 90,000 private jet movements (a take off or landing).

It’s busy year-round and remains so in July, with business travellers heading to Europe’s leading financial centre; and leisure travellers attracted by London’s rich history and culture.

london_airports_map

London Luton is London’s busiest private jet airport, offering 24-hour access and fast transport connections to the city centre. London City is the closest airport to the city centre, but its proximity comes at the cost of higher landing fees.

London private jet prices

Paris Le Bourget – London Luton (3-night return)
Aircraft: Beech Super King Air
Seats: 8
Flight time: 1 hr
Cost: €7 960 (£6 120)

For a personalised private jet charter price to London from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

4) Rome

Italy’s capital is also a major draw for business and luxury travellers in July. Some of our clients fly in from the US and elsewhere, to visit several places in Europe over the summer. Rome’s rich history and iconic landmarks make it a major highlight of any European summer itinerary.

Embraer Phenom 100

The Phenom 100. Image: Embraer

Rome Ciampino is the city’s busiest airports for private jets, open 24 hours a day and located just 18km from the city centre.

Rome private jet prices

London Biggin Hill – Rome Ciampino (3-night return)
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100
Seats: 4
Flight time: 2 hrs 18 mins
Cost: €13 505 (£10 600)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Rome from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

5) Florence

Another Italian destination that proves popular with leisure clients in July is Florence. The city’s famous architecture, art and museums prove very popular both with those travelling from within Europe, and with international clients moving around Europe over the summer months. Florence is also the gateway to Tuscany, famous for its stunning countryside and gastronomy.

The closest airport to Florence’s city centre is Florence Airport. Another airport option is also Pisa International Airport.

Florence private jet prices

Manchester – Florence (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation XLS+
Seats: 8
Flight time: 2 hrs 4 mins
Cost: £16 552 (€21 540)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Florence from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

Citation XLS+ taking off

6) Paris

Like London, Paris is a major draw for both business and leisure travellers at any time of year, with Paris Le Bourget being Europe’s busiest single airport for private jets.

In July business travel is still very much part of the mix, but Paris also becomes a major summer leisure destination, with luxury travellers from all over the world drawn to its iconic landmarks, rich culture and renowned restaurants.

This year, private jet demand to Paris will be higher than usual in July, due to the final stages of the 2016 UEFA European Championship football.

Euros 2016 football stadium

The Euros 2016 are generating additional private jet demand for Paris this summer.

Paris private jet prices

Birmingham – Paris (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation Mustang
Seats: 4
Flight time: 1 hr 3 mins
Cost: £7 460 (€9 720)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Paris from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

7) Palma de Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is another seasonal hotspot with our European private jet customers – the airport is relatively quiet for private jets over the winter months but very busy in July.

Majorca

Mallorca is popular with second homeowners, golfers and offers some of the most exclusive hotels and picturesque beaches in Europe. The city of Palma itself is also popular for its award-winning restaurants and architecture, with Palma de Mallorca Airport just 12 minutes from the centre.

Palma de Mallorca private jet prices

London Luton – Palma de Mallorca (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation Mustang
Seats: 4
Flight time: 1 hr 3 mins
Cost: £7 420 (€9 700)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Palma de Mallorca from any global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.

8) Olbia

The island of Sardinia becomes one of Europe’s private jet hotspots in July, famous for its Costa Smerelda (Emerald Coast) beaches; natural beauty; and luxury tourism. Olbia is a particularly popular part of the island with luxury travellers, some of our clients have second homes on the island and it is also a popular destination with those transferring to a yacht charter.

Olbia Costa Smerelda Airport is the busiest airport on the island for private jets.

Olbia private jet prices

London Luton – Olbia (3-night return)
Aircraft: Citation XLS
Seats: 8
Flight time: 1 hr 36 mins
Cost: £14 030 (€18 260)

For a personalised private jet charter price to Olbia or any other global destination, try our online flight search or contact our 24-hour team on +44 1747 642 777.