The Perfect Union: Food Festivals & Private Jets

We love it when we can combine two of our favorite things in life – in this case, fine food and private jets.

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More of our clients are flying with a foodie experience as their destination, but it’s not just to take in Michelin-starred restaurants. We are also seeing a growing number of our gourmet-minded clients flying by private jet to food festivals at key times of the year, in search of local food at its best.

There is literally a whole world of food festivals that showcase authentic local delicacies that are worth flying in for…here are just five of our (and our clients’) favorite food festivals around the world:

South Beach Wine & Food Festival – February

Held every February, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival takes over Miami Beach and indeed most of South Florida. From the actual tasting tents right on the beach to the private dinners held around the city, it’s certainly a big-ticket event for foodies (the spectacular South Florida winter weather doesn’t hurt either!).


Charter a private jet from New York City’s Teterboro Airport to nearby Miami Opa-Locka Airport to get from the runway to the boardwalk in style.

New York City to Miami

Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 300 (7 seats)

Price: $32,000 (round trip)

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Aspen Food & Wine Festival – June 

Aspen is popular in the winter with our ski-loving clients, but during three days each June we also see travelers excited to fly into Colorado by private jet for another reason. Their culinary mission? To enjoy tastings, demonstrations and panel discussions featuring award-winning chefs, diverse restaurants, and world-renowned sommeliers.

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Charter a private jet from LA’s exclusive private jet airport, Van Nuys Airport, to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in the heart of Aspen.

Los Angeles to Aspen

Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12 (6 seats)

Price: $15,000 (one way)

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Pizzafest in Naples in September

Every evening during the month, the Lungomare Caracciolo area in Naples, Italy becomes a pizza-lover paradise.

Visitors flock from around the world to enjoy some of the finest favorites from the fabled birthplace of pizza, served up by the best pizzerias in Naples.

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Pizzafest also saw the longest pizza ever made!

Jet into Naples International Airport for the closest gateway to pizza heaven:

London to Naples

Aircraft: Citation XLS (8 seats)

Price: £15 900 (one way)

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Salon du Chocolat in Paris – October & November

The largest showcase of chocolate from every continent in the world, the program includes giant chocolate sculptures, an avant-garde chocolate fashion show, and demonstrations from top chefs. Chocolate lovers from around the world arrive in Paris for a taste of the finest cocoa-inspired trends.

From a chocolate fashion show to innovative dessert creations, the Salon du Chocolat Paris has it all!

From a chocolate fashion show to innovative dessert creations, the Salon du Chocolat has it all

Fly into Paris’s dedicated private jet airport, Paris Le Bourget, for the smoothest arrival into Salon du Chocolat.

Milan to Paris

Aircraft: Cessna Citation Mustang (4 seats)

Price: €6,000 (one way)

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Barbados Food & Rum Fest – October

Barbados has many reasons to attract private jet travelers, but it is put firmly in the foodie spotlight each year in October when both local and international high-profile chefs and mixologists get involved in four days of gourmet events. Rum is obviously a key focus, and the event includes rum tours as well as an exhibition polo match.

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Barbados Bridgetown Grantley Adams International is located on the south coast of the island.

Fort Lauderdale to Barbados

Aircraft: Citation Bravo (7 seats)

Price: $25,000 (one way)

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