London, England, the busiest destination in Europe for private jet charter flights in 2017. With more than 78,000 private jets taking off and landing in the many commercial, private and general aviation airports surrounding the city of London; only Paris’s Le Bourget Airport had more annual aircraft operations.
When you fly by private plane charter into or out of London, you have your choice of airports. Whether you’re traveling for business into the city center or Parliament, for a weekend of shopping, or just to see the sights JetOptions can get your aircraft into your choice of airfields. Go beyond London Heathrow and Gatwick and save time on the ground. Many of the airports in and around town include helicopter services to fly you in and out of London City.
Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) is the largest and busiest international airport in London. Located 14 miles west of the heart of the city it’s the sixth busiest airport in the world. London Heathrow also has two of the longest runways at more than 12,000 feet each, for the largest and heaviest business jets. An international airport, customs is on-site, and there are two FBOs.
Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is the second largest and busiest international airport serving London and Southeast England. The airport is located less than 30 miles from Central London, in Crawley West Sussex England. Gatwick runway length is second only to Heathrow airport, with the longest one at 10,879 feet. There are two fixed base operators (FBOs) meeting the needs of private planes flying to Gatwick.
London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW) is the fourth largest international airport serving the London area. Located to the north, it’s about 34 miles to Central London. Luton is a busy and popular airport for private jets and there are four FBOs located at Luton.
London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is the third-largest international airport in the region. About 30 miles northeast of Central London in Essex, this airport has five fixed base operators for private planes. A single asphalt runway of more than 10,000 feet in length has the capacity for large long-range jets and heavy aircraft.
London City Airport (IATA: LCY, ICAO: EGLC) is approximately 8 miles east of the city center. Seated along the river Thames, in the Royal Docks of the Borough of Newham, this is the closest airport at only six nautical miles away.
Biggin Hill Airport (IATA: BQH, ICAO: EGKB) is south of Central London approximately 14 miles. It is the former RAF Station Biggin Hill and is only open to general and private jet traffic. In the Borough of Browley, it’s 12 nautical miles to city center.
RAF Northolt (IATA: NHT, ICAO: EGWU) is a Royal Air Force station that is open exclusively to a minimal number of private jet slots for takeoff and landing. A military airport, it also houses the private aviation terminal for the Queen of England. Northolt is just 15 miles away from Central London.
Farnborough Airport or TAG London Farnborough Airport (IATA: FAB, ICAO: EGLF) is an exclusively private and general aviation airport Northeast of Central London in Hampshire, England. The single runway airport is 8,005 feet long and can land long-range jets up to a BBJ2 class, without special permissions. The airport is approximately 32 nautical miles southwest of London and is 12 minutes away by helicopter.
London Southend Airport (IATA: SEN, ICAO: EGMC) is an international facility located in Rochford, in Essex. A commercial and general aviation airport, there is one runway here of 6,089 feet in length. East of London, it’s approximately 36 nautical miles to the center of town.
London Oxford Kidlington (IATA: OXF, ICAO: EGTK) located in the Thames Valley between London Heathrow and Birmingham airports. It’s 40 miles northwest of greater London and is the fastest-growing airport for private aviation in the region. EGTK has runway capability for long-range business jets including the BBJ.
Take a private jet charter to London, England with JetOptions and experience world history in person. You can enjoy artifacts, museums and attractions found nowhere else in the world. Observe the staggering history of conquest, war, and progress.
With a private air charter to London, you can visit the famous London Eye. In the heart of the capital, this attraction overlooks the River Thames across from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. It has 32 high-tech glass capsules and takes 30 minutes to make a complete rotation for amazing 360-degree views of the capital, making it the most engaging visitor experience in the last decade. The Eye is high enough to see about 25 miles out on a clear day.
A private jet trip to London allows you to visit the Tower of London. Other historical royal palaces to visit include Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. This famous site is not just a macabre place from the past, but an exciting destination where you can observe the history of the royal palace, an armory, and a mighty fortress. You can see the Crown Jewels, stand where heads have rolled and even spar with swords and armor. When at the Tower, visit the Line of Kings. One of the earliest museum exhibits, you can learn about kings through the centuries, see their armor and their likenesses, as well as the representations of their horses.
When you take a private airplane charter to visit London, you can see the world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones, including the Crown Jewels. These stunning pieces in the Royal Collection hold deep religious and cultural significance in the nation’s history, including their importance as the royal authority to lead and protect the country. The Crown Jewels are under armed guard at the Tower of London and are sporadically used by The Queen for important national ceremonies including the State Opening of Parliament.
Take a private plane rental to London where you can follow Henry VIII’s path. See Henry VIII’s crown jewelry worn at Hampton Court. The crown and full regalia were used when Henry would offer gold, frankincense, and myrrh at the Chapel Royal and was used at the coronations of each of his children. In 1649, Oliver Cromwell ordered that the crown be melted down following the abolition of the monarchy. Thanks to Henry’s servants keeping detailed accounts of the crown and its jewels, the piece has been replicated using 84oz of gold, which is all available to behold when you take a private jet charter to London.
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