Those looking to make international flights on private aircraft and also looking for certain comforts, security and privacy whilst travelling will want to know where private jet services are in relation to their property.
Below we highlight several of the airports in London and those nearby which cater to private jets as a guide for those seeking a convenient place to live.
Private jet travel options
Whether you’re choosing to fly taking your own private jet or seeking the option to easily travel by private jet charter there are a number of sites in the United Kingdom that have the appropriate facilities for private aircraft.
Heathrow and Gatwick are not well suited to private jets.
Several companies are able to organise a private jet charter to worldwide destinations.
The below will be the locations from which private flights will depart.
When looking for a property that offers the ability to reach your private jet or take a private jet charter with ease a buying agent can play a crucial part in the search.
A property might appear to be well-positioned on a map but the reality might be that the route is riddled with traffic bottlenecks.
Buying agents know areas intricately meaning they can advise on realistic travel times.
London City Airport
Address: Hartmann Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2PX
Located in East London near to Canary Wharf, just 7 miles east of the City of London, London City Airport is one of the most popular options for private jets flying in and out of the capital.
London City Airport is the closest airport to central, ideal for those who live in a property in any part of the city who wish to fly to destinations overseas in the comforts of their own jet.
An established private jet airport, London City Airport is known for offering fast departures and has a very efficient VIP service.
As buying agents, we are asked by clients who either own a private jet or intend to take a private jet charter on occasion if the route to London City Airport is possible with ease.
Though it is positioned very centrally, even in peak travel times many homes are within easy reach of London City Airport.
London RAF Northolt Jet Centre
Address: Northolt Airfield, W End Rd, Ruislip HA4 6NG
Northolt Jet Centre is a military and royal airport which is also available for private jets to use. Naturally, the airport boasts exceptional security and privacy, though slots are limited.
Located just 13 miles from the West End, around 30 minutes in a car, Northolt Jet Centre is a very convenient private jet terminal for those who reside in central areas of London or to the west and north of the capital.
London Luton Airport
Address: Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LY`
Luton airport has been popular for private jet customers in recent years due to the more cost effective landing fees on offer.
Luton airport is just 25 minutes from London by train.
Those preferring to travel into central by car should expect the journey to take around an hour.
Luton airport is located to the north of the capital and is ideal for those who live in a property in the likes of Highgate or Hampstead with the journey from either taking around half an hour by car.
Harrods Aviation offers business aviation services at London Luton together with high quality FBO services.
Buying agent’s guide to private jet airports in London
As buying agents in London we’re often asked by clients, who are regular private jet passengers, to consider connections to airports and heliports, with realistic transfer times being the key to whether certain locations are viable for frequent flyers to find a home.
Many prime central locations offer the ability to reach many of London’s private jet charter locations with ease but by making use of the nearby heliport at Battersea, central London residents can find their journeys to be even shorter.