Heathrow Airport (EGLL) - Jet Charter Services
Travelers flying into London have a lot of airport choices – five in London alone and 10 within 30 miles – but London Heathrow Airport is by far the largest and it is the only hub airport in the United Kingdom.
That’s a big plus for those who charter private jets into Heathrow to go on to faraway destination or come from faraway places and want to hire a private jet out of Heathrow.
Many elite travelers come to London on private jets to do business at the city’s two major financial centers, the Royal Docks and Canary Wharf. Others come to see the sites or sporting events or get a glimpse of the royal family.
Heathrow, often called the hub of the aviation world, is 14 miles west of the center of London.
Airport Information for Heathrow Airport (EGLL, LHR)
|LOCATION||London, United Kingdom|
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What is the airport code for London Heathrow Airport?
The ICAO code for London Heathrow Airport is EGGL and its IATA code is LHR.
FBO at London Heathrow
There is only one fixed base operator at London Heathrow Airport, Signature Flight Support.
Signature Heathrow services include full ground handling for all types of aircraft from helicopters to B747 and special luxury lounges for VIPs, royalty and heads of state.
- 24-hour surveillance
- Air conditioning cart
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking
- Avionics service
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Concierge services
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration on-site
- Heat cart
- Helicopter handling
- Hydrant truck
- Jet A-Line service
- Lavatory service
- Limousine service
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Scissor lift
- Slot coordination
- Sports charter handling
- Tie downs
- VIP suite (accommodates 60)
- VIP/head of state handling
- Water service
- Wheelchair lift
Heathrow is expanding
Heathrow, with some 78 million passengers a year, is Europe’s busiest airport and the seventh busiest airport in the world. (The busiest is Atlanta International with 104 million passengers a year, followed by Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai International, Tokyo Haneda Airport, Los Angeles and Chicago O’Hare.)
However, Heathrow is about as big as it can get because of its current capacity restraints. The importance of expanding becomes even more crucial as other European airports also reach their maximum capacity.
In the summer of 2018, Parliament, in a landmark vote, approved support for Heathrow expansion, which has been discussed for over a decade.
Discussion began in January 2019 about the planned expansion – from two to three runways – with requests for input from the public on changes that would help shape the airport’s future. The public has been asked to weigh in on:
- Airspace change for the existing two runways and the addition of a third
- Managing noise at an expanded Heathrow
- Managing Heathrow's growth within environmental limits
- Directional preference
- Night flights, early morning arrivals and other night restrictions
London Heathrow, as it exists today, is at 98 percent capacity with flight movements capped at 480,000 a year.
With the expansion and the addition of a third runway and a sixth terminal, Heathrow could become the busiest airport in the world with the ability to handle 130 million passengers – 740,000 flight movements – a year.
Construction is set to begin on the $18 billion project in 2021. It is expected to create 180,000 jobs and $270 billion in economic benefits to the United Kingdom.
London Heathrow history
Heathrow Airport, which opened as a small airfield in 1929, gets its name from the small hamlet of Heathrow in which it is located. When it was built, it was situated amidst farmland and orchards.
It was being enlarged to be used by the military during World War II but the war ended before it was completed.
The government continued its expansion as a civil airport. London Airport opened in 1946. It was renamed Heathrow in 1966.
Today, it is one of the busiest airports in the world with five terminals, two runways and flights to more than 180 cities in 85 countries. And, half of the 78 million passengers that go through Heathrow each year are on long-haul flights.
Charter a private jet to Heathrow
Here are some events that bring the elite traveler who hires a private jet to London Heathrow:
Even the Queen of England shows up for this twice-a-year fashion show, one of four held in fashion cities around the world. Joining London in the Big Four are New York, Milan and Paris. The London show is held in February and September. London Fashion Week is a trade event reserved for fashion industry professionals.
But, wait. There is a related fashion event that is open to everyone. The London Fashion Week Festival, which is held the weekend after London Fashion Week, is all about the public. It’s a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from the very same designers that displayed their wares on the Fashion Week runways.
Wimbledon is not only the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, it’s also considered the birthplace of tennis.
A half million people flock to Wimbledon every year to watch the best tennis players from more than 60 countries do battle on the world’s oldest court. A grass court. Wimbledon is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that is played on grass.
You, too, can fly into Wimbledon as famous celebrities and members of the royal family do: On a private jet or helicopter. Paramount Business Jets can arrange flights into and out of London Heathrow Airport for the two-week Wimbledon tournament, which held in July at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which is 16 miles east of London Heathrow.
This exclusive lifestyle event for jet-setters is held every May at Wycombe Air Park. It is an opulent showcase that features the finest jets, helicopters, turbo prop aircraft and associated luxury lifestyle brands.
Elite London also includes the British Golf Show, an event that showcases the best products and services from a hand-picked selection of leading golf suppliers. Organizers say it is the only dedicated Golf Show in the UK.
The art fair, which is held in early October, brings together more than 160 of the world's top galleries. Participants can browse and buy world-class art from today's emerging and established artists, as well as listen to presentations and talks.
Frieze is a media and events company that puts out three publications and holds four international art fairs -- Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters, which is a series of courses on contemporary art and culture at Frieze Academy.
FBOs and Handlers at Heathrow Airport, EGLL, LHR
|Signature Flight Support||NO. 2 MAINTENANCE AREA||(442) 088-6158|
|Dnata||+971 4 3166||https://www.dnata.com/en/contact-us|
|Swissport||+44 (0) 7979 537 252||http://www.swissport.com/|
METAR Weather Data at Heathrow Airport, EGLL, LHR
|OBSERVED||Sun Mar 24, 06:50 UTC|
|NOW||Sun Mar 24, 07:21 UTC|
|AGE||31 min ago|
|WIND||varies at 2 mph|
|METAR||EGLL 240650Z AUTO VRB02KT 9999 NCD 05/03 Q1031 NOSIG|