Barcelona Airport Private Jet Charter
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Airport Hours and Location
The Barcelona International airport is open 24 hours a day. The airport is located about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southwest of the famous city center of Barcelona at 0882- El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
Private jets available for charter to and from Barcelona International Airport include the Piaggio Avanti light jet, the Citation III, Hawker 900XP and Gulfstream G150 midsize jets, and the Legacy 650, Falcon 900 EX and Challenger 605 large jets.
The Barcelona International Airport has three asphalt runways in an “IX” configuration. Its longest runway is 10,997 feet (3,352 meters) long and 197 feet (60 meters) wide. Its elevation is 14 feet (4 meters).
Barcelona International Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities such as vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxurious ground transportation services. It also has luxurious VIP lounges equipped with an open bar, showers and snooze rooms.
Private Jet Charter to and from Barcelona Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Barcelona Airport.
Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which is the only international airport in Barcelona and the main airport in Spain’s southeast region of Catalonia, is located 7.5 miles southwest – a 15-minute drive – of Barcelona in the city of El Prat de Llobregat.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one Europe’s favorite destinations for A-list travelers who charter private jets into the city. Barcelona is famous for its beaches, culture, cuisine and architecture as well as annual events such as the Spanish Grand Prix and the SuperYacht Show.
It’s a city that is rarely dreary. There are some 320 days of sunshine a year in Barcelona.
Events that draw VIPs to Barcelona
Mix the excitement of Barcelona with the thrill of racing and you have the Spanish Grand Prix, the Formula 1 Gran Premio De España Emirates. You can charter a private jet into BCN for the Spanish Grand Prix. Held in May, it is the first European race of the Formula 1 season.
Even though cars have been racing around the roads of the Catalonia region since the turn of the 20th century, Barcelona has the 1992 Olympic Games to thank for capturing the Spanish Grand Prix.
To ready itself for the Olympics, the city made a large investment in infrastructure throughout the region. The influx of funding helped construct the Grand Prix circuit it had wanted for some time. With input from Spanish drivers on the design, the Circuit de Catalunya was built on the outskirts of Barcelona. The Spanish Grand Prix was moved to this new track in 1991.
The (almost guaranteed) perfect weather, great views of the track from all spectator areas and the multitude of turns that make overtaking nearly impossible make the Spanish Grand Prix a favorite among race fans of the biggest motorcar race on the planet.
If you favor the sea over the land, the Superyacht Show, offers a chance to see some of the most impressive yachts in the world. Visitors who hire a private jet into Barcelona El-Prat Airport find it’s an easy ride to the four-day event held in May.
First held in 2018, it was such a huge success that it has become an annual event.
The Superyacht Show is held at OneOcean Port Vell, a world-class yacht marina in the heart of Barcelona that was – like the Formula 1 circuit – originally built for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The port has since been transformed into a marina that has berths for 148 yachts as big as 620 feet.
The Large Yacht Brokers Association, which is based in Monaco, credits its yacht show’s success on being a luxurious event for ultra-high net worth clients to see yachts, talk with sponsors and peruse luxury brands instead of being a show where industry professionals meet to talk business.
About Barcelona El-Prat
Barcelona El-Prat was built in 1918 as the headquarters of the Aeroclub of Catalonia and was later used as the base for the Spanish Navy’s Zeppelin fleet.
It became a commercial airport in the 1940s and an international airport in 1970 when Pan Am made its first scheduled flight from Barcelona to New York.
The airport continued to expand with its greatest period of growth once again tied to the 1992 Olympics. In anticipation of the event, the airport modernized and expanded its facilities.
It has also had major growth in general aviation usage. Privately owned and chartered private jets have many reasons to come to Barcelona. In addition to the vibrancy of the city, its Gaudi architecture and the beauty of the coast, many people charter private jets into LEBL for events such as the MWC Barcelona, the Mobile World Conference that generates additional private aircraft movements.
The airport is planning new projects to cater to the needs of the growing private jet sector.
More than 100,000 professionals from more than 2,400 companies come to MWC Barcelona to talk about the latest innovations in mobile technology.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport is operated by Aena, which manages 46 airports and two heliports in Spain. Its subsidiary company, Aena Internacional, also manages 16 airports in other parts of Europe and in America.
FBOs at BCN
Corporate aviation is booming at Barcelona El-Prat Airport.
The number of private jets and other corporate aviation using the airport is up 60 percent since 2000, making the Corporate Aviation Terminal key to the success of the airport.
The Corporate Aviation Terminal, which has the capacity for 42 planes, is situated so that travelers can be from the parking lot to their aircraft in minutes. There is passport control and security and a VIP Lounge in the terminal that is jointly managed by two fixed base operators, Menzies Executive and Sky Valet.
This co-management is meant to encourage competition between the operators, ensuring that VIP corporate clients get the highest quality service.
Gestair by Sky Valet
In 2016, Sky Valet acquired “Gestair FBO,” a group of Spanish ground handlers that specialize in business aviation at the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group. Gestair has been in business for more than 37 years.
Menzies Executive FBO/Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support, which has more than 200 locations, is the world’s largest network of fixed base operators.
Barcelona’s Corporate Aviation Terminal facilities and amenities include:
Menzies Executive FBO Lounge at LEBL. Picture Source.
- 3 VIP passenger lounges
- 1 crew lounge
- Rooms for crew rest
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking
- Conference room
- Covered vehicle parking
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration
- Hotel booking
- Internet access
- Limousine service
- Overnight hangar
- Slot coordination
- Taxi service
More for A-list travelers
For years, soccer fans have chartered private jets into BCN to watch their favorite team, FC Barcelona. The team has more than 102 million followers on Facebook.
By the way, in March 2018, FC Barcelona became the first team to ever surpass $1 billion in annual revenue. Forbes magazine called FC Barcelona “the new king of soccer” with its 2017-2018 fiscal year net profit of $15 million. And, the 2019-2020 season is expected to be even more profitable.
FC Barcelona, with its “More than a Club” slogan, began in 1899 when the Futbol Club Barcelona was founded by a dozen soccer enthusiasts in a part of the world largely unfamiliar with the game.
With its $1 billion in revenue and more than 102 million fans, FC Barcelona seems to have successfully made this part of the world familiar with the game of soccer.
Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of Spain, about 100 miles south of the French border, on the Mediterranean Sea. Its 2.5-mile coastline – and abundant sunshine – are major attractions for visitors.
From Barcelona, it’s a short trip by boat to such places as Cadaques, which was the summer home of Salvador Dalí. It is now a hangout for artists and intellectuals.
Along the coast visitors will also find the medieval walled town of Tossa de Mar and popular Mediterranean beaches such as Costa Brava and Costa Dorada.
Tourism is an important part of the economy of Barcelona and the entire Catalonia region.
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona’s neighborhood by the sea, is dotted with old fishermen’s houses, marinas and everything seafood.
It’s also popular to use Barcelona as a stepping stone to the Balearic Islands, which include the famous electronic dance music party island of Ibiza and the exclusive getaway of Mallorca. Paramount Business Jets can arrange private charter business jet flights onto any of the Balearic Islands or to anyplace else you want to go from Barcelona.
New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro aren’t the only places with historical Mardi Gras celebrations. Barcelona’s pre-Easter six-day carnival has been taking place in the streets of the city since the 16th century. The party starts on “Dirty Thursday” the week before Ash Wednesday when the King of Carnival makes his arrival to start the celebration. Over the course of the festival, there are more than 30 parades and lots of dancing in the streets by costumed participants and many food markets offering holiday goodies.
|Runway||Length (ft)||Width (ft)||Surface Type||Elevation (ft)|
FBOs at Barcelona Airport, LEBL, BCN
|Gestair S.A.||Gestair FBO Terminal de Aviacion Corporativa Aeropuerto de Barcelona Barcelona||(349) 132-3031|
|Universal Aviation Spain S.A.||TERMINAL C, GENERAL AVIATION||(349) 329-3337|
|Euraservices||AEROPUERTO DE BARCELONA||(349) 337-0654|
|Universal Aviation||Terminal Ejecutiva Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas Av. De la Hispanidad s/n 28042 Madrid||+34913936890|
|Groundforce||+34 971 178 100||www.groundforce.aero|
|Iberia Airport Services||(+34) 93 401 31 26||handling.iberia.es|
|Menzies Aviation||+34 93 298 4735||www.menziesexecutive.com|
|Swissport||+34 91 748 23 83||www.swissport.com|
|SKY VALET||Corporate Aviation terminal Barcelona Airport||+34649031527|
|UNITED AVIATION SERVICES S.L.||Terminal de Aviación Corporativa, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona||+34 93 370 0654||https://www.unitedaviation.es/en/united-aviation-barcelona-el-prat/|
|General Aviation Service||+34-93-2983893|
METAR Weather Data
- Weather Light Rain
- Observed 01:27 AM
- Temperature 19 °C, 66 °F
- Preticipation 0.0 mm
- Humidity 83%
- Pressure 1015 mb
- Cloud Cover 50%
- Visibility 10%
- Wind Speed: 8mph, 13km/h
- Wind Direction: 30°, NNE
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.