Capodichino Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Naples International Airport, also known as Capodichino Airport, is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 4 miles (6 kilometers) northeast of the city center of Naples at Viale F. Ruffo di Calabria, 80144 Naples NA, Italy
Private jets available for charter to and from Naples International Airport include the Piaggio Avanti turboprop, Citation Bravo light jets, Falcon 20 and Gulfstream G150 midsize jets and Falcon 2000LX large jets.
Naples International Airport has one asphalt runway that is 8,622 feet (2,628 meters) long and 148 feet (60 meters) wide. Its elevation is 294 feet (90 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from Capodichino Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Capodichino Airport.
Naples Capodichino Airport, a popular airport in Italy’s third largest city, is located three miles northeast of central Naples in the Campania region. The airport also serves the nearby cities of Capri, Pompeii and Sorrento.
There are many reasons to charter a private jet into Naples, not the least of which is that it is the official birthplace of pizza. The Napoleonic delicacy is just a slice of the selections of fine food and wine for which the city of almost one million is noted. It’s an ancient city atop tunnels and catacombs with sheer cliffs down to the coast.
What is the airport code for Naples International Airport?
The ICAO code for Naples International Airport is LIRN and its IATA code is NAP.
Summer is peak travel time to LIRN
Naples International Airport is a very busy airport on the outskirts of Naples. In 2018, it handled just under 10 million passengers. Big commercial planes fly in and out, but the best view of the coastal city is from a private jet.
The airport has two terminal buildings. Terminal 1 is used for all commercial flights. Terminal 2 is the general aviation terminal that is used for private jets and charters.
Italy is a popular destination year round but air traffic, especially general aviation movements, soars during the peak summer months of June through August.
When chartering a private jet to Naples International in the summer, it is strongly urged that you do your flight planning and notifications as far in advance as possible. You’ll get your best flight and service options by doing so.
The peak vacation time in the southern part of Italy is when the most visitors rent private jets to Naples and other Mediterranean cities such as Bari, Catania, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Olbia and Cagliari on Italy’s mainland and its islands.
Tips for chartering a jet into Naples
A PPR (prior permission required) is needed and there is a maximum of two hours on the ground unless a parking extension is requested. Normal handling hours at LIRN are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. but landings and takeoffs can be made at any time upon request.
In the summer, especially on the weekends, private jets should provide at least 24 hours’ notice. Short-term requests for ground handling, fuel or service might encounter delays. If you have special requests or need special arrangements, keep in mind that FBO ground handlers are very busy in peak season and the more notice, the better.
Non-European Union pilots flying chartered private jets into Naples need landing permits. An important thing to know is that the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, which processes the permits, is closed on the weekends.
The lead time for charter permits for private jets that seat fewer than 20 passengers is 10 business days – as long as all the paperwork is in order. Permits can be obtained for a one-time use or for a 12-month period. The Foreign Operators Questionnaire is no longer required for private jets that seat fewer than 20 passengers.
It is also advisable to pre-book fuel uplifts in order to avoid departure delays. At busy airports like Naples, it’s a good idea to fuel on arrival in order to avoid departure delays.
In-flight catering should be requested 24 to 48 hours in advance, especially if planning to depart on a weekend. Requests for specialty international cuisine may cause delays because caterers are also busy during the high summer season.
Naples International Airport history
As were many European airports, Naples Airport was used as a military airport shortly after opening. It was first used in 1910. Then, in World War I, it was used as a military base to defend against attacks by Germans and Austro-Hungarians.
During World War II, the United States Armed Forces took over the airport after Italy declared war against England and France.
The airport returned to a civilian airport and commercial traffic began in 1950. Its strategic location makes it the perfect gateway into Naples and the entire Bay of Naples area for private and business jet travelers who want quick access to the city.
It is easy to get by car into the center of the city or Italy’s many attractions such as Mount Vesuvius and the ancient city of Pompeii.
FBOs at Naples International Airport
There are four fixed base operators at Naples International Airport:
Argos VIP FBO at LIRN. Picture Source.
Argos VIP is the leading FBOs and flight support services provider in Italy with 14 fix base operations in Italy -- 10 on the mainland and two on each of the islands of Sardina and Sicily.
The Argos FBO says its catering services make it stand out from the others.
It is the only dedicated executive jet caterer that offers first-class gourmet catering 24/7 to private jets in all the Italian airports it services.
It complies with the highest rules in terms of security and hygiene. It is HACCP certified, which means it meets an international standard defining the requirements for effective control of food safety.
Sky Services FBO at LIRN. Picture Source.
Sky Services has an extensive Italian FBO network, including Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Milan Bresso, Venice, Verona, Treviso, Rome, Naples, Naples North, Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Siena, Capua, Bari and Brindisi. It has refueling stations in 34 airports and more than 20 years of experience in general aviation services.
Sky Services is the most expansive Italian FBO network and will provide safe and secure handling services for any type of aircraft. All ramp operations – marshalling, wing walking man, refueling – are done by a multi-lingual staff trained in courses approved by the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority. Sky Services will assist with:
- Airport slots
- Getting PPR
- Lavatory and water service
- Organization of landing permits
- Technical assistance
Fly Service FBO at LIRN. Picture Source.
Fly Service, which has 12 fixed base operations in Italy, makes sure its ground handling is tailored to fit every different sort of flight, including private jets, air ambulances, commercial and military.
Its Operational Control Center is open every day of the year to create flight solutions for general aviation aircraft. Its amenities and services include:
- Aircraft handling
- Catering through Sky Cuisine
- Efficient ground operations
- Elegant VIP/crew lounges
- Luxury services.
- Smooth passenger transit
- Technical assistance
Alisud, which was established in 1956, has fixed base operations at Naples, Rome Ciampino, Palermo and Catania airports
GH Italia provides handling services to domestic and international flights in Naples, Venice, Palermo, Catania, Bologna, Bari, Cagliari, Brindisi and London Heathrow.
Amenities and services include:
- A1 Jet Fuel
- Air-conditioned vans to and from terminal
- Aircraft security
- Business services
- Cabin cleaning
- Clearance request
- Crew snooze rooms and showers
- Customs and immigration assistance
- Executive VIP conference rooms
- Full ramp assistance
- Helicopter / Aerotaxi arrangements
- Limousine and rental car reservations
- Passenger lounges
- Push back and towing service
- Slot coordination
- Toilet and water service
- Weather and customized flight plans
Naples is grand – and old
In 1995, Naples – founded in 600 B.C. -- was listed by the United Nations, UNESCO, as a World Heritage Site, a site of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the “common heritage of mankind.” The achievement noted that “Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, whose contemporary urban fabric preserves the elements of its long and eventful history. The rectangular grid layout of the ancient Greek foundation of Neapolis is still discernible and has indeed continued to provide the basic form for the present-day urban fabric of the Historic Centre of Naples, one of the foremost Mediterranean port cities. From the Middle Ages to the 18th century, Naples was a focal point in terms of art and architecture, expressed in its ancient forts, the royal ensembles such as the Royal Palace of 1600, and the palaces and churches sponsored by the noble families.”
The city is situated between the volcanic regions of Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields on the Gulf of Naples. The Roman ruins of Pompeii and other cities that were destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. are nearby. It rises from sea level to 1,480 feet. The islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia are easily accessible from Naples by boat.
It is just north of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. It is just south of the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia.
It is the third largest city in Italy. This is how it’s ranked in the five largest Italian cities:
- Rome – population 3 million
- Milan -- population 1.3 million
- Naples – population 966,000
- Turin – population 883,000
- Palermo -- population 668,000
Here are some of the best places to see and learn about the history of Naples:
- Museo Cappella Sansevero
- Bourbon Tunnel and underground routes of the city
- Gesu Nuovo Church
- Teatro di San Carlo
- Catacombe Di San Guadioso
- Certosa e Museo di San Martino
- National Archaeological Museum of Naples
And, about that pizza …
The way Neapolitan cuisine became synonymous with pizza is an interesting story that starts with a queen.
Flatbreads with toppings, a staple of the working poor, were not just eaten by Romans. They were also a common dish of ancient Egyptians and Greeks.
However, the pizza we are familiar with today – a flatbread laden with tomatoes and cheese – was actually a favorite of Queen Margherita, who, in 1889, came to Naples with her husband, King Umberto I, after Italy was unified.
After tiring of meal upon meal of fancy Italian dishes, the queen asked for a variety of pizzas from the city’s Pizzeria Brandi, the successor to Da Pietro pizzeria, which was founded in 1760.
The kind she liked the best? Pizza Mozzarella. Topped with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil (coincidentally, the colors of the Italian flag).
Pizza remained little known beyond Naples until the 1940s when it was seemingly discovered by the world.
FBOs at Capodichino Airport, LIRN, NAP
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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.