Ciampino Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Rome Ciampino International Airport Airport is open 24 hours every day. It is the smaller of two airports in Rome but the one located closest to downtown, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) southeast of the city center. The address is Via Appia Nuova, 1651, 00040 Ciampino RM, Italy.
Private jets available for charter to and from Rome Ciampino International Airport include the Citation Mustang and Citation CJ1 light jets, the Citation VII, Gulfstream G150 and Hawker 800XP midsize jets and the Gulfstream IV, Challenger 601 and Legacy 600 large jets.
The Rome Ciampino Airport is a joint-use airport, accommodating both civil and military flights, with one asphalt runway that is 7,228 feet (2,203 meters) long and 148 feet (60 meters) wide. Its elevation is 427 feet (130 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from Ciampino Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Ciampino Airport.
There’s always a chance to see a celebrity or a famous person when chartering a private jet into an airport that is located in one of the world’s most interesting places.
Aerial View of Ciampino Airport. Picture Source.
But, guess who you might see if you hire a private jet into Rome Ciampino Airport?
Yes, Pope Francis uses the second most important international airport in Rome. In fact, earlier this year, Pope Francis landed at Ciampino Airport after spending a week visiting Chile and Peru. As soon as he landed, he was transported to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the image of Our Lady, Salus Populi Romani, to give thanks for a successful journey, according to a tweet from the director of the Holy See press office.
You might not feel the need to pray when you disembark from your private charter jet but if you do, Rome – and Vatican City – certainly have a lot of places to do so.
Where is Rome Ciampino Airport located?
Ciampino Airport is located almost halfway between the center of Rome and the volcanic crater in which Lake Albano and the Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer home, are located. It’s a favorite getaway area for tourists and a place to drink the region’s excellent Frascati wine.
The volcanic crater is located southeast of Rome in the Alban Hills (Colli Albani). The two square-mile elongated lake was formed by the fusion of two volcanic craters. It is 558 feet deep at its deepest point. It is fed by artificial springs and drained by an artificial outlet that is believed to have been built in 398 BC.
Castel Gandolfo is a resort village and castle on the edge of Lake Albano in central Italy’s Lazio region. It became the property of the Holy See in 1608. The huge palace in which popes spend some summer months was built in the early 1600’s by Pope Urban VIII and later enlarged.
How big is Ciampino Airport?
Aerial View of Ciampino Airport. Picture Source.
Rome Ciampino Giovan Battista Pastine Airport (IATA: CIA, ICAO: LIRA) or simply Rome Ciampino Airport is the smaller of Rome’s two international airports. It has fewer than 20 gates all in one building. Rome’s larger international airport, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, has close to 40 gates.
The airport is named after Giovan Battista Pastine, who flew a dirigible in World War l. He was killed in 1916 after his airship was shot down by the Austrians. Ciampino Airport is where the military dirigibles were kept.
While Ciampino’s major function is as a general aviation airport, a few low-cost commercial carriers, like Ireland’s Ryanair and Hungary’s Wizz Air, make scheduled stops there.
Being smaller is good because it makes it easier to land and meet up with people. However, its size means it does not have the amenities of the larger Fiumicino. While you can certainly get something to eat and drink at Ciampino, you might not be able to find designer clothing shops or an elegant place to sit and enjoy a glass of delicious Italian wine as you can at Fiumicino.
There is at least one coffee shop and several fast-food places at Ciampino. There is also a small shopping area where travelers can find things such as newspapers, books, souvenirs, and electronics.
However, Ciampino does bragging rights in one area – it’s closer to Rome, at least slightly. Ciampino is seven miles away; Fiumicio, which is directly to the west, is 10.
Ciampino is Rome's original airport. After serving as a military airfield during World War ll, it became the main airport in Rome until 1960 when Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport was built.
An expansion project in 2007 opened up Ciampino to low-cost commercial airlines, which seek out smaller airports where they can get lower gate rental fees.
The explosion of the low-cost carrier market over the last decade or two, which Ciampino capitalized on, has been a boon for tourism in Rome and the surrounding region. Some six million air passengers a year fly in and out of Ciampino Airport, many coming in on private charter jets.
Ciampino by the numbers
- 5.9 million passengers in 2017
- 60 destinations
- 156,000 square foot passenger terminal
- 24,000 square foot general aviation area
- 21 check-in desks
- 18 gates
- 1 runway
- 82 aircraft aprons
- 1-3 minute average taxiing time
- 1,700 car parking spaces
- 4:30 a.m. to midnight airport hours
Why hire a private charter jet in Rome?
Ciampino Airport. Picture Source.
Rome, Italy’s largest city, is located in the central part of the 116,350 square-mile country.
To give you an idea of Italy’s size, it takes about 13 hours to drive from north to south in the boot-shaped country with a population of 61 million.
The population of Rome itself is about 3 million, but the Rome catchment area contains about 12 million people. Its size plus the historical and cultural treasures in the city make it a great draw as well as a great place to start a flight. According to the Rome Tourism Board, 17 million people flew into Rome in 2016, a 2.3 percent increase over the previous year.
It’s not just a beautiful vacation or holiday spot, it’s also Italy’s main financial and political hub. It is where multi-national companies are headquartered and where foreign embassies are located.
More than 30 percent of passengers flying into or out of Rome are business travelers.
It’s easy to rent a private jet at CIA from charter flight brokers like Paramount Business Jets.
Both Ciampino and Fiumicino are easily accessible from all areas of central Italy.
How do I get from Ciampino to Rome?
The airport train station isn’t exactly at the airport. It’s actually just a 5-minute bus ride away. But you can buy tickets for the train at the airport. The train departs for Rome’s Termini Station every 10 minutes, and it’s about a 15-minute ride. Quick and easy.
But, if public transportation isn’t or you, there are always taxis.
When in Rome do as the Romans do
Want to go to a wine festival like a local instead of a tourist?
Every year, on the first Sunday in October, the Marino Wine Festival or Sagra dell'Uva draws thousands of people from all over the region. Even though everyone is enthusiastically welcome to the event that has been held since 1925, this festival is truly done for and by the locals. Marino is one of 13 wine-producing towns in the Castelli Romani, an area of hills and volcanic lakes about 12 miles southeast of Rome.
It includes a procession with music and period costumes, but the best part happens in mid-afternoon when the town fountain, the Fountain of the Four Moors, is made to gush white wine instead of water. Everyone gets a plastic cup that can be filled over and over with free white wine in the fountain. The crowds sing and scream with excitement.
As can be imagined, the period before the fountain turns on and the period after it turns on are quite different events. If you need something to eat, there is plenty of bread and meat for sale at local wine cellars.
The procession at the festival marks the return to Marino of Admiral Marcantonio Colonnato after his victory over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
It may have been a small festival when it started, but today, the Marino Wine Festival draws 100,000 people from the region – thanks, in no small part, to the wine fountain.
Visit during the holiest week of the year
Map of Ciampino Airport, Major Roads, and Public Transport. Picture Source.
Many people rent a private charter jet to CIA during Easter Week in Rome and Vatican City. It’s a week filled with Italian traditions and one of the busiest times of the year to visit Rome. It usually falls in April, but sometimes it is in late March.
It begins with Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by the pope in St. Peter’s Square. On Good Friday, there is the Stations of the Cross procession and Mass in the Colosseum. Easter Sunday Mass is celebrated by the pope once again in St. Peter’s Square.
The day after Easter, la Pasquetta, is a national holiday and is usually celebrated out of doors with picnics and a fireworks display over the Tiber River.
Please hire a private charter jet or book a hotel room far in advance because everything fills up quickly during Easter Week in Rome.
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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.