Gatwick Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Private Jet Charter to and from Gatwick Airport
At Paramount Business Jets you can hire chartered private jets to and from Gatwick Airport with as little as 4 hours of notice. All flights booked via Paramount Business Jets are operated by certified direct air carriers that meet and exceed the FAA part 135 and 121 protocol or a foreign equivalent safety authority. Furthermore, Paramount Business Jets subscribes to ARGUS for their third party safety checks of operators, aircraft, and crews prior each and every flight to and from Gatwick Airport and worldwide.
London Gatwick Airport, London’s second busiest airport after Heathrow, is an international airport located 30 miles south of Central London and 30 miles north of England’s south coast.
London is packed with airports. There are 10 within 30 miles; five in London itself.
So, why choose Gatwick when chartering a private jet into London? Gatwick is located south of the city so it’s the best place to land if that’s where you are headed. But, more importantly, it is one of Europe’s best rail-connected airports so you can get just about anywhere from there by train. Gatwick, which was the world’s first airport to have a dedicated rail station, connects directly to 120 stations, which is more than any other European airport. Trains into the city run every three minutes and the trip takes about 30 minutes. The airport continues to expand its rail accessibility and hopes to have 50 trains an hour departing Gatwick by 2030.
What is the airport code for London Gatwick Airport?
The ICAO code for London Gatwick Airport is EGKK and its IATA code is LGW.
London VIP events
There are many reasons to hire a private jet into London Gatwick Airport, including these annual events for top-tier travelers:
The 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. It also includes the British Golf Show.
The art fair, which is held in October, brings together more than 160 of the world's top galleries.
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.
The London Fashion Week Festival, which is held the weekend after Fashion Week, is open to the public unlike Fashion Week, which is a trade event reserved for fashion industry professionals. The Festival is a designer shopping event.
Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, is held at the birthplace of tennis.
A half million people flock to Wimbledon every year to watch the best tennis players from more than 60 countries compete on a grass court. It is the only one of the four Grand Slam tournaments that is played on grass.
FBO at London Gatwick
Signature Flight Support is the lone fixed base operator at London Gatwick Airport. Its services include full ground handling for all aircraft from helicopters to B747s. It assists in acquiring arrival and departure slots. Other services and amenities include:
Courtesy crew transportation
Customs and immigration on-site
Air conditioning cart
Catering -- third party
Sports charter handling
VIP/heads of state handling
London Gatwick then and now
Although planes were flying in and out of London Gatwick as long ago as the 1930s, the airport we know today was officially opened in 1958 by Queen Elizabeth. In 60 years, the airport has grown from 186,000 passengers a year to over 46 million passengers a year.
The airport has two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal but uses only one of its two runways.
Gatwick was the busiest airport in the world to operate with a single runway until 2015 when it was overtaken by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. Both airports have two runways but, in each case, they are too close to each other to be used simultaneously.
London Gatwick wanted to add a second useable runway in 2016 but was turned down by the government, which decided, instead, to add a third runway at Heathrow.
Despite that, the clamor for a second runway has never died down and another alternative was introduced in a master plan for the airport that was drawn up in 2018. It proposes using the runway for takeoffs only.
The airport believes that figuring out a way to use its back-up runway could help it accommodate another 10-15 aircraft movements an hour during peak times. It hopes to have the other runway activated by the mid-2020s and expand capacity to 70 million passengers a year by 2032.
Some 46 million passengers passed through Gatwick in 2018.
FBOs at Gatwick Airport, EGKK, LGW
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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.