Vnukovo Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Private Jet Charter to and from Vnukovo Airport
Vnukovo Airport Private Jet Charter Services
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Vnukovo Airport.
There are three international airports in Moscow but the best one for private jets is Vnukovo International (VKO).
Located about 20 miles southwest of Red Square, Vnukovo has the best general aviation amenities, including private vehicle pickup planeside.
Charter a Jet to Vnukovo
Vnukovo International Airport (ICAO code: UUWW) is a 24-hour airport of entry – there are no noise restrictions – with a general aviation facility that is the largest in Russia.
Vnukovo-3, the largest center of business aviation in Russia and Eastern Europe, has two VIP terminals. The apron and hangar complex has parking places for cars and more than 250 aircraft.
It has on-site customs, immigration, and quarantine clearance.
Visitors who want to be picked up planeside need only report information on the vehicle, not the driver. Diplomats and elected officials often use this airport so, be advised, the airport may be temporarily shut down, often without notice, to allow these VIPs to arrive or depart in open air space.
Airport slots at Vnukovo should be requested as soon as possible, advises Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., a Houston, Texas, company that provides products and services in the general aviation industry. There are restrictions for Friday operations to this airport – parking is tight – so make sure you request prior permission at least four days before planning to arrive. Hangar space may be available for private jets but can be expensive during winter months.
Renting a Jet out of VKO
If you are hiring a private jet at UUWW to fly to another airport in Russia – there are more than 140 of them – don’t forget how big Russia is. Its 6.6 million square miles cover 11 time zones.
Since the airports are so spread out and many are very small, be prepared for a lack of consistency in hours and regulations as they are operated locally with little or no national oversight.
Only a few of Russia’s airports operate 24 hours a day. The ones that do are in the major cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is best to make arrangements to land and get permits as far in advance as possible.
Count on Paramount Business Jets or your charter broker to help make sure your Russian airport destination will be open when you plan to land. Russian airports get fewer, smaller and farther apart the farther east you go.
About Vnukovo Airport
Vnukovo is Moscow’s oldest operating airport. It was approved for construction in 1937 and opened in 1941. It was used as a military base during World War II and then opened for civilian air traffic after the war.
The other two international airports in Moscow are Domodedovo International Airport (DME), which is 26 miles southeast of Red Square; and Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), 19 miles northwest of Red Square.
Vnukovo, located 17 miles southwest of Red Square, is at the highest elevation of the three airports. At 670 feet above sea level, it has the advantage of better visibility in fog, snow and other adverse weather conditions. It is the busiest business airport in Russia.
Here are five caveats about private jet takeoffs and landings at VKO:
- Overflight and landing permits are required for both private and non-scheduled flights into VKO.
- There are no parking restrictions at this airport.
- You must obtain a visa prior to your arrival.
- Visitors should touch base with the Russian Embassy in their home countries before coming to make sure all their entry papers into Russia are in order.
- Crew members can obtain a visa on arrival at the three Moscow airports – VKO, SVO and DME – but not at any other airport.
FBOs at VKO
Vnukovo International Airport is considered the VIP gateway into Moscow. Its lone fixed base operator, VIPPORT Vnukovo-3, has been in operation there since 2004.
VIPPORT Vnukovo-3 Building Picture Source.
Operating out of Vnukovo-3, the largest center of business aviation in Eastern Europe, VIPPORT is responsible for the organization, control and coordination of ground service for business aviation.
The growing interest of private business aircraft owners, charter brokers, businessmen, politicians and other elite travelers has allowed Russia’s business aviation to grow and to make Vnukovo-3 the country’s largest FBO operation.
VIPPORT Vnukovo-3 says it handled 15,751 business aviation flights and 101,180 passengers in 2017. This includes 143 government flights made by Russian and foreign top-ranking officials and their families.
A representative of Vnukovo-3’s operator VIPPORT says it has seen a steady increase in both flights and passengers on routes to and from Europe. The most popular destinations for owned or chartered private jets leaving VKO are London, Nice and Geneva.
There is a large seasonal demand for flights to Chambery in the French Alps, Olbia in Sardinia and other famous resorts.
Vnukovo-3 operates out of two VIP terminals. There are two hangars, parking and almost a square mile of apron space. It can handle more than 250 aircraft simultaneously. Business aircraft of all types can be stored and maintained in hangars at Vnukovo. Vnukovo-3 is the first FBO in Russia and Eastern Europe to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling certificate at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).
Igor Mudrik, VIPPORT CEO, said all of the employees know English and other languages, are trained and certified. VIPPORT has an exclusive contractual relationship with all of services at Vnukovo Airport and can give services at Vnukovo-1, Vnukovo-2 and Vnukovo-3.
VIPPORT can arrange inflight catering as well as:
- Russian and foreign newspapers
- Fresh flowers and flower arrangements
- Dishwashing, laundering and dry cleaning
- Aircraft exterior washing and interior cleanin.
- Warm and cold storage
- Delivery of catering and other requests
Russia is so enormous that it covers 11 time zones. And, a hugely disproportionate number of its citizens live in Moscow. Consider these numbers:
Moscow has a population of 12 million.
Russia has a population of 144 million.
And, Russia is 6.6 million square miles while Moscow is 970 square miles.
That means 8 percent of the population lives in 0.015 percent of the country.
(The Russian capital, according to worldatlas.com, is the second most populous city on the European continent, after Istanbul, Turkey. Paris and London are No. 3 and No. 4..
With that many people competing for that small slice of the country, it is understandable that Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live.
So, it’s no surprise that some 68,000 millionaires and billionaires call it home.
If you are after high-class entertainment and restaurants, there is plenty in Moscow. The city also has more than 400 museums and a subway so beautiful that it looks like an underground art and history museum. A policy of the former Soviet Union was to integrate art into public places – even underground rails.
A lot of people use the Moscow Metro stations. In fact, the only cities that carry more people on their subway systems are Tokyo and Seoul.
The financial hub of Moscow plays host to events such as:
RUBAE (Russian Business Aviation Exhibition) is the only international business aviation exhibition in Russia and CIS countries. It is held over three days in September in Vnukovo-3. Formerly called Jet Expo, RUBAE expanded its business program and conference to attract a larger audience and to be recognized as one of the biggest and best trade shows in the aviation industry.
The Vnukovo-3 hangar becomes an exhibition hall for planes and booths manned by major players in the industry, such as Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, Embraer, Bombardier Aerospace, Dassault Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Beechcraft Corporation.
In addition to the aircraft manufacturers, brokers, operators, airlines and service providers also attend RUBAE.
CIS Wealth Moscow is a wealth structuring conference held in February with a focus on the Russian market.
It is the place where more than 400 delegates from more than 200 companies in 30 countries gather to find business partners and get answers and solutions from others in their field. Part conference and part exhibition, attendees are invited to confer with wealth professionals, hear about the latest trends, network with industry experts and learn from others. CIS Wealth is for senior management and executive decision-makers who have the authority to buy or recommend buying products and services. There will be experts in the following fields:
- Financial planning and retail investment
- Asset management and wealth protection
- Tax consulting and tax planning
- Corporate services
- Accounting and audits
- Immigration and citizenship
- Industry and manufacturing
- International trade
FBOs at Vnukovo Airport, UUWW, VKO
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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.