The Best Private Aviation Terminals in Europe - and what they have to offer

If you travel by private charter in Europe regularly - or are planning to do so - you will have more than 3000 airports to choose from.

With such a wide variety of facilities and locations on offer, what are the best private aviation terminals in Europe?

In this article we’ll take a look at Europe’s busiest, most popular and best-equipped airports for private jet passengers.

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European private airports - how do they compare to those in North America?

If you’re based in the US or Canada, you may be wondering how private jet terminals - and the airports that host them - compare to what you’re used to at home.

While European airports don’t always boast the huge spaces and hotel-style facilities of those in the US, the sheer number of places to land an aircraft on the Continent, will have you spoiled for choice.

You’ll also enjoy some the fastest and most efficient check in times when traveling private in Europe.

Attention to detail and customer-centric service are the norm at Europe’s private air terminals, with superior service that never fails to impress travelers from across the Atlantic.

Europe’s premier destination: London and Paris compete for the top spot

The French and British capitals have been top jetset destinations as long as jets have existed - and they still attract the biggest share of Europe’s private jet traffic.

Le Bourget Airport, Paris

Le Bourget is Europe’s busiest airport dedicated to private aviation, with the largest number of private jet arrivals in the region.

  • Located just 11km from the centre of Paris, Le Bourget is closer to the French capital’s business and financial districts than any other airport.

  • This proximity to the heart of French commerce, as well as the airports exclusive focus on private aviation, make it a top choice among business travelers in the EU.

  • Le Bourget features private jet terminals that maintain high standards of luxury and premium guest services for a seamless flight experience.

Passengers who have some time to spare between flights may want to explore the airport’s Museum of Air and Space. Among the huge collection of aircraft on display is the original supersonic Concorde jet that was decommissioned in 2003.

London Luton

While Le Bourget may be Europe’s busiest private airport, the city of London remains the busiest air destination.

Travellers have a number of airports to choose from when flying to London, but the city’s Luton airport welcomes the greatest number of private jet charters. 28,248 jets moved in and out of the airport last year.

  • Located just north of London with easy access to the M1 motorway, Luton airport provides a convenient arrival point for business and leisure travelers to the UK capital.

  • There are currently three FBOs (private terminals) operating at Luton airport - with one belonging to Harrods Aviation and the other two managed by Signature Flight Support.

  • Travellers can expect premium service and assistance with all their flight-related needs at Luton’s three terminals.

Geneva Cointrin Airport (Genève Aéroport)

Geneva is one of Europe’s premier business travel destinations, with banking and finance headquarters and international organizations, including the UN, based in the city.

  • Serving more than 32,000 private jets and their passengers annually, the Geneva Cointrin airport ranks among Europe’s busiest.

  • The airport first accepted flights in 1911, making it one of the first European airports.

  • Over a century of upgrades and improvements have allowed Cointrin Airport to remain one of the premier private jet destinations on the Continent.

  • Well-appointed FBO facilities at Cointrin Airport welcome private jet passengers from around the world with superior Swiss service and attention to detail.

With its location just 4km outside Geneva, the airport straddles the French/Swiss border. As a result, Geneva Cointrin is easily accessible to passengers from both countries.

Nice Cote d’Azur

The Nice Cote d’Azur airport welcomed almost as many private jet flights as Geneva Cointrin last year, registering a growth in air traffic of over 5%.

As the closest private airport to Monaco, one of the world’s premier jetset destinations, Nice Cote d’Azur welcomes premium travellers on a daily basis.

  • Private helicopter charters connect Monaco with Nice Cote d’Azur, while some travelers prefer to enjoy the scenic road or train ride between the two cities.

  • The French Riviera, which rivals Monaco as a destination for well-heeled travellers, is also easily accessible by road.

  • Nice Cote d’Azur offers its guests superior facilities, including duty free shopping, concierge services, and helicopter transfers.

As the gateway to Monaco, Nice Cote d’Azur meets the highest standards of luxury, discreteness, and efficient service. Arriving at one of the airport’s private jet terminals marks the beginning of an unforgettable trip.

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