London 2012 Olympics by Private Jet

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will attract huge numbers of visitors to London and other 2012 Olympic venues across the UK.

There's now limited availability for flight slots at some London airports, whilst other London airports and helipads are closed for private flights.

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London Olympic Flight Update June 2012

Adam Twidell (CEO of PrivateFly) comments: "It is now more difficult to get a landing slot at London City airport during the Olympics than it is to get a ticket for the 100m final."

Slots for major London airports are now severely limited over the duration of the Games, with wise private jet travellers turning to smaller, less well-known airports outside London in order to avoid the crowds.

In addition to the large spike in bookings for people flying into London for the Games themselves, PrivateFly has also seen an increase in demand for clients looking to escape London during the Olympics. Private jets will offer the most direct and effective method of travel for summer escapes, as airlines struggle under the weight of demand. See our recommended summer escapes

Where to find London Olympics Landing slots

For London flights during the Olympics the advice is to book as early as possible. There are some airports which still have slots available, but as the Games start availability even from airports outside London will be limited.

Last minute flight bookings with no prior slot booking are likely to have to use airports further from London which do not require slots, such as Cambridge airport (which is operating 24hrs during the summer) and London Ashford airport to the South.

Smaller airfields, like Cranfield aerodrome near Bedford are gaining popularity. Cranfield has facilities to handle jets up to Gulfstream size and has a number of slots remaining, meaning it will be well placed for last-minute bookings.

If you do want to charter a private jet for flights to or from London during the Olympic period please call us on {{telephone}} (24 hours).

Flight Slots Limited

The biggest factor affecting private jet operations in the South East is the introduction of airport "slots" allocation for all London private jet airports between 14th July and 15th August. This will mean that much of the flexibility usually associated with smaller airports like London Farnborough and Biggin Hill is limited.

The area of slot restriction extends as far as Oxford airport in the west, to Southend airport in the East. Gatwick represents the Southern limits of the restricted region.

More than ever, PrivateFly recommends booking as early as possible, as slots are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Once an airport has allocated all of its slots for a date, there can be no further arrivals or departures from that airfield, meaning the flight will have to use a different departure/arrival point.

London City Airport is already extremely busy, with few slots remaining, and London Heathrow is not allowing any private jet movements at all.

RAF Northolt, too, will be unavailable for private traffic use between 25th July and 14th August as the RAF are basing a squadron of Typhoon Fighters at the air base to provide air support during the Games. It is the first time that fighter aircraft have been stationed at the airfield since the Second World War.

Private Jet Flights to London Airports

Private jet hire prices are available to book now and are based on a 3-day return price for the whole aircraft. 
The map below shows London Airports and Helipads, however some airports and helipads may have limited availability or be closed for private flights during the Olympics.

For the latest advice on private flights during the London Olympics call us on {{telephone}}.

Prices for Private jet travel to London from: Manchester | Paris | Rome | Moscow | New York

Manchester - London - Manchester from £3270
Aircraft Type: Piper Navajo
Passengers: 7
Flight Time: 1 hour

Paris - London - Paris from £3870
Aircraft Type: Piper Navajo
Passengers: 7
Flight Time: 1 hour

Rome - London - Rome from £15 480
Aircraft Type: Cessna Citation
Passengers: 6
Flight Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Moscow - London - Moscow from £37 830
Aircraft Type: Learjet 40
Passengers: 9
Flight Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

New York - London - New York from £55 600
Aircraft Type: Challenger 601
Passengers: 13
Flight Time: 7 hours 30 minutes

London Private Jet Airports and Helipads

The London 2012 Olympics will be held at a number of venues across London and elsewhere in the UK. Below is a full list of 2012 Olympic sporting venues and the closest private jet airports and helicopter landing sites to each.

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London 2012 Olympic Venues

2012 Olympic Venue Location Closest Jet Airport Closest Helipad
Aquatics Centre
(Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Modern Pentathlon)
Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Basketball Arena
(Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Handball)
Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
BMX Circuit (BMX Cycling) Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Eton Manor (Wheelchair Tennis) Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Handball Arena (Handball, Goalball, Modern Pentathlon) Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Hockey Centre Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Olympic Stadium Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Velodrome (Cycling) Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Water Polo Arena Olympic Park, Stratford, East London London City London Stapleford
Earls Court
(Volleyball)
Earls Court, West London Farnborough London Stapleford
ExCeL
(Boxing, Fencing, Table Tennis, Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting/Powerlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Volleyball - sitting)
ExCeL, Victoria Dock, East London London City London Stapleford
Greenwich Park
(Equestrian events and Modern Pentathlon)
Greenwich, South East London London City London Stapleford
Horse Guards Parade
(Beach Volleyball);
Central London, Whitehall Farnborough London Stapleford
Hyde Park
(Triathlon, Marathon Swimming)
Central London / West End Farnborough London Stapleford
Lords Cricket Ground
(Archery)
St John's Wood, North West London Farnborough Elstree
North Greenwich Arena
(Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Basketball)
Greenwich Peninsula, South East London London City London Stapleford
The Royal Artillery Barracks
(Shooting, Paralympic Archery)
Woolwich, South East London London City London Stapleford
Wembley Arena
(Badminton, Rhythmic Gymnastics)
Wembley, North East London Farnborough Elstree
Wembley Stadium
(Football)
Wembley, North East London Farnborough Elstree
Wimbledon
(Tennis)
Wimbledon, South West London Biggin Hill Biggin Hill

UK Regional 2012 Olympic Venues

2012 Olympic Venue Location Closest Jet Airport Closest Helipad
City of Coventry Stadium
(Football)
Coventry, West Midlands Coventry Coventry
Eton Dorney
(Rowing, Canoe Sprint)
Berkshire, close to Windsor Fairoaks Fairoaks
Hadleigh Farm
(Mountain Bike)
Essex Southend Southend
Hampden Park
(Football)
Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Glasgow City
Lee Valley White Water Centre
(Canoe Slalom)
Lee Valley, Hertfordshire Stapleford Romford
Millennium Stadium
(Football)
Cardiff, Wales Cardiff Cardiff
Old Trafford
(Football)
Manchester, North West England Manchester Wythenshawe
St James Park (Football) Newcastle, North East England Newcastle Newcastle
Weymouth and Portland
(Sailing)
Dorset, South Coast Bournemouth Bournemouth

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