EUROPE'S TOP SUMMER EVENTS BY PRIVATE JET

Summer in Europe showcases an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events. Here we profile ten of the most popular events for private jet travellers - and how to get there.

Wimbledon | Le Mans | Tour de France | British Grand Prix | Open Golf Championship | Art Basel | St Petersburg 'Stars of the White Nights' Festival | Glastonbury | Montreaux Jazz Festival | Open'er (Poland)

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SPORT:

Wimbledon, June

The tennis calendar is a year round one, but for many fans, Wimbledon is the most prestigious event to attend. The nearest private jet airports to Wimbledon are Ham Polo Club (for helicopters) or RAF Northolt.

Private jet charter pricing to Wimbledon
Paris Le Bourget – RAF Northolt (day return) from £ 6 800
Citation Mustang (4 seats)
Flight time: 50 minutes

Le Mans, June

24 hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is one of the world's most famous race events, since it launched in 1923. Located in the north west of France, the closest airport is Le Mans Arnage, just 3km from the circuit. This can accommodate small propeller aircraft and helicopters.

For larger aircraft, we recommend using Angers Marce Airport, 75km away. A landing here can be combined with a helicopter transfer.

Private jet charter pricing to Le Mans
Paris – Le Mans Arnage (overnight return) from € 5 500
King Air (8 seats)
Flight time: 46 minutes

London - Angers Marce (overnight return) from £5 600
Citation Mustang
Seats: 4 
Flight time: 1 hour

Tour de France, July

The most famous cycling event in the world takes place across three weeks and 3,500 km in France. The hot tickets are, of course, to witness the yellow jersey cross the finishing line along the Champs Elysées.

The nearest private jet airport to the Tour de France finish is Paris Le Bourget.

Private jet charter pricing to the Tour De France
London Biggin Hill - Paris Le Bourget (day return) from £ 6 400
Embraer Phenom 100 (4 seats)
Flight time: 50 minutes

Silverstone - The British Grand Prix, July

One of the most exhilarating sporting events in the annual F1 calendar, at a classic British race course. The nearest airport to Silverstone is Cranfield Airport, which becomes exceptionally busy with jets and helicopters around the event.

Private jet charter pricing to The British Grand Prix
Nice Cote d’Azur - Cranfield (day return) from £11 100
Citation Jet (6 seats)
Flight time: 2 hours

The Open Golf Championship, July

The Open is the only major men's tournament held outside the USA, with nine courses in Scotland and England hosting the event on a rota basis.
A global audience flies in to witness the world's top golfers compete for title, the most historic accolade in the sport.

In 2017, The Open will be held at Royal Birkdale, 20 miles north of Liverpool.

Private jet charter pricing to the Open Golf Championship
London Biggin Hill - Liverpool Airport (day return) from £5 600
Learjet 45 (8 seats).
Flight time: 1 hour.

ARTS:

Art Basel, June

One of the most prominent contemporary art events in the world bringing together Art lovers, curators and dealers from all over the world. Each year there is a special day for VIPs, when EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse airport becomes a private jet landing hotspot.

Private jet charter pricing to Art Basel
Paris Le Bourget - EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (day return) from £5 900
Embraer Phenom 100 (4 seats)
Flight time: 50 minutes

St Petersburg 'Stars of the White Nights' Festival, May-July

Showcasing a series of world-class opera and ballet performances, running as a 3 month season across the Summer. As the name suggests, the festival takes place during St Petersburg's endlessly light days, when the sun never sets and you can walk home in the midnight sunshine.

The nearest airport to Stars of the White Nights Festival is Pulkovo St Petersburg.

Private jet charter pricing to St Petersburg "Stars of the White Nights" Festival
Geneva - Pulkovo St Petersburg (two night return) from £22 000  
Citation XL (8 seats)
Flight time: 3 hrs 10 mins

MUSIC:

Glastonbury, June

Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music festival in the world, attracting A-list festival goers in addition to headline performers.

Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the Vale of Avalon is also one of the most beautiful locations in England. The nearest airport to Glastonbury is Bristol Airport.

Private jet charter pricing to Glastonbury Festival
London Biggin Hill – Bristol (overnight return) from £6 500
Citation II (7 seats)
Flight time: 0 hrs 33 mins

Helicopter pricing to Glastonbury Festival
London Heliport to Glastonbury (one way) from £3 200
Eurocopter EC130
Seats: 5 
Flight time: 1 hour

Montreux Jazz Festival, June-July

Montreux in Switzerland plays host to this world renowned festival, which brings together the best musicians in Jazz and blues from across the world. The nearest airport to Montreux Jazz Festival is Bern Airport.

Private jet charter pricing to Montreux Jazz Festival
London Biggin Hill - Bern Airport (overnight return) from £9 350
Citation XL (8 seats)
Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Open'er (Poland), June

The biggest music festival in Poland, which sees an exceptional line-up of international heavyweights, which in the past have included acts such as The Arctic Monkeys, Rihanna, and the Kings of Leon.

The nearest airport to Open'er, Poland is Gdynia Oksywie AB.

Private jet charter pricing to Open'er, Poland
Geneva - Gdynia Oksywie AB (overnight return) from £12 700
Cesnna Citation XL (8 seats)
Flight time: 2 hours

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