With the 2020 Ski and Covid 19 the season was forced to be cut short due to the outbreak. Recently, with the winter fast approaching, many people across Europe have been asking us, will I be able to go skiing in 2021?
Resorts across Europe are actively taking positive actions to keep skiers and snowboarders safe. Requirements such as face masks and hand sanitiser which are now familiar with us all will be in place on the slopes. Additionally, chalets and hotels are adapting and some are even providing contact-free check in, manned buffets and regular testing of staff. You might even find the slopes a little quieter in 2021 as some resorts are limiting hotels and chalets to 70% capacity to aid with social distancing.
Many resorts are going the extra mile working with local governments and tourism boards to create the safest environments possible. Enhanced testing regimes are being rolled out for employees of accommodation providers, restaurants and lift/transport workers. Ski Lifts and Cable Cars will be regularly disinfected and have a reduced capacity likely limited to one group/household. Expect table service in bars and restaurants and Apres Ski to be mainly outside in the fresh air.
The 2021 Ski Season is expected to go ahead despite Covid 19 and flying by private jet in 2021 will help keep your group safe while also providing the usual benefits. Travel in an aircraft dedicated for your party which has been fully sanitised between each trip. Reduce your overall travel time by using private terminals meaning you can arrive at the airport 15 minutes before departure.
If you are thinking about going skiing in 2021, contact our private jet charter experts today. Our team will advise and guide you with the latest travel restrictions and requirements. Contact us today for a free no obligation quote via email, phone us on +442039600123 or enquire via our website.
Well known for fantastic skiing, St Moritz has another ace up its sleeve. In January St Moritz hosts a unique sceptical, the annual Snow Polo World Cup. Since 1985, the snow polo tournament has been hosted here and is currently the only high goal polo tournament played on snow.
Located in a fantastic natural setting on a frozen lake in the Engadin Valley, the event offers a unique atmosphere. Gourmet food, champagne in the stands and complimentary social events make it an event not to be missed. Each year, the event takes place over the last weekend of January with 2020 marking the 36th meeting held between the 24th and 26th of January.
The tournament takes most of the year to plan and over 3 weeks to set up. With an outlay of over 2.5 million francs the tournament is economical beneficial to the local area due to its distinctive blend of nature, cocktails, sport and parties.
If you want to charter a private jet or helicopter transfer to the Snow Polo World Cup contact us today. Our team of dedicated charter experts are available 24 hours a day to assist you. We would be very happy to talk you through the range of options for travelling to St Moritz.
Lapland is Finland’s most northern region and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Perfect for Christmas trips or romantic getaways, visiting during winter is nothing short of magical. There’s no better way to start (and end) your trip than taking a private jet to Lapland.
With Lapland being in the arctic circle, temperatures between December and April stay below 0°C. With the best activities in Lapland being outdoors its essential you wrap up warm throughout your trip. Across the whole region there is so much to do, some of our favourites include; downhill and cross country Skiing, snow mobile safaris, ice fishing, dog sledding, meeting reindeer to name a few.
Even though there are so many amazing things to do in Lapland, our highlight has to be the incredible Aurora Borealis. Best seen from towns in the north which have low levels of light pollution such as Levi or Ylläs. You can even stay in an igloo room and see the amazing scenes from the privacy of your bed.
The main airports serving Lapland are Rovaniemi, which is the capital of the region & Kittila. However, other airports serve smaller towns and connect the expansive region. With the flight time from London to Rovaniemi around 3 hours, we would recommend a Super Light Jet or larger for flights to Lapland. For a large family a Midsize private jet would also be a fantastic choice giving more room and a stand up cabin. Whichever aircraft you choose, flying to Lapland by private jet will reduce the travel time and increase your comfort.
When flying to cold regions, the likely hood of aircraft de-icing measures being required increases. Our private jet charter experts will help advise you on de-icing measures including arranging a hanger for your plane if necessary. Putting your plane in a hanger can reduce and sometimes remove the need for aircraft de-icing.
If you’re thinking about a trip to Lapland, why not contact our private jet charter experts today. We will gladly provide you with a free, no obligation quote for your next trip wherever it may be to. Call us today on +442039600123, email us on email@example.com or submit your request via our website.
Wherever you’re heading to ski this year, dBB Aviation’s experts are ready to assist you with getting to the slopes. Our experienced team will take the stress out of arranging the flights and transfers.
Depending on which resort you’re travelling to, you can save up to 7 hours when skiing by private jet. Skiing by private jet allows you to reduce check in time to 15 minutes, meaning within 20 minutes of arriving at the airport you can be airborne and on the way. Compared to travelling on a commercial airline with a European flight check in time of 2 hours.
Private Jets can also access airports which commercial aircraft cannot, getting you closer to your resort. You can fly direct to airports such as Sion, Samedan and Gstaad can reduce ground transfer time by up to 90%. Down from 90 minutes to just 8 minutes in some cases!
Prefer skiing or boarding with your own equipment? Many aircraft have dedicated storage for your ski gear. Simply turn up to the airport and place your bags and kit on the trolley and let the private terminal staff handle the rest. No need to check your ski bag into the oversized baggage area and long waits at baggage claim on arrival.
dBB Aviation’s experienced team can even help with arranging door to door transfers. All you need to worry about is making sure you’ve packed enough warm gear! If you want to reduce the travel time even further we can book helicopters transfers so you can be at your resort minutes after landing. Skiing by private jet is a great way to get the family to the Alps with less hassle.
Contact us today on +442039600123, firstname.lastname@example.org or enquire via our website for more information and a free no obligation quote.
Many of our customers travelling to The Alps ask us, can I take a private jet to Courchevel?
Even though Courchevel has an airport in the heart of the Alps visible from the slopes, there are many restrictions and limitations due to safety. Read on to find out more about what can and cant land at Courchevel.
Limitations and Restrictions
There are several restrictions which mean many private jets cannot land at Courchevel including; the short runway 537 metres, the runway gradient as seen in the image above and video below. the no go around approach which means pilots only get one chance at landing. Are you travelling from outside the Schengen Area? Courchevel does not have customs, meaning flights originating outside mainland Europe are not possible.
Who Can Land At Courchevel?
For a private jet to land at Courchevel they must meet strict criteria including; be flying from inside the Schengen Area and have sufficient performance to land on a short runway. Most charter aircraft which have good enough performance will legally require a longer runway. However, there are some prop aircraft such as a Pilatus PC12, Partenavia P68 and Aviator TP600 and even these may require strict weight limits to safely operate. Furthermore, the weather is always a factor worth considering at Courchevel for both private jets and helicopters. There are some small private jets which can fly into Courchevel with 4 people, our team would be very happy to explain more.
Alternative Airports to Courchevel
With all of the limiting factors we always recommend using a larger airport in the surrounding area for your trip. We understand that ski trips can be stressful so our knowledgeable team can assist you with end to end logistics for your trip. With this in mind, we will find the closest airport, the right private jet and can even arrange helicopter transfers. All you need to do is simply tell the team where you will be staying and we will do the rest.
Contact our team today for a no obligation quote for your next trip to The Alps. You can reach the team on +442039600123 email us at email@example.com or enquire via our website.
With the 2020-2021 ski season fast approaching, the most convenient (and glamorous) way to get to the slopes is by private jet. Many of the European ski resorts have smaller or lesser known airports close by which are not served by airlines. Many of our customers often ask us, “what is the best airport for my ski resort?” Our teams expert knowledge of central Europe’s airports can cut hours off your travel time allowing you to save valuable time, reduce stress and get on the slopes even quicker. We’ve put together a list of the most popular ski resorts and their closest airports.
Quick Guide – Europe’s popular ski resorts and the closest airport for private jets:
Gstaad – Gstaad-Saanen or Bern
Klosters – St Gallen
St Moritz – Samedan/Zurich
Verbier – Sion
Zermatt – Sion
Chamonix – Geneva
Alpe d’Huez – Grenoble
Courchevel – Courchevel, Grenoble or Geneva
Les Gets – Geneva
Les Deux Alps – Grenoble
Meribel – Chambery
Morzine/Avoriaz – Geneva
Val d’Isere – Chambery
La Plagne – Chambery
Livigno – Samedan
Cortina D’Ampezzo – Treviso or Bolzano
Madonna di Campoglio – Bolzano
Garmish – Innsbruck
Lech – Innsbruck
Mayrhofen – Innsbruck
Kitzbuhel – Salzburg
St Anton am Arlberg – Innsbruck
If your resort isn’t shown above, contact our friendly team who are ready to assist you with finding the best airport for your ski resort. We have access to a wide range of aircraft which can take you to the Alps in style, from efficient Very Light Jets which are great for couples, Super Light Jets which are perfect for family trips all. We can even arrange a Heavy Jet with up to 15 seats which is a fantastic option if you are in a large group.
Contact us today via email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone on +442039600123 or via our website for a free, no obligation quote for your next ski trip.
The 2019/20 Game shooting season is underway across the UK and Europe and our team are ready to assist with your travel needs for your next shoot.
dBB Aviation can help you reach remote spots in the UK and Europe with a private jet or helicopter charter for Game Shooting. Whether its North Yorkshire for Grouse or Devon for Pheasants we can arrange a helicopter for same day events. If your taking a longer trip to Scotland, France or Spain or anywhere else, flying privately will allow you to arrive stress free and refreshed ready for a busy day.
Did you know when you charter a private jet for the game shooting we can also arrange for your sporting equipment, guns and even dogs to travel on board the aircraft removing the hassle of taking commercial airlines.
Summer is only around the corner and its time to start thinking about where you might jet off to for some much needed sunshine. We’ve selected our pick of Europe’s top private jet destinations for 2019 and good news! They are only few hours away no matter where you are on the continent.
We’ve put together a rundown of 3 of the most popular locations below.
Nice, Cannes, Toulon-Hyeres, St Tropez-La Mole Airports
Popular with jet setters all year round the Cote d’Azur is a must visit location in the summer, take a stroll along one of the promenades, experience fine dining across the city or explore one of France’s premier artists at the Musée Matisse. Heading to Monaco? Nice is only 30 minutes drive by road or why not allow for dBB Aviation to arrange a helicopter transfer getting you to Monaco heliport in just 10 minutes.
One way prices on a private jet from London to Nice starting at: £5,800 GBP
Return prices (2 nts) London to Nice from: £8,000 GBP
Empty leg prices London to Nice from: £2,300 GBP
Recommended private jet for this flight: Nextant 400XTi or Citation CJ2
Blue skies, golden beaches and fantastic seafood are just a few of the reasons why the Algarve is one of our most in demand destinations every year. Find your perfect setting and take your pick from a whole host of villas, 5* hotels or quaint guesthouses. Villamoura marina offers a fantastic location to meet your yacht and take in the breeze from the Atlantic.
One way prices on a private jet from London to Faro from: £8,500 GBP
Return prices (2 nts) London to Faro from: £13,000 GBP
Empty leg prices London to Faro from: £5,500 GBP
Recommended private jet for this flight: Citation XLS or Phenom 300
Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca Airports
Ibiza’s unrivalled night life is just one of the reasons that the White Isle is so popular each year. With opening parties looming, now is the perfect time to book your trip. If you’re looking for something a little less intense, one of Menorca’s beautiful beaches is sure to hit the spot and if cycling or hiking is more your thing, the mountainous terrain and fantastic scenery of Majorca make for a perfect tour.
One way prices on a private jet from London to Ibiza from: £8,100 GBP
Return prices (2 nts) London to Ibiza from: £12,500 GBP
Empty leg prices London to Ibiza from: £6,000 GBP
Recommended private jet for this flight: Citation Latitude or Legacy 500
dBB Aviation are always happy to provide advice and guidance at any stage to make sure your needs are met entirely. If you’re looking at flights to one of our top private jet destinations for 2019 mentioned in this article or anywhere else worldwide, why not contact one of our private jet charter experts on email@example.com or +44(0)2039600123 today for a free quote today.
With the ski season fast approaching, the most convenient way by far to get you to the slopes is by private jet. Many of the ski resorts have smaller or lesser known airports close by, some which are not served by airlines.
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