PrivateFly runs an annual "best airport approaches poll" to find your favourite airport approach. Last year's favourite airports included beach runways, mountain-top airports and airports approaches across stunning city skylines.
This year PrivateFly asked a panel of expert judges from across the travel industry to nominate their favourite airport approaches for the airport poll.
Murdo Morrison has been the Editor of Flight International, the world’s oldest aviation weekly, since 2001. In a 25-year journalism career , he has also edited magazines in the motor trade and town planning sectors. He regularly appears in the media as an expert on aerospace and has a weekly slot on Monocle Radio. He was named Aerospace Journalist of the Year in 2010 and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Murdo's Favourite Airports
- London City
Clive Jacobs is the chairman of Travel Weekly Group and the former co-founder of Holiday Autos Group, the world’s largest leisure car rental broker. In 2003 Clive sold Holiday Autos to lastminute.com and took up the role of executive vice-chairman until mid 2004. Clive then advised on several large acquisition opportunities with major banks and private equity companies. He has personally backed two businesses: the leading independent online classified business freeads.co.uk and an internet software consultancy business.
Clive's Favourite Airports
- Virgin Gorda
Graham Boynton has worked as an international newspaper and magazine journalist for more than 30 years. He was Travel Editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph from 1998 to 2011, and previously part of the launch team for Conde Nast Traveler, which became America’s most successful travel publication. Before this he was editor of Business Traveller magazine. Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was honoured for his contribution to travel journalism at the British Travel Press Awards 2011.
Graham's Favourite Airports
- Cape Town
- St Barts
- Hong Kong
Matthew Stibbe writes the Forbes Aviator column and is CEO of Articulate Marketing and TurbineHQ.com. In his spare time he flies a Cirrus SR22 and holds a commercial pilot’s licence and instrument rating. He also edits the GolfHotelWhiskey.com blog.
Matthew's Favourite Airports
- Cannes Mandelieu
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- Belfast City
Richard has over 35 years of travel industry experience, having held senior management and marketing roles at travel companies including MyTravel, Saga Holidays, and Forte Hotels and Restaurants. Richard was most recently CEO of Hoseasons, where he led a buy-out in 2010. Richard is non-executive chairman of PrivateFly.com
Richard's Favourite Airports
- Cape Town
David Scowsill is President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Previously he has held senior, global roles at some of the biggest names in travel and aviation. David has been CEO of Opodo; Vice Chairman, Worldhotels; Senior VP Sales, Marketing & IT at Hilton International; Managing Director EMEA at American Airlines; Regional General Manager Asia/Pacific at British Airways and Sales & Marketing Director at easyJet airlines.
David's Favourite Airports
- Mammoth Lakes
Patrick is Editor of the Hawker Beechcraft JOURNEY magazine. As both a New York Times bestseller and a qualified private pilot, he firmly believes that writing and aeroplanes are an inspiring combination. He regularly writes and speaks about the world of private aviation and his by-line as reporter and feature-writer has appeared in many British and European publications including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, The Guardian, The Spectator, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung andStern.
Patrick's Favourite Airports
- St Maarten
- New York JFK
Adam has been a qualified pilot for 20 years and passionate about aviation all his life. He served 10 years in the RAF, when he flew the Hercules, and then became a private jet pilot. He now flies the Citation XL as a freelance pilot, alongside his role as CEO of PrivateFly.com and his work as an aviation consultant. Adam co-founded PrivateFly.com in 2008, having spotted a need in the market for an efficient online private jet booking network, linking customers directly with aircraft operators.
Adam's Favourite Airports
- San Sebastian Airport
John Bevan has worked in the travel industry for 21 years, running brands such as Bargainholidays, Ferrybooker.com, Deckchair.com, Ifyouski.com, 1ski.com, All-hotels.com, Travelocity.com and lastminute.com. He is currently Managing Director of Voyage Privé, the private members travel club.
John's Favourite Airports
- Los Angeles Airport
- Nice Airport
- London City Airport
Bill Prince is the deputy Editor of iconic men's lifestyle magazine, GQ. Holding the position of Deputy Editor in the UK for the last sixteen years, he also simultaneously serves as Watches and Travel editor, where he scours the globe for the best in fashion and travel for the discerning GQ readership.
Sylvie Peron is Editor in Chief of Altitudes Europe, a leading luxury lifestyle magazine for the private aviation industry.
Part of the LuxMedia group, Altitudes is read by private jet owners and enthusiasts across Europe.