The Most Popular Private Jet Routes In Europe
Private jets can depart and arrive from ten times as many airports in Europe than scheduled airlines. A significant benefit of using private aviation is being able to use smaller, local airports which reduces ground transfers, and any direct routing is possible.
However, there are key private jet airports and routes in Europe that consistently rank as the most popular - for both business and private jet travellers.
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PrivateFly analysed the top ten private jet city-pairs in Europe, using average monthly data* from the first six months of 2013. Here are the most popular private jet routes in Europe, looking at flight performance in both directions, and how they compare to last year:
1. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN MILAN & ROME
The Italian domestic route between the fashion capital of Milan and the official capital of Rome is the most popular routing for business aviation in Europe. Despite taking the top spot, this route is notably down in flight movements on the same 6 month period in 2012
From Milan Linate to Rome Ciampino: 130 flights per month (-25% year on year)
From Rome Ciampino to Milan Linate: 126 flights per month (- 25% year on year)
Private jet pricing between Milan and Rome from € 4 070 (Citation Mustang, seats 4, 1 hour)
2. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN PARIS LE BOURGET & GENEVA
Paris Le Bourget is the busiest private jet airport in Europe and the route between the financial hubs of Paris and Geneva is consistently, year-round, one of the busiest private jet city-pairings - for business, ski-flights and private leisure use.
From Paris Le Bourget to Geneva : 116 flights per month (-14% )
From Geneva to Paris Le Bourget: 120 flights per month (-4% )
Private jet pricing between Paris & Geneva from €4 460 (Citation Mustang, seats 4, 1 hour)
3. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN NICE & GENEVA
Private jet flights from Nice in the Cote D'Azur to Geneva are also very popular, peaking especially during Europe's summer season. Even in the winter, we see regular private flight movements between Nice and Geneva for business travel and second home-owners.
From Nice Cote D'Azur to Geneva : 69 flights per month (-10% )
From Geneva to Nice Cote D'Azur: 71 flights per month (-1% )
Private jet pricing between Nice & Geneva from €3 640 (Phenom 100, seats 4, 40 mins)
4. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN PARIS & NICE
The internal French route between the wealth hotspots of the French capital and The Cote D'Azur is in fourth place, and is also more prevalent as a top routing during the Summer months. In both directions, but especially northwards, the routing is growing in popularity, year on year.
From Paris Le Bourget to Nice Cote D'Azur: 67 flights per month (+ 1%)
From Nice Cote D'Azur to Paris Le Bourget: 68 flights per month (+7% )
Private jet pricing between Nice & Paris from €5 260 (Citation Mustang, seats 4, 1hr 20 mins)
5. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN DONETSK, & KIEV ZHULIANY
The fastest-growing private jet route is in Ukraine, for a domestic routing between the mining region of Donetsk and the Ukranian capital of Kiev (Zhuliany airport). In both directions, this city-pairing is showing over 30% increase year on year, reflecting rising High-Net Worth wealth and private jet popularity in the region.
From Donetsk to Kiev Zhuliany: 57 flights per month (+33%)
From Kiev Zhuliany to Donetsk: 55 flights per month (+35%)
Private jet pricing between Donetsk & Kiev from €6 730 (Cessna Citation CJ3, seats 6, 1hr 5 mins)
6. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN MOSCOW & NICE
The private jet flight route between the Moscow's exclusive private jet airport, Vnukovo and Nice is also a key itinerary that peaks in the Summer. The more popular direction is from Moscow down to the French Riviera, reflecting the popularity of the area for Russian real-estate owners.
From Moscow Vnukovo to Nice Cote D'Azur: 57 flights per month (- 7%)
From Nice Cote D'Azur to Moscow Vnukovo: 53 flights per month (0%)
Private jet pricing between Moscow & Nice from €24 250 (Citation XL, seats 8, 3hrs 30 mins)
7. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN ANKARA & ISTANBUL ATATURK
Private jet flights between Esenboga airport in the Turkish capital of Ankara and the country's largest city of Istanbul are also on the rise, notably on the domestic eastward route from Istanbul to Ankara.
From Istanbul Ataturk to Ankara Esenboga: 47 flights per month (+16%)
From Ankara Esenboga to Istanbul Ataturk: 44 flights per month (-5%)
Private jet pricing between Ankara & Istanbul from €4 860 (Citation Bravo, seats 7, 49 mins)
8. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN MILAN & PARIS
The short European hop between Milan's Linate Airport (favoured for its dedicated private jet terminal) and the private jet airport of Le Bourget in the French capital is a key private jet routing that is strong year-round for both business and leisure flights.
From Milan Linate to Paris Le Bourget: 40 flights per month (-8%)
From Paris Le Bourget to Milan Linate: 41 flights per month (-2%)
Private jet pricing between Milan & Paris from €4 924 (Citation Mustang, seats 4, 1hr 20 mins)
9. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN PARIS & LONDON
Flying from Paris to London by private jet offers many London gateways including Luton, RAF Northolt, London City. However the most popular routing pair so far this year is using London Farnborough airport. Farnborough is seen as one of the most stylish and exclusive arrivals in Europe, and is showing strong growth across many of the top routes in and out of London.
From Paris Le Bourget to Farnborough: 42 flights per month (+6%)
From Farnborough to Paris Le Bourget: 37 flights per month (+9%)
Private jet pricing between Le Bourget & Farnborough from €3 440 (Citation Mustang, seats 4, 50 mins)
10. PRIVATE JETS BETWEEN LONDON & GENEVA
The private jet routing between London and Geneva is consistently one of the most popular city-pairs, with business aviation flights and regular ski flights between the financial hubs. All London airports to Geneva Cointrin show strong traffic, but Farnborough takes the top spot ahead of Luton.
From Farnborough to Geneva: 40 flights per month (+5%)
From Geneva to Farnborough: 40 flights per month (+6%)
OTHER POPULAR PRIVATE JET ROUTES IN EUROPE
Outside of the Top Ten private jet routes, there are also other notable private jet city-pairs that take a significant portion of the overall private jet traffic in Europe:
Private jet from Geneva to Moscow Vnukovo (38 monthly flights, -4% year on year)
Private jet from Geneva to Zurich (37 monthly flights, -3%)
Private jet from Farnborough to Nice (40 monthly flights, +12%)
Private jet from London Luton to Nice (34 monthly flights, -14%)
Private jet from Prague Vaclav Havel to Bratislava M.R Stefanik (34 flights, +1%)
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*Source: WINGX-Advance.com data, taking a monthly average from Jan-Jun 2013 flight data.