Courchevel Altiport History
Created in 1961, Courchevel Altiport is distinctive for its short and steep runway (537 metres long) and its altitude - it is the highest runway in Europe.
Given its challenging location and short runway, the French Aviation Authority (DGAC) restricts most commercially-chartered fixed wing private flights, in or out of Courchevel. Private owners can land there in their own aircraft (ie not commercially-chartered by a third party) - as different safety regulations around landing then apply.
Most clients looking to reach Courchevel by private charter will arrive by private jet to Chambery or Grenoble, then transfer to Courchevel via helicopter.
Courchevel Airport is situated just 10 minutes by car from the ski resort centre of Courchevel, and around 90 minutes drive from Chambery Airport.
Facts - Courchevel Altiport
Airport code: LFLJ /CVF
Latitude: 45° 23′ 51″ N
Longitude: 06° 38′ 04″ E
Runway length: 537m
Runway surface: Asphalt
Private jet & helicopter charter prices to Courchevel
To fly to Courchevel from London, a small 4-seater Citation Mustang would cost from around €12,500 for a return flight to Chambery, with a further €1,700 (each way) for a private helicopter transfer in a 5-seater helicopter.