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Private jet terminal,away from busy main terminal.


An (FBO) fixed-based-operator is a business allowed by an airport to operate on the airport and provide certain services such as fueling hangarage, parking, maintenance. A private jet FBO terminal is usually located away from the main hub airport. It generally caters for business and general aviation flyers with lounges for crew, and various other amenities

There is secure car parking available on site with a drop-off and collection point at the front of the premises. Guests interested in using the car parking facility must ensure they advise us of their requirements at least 24hrs in advance. As our guest you will be able to have free access to the car park for the duration of your stay.

Which One

The operator of the aircraft will usually choose which FBO to use for arrival and departure. They all have different reasons for that, price, customer service and experience as well as location all play a part. The staff are all highly trained and have worked in aviation for a long time. On booking you will be given the details of the FBO with directions and contact numbers.

Business Meeting

Business Meeting

You can host business meetings conferences in an exclusive location offering spectacular views of the airport. The well appointed meeting rooms offer a range of seating options for small groups.

Passenger Lounge

Passenger Lounge

Terminal facilities include:

  • Modern, Comfortable And Secure Air-Conditioned Passenger Departure Lounge
  • Airside Escort (on request) And Baggage Handling
  • Sound-Proofed, Air-Conditioned VIP Lounge For Added Privacy
  • Customer Drop Off And Car Waiting Area At Front Of Terminal For Rapid Road Access
  • Main Jet Entrance via Secure Reception Area To Enhance Privacy And Discretion
  • Secure Airside Access And Security
  • Customs And Immigration Clearance
  • Pilot/Crew Lounge
  • Jet Wash
  • Heated Hanger
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Coffee, Tea, Herbal Infusions, Soft Drinks And Biscuits
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Passenger lounge in a private jet terminal.

What Happens At The FBO

You can expect to met by the staff and pilot at the door on your arrival. If you’re slightly early then you can wait in the lounge area, with complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks available. This can be good if you have children or travelling with pets. Once your aircraft is ready you will be escorted to your jet on the ramp with a member of the ground staff and the pilot.


Private terminal offers passengers a quiet and relaxed environment pre and post flight.

What About Security?

At a private jet FBO terminal security is swift and less hassle compared to flying on a commercial aircraft. The same conditions and rules apply to travelling by private jet, but it will only be your group going through so it will only take a maximum of ten minutes. This is for larger aircraft that weigh over 10 tonnes (MTOW) otherwise you can go straight through to the jet as all passengers will be pre cleared.

Security Is Swift

Security Is Swift

Whilst you’re waiting to board your aircraft, relax and have a cup of tea or coffee. Watch television or surf the internet to pass away the time. Most private jet travellers however are usually only in the FBO for five minutes.


Passenger Lounge

Here at Manchester Airport, there is just the one dedicated FBO, Landmark Aviation, where we’re based. There is another handler in the main hub airport, Premiere Handling, who tend to deal with the larger aircraft. However there are three handlers, Premiere, Menzies and Swissport.

In Paris, Le Bourget has up to eight FBO so the operator has more choice.

So as you can see, flying private is a good way of avoiding the busy main airports. You can relax away from the crowds in a comfortable environment. The staff are friendly and attentive, making your journey more enjoyable.

For more information or to book a charter flight please call +44 (0)161 436 0124 or email info@falconaprivatejets.com


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