09 Jan Sion Airport
Sion airport is the closest airport to Verbier, around 50 minutes by road, in close vicinity to luxury ski resorts such as Crans-Montana and Zermatt.
Flying by private jet to Sion Airport can cut journey times considerably to many ski resorts. For example the ground transfer time from Sion to Verbier is less than an hour, compared to up to 3 hours from Geneva ,the closest major airline hub.
Or for even faster journey to the slopes, a helicopter charter from Sion takes just minutes to many prestigious ski resorts in the area.
Sion is perfectly located for those wishing to discover the Valais region of Switzerland. Here you will find Switzerland’s legendary ski slopes, during the Winter season. Only experienced pilots who have undergone simulator training and sat in the jumpseat for landing and take-off are allowed to fly there.
The airport’s single runway is 6,562 feet long, and the elevation is 1,581 feet. For pilots arriving during inclement weather, there is one obstacle, and that is a requirement to fly a steep six-degree glideslope for the ILS Runway 25 approach, which begins 25.6 nm from the runway.
The glide path lessens to 3.5 degrees 5.3 nm from the descent point. Pilots must receive training on the approach, too, which makes a pop-up trip to Sion difficult when the weather is below VFR minimums.
Sion features a hangar dedicated to aircraft storage and maintenance, along with 12,000 m2 for aircraft parking, which can be accessed via a convenient passenger walkway.
The Passenger terminal boasts three spacious VIP lounges for clients, complete with business and entertainment amenities. Private terminal building, On-site customs and immigration, valet parking service for passengers and crew, comfortable, fully equipped lounges for passengers, business and entertainment TV channels, complimentary Internet access, convenient booking for chauffeur, rental cars and helicopter transfers.
- Airport Code: SIR
- Main runway: 2,000 m (6,562 ft)
- Distance from Verbier: 55km
- Distance from Sion town centre: 2km
- Number of terminals: 1 passenger terminal
- Currency: Swiss Francs (CHF)
Estimate Price to Sion
A private jet flight from Manchester to Sion takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Aircraft 1: Phenom 300 (seats 8) from £23,000
Aircraft 2: Citation XLS+ (seats 8) from £25,000
Aircraft 3: Embraer Legacy 650 (seats 13) from £32,000