Manchester to Sion on Citation CJ3

Falcona organised a private jet charter return flight from Manchester to Sion, for a couple on a Citation CJ3 private jet.

The aircraft positioned in from Bremen, Germany on the morning of the flight, arriving at Manchester an hour prior to departure. This allows the crew to fuel, put the luggage and the catering onboard. 

On arrival at the airport , our passengers were escorted to the lounge where they relaxed and had some refreshments whilst their bags were loaded onto the aircraft. They also left their car at the terminal. 

On the return flight, unfortunately the original aircraft had a tech issue. However the operator had another aircraft in it’s fleet that was able to perform the flight for our passengers. These things do happen from time to time, and this is when the operator and charter broker work together to find a solution. 

We notified our passengers immediately and they were able to extend hotel stay and transfers changed to arrive at the airport for 13:30. 

The replacement aircraft was at Bremen Airport, crew notified and made their way to the airport and the aircraft took off for Sion around 12:00 local 

Passengers arrived back in good time as one had a test for a pre-departure test to the states booked. He made it. 



Aircraft: Cessna Citation CJ3/Citation XLS

Tail: D-**** (2008 refurb 2017)

Tail: D-**** (2008 refurb 2020)

Distance: 566 nm


Manchester (EGCC)
Departure Time: 10:00 loc.
Flight Time: 1:52

Pax: 2

Sion (LSGS)
Arrival Time: 12:52 loc


Sion (LSGS)
Departure Time: 12:00 loc.
Flight Time: 1:59

Pax: 2

Manchester (EGCC)
Arrival Time: 12:59 loc


Sion (LSGS)
Departure Time: 14:30 loc.
Flight Time: 1:38

Pax: 2

Manchester (EGCC)
Arrival Time: 15:08 loc

Handling Agents

Manchester: Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support

Sion: Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support



Manchester: Car left at Signature Manchester Airport.
Sion: N/A


VIP Catering suitable to the time of day. Gluten free. Breakfast wraps, Fruit & Snacks & bottle of Champagne.

Operational Notes


If you’re fully vaccinated

If you’re fully vaccinated you can enter Switzerland without needing to test or quarantine.

At least 14 days must have passed since your second dose of the vaccine and the vaccine must have been approved by the authorities in Switzerland (Swissmedic) and the EU (EMA) or are on the WHO emergency use list and they were administered in accordance with the regulations or recommendations of the state in which the vaccination took place.

Find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated in Switzerland on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Proof of vaccination status

You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Switzerland

Switzerland will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. Further information is available from the State Secretariat for Migration. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered within the last 270 days prior to travel and, in the case of the Janssen vaccination, at least 22 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

You will be regarded as vaccinated if you have received a vaccine that either:

  • is authorised in Switzerland and has been administered in full in accordance with Federal Office of Public Health recommendations; or
  • has been authorised by the European Medicines Agency for the European Union and has been administered in full in accordance with the requirements or recommendations of the country in which the vaccination was administered; or
  • has been authorised under the WHO Emergency Use Listing and has been administered in full in accordance with the requirements or recommendations of the country in which the vaccination was administered.

This includes the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines that are available in the UK.


Cessna Citation CJ3

Cessna Citation CJ3 is an extremely popular aircraft. The CJ3 has one of the longest cabins in the light jet class, giving passengers plenty of room to stretch out.

The additional stretch in the cabin over the CJ2 makes for an even roomier cabin, which allows for increased productivity.

Long-legged people even have room to stretch out and enjoy their time in the plane.

Seven passengers can enjoy the bevy of natural light afforded by the fourteen windows.

In addition to the increased room in the cabin, there is a tremendous amount of baggage space available. Passengers enjoy the complimentary internet wifi service available on this aircraft.

Cessna Citation XLS

The best-selling business jet in the world, the Cessna Citation XLS/XLS+ aircraft is known for its comfort and low operating costs.

With its spacious cabin and outstanding performance, your whole team can fly in comfort while arriving closer to the destination, allowing you to spend less time traveling and more time at the job site or with your customer.

Sleek interior finishes, a side-facing couch, spacious lavatory and a deluxe refreshment center blur the line between business and pleasure.

The largest cabin in its class allows for six extra wide leather reclining seats.

With stowaway worktables, passengers can stay productive or choose to relax.

The XLS+ cabin adds LED lighting, 110V outlets, optional Wi-Fi, slightly wider seats, and refreshed styling with a new color pallet. The XLS+ offers 90 cubic feet of luggage space (80 of that is external). two-place divan opposite the cabin door or a side-facing single seat and extra cabin closet.

Client Review

 “We’re ready to board. Chilled….***t happens…See you in MAN. Thanks” 


Please note: Prices shown here are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request.