Manchester to Barcelona on a Citation XLS+

We organised a private jet charter flight from Manchester to Barcelona on a Cessna Citation XLS+ for a new client. The client got in touch with us via email.


“Hello, I would like to enquire about a private jet from Manchester to Barcelona on Tuesday 29th October 2019 for a VIP, They would need to land in Barcelona by 2pm. Please let me know if you have availability and the costs involved asap.”, 

Falcona: “Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. How many people would be travelling?  

Client: Hi it would be for 5 people TBC : 



Please give these two options; 

1 Going Manchester 10.50 Barcelona

Return Barcelona 22.00 Manchester

2. Going. Manchester 10.50 Barcelona 14.00 

Return Barcelona 22.00 to Dubai. 

Many thanks. 

We sent out some options for the flight, leaving the client to decide which aircraft and route suited them best. All the aircraft we quoted were newer aircraft with seating for up to eight people, as the client wanted something a bit more spacious in the cabin.

“Thanks for this, It’s looking like this will be the most likely option as there is a commercial plane going to Dubai that they can catch.

Are there any additional costs that I should account for?

In terms of anything that is a common extra charge.”

“This option is looking the most likely. Is there anything you can do on any of these prices? I’m thinking the Citation XLS or the Learjet 75.”

The times have changed slightly. We need a 14.30 arrival in Barcelona, no earlier. And a 20.30 departure from Barcelona. If they are running slightly earlier or later than scheduled are there any extra costs involved?

“I need to confirm the flights for xxxx on Tuesday 29th October. I’m sure *** has given you all of the details already but here is everything I know.”

Passengers: 2 Departing from Manchester on Tuesday 29th October @ 10:00 Departing from Barcelona on Tuesday 29th October @ 21:00 approx.

“We would like VIP catering on board – Halal food. Let me know if you need to de-ice. Ideally we would avoid this cost. I will be dealing with you directly – let me know what I need to do to secure this flight. Please let me know what other information you need from me.” 


Aircraft: Citation XLS+ (2012)
Tail Number: D-****


Manchester (EGCC)
Departure Time: 11:30 loc.
Flight Time: 02:00
Pax: 2

Barcelona (LEBL)
Arrival Time: 14:36 loc 


Barcelona (LEBL)
Departure Time: 19:30 loc.
Flight Time: 02:30
Pax: 2

Manchester (EGCC)
Arrival Time: 21:36 loc 

Handling agents

Manchester : EGCC
Handling Agent: Signature Flight Support

Barcelona: LEBL
Handling Agent: General Aviation Services

Operational notes

Please be at the airport 30 minutes before scheduled departure time. If you are delayed for your scheduled departure, we kindly ask that you update Falcona. 

Client: “If we’re running a bit early that will be ok right? They could be an hour early. I will let you know how we go but jet is standing by for them right?”

Our clients finished their meeting early and departed an hour early, so arrived back in Manchester around 20.30. This is one of the major benefits of flying private, being able to re-schedule your flight to suit your needs.


Manchester: None requested
Barcelona: None requested


VIP Catering suitable to the time of day.


The Cessna Citation XLS+ is a super-light jet that seats up to 8 people. With a spacious interior and leather seats it offers passengers a comfortable flight. Capable of flying for up to 4 hours, perfect for travel around Europe.


Client Review


Thanks for everything, it was superb and the clients were happy. ”  


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

Any additional operational charges that we may incur to operate this quoted schedule, ie Out of Hours (OOHs) and airfield Extensions, Fire Cover Upgrade and AIRCRAFT DE-ICING are not included in this quotation price. This estimated price is subject to availability, slots, traffic rights and schedule.