Cannes Yacht Festival 2019

Attend the Cannes Yacht Festival in style this year, with Falcona. Experience a different way of travel, to Cannes Vieux Port and Port Canto.

With a private jet charter you can arrive just 20 minutes prior to your flight, drive straight to your awaiting plane, you don’t need to go through customs, as it’s all pre-cleared.

Date: Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 September 2019

For more than 40 years, the Yachting Festival has kicked off the boating season in September and unveiled more than 120 world premieres in an elegant, luxury setting. Join in on this major event where more than 630 boats are exhibited each year divided into 2 exhibition areas:

The Yachting Festival’s international reputation makes it one of the major boating shows in the world. Set in the heart of the French Riviera, the city and bay of Cannes offer a magnificent setting for the annual Yachting Festival.

The Yachting Festival has established a reputation for innovation and product launches with nearly 200 previews, not to mention technological innovations presented by equipment and engine manufacturers and yachting services.


The Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.

As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.

If you are operating your business aircraft to the Cannes Yacht Festival to experience one of the world’s leading in-water yacht shows, you don’t want to spoil it by not securing your preferred aircraft, airport slot and parking options.

Due to the high-traffic nature of this event and its draw on general aviation (GA) traffic, we recommend that you book your trip soon as possible.

Airport options

The preferred and closest airports are Cannes (LFMD) and Nice (LFMN), both are very close to the venue site. Both Cannes and Nice have airport slot and prior permission required (PPR) mandates in place. On your arrival at Cannes or Nice we can arrange for a transfer to your chosen hotel.

The centre is just 20 minutes from the centre and a car transfer from Nice to Cannes is approximately 40 minutes, whilst a helicopter transfer is just 7 minutes.

citation xls private jet at cannes airport

Airport hours

Nice is a 24-hour airport of entry accommodating any size of aircraft. However, Cannes is only operational 0800 local to 30 minutes after sunset with no airport overtime allowed.

So depending on your travel requirements if you’re looking at a larger aircraft and want to arrive late in the evening Nice Airport is your best option.

If you want a speedy and discreet experience then we recommend you go to Cannes. Crew flying into Cannes will also need to obtain a special approach briefing due to local noise restrictions.

Which aircraft?

Embraer Phenom 300

Seats: 8

Estimate Price from Manchester to Cannes return  £22,000

Bombardier Challenger 850

Seats: 15

Estimate price Manchester to Nice return from £50,000

September is still busy travel season on the Cote d’Azur, and competition for aircraft, parking and luxury hotels will be extremely high during the Cannes Yacht Festival. We recommend that you book your flight at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

Please note: 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.