20 Feb Which private jet terminal?
The choice of private jet terminal is an important aspect of flying private. We tend to let the operator book the terminal as they have preferred FBO that they use, whether it’s for ease of use or deals with certain companies.
However if we have a client who prefers a specific terminal then we speak to the operator to let them know of our clients wishes. One of the main benefits of private jet charter is enjoying the lounges on offer at fixed-base operators (FBOs) before the flight.
As the private terminal is your first port of call on your arrival, it’s extremely important that the staff are professional at all times. Meeting you at your car door, to take your luggage and then escort you to the lounge. Attentive staff can make your travel experience by private jet much better.
With a private jet flight you tend not to hang around for long, it’s not like flying commercial where you have restaurants, duty free and shops.
The average waiting time for private jet passengers is 25 minutes. This let’s you enjoy a quick coffee soak up the surroundings and then board your aircraft. Everything about a FBO is made to save you time.
What is an Fixed Based Terminal (FBO)
The FBO is where private jet aircraft go to at airport terminals. Many of theses are separate from the main hub terminals. allowing for a more private and discrete travel experience.
Private jet airports have dedicated terminals for their FBOs. This is where you will arrive and depart for your flight. They are usually located away from the main hub terminal, allowing for a fast and discrete process.
It is also where the aircraft are kept in the hangar, fuelling, de-icing, any repairs and maintenance services. Aircraft flight crews also have private space to relax, sleep between flights.
Private jet passengers can take use the complimentary shuttles and fast-track customs and immigration desks. There’s usually a concierge service to deal with luggage and check-in while passengers chill out in sleek lounges serving complimentary food and drink, or catch up on work in private conference rooms.
Main Private Jet FBO companies;
1 Signature Flight Support
2 Tag Aviation
Manchester VIP Terminal
Falcona Private Jets is based at the only dedicated FBO jet centre with its own VIP private passenger terminal, which means that we’re able to ensure that everything with your flight runs smoothly as possible. It offers executive lounges, VIP business facilities and a luxury conference suite.
A team of dedicated aviation professionals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is secure customer parking and a dedicated ramp area in front of the Jet Centre, which gives immediate access for customers.
A complete security suite is provided for handling all your customs and immigration screening requirements. A normal aircraft load of 9 – 16 passengers will clear customs and immigration swiftly. Chauffeur services are also available to you.
Farnborough VIP Terminal
TAG Farnborough Airport lies less than one hour from London. TAG Aviation, offers a dedicated business aviation airport, with high standards of safety, quality and service.
VIP passengers, Pilots and Crew, are treated to the very best hospitality in spacious and beautifully designed lounges. Passengers may drive directly to their waiting aircraft, just one example of the premium, discrete, service at Farnborough.
- Direct ramp access to aircraft by ground transportation
- Beautifully designed and spacious passenger facilities
- Dedicated concierge passenger & crew service
- On-site customs and immigration clearance
- Fast and convenient passenger and baggage screening (when required)
- One hour to central London by car
- Private lounges and conference room facilities with built in audio visual
- On-site café for passengers and crew
- Electric charging points
- Tesla Charging Points
- Pet Travel Scheme
So when it comes to booking a flight it’s important for us and our operator to use the right VIP terminal to ensure you have the best possible service from your arrival to departure.