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By Chris | August 8 2007
Heathrow is the world’s busiest international airport, and is regarded as the hub of the aviation world.
This multi-terminal, world-renowned airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of London. Signature Heathrow services include full ground handling for all types of aircraft, from helicopters to B747 and VIP lounges for royalty or head of states. Passengers arriving by private jet can take advantage of flight planning and computerized weather reports, courtesy cars to and from aircraft and VIP lounges, a meet and greet facility, pilot lounge, 24-hour customs and immigration services and a VIP conference room for up to 12 people. Engineering facilities are available on request.
General Manager: Roger A. E. Luft
+44 (0)20 8283 2500
Heathrow Airport, Middlesex, TW6 2GW
Biggin Hill Airport has been operating its own FBO handling service for more than 20 years.
Only 15 miles (24km) from central London, it has the benefit of being housed in the main terminal and boasts excellent facilities for both passengers and crew. The executive handling team takes care of ground transport, accommodation, in-flight catering and laundry. Passengers also have access to two lounges – The Ambassador’s Lounge and The Club Lounge, seating up to 20 and 40 passengers, respectively. Charter services: Biggin Hill recommends a helicopter charter service – Starspeed Ltd – for speedy and efficient travel to London, arriving at Battersea heliport. Biggin Hill Airport is also served by FBO Jet Aviation, which can arrange ad hoc or block charters using a wide range of aircraft.
+44 (0)1959 578 552
Westerham, Kent TN16 3BW
Gatwick is situated just 25 miles (40km) south of London and 30 miles (48km) north of the beautiful south coast.
Signature Gatwick services include full ground handling for all types of aircraft from helicopters to B747. Facilities include a 24-hour camera surveillance system and security program, comfortable, well-equipped VIP passenger and crew lounges, 24-hour customs and immigration clearance for a smooth transition, pet travel scheme, aircraft passenger transfer, de-icing, fueling with Air BP, interior and exterior cleaning, and medical hi-lift.
General Manager: Evie Freeman
+44 (0)1293 569000
Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0NP
Served by Harrods Aviation, London Stansted is only 15 minutes from London by helicopter, making it yet another useful option for passengers arriving by private jet.
Crews and passengers alike can expect lavish treatment from the team at Harrods Aviation, whose services range from luxuriously appointed lounges with Wi-Fi, to pre-clearance and cabotage procedures, luxury ground transport, catering, and hotel accommodation. Harrods Aviation also offers interior/exterior jet cleaning, repairs, general maintenance work and hangarage. Charter services: Harrods Aviation is expert at sourcing aircraft for charter, whether these be helicopters or fixed-wing. Quotations are made using a network of contacts, and can be arranged with the Harrods team, which sources the perfect aircraft from a range of reputable companies.
General Manager: Peter Prescott
+44 (0)1279 665312
First Avenue, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, Essex CM24 1QQ