Private jets are such an exclusive mode of transport that there are separate private jet airports in the world, where you can enjoy your landing into a much more luxurious airport without the usual traffic of an airport trying to make you go crazy. These private jet airports are considered to be one of the biggest pluses of being able to own private jets. The sheer difference in experience between someone who is flying commercial and someone who is flying private is really shown in these airports as well. Today, we will be going through some of the most amazing private jet airports in the world.
Why Fly Private?
First of all, one has to address this extremely important question. Why should one fly private in the first place? Why should one pay the higher cost of flying privately when one is able to reach their destination using a commercial flight as well.
Well, in order to address this concern first of all, it’s not really about whether you get there. It is really about how you get there. When you are flying commercial, you have to worry about a million things at once. Let’s tackle the first issue. Comfort. Flying in a commercial flight means that you have to endure not only the journey but also the endure the person who is sitting right next to you. It can only be described as a marriage of inconvenience that lasts the duration of the flight. We all have had experiences where we are with people who are absolute torture to be next to when flying commercial. There is always the serial snorer, who will be absolutely inconsiderate enough to snore throughout the entire flight while you struggle to read the book you wanted to. That can be a pretty trying experience. What’s perhaps even worse is if you are placed with someone who is also holding a baby. We know that Murphy’s Law states that the absolute worst outcome will always come out to be true and this is often the case here as well. The baby usually is in the worst of moods and thus will make every effort to make that portion of the cabin a living hell for everyone involved.
When you are flying commercially, you have to make sure that you are at the airport a few hours before the flight is actually going. This means that usually you have to sacrifice a precious few hours of sleep in order to make a flight. On the other hand, when you are flying privately, the flight literally waits for you. For someone who has had to endure the torture of commercial flight, the experience is usually uplifting in the most amazing way possible. There is an entire steel bird worth millions of dollars, with a four people staff who are all duly waiting for you before they can take to the air. That level of customer service can really make the difference when it comes to value.
The third biggest reason why you should definitely at least try flying privately is literally the experience itself. Everything is catered to your preference. You can order your favorite wine and devour that while looking at the setting sun through the oval windows of your Gulfstream. I would even argue that the nature of a private flight is fundamentally different from a commercial flight. A commercial flight is not an experience to be enjoyed, it is an experience to be endured. You are not on a commercial flight in order to be on a commercial flight, you are on a commercial flight because it is a means to an end. On the other hand, flying private is literally the experience itself. People who fly regularly will know the difference between these two things and that is exactly what makes flying privately one of the most amazing experiences that you can go for.
Now that we have established beyond reasonable doubt the value that private flights bring to the table, we shall go back to the topic at hand. What are the most remarkable airports that you can find around the entire globe.
Lake Macquarie Airport
Going all the way to the outback for our first pick, we have this airport located in New South Wales, Australia. Owned and operated by a private company, the runway spans 820 meters, and the elevation stands at about 2 meters. It is filled to the brim with the most modern of amenities and garners a lot of the private jet traffic in Australia.
Van Nuys Airport
One of the biggest private jet airports in the entire world when it comes to traffic, one can imagine that the celebrities who adorn the covers of Hollywood movies land in this particular airport very often. This is due to the fact that this private airport is located in the Showbiz capital of the world, Los Angeles. There is also the added bonus of the fact that the airport has been featured in many movies such as Casablanca.
Vnukovo International Airport
Moving to the icy cold landscape of Russia, this is an airport that is located in Moscow. While Van Nuys Airport might be considered a haunt for many Hollywood celebrities. The Vnukovo International Airport is the busiest airport in the entirety of Europe when it comes to private jet traffic. It is also located at a quite significant elevation which has allowed it to be usable for landing even when there is dense fog.
Flying over to the heartland of Europe, the Munich airport is the heart of all the private jet traffic that goes through Central Europe. It has two runways, both of which come in at a massive 4000 meters long. At an elevation of 453 meters, the airport is definitely quite average in this particular category. However, what really ‘elevates’ Munich Airport is the fact that it is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly airports in the entire world.
Managing over 2.25 million passengers, it is considered to be the fourth-busiest airport in the country of New Zealand. When it comes to sheer beauty, there is no airport out there that can even compete on that level with the Queenstown Airport.