Charter a jet to Wimbledon this year. Wimbledon is what many people consider to be the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. It is certainly the oldest with the first tournament played in 1877.
The tournament is held each year at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club located in Wimbledon, London. This is the place where the first tournament was held and every one since then. A private jet charter is the only way to fly to Wimbledon if you have a taste for luxury and prefer the idea of privacy while flying.
There are four Grand Slam tournaments each year. Wimbledon is one of them. The others include:
- The Australian Open
- The French Open
- The US Open
Wimbledon remains the only major that is played on grass. The tournament is played over the course of two weeks. The 2016 tournament begins on June 27th and concludes on July 10th. The culmination of the tournament is the singles final for ladies and gentlemen. These games are scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday of the tournament.
Why Charter a Private Jet to Wimbledon?
There are many reasons to schedule a private jet to Wimbledon. The first being the fact that it is a long flight. Flying from New York to London is a distance of 2994 nautical miles. That makes for a fairly long flight if you are flying commercially – even longer for those unfortunate enough to be flying in coach or business class seats. Choosing the right private charter jet can make long flights like these much more comfortable and feel a lot shorter than they actually may be.
The other benefit to keep in mind is the important benefit of privacy during the flight. Some chartered flights also have full galleys with food service in the flight and most that fly to London will offer partial galleys that can be stocked with catered meals and drinks for your flight.
The biggest benefit though, is the fact that you can sleep in comfort during your flight to Wimbledon – and without the interruptions of being on a large aircraft filled with other people. Some private jets offer seats that lie flat for sleeping. Plus, they are spaced so that you need not worry about the people behind you.
Airports for Private Charter Jets Near Wimbledon
There are several excellent airports that accommodate private jet traffic in and around Wimbledon. Any one of these airports will make an excellent landing point and may be closer or more convenient to your London accommodations.
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Located approximately an hour from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where Wimbledon takes place, Heathrow Airport provides the most services and the largest crowds. For some, the convenience and first class treatment of Heathrow makes it a real winner. Others prefer more private landing locations or landing closer to the action.
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Also located just under an hour’s drive from Wimbledon, Gatwick Airport does accommodate private jet traffic in a stylish terminal that is efficiently operated.
Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)
Biggin Hill Airport is located just over an hour from Wimbledon, depending on traffic, but the one thing you can depend on during Wimbledon is traffic so be prepared.
London City Airport (LCY)
For big events like Wimbledon, London City Airport is another nearby option. The airport is located only 15.4 miles from the tennis club but may take over an hour to drive on high traffic days during the Wimbledon tournament.
Make this trip to Wimbledon amazing by scheduling a private charter jet to Wimbledon 2016. Call Presidential Aviation today for help with everything from picking the perfect private charter jet to planning a timely arrival and adding a few luxury touches along the way.