The city proudly boasts the claim of being the first city to host the modern-day Olympic games thrice — having earlier done so in 1948 and 1908. While it is London, England’s third time hosting the Olympic games, it is its first time hosting the Paralympic Games, which will commence on August 29th and end on September 9th.
An estimated 10,500 athletes from over 200 nations will compete in the more than 300 events in the 30th Olympiad from July 27, 2012 to August 12, 2012. What does this mean? The city will be even more busy and congested than it commonly is.
Not only will the streets of London be congested, but the commercial airlines and airports will be as well. The number of air travelers to the London Olympics is anticipated to far exceed its capacity — even with expanded flights. As the games draw even closer, even more people are expected.First-class seats on commercial airlines have been sold out for some time. And visitors without advanced reservations may find themselves only able to book flights to nearby airports in Europe, which necessitates taking further means of transportation to get to the London Games.
But that’s where a private jet charter to the Olympics comes in. And many travelers to the Olympics will be doing just that: British officials estimate that as many as 3,000 additional business aircraft flights are expected into airports in the United Kingdom during the months of June and July. More will fly in during the Paralympic Games in August and September.
Imagine not having to stand in long lines at the airport security lines or wait in crowded carousels at Heathrow International Airport to receive your baggage? A private jet charter to the Olympics in London enables you to not only arrive in style, but with comfort, convenience, and relaxation — while also avoiding the crowds, and the dreaded lines.
Although the two major London area airports — Heathrow and Gatwick — are reserved for commercial airlines, there are about 35 surrounding airports ready and waiting to serve private jet charters. Here are a few for contemplation:
- Stansted (EGSS) – Open 24-hours, Stansted is located 30 miles outside London.
- Luton (EGGW) – Luton also operates 24 hours a day, and is located 35 miles north of the city.Northholt (EGWU) – This airport, which operates 24 hours a day, is the closest from a private jet charter standpoint. It’s only 15 miles on the outskirts of Central London.
- Biggin Hill (EGKB) – Operating between the hours of 7:30a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Biggin Hill is roughly 14 miles south of London.
- Farnborough (EGLF) – Farnborough is situated around 40 miles form central London. It is open 7 AM to 10 PM Monday through Friday and 8 AM to 8 PM on weekends and Bank Holidays
- London Oxford (EGTK) – Another airport with limited operation — from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., this airport is 40 miles outside of the city.
- Southend (EGMC) – Also 40 miles outside of the city, Southend operates on a 24-hour schedule.
As you can see, there are quite a few choices of airports for your private jet charter to the Olympics. Flying into a smaller, local airport enables you to bypass major airports — and avoid its associated crowds and congestion. Because of strict security rules that the British Government is enforcing with the games, it is encouraged to book your private air charter as soon as possible.
While the vast majority of games will be held in the Stratford section of East London — around the 500-acre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, some others will be held outside the city proper, spreading throughout the United Kingdom and even into Scotland.Some of the more popular games in terms of attendance are:
Swimming: July 28th through August 10th – at the Aquatics Centre Hyde Park
Diving: July 29th through August 11th – at the Aquatics Centre Hyde Park
Gymnastics: July 28th through August 12th – at North Greenwich Arena
Beach Volleyball: July 28th through August 9th – at Horse Guards Parade
Sailing: July 29th through August 11th – at Weymouth and Portland
Of course, there are a myriad of other events at various venues, which you can see here.
Presidential Aviation – an industry-leading boutique Executive Jet Management, Jet Maintenance and Private Jet Charter company — is offering private jet charters to the 2012 London Olympics. No matter which Olympic Games event you plan to attend, you can be sure that you will experience a pleasant, relaxing, and comfortable journey to London.
Call us today to book your Private Jet Charter to the Olympics: 888.772.8622 (US) +1 954.772.8622 (International). Or feel free to request a quote.