23 November 2015 | LunaJets recommendations

The winter season is coming up: Why not charter a helicopter?

The winter season is coming up: Why not charter a helicopter?

The winter time is one of the busiest for the private aviation industry - clients are looking to spend the days on the slopes of esteemed ski resorts. Booking a private jet for these snowy trips is definitely an option, but with some airports being subjects to slots, there is an alternative for your private flight to the mountains.

Chartering a helicopter to bring you to the desired destinations is indeed a fantastic way of making sure to avoid private jet restrictions in those areas (short runways, weather sensibility, etc). A helicopter gives you a wider variety of landing options, as many prestigious hotels and resorts have their own helipad, meaning that you can get closer to your desired destination than with a jet.

When compared to a car transfer, a helicopter is definitely the better (and faster) option, as it can cut down a 60minute car ride to a 10minute helicopter flight.

Helicopter and Airport Winter Map LunaJets

Another major advantage of chartering a helicopter for your transfer, is the breathtaking view of the mountains that comes with it. A helicopter has a different way of approach than a jet, which gives the passengers the chance to obtain a better understanding of the area from above.

However, please note that there are some things to be kept in mind when flying with a helicopter:

  • Baggage capacity: very limited (possibility to transport skis in an attached basket)
  • Helicopters can only fly during daytime (some extensions possible on specific helicopters)
  • Two main kinds of helicopters: mono-engine (economy configuration) and twin-engine (VIP configuration)

But then again, there is one massive plus point that comes with a helicopter charter: have you seen any of the James Bond movies? Quite frankly, one cannot help it but look extremely cool when getting out of a helicopter.

For more information or to book your private jet or your helicopter transfer this winter, please do not hesitate to contact the LunaJets expert team on +41 844 041 844 or email us at lunajets@lunajets.com.