27 November 2014 | LunaJets Expertise

Why can't I fly in a private jet to Courchevel?

Hire a private plane to land in Courchevel altiport in style

As we approach the beginning of the European ski season, LunaJets is receiving countless flight requests to the Alps.

Based in Geneva, we are the best option for your ski holiday private flights, whether these land in Geneva, Sion, St. Moritz, Chambery or anywhere else.

What about Courchevel?

We are often asked to arrange flights into Courchevel, a stunning and popular resort in the French Alps. However, unfortunately commercially chartered private flights are not permitted to land in Courchevel.

Although, in the past, you may have flown to Courchevel, or seen private aircraft landing there, this is only possible if the aircraft is privately owned and has not been chartered commercially.

Due to the short and steep runway and approach and “no go around” procedure, the French Aviation Authority does not permit commercially chartered private aircraft to land in Courchevel.

Only “private” flights can land at Courchevel, what is the difference between these and “commercial” flights?

A “private” flight refers to when an aircraft’s owner, their friends or family are being flown somewhere. They do not pay for the use of the aircraft, since it belongs to them.

A “commercial” flight refers to when a client has paid for the charter of an aircraft. The regulations for “commercial” flights are considerably stricter than those relating to “private flights”. There are restrictions on crew duty hours and runway length, among various other safety considerations that are considerably more rigorous than for a privately flown aircraft.

Are there any suitable substitutes to Courchevel?

Fly private to nearby Chambery, Geneva or Annecy, airports which can accommodate “commercial” private aircraft. LunaJets will arrange your helicopter transfer to Courchevel, as well as many other resorts, allowing you to make the most of every moment of your holiday. Alternatively, we will organise a limousine transfer for you and your guests.

Our team is available 24/7 to advise you about which airport best suits your requirements so please do not hesitate to contact us on +41 844 041 844 or email us at lunajets@lunajets.com.