14 February 2019 | LunaJets Expertise

Restricted flights in a private jet to Courchevel?

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, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Annecy, Chambery, Grenoble, etc.

 

What about Courchevel?

 

We are often asked to arrange flights into Courchevel, a stunning and popular resort in the French Alps. It is possible but only a few chartered private flights are allowed to land in Courchevel.
 
Although, you may have flown to Courchevel, or see private aircraft land there, this is only legally possible if the aircraft is privately owned and has not been chartered commercially.
 
Due to the short and steep runway and approach, and the lack of a “go around” procedure, the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) restricts severely commercially chartered private aircraft to use Courchevel airport.

 

“Private” flights can land at Courchevel with less restrictions - 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. However LunaJets can organise flights to Courchevel on a handful of turbo-propeller aircraft that are legally allowed to do so.  Restrictions apply on passenger number (maximum 4) and/or luggage weight, but nothing beats landing right next to the slopes and next to the Cap Horn famous mountain terrasse restaurant! 

 

Are there alternatives to flying to Courchevel?

 

Fly private to nearby Chambery, Grenoble, Annecy or Geneva airports which can accommodate any type of private aircraft.  LunaJets will arrange your helicopter transfer to Courchevel, or to 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.