Farnborough Airport (EGLF) - Jet Charter Services
Like a five-star restaurant or a five-star hotel, Farnborough Airport, located 40 miles southwest of London, offers its customers five-star VIP treatment.
Private charter jets are flying into Farnborough Airport - nicknamed the Business Aviation Gateway to London - in record numbers. And that’s all because of the amenities, privacy and luxury Farnborough affords its guests.
It has earned its reputation as one of Europe’s most luxuriously modern business aviation airports.
The airport and its personnel are dedicated to meeting each customer’s unique needs. Privacy and discretion are a top priority of the staff.
Passenger services available at Farnborough include:
- Concierge service
- On-site customs and immigration clearance
- Full private-screening facilities, lounges, meeting rooms, workout facilities
- Direct passenger vehicle access to aircraft
- State-of-the-art meeting rooms with built-in audio-visual facilities
- Complimentary WiFi throughout the terminal
- On-site Apron Café
- VIP showers
- In-flight catering
- Chauffeur and transportation services
- Laundry services
TAG Farnborough Airport, as the airport is also called, has won many accolades, including being named the No.1 Fixed Based Operation (FBO) airport in the world. It is the only London airport dedicated exclusively to business aviation.
The airport’s sleek modern exterior design gives it the appearance of a window to the world. There is easy access to several major highways into London. There is also easy access by train - a 30-minute ride to the city - or helicopter – 12 minutes to London Heliport.
Its record - and continuing – growth is proof that Farnborough’s popularity continues to soar among discerning travelers who charter private jets into London and surrounding areas.
There are many reasons to choose Farnborough for private charter jet travel over any of London’s five major airports:
- Incoming and outgoing passengers have direct access from automobiles to aircraft. In fact, there is direct ramp access to allow your vehicle to be waiting for you as soon as your private charter jet stairs are lowered.
- It’s not nearly as congested as the other airports.
- It’s easier to get through customs. There is an on-site border control team to take care of immigration procedures.
Airport Information for Farnborough Airport (EGLF, FAB)
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Get a Private Jet Quote To or From Farnborough Airport
At Paramount Business Jets you can hire chartered private jets to and from Farnborough Airport with as little as 4 hours of notice. All flights booked via Paramount Business Jets are operated by certified direct air carriers that meet and exceed the FAA part 135 and 121 protocol or a foreign equivalent safety authority. Furthermore, Paramount Business Jets subscribes to ARGUS for their third party safety checks of operators, aircraft, and crews prior each and every flight to and from Farnborough Airport and worldwide.
- Quote a trip using Farnborough Airport or call us 24/7 - 365 days a year at +44-20-3874-8091.
Where is Farnborough Airport?
Farnborough Airport is located in Hampshire, England, 40 miles southwest of London.
How can I hire a private charter jet into Farnborough Airport?
Paramount Business Jets is among the private jet companies providing service into and out of Farnborough Airport.
What is the Farnborough airport code?
Farnborough’s ICAO airport code is EGLF and IATA airport code is FAB.
How long does it take to get to London from Farnborough?
There are several ways to get from Farnborough to London. It takes about an hour by car, a half-hour by train or 12 minutes by helicopter.
The History of Farnborough
Farnborough has been known for aviation since it was the location of the Royal Balloon School in the beginning of the 20th century.
It’s also where, in 1908, the first powered flight in Britain took place and where, in 1997, the first car went at supersonic speeds.
Until 1989, when Farnborough opened up for civil aviation, the airport was a center for the military and for civil aviation research.
It was owned by the British Ministry of Defense during World War I, World War II and four decades of the Cold War. When the government decided it was no longer needed for the military, it was put up for sale in the early 1990s. TAG Aviation was the winning bidder and, after much planning and redevelopment, signed a 99-year lease to operate the airport for business aviation in 2003.
The Farnborough Airshow
Since its opening to the public in 1948, the Farnborough International Airshow has become one of the world’s foremost aviation events. With origins in exhibitions by the Royal Air Force and Society of British Aircraft Companies, the Airshow takes place in mid-July every two (even-numbered) years.
The first five days of the airshow is for trade, makers and suppliers of civilian and military aircraft show off their new products to potential buyers. The last two days of the week-long event are open to the public.
Plane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, usually battle for top sales at the show every year. In 2016, $124 billion of orders were placed for almost 900 aircraft.
Things to know if you go
- It costs about $50 to get in each day of the week-long airshow, a little less if you buy in advance, a little more if you buy at the door.
- For business executives, Farnborough provides a place, according to show literature, to “establish new business relationships and strengthen existing ones; build upon existing knowledge of the industry; source new suppliers; and evaluate competitors.
- And everyone, buyers or lookers, can “experience live demonstrations of the latest aviation products and services; discover upcoming innovations; and gain an insight into the future of aviation.
To do and see near the airport
- The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum: Historic aircraft are on display all around the building, built as the headquarters for the Royal Balloon School. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Ballooning)
- Saint Michael’s Abbey: Monks live where Napoleon Bonaparte, the French emperor exiled to London, and his wife are buried. The Abbey Shop is open to visitors.
- Jane Austen’s House Museum: Located about 14 miles from Farnborough Airport, this museum is located in the house where the famous author spent the last eight years of her life.
- Windsor Castle: Windsor Castle, the home of 39 monarchs, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Built by William the Conqueror after the Norman invasion of England in the 11th century, the medieval castle remains the favorite weekend getaway of the Queen. It is open to the public year-round. Inside, visitors will find antique furniture dating to the Rococo, Gothic and Baroque periods. The enormous structure also houses St. George’s Chapel, which was built in the 15th century and Queen Mary’s Doll House, a favorite of visitors.
FBOs and Handlers at Farnborough Airport, EGLF, FAB
|Society British Aerospace Comp||(441) 252-3352|
|Tag Aviation||TAG AVIATION||+44 1252 4440|
METAR Weather Data at Farnborough Airport, EGLF, FAB
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|NOW||Wed Mar 20, 13:14 UTC|
|AGE||24 min ago|
|WIND||SW at 12 mph|
|BAROMETER||1033 hPa (30.5 in Hg)|
|METAR||EGLF 201250Z AUTO 23010KT 9999 OVC016/// 12/08 Q1033|