With temperatures dropping across Europe, and a winter free of Covid restrictions approaching, our clients are starting to book their ski trips for the coming winter season. And as those who fly frequently are aware, several airports serving ski areas can get very busy during peak periods.
We recommend clients flying to ski resorts book further ahead during peak periods.
While on-demand private jet or helicopter charter can usually be booked at the last minute (sometimes even in under an hour), we recommend clients travelling to certain locations between December and February to book further ahead – especially when travelling on Friday, at the weekend, or during school holiday periods. These airports include Geneva, Chambery, Courchevel, Innsbruck, Sion, Samedan, St Moritz and Zurich.
A combination of lower charter aircraft availability, limited aircraft parking; and repositioning requirements can mean that last minute flights to these airports at peak times come at a higher cost – or in some cases the airport may reach full capacity. So, we’d advise booking as far ahead as possible to ensure the best aircraft, prices, and itinerary.
Last minute flights are always possible of course but may mean clients need to revise their itineraries or – at particularly busy times – consider using alternative airports, which would require a longer ground transfer at the other end.