Private jet to the Alps
Flying your family in a private jet to the Alps is cheaper than you think!
In fact, it’s cheaper to take a private jet to the Alps over February half term with Butler & Lloyd, than to fly with British Airways…
If you’re planning on taking your children skiing over February half-term, you most definitely need to read on…
Scheduled daytime Gatwick flights are already so expensive for February half-term, that it’s actually cheaper to travel oligarch-style on a private plane from tiny Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.
The cost? £730 pp with Farnham-based family tour operator Butler & Lloyd (01252 411749: butlerandlloyd.com) on 11 February 2017, returning a week later. While this may sound expensive, take a look at what BA and easyJet are charging: £899 pp and £758 pp respectively for Saturday morning flights – and these are expected to rise as the date gets nearer.
You can either buy flights-only on their mid-morning flight on a 50-seat private plane to Geneva from Farnborough. Or you can book the full holiday, staying at the five-star Grand Hotel in Courmayeur on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The package includes those mid-morning flights, seven nights’ half-board, children’s ski school and day care, as well as a full concierge service. Cost: from £2,635 pp.
In contrast to the crush at Gatwick on the most hectic day of the winter, even the futuristic terminal building at Farnborough – designed for just 80 private business travellers – is a treat. A veritable welcoming haven of tranquility, with carpets and velvet-covered seating.
Husband and wife team Bella and Will Butler – who have organised the charter – provide children’s entertainment and refreshments. There’s no queue for either security or passport control – and the gate is a couple of minutes’ walk away. Free refreshments are also available during the flight. The journey is followed by a private luxury coach transfer and many more family-friendly treats. What’s not to like?
Bella Butler commented: “We have three small children ourselves and anyone who has taken their young family skiing knows that the journey can be hell – overcrowding, inevitable delays, and a long and difficult walk to the gate. You’re all exhausted before even leaving the UK – it’s no way to start a holiday. And at the end of your break you have to endure it all over again. Farnborough’s only half an hour from Waterloo and parking for the week is free!”
- Private flights from Farnborough Airport
- First class skiing
- Luxury five star hotel accommodation
- Exclusive children’s clubs, ski school and children’s activities
- Ski School
- Spa facilities
- Half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Your own Butler & Lloyd concierge
Butler & Lloyd are currently offering private charters from TAG Farnborough Airport to Geneva, Grenoble, Chambéry and Turin
Our opinion:… Simple. Stress-free. Genius. (Can we come too please?…)
For more information or to make a booking, call Butler & Lloyd on 01252 411749, or visit www.butlerandlloyd.com.