May 22, 2024

One of the great joys of summer travel is the ability to escape for special occasions or seasonal events, in addition to extended sunny getaways.

Either way, a Flexjet helicopter allows you to make a seamless, fast and stylish arrival and to maximise your time away. Whether that’s by providing a ‘last mile’ connection to the airport and your waiting jet, or for door-to-door travel to reach a private home, remote location or major sporting venue.

Airport transfers by helicopter
EU Sikorsky Helicopter

Helicopters and private jets are a compelling combination when it comes to travel efficiency. While you only need to arrive at the airport 30 minutes or so before a private jet take-off with Flexjet, the car journey to or from the airport can sometimes take much longer, particularly in major cities and rush hour traffic.

A helicopter transfer saves enormous amounts of travel time and delivers passengers directly to or from their waiting jet. For example, in London a helicopter from The London Heliport in Battersea can reach Farnborough Airport in just 15 minutes, versus 1-2 hours by road.

Reaching summer events by helicopter

Sports, music and lifestyle events are one of the highlights of the summer season, creating memorable moments in the annual social calendar. Getting there is all part of the experience when you can arrive by helicopter, allowing you to skim over lengthy traffic jams on the way in, and avoid a protracted journey home at the end of a busy day.

At Flexjet, we are the official heliport hosts and official private aviation suppliers or partners for several high-profile UK summer events, including Royal Ascot and Goodwood Revival. There we offer our renowned Red Label style hospitality and a comfortable, exclusive welcome to all attendees arriving or departing by helicopter – in addition to providing VIP event access for our aircraft Owners and their guests.

Royal Ascot

Flexjet aircraft Owners and helicopter clients can also land in the heart of the action at key occasions such as the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Wimbledon or Glastonbury. The extensive range of our Sikorsky S-76 super-midsize helicopter allows flights of up to 2.5 hours, so from our UK operational base close to London, it can even reach events in Paris and Northern France – such as the Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville for which Flexjet is a key partner – or in Scotland or Ireland.

Helicopter flights to bespoke locations & countryside retreats

Country retreats and remote private estates are often at their best in the summer months, but can involve long journey times by car. Flexjet’s expert helicopter team can help you access countless secluded spots faster, across our service areas – which in addition to the UK, include the New York City area and its surrounds, and South Florida.

Our helicopters are ultra-agile, quiet aircraft and many locations are very well suited as landing spots, subject to operational approval and permissions.

Your door-to-door summer travel solution

Our industry-leading connectivity is just one way that Flexjet flies above the rest. We’d be delighted to demonstrate many more ways, and to answer your questions about our tailored programmes. Contact our experts by clicking below or call +44 (0) 203 856 8151.