Private Jet Charter at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
Clermont-Ferrand Airport’s "Terminal Affaires" (Business Terminal) offers the ideal atmosphere and amenities for passengers of private and business jets in Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne. The airport represents an important transportation hub for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in west central France. As home to tyre company Michelin’s corporate headquarters, Clermont-Ferrand is a particularly important business destination, although it also has much to celebrate in terms of architecture, culture, and natural beauty. Charter a jet to Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport easily online with JetApp.
Clermont-Ferrand Airport History
About 6 kilometres east of Clermont-Ferrand, the first airfield was built in the Aulnat commune in 1916 under the name Aérodrome d'Aulnat, boasting Europe’s first paved runway. For the next few years, the Auvergne’s Clermont-Ferrand Airport principally served as the corporate airport for tyre manufacturer Michelin as well as a site for military training. The first commercial flights commenced in 1929 to Geneva, Lyon, and Bordeaux. In the 1930s, it was increasingly used by the French Air Force with a military aircraft maintenance facility added in 1939.
Clermont-Ferrand Airport was under German occupation from 1940 to 1942. Following the end of the Second World War, the French Air Force resumed flight training at the facility. Civilian flights in 1961 first included regular connections to Paris and Nice. A new terminal was built in 1973; it was subsequently modernised in 1992 and 2000. The airport has been jointly owned by the Auvergne regional council, the city of Clermont-Ferrand, and the general council of Puy-de-Dôme since 2008, with the operation of the airport coming under the auspices of a consortium of the Vinci and Keolis Airports. Today, Clermont-Ferrand Airport welcomes almost 400,000 passengers on more than 8,600 arriving or departing flights annually.
Clermont-Ferrand Airport Location
Distances from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to:
- Clermont-Ferrand city centre: approx. 6 kilometres by car
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption: approx. 7 kilometres by car
- Musée Bargoin: approx. 6 kilometres by car
- Place de Jaude: approx. 7 kilometres by car
Private Flights from Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
Its central location within France makes Clermont-Ferrand Airport the perfect departure point for travel to many European destinations. The following airports are all reachable by business flight from Cermont-Ferrand Auvergne in less than three hours:
- Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne ✈ Paris Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG): approx. 55 minutes
- Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne ✈ Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (EDSB / FKB): approx. 1 hour 5 minutes
- Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne ✈ Valladolid (LEVD / VLL): approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
- Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne ✈ Olsztyn-Mazury (EPSY / SZY): approx. 2 hour 18 minutes
- Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne ✈ Almería (LEAM / LEI): approx. 1 hour 47 minutes
Hire a private jet from Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne to Paris Le Bourget (LBG) and you’ll be landing 7 kilometres from the centre of the French capital in only 55 minutes. A charter flight from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (FKB) is around an hour with Karlsruhe a further 43 kilometres by car. Michelin’s production facilities in Valladolid (VLL) and Olsztyn-Mazury (SZY) are 90 minutes to two and a quarter hours, respectively. And the testing track in Almería (LEI) is under two hours by private jet charter from Clermont-Ferrand Airport.
Passengers of private jets at Clermont-Ferrand Airport enjoy separate check-in and security facilities at the airport’s dedicated Business Terminal. There you can expect exclusive service and comfortable amenities including:
- Separate check-in, security, and customs
- VIP lounge
- Business lounge
- Aircraft maintenance
- Limousine service
- Helicopter service
Private plane charters at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne can land or take off between 5am and 10.30pm. On weekends, the hours are reduced to 5am to 9.30pm on Saturdays and 6am to 10.30pm on Sundays. The runways can be navigated using either Visual Flight Rules (VFR) or Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). One of the three runways is suitable for all types and weight classes of aircraft whereas the other two are usable for smaller aircraft:
|Runway||Length and width||Surface|
|08/26||3,015 m x 45 m||Asphalt|
|08/26||960 m x 60 m||Grass|
|01/19||1,075 m x 100 m||Grass|
Transfers to and from Clermont-Ferrand Airport
In addition to the usual taxi and hire car options, a limousine service can be organised to see you directly from your flight to Clermont-Ferrand city centre, about a 20-minute car ride. For destinations further afield in Auvergne or elsewhere in France, a helicopter service is also available.
A Journey by Private Jet to the Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
When you organise private plane hire to Clermont-Ferrand and the Auvergne, you’ll arrive in a city surrounded by volcanos, with Clermont-Ferrand’s county of Puy de Dôme named for the largest of these. Some of the local buildings are even made with volcanic rock, the most famous of which is the double-spired Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, also known as Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral or the "black cathedral" for its black lava stone. A short walk from there is the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, which is also partly built from this material as are several of the city’s landmarks.
As one of France’s oldest cities, Clermont-Ferrand’s cultural scene is well-established and yet continually innovating. Its imposing Opéra-Théâtre looks over the Place de Jaude, the city’s famous public square. In February, the city plays host to the International Short Film Festival, while summer sees the Europavox Festival filling music venues across the city with events for four days. Musical interests from jazz to hip hop are also celebrated at festivals such as Jazz en Tête and Trans'Urbaines.
Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, the benefits of a charter flight to Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport are many, from queue-free check-in to direct transfers to the city centre. Book your Clermont-Ferrand flight easily online with JetApp.
- Airport code: LFLC / CFE
- Surface area: 370 ha
- Altitude: 332 m (1,089 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 399,149 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 8,694 (2016)
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: Monday – Friday 5am to 10.30pm, Saturday 5am to 9.30pm, Sunday 6am to 10:30pm
- Runways: 3 (3,015 m, 960 m, 1,075 m)
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