Book a Private Jet to Rennes Airport
Rennes Airport serves as an important destination not only for flights to Rennes itself, but also to the surrounding industrial areas in the northwest of France and the charming coastal towns of Brittany. The airport offers first-class services to private jet and VIP passengers.
History of Rennes Saint Jacques Airport
In the winter months of 1931, construction began on an airport in the municipality of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, southwest of the charming city of Rennes. After nearly two years of construction, Rennes Airport was opened by Pierre Cot, then Minister for Aviation, in July 1933. Shortly after the Battle of France in 1940, German troops occupied Rennes and assumed control of the airport. The airport remained in German hands until 1944 when the US military liberated the town. The US Air Force flew many bombing runs out of Rennes Airport in the final stages of the Second World War. It was not until 1946 that the airport reopened to civilian air traffic. The French Air Force, however, continued to use Rennes Saint Jacques Airport for military purposes for some years after the war’s conclusion.
In 1953, new terminals were opened and the first regular service for passenger aircraft was launched, followed by an air freight connection to Paris in 1961. In 2014, a modernisation programme was carried out, focussed in particular on the airport’s arrivals hall, flight gates, shopping areas, and restaurants.
Rennes Airport Location
Rennes Airport is 6 kilometres from Rennes city centre. After a flight to Rennes, you can quickly get to the city centre and also have easy access to the surrounding area. For many visitors to the region, Rennes Airport serves as the starting point for onward journeys to the beautiful beaches and rugged countryside of Brittany or for important business locations in northwestern France.
Distances from Rennes Airport to:
- Centre of Congrès de Rennes Métropole: approx. 8 kilometres by car
- Jardin du Thabor: approx. 8 kilometres by car
- Palais du Parlement de Bretagne: approx. 8 kilometres by car
- Saint-Yves Chapel: approx. 7 kilometres by car
- Côte d’Émeraude: approx. 77 kilometres by car
- Cancale: approx. 78 kilometres by car
- Saint-Malo: approx. 76 kilometres by car
- Mont Saint-Michel: approx. 77 kilometres by car
Advantages of a Private Jet to Rennes
Rennes Airport is a few minutes’ drive from the capital of Brittany and is well placed for private air travel within France and in the broader European region.
Private aircraft parking spaces are available close to the terminal for passengers of charter flights. The airport offers a tailored service for passengers and crew. Additionally, the airport’s operators work in tandem with other service providers to provide catering, hotel reservations, and transfers on request. As required, these providers can also help with immigration and customs formalities.
Whether you require a short or long haul flight or plan several stopovers, a private flight to and from Rennes offers the utmost flexibility. Unlike scheduled flights, you can choose your own flight route and decide on any stopovers. As a private jet passenger, there’s no need to wait around for your flight or endure lengthy queues; you can travel as and when you want.
Private and business flights to Rennes are most often used by customers to connect quickly to other French cities. Below, we’ve listed the most popular destinations for private jets from Rennes Airport.
- Rennes ✈ Vélizy Villacoublay (LFPV / VIY): approx. 50 minutes
- Rennes ✈ Paris Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG): approx. 52 minutes
- Rennes ✈ Lille (LFQQ / LIL): approx. 1 hour
- Rennes ✈ Lyon (LFLL / LYS): approx. 1 hour 10 minutes
- Rennes ✈ Dinard-Saint Malo (LFRD / DNR): approx. 34 minutes
Vélizy Villacoublay Airport is located a few kilometres southwest of Paris and specialises in private aviation. Together with Paris Le Bourget, it offers the fastest connection to the French capital. Both airports can be reached in about 50 minutes on a flight from Rennes.
A flight to the northeastern city of Lille is an hour from Rennes Airport. On the Belgian border, the city is an economically important metropolitan area. If you want to travel to Dinard-Saint Malo for business reasons or relax in the Saint-Malo seaside resort on the north coast of Brittany, a private jet from Rennes takes half an hour.
There are two runways at Rennes Saint Jacques Airport. Runway 10/28 is suitable for larger aircraft that can accommodate up to 180 people. The second runway (15/32) is reserved solely for smaller aircraft.
Runways at Rennes Airport
|Runway||Length and width||Surface|
|10/28||2,100 m x 45 m||Asphalt|
|15/32||850 m x 30 m||Asphalt|
Tailored Services for Private Flights to and from Rennes
On arrival, after your private flight to Rennes, the airport’s VIP lounge will be available to you and any guests, with personalised, all-round service. This private and luxurious lounge is located on level 1 and is equipped with comfortable designer furniture. The lounge offers the following services for passengers departing from and arriving at Rennes Airport:
- Workspaces with office equipment
- Magazines and newspapers
- Drinks and snacks
When arriving on a private jet at Rennes, you can meet business partners at the airport. For meetings and other events, the airport’s Business Centre is fit for purpose. The Business Centre is located in the middle of the terminal and affords a view of the runway. The centre is equipped with conference facilities and workspaces and can accommodate up to 80 people.
On request, a member of staff will accompany you through Rennes Airport and assist you with customs and passport control. The scope of services includes:
- Terminal transfer via VIP shuttle
- Luggage transport
- Assistance with immigration and customs matters
- Organisation of the transfer (chauffeured limousine or rental car)
Additional services are available on request. These include, among other things, catering and renting of additional conference facilities.
Transfers from Rennes Airport
Several car rental companies are represented by a service counter at Rennes Airport. The transfer into the city takes a maximum of 15 minutes.
Book a Private Jet to Rennes and Discover Brittany
The northwestern city of Rennes is the capital of Brittany and the Ille-et-Vilaine Department. For several years now, Rennes has grown in stature within France as an important business centre. In particular, Rennes is home to several automotive companies and manufacturers, alongside a few telecommunications providers.
The medieval town is dominated by colourful, half-timbered houses. Amongst the many attractions in the area, the imposing Palais du Parlement de Bretagne is particularly worthwhile. The former court was designed and built by the chief architect of King Louis XV. Not far away, the Thabor botanical gardens offer visitors relaxation amidst rose gardens and orangerys.
Further afield, the scenic stretch of Côte d'Émeraude with its steep cliffs, beaches and emerald-green water is within easy reach. The famous silhouette of the rocky island of Mont Saint-Michel with its important monastery is also nearby.
For those looking to explore the coast by yacht, head to the Gulf of Morbihan and numerous islands not far from the town of Vannes. The island was once home to the Dukes of Breton and many buildings from the medieval period have survived on the island. The historic centre of the port town of Saint-Malo is also worth visiting and the town itself close to a bevy of beautiful beaches.
- Airport code: LFRN / RNS
- Surface area: 274 ha
- Altitude: 38 m (125 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 640,767 (2016)
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 24/7
- Runways: 2 (2,100 m, 850 m)
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