Charter Flights to Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base
Operated by the French military, Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base is about 15 kilometres southwest of Paris in the commune of Vélizy-Villacoublay. Its close proximity to Versailles makes it an attractive landing and take-off point for passengers of private jets to Paris and its surroundings. Since no commercial aircraft use the airport, a private charter flight to Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base means a completely private atmosphere. Even the French President regularly flies from this air base, so you can be assured the highest standards of security. Book a private jet to Vélizy-Villacoublay with JetApp and enjoy the ultimate convenience and service.
Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base: Historical Background
At the end of the 19th century, the location of today’s Vélizy-Villacoublay Airport was used as a showplace for hot air balloons. French flight pioneers Marcel Dassault and Louis Charles Breguet launched their first flight tests from the pitch. During the First World War, the first military planes made use of the airfields. It subsequently served as the venue for air shows as well as a military training grounds.
The airport first served as a military base for the French air forces in the early days of WWII until the German Luftwaffe took it over in 1940. In 1944, it was liberated by the Allies and was returned to French use in 1946. Since then, Villacoublay Airport has been a military airfield for the Armée de l'Air and is also used for private charter flights.
Vélizy-Villacoublay Airport Location
Distances from Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base to:
- Paris city centre: approx. 34 kilometres by car
- Versailles: approx. 10 kilometres by car
- Paris Opera: approx. 20 kilometres by car
- The Louvre: approx. 19 kilometres by car
Charter flight from Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base
Private flight passengers can easily reach numerous destinations – particularly within France – from Villacoublay Air Base. Of course, other popular cities and holiday spots in neighbouring countries and throughout Europe also make for comfortable flights. With a private jet from Villacoublay, the following airports are all less than a two hour flight away:
- Vélizy-Villacoublay ✈ Bordeaux (LFBD / BOD): approx. 1 hour 4 minutes
- Vélizy-Villacoublay ✈ Rennes (LFRN / RNS): approx. 50 minutes
- Vélizy-Villacoublay ✈ Mont-de-Marsan (LFBM): approx. 1 hour 14 minutes
- Vélizy-Villacoublay ✈ Lyon Bron (LFLY / LYN): approx. 58 minutes
- Vélizy-Villacoublay ✈ Landivisiau Airport (LFSI): approx. 1 hour
A charter flight from Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base to Bordeaux (BOD) takes just over an hour. Bordeaux offers a beautifully preserved historic cityscape with numerous sacred buildings and museums. Rennes (RNS) is about 50 minutes. Six kilometres from the airport, the city’s attractions include the Théâtre National de Bretagne. A private jet charter from Villacoublay to Mont-de-Marsan, the "Town of Three Rivers", or Lyon Bron are each about an hour. Both are rich with beautiful architecture such as Lyon’s cathedrals Saint-Jean and Notre-Dame de Fourvière. The annual horse fair in Landivisiau – source of the town’s nickname, Capital of the "Trait Breton" – is also roughly an hour.
The airport at Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base offers private jet passengers the advantage of exclusivity, since no commercial flights make use of the facility. The individual check-in and private atmosphere means no queues and no crowds. Whether travelling for leisure or on a business flight from or to Vélizy-Villacoublay, expect excellent, bespoke service from JetApp and its partners:
- Individual check-in
- Waiting rooms
- VIP service
- Limousine service
- Helicopter service
There is no night flight ban at Vélizy-Villacoublay Airport, so your private jet can land or take off around the clock, seven days a week by either Visual Flight Rules (VFR) or Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). All types and weight classes of aircraft can make use of the asphalt runway:
|Length and width
|1,813 m x 45 m
Transfers at Vélizy-Villacoublay Airport
Transfer to car upon arrival by private jet to Villacoublay can then have you in the centre of Paris in 35 minutes. Versailles is only 15 minutes. The airport can organise limousine service or helicopter transfer. Of course, the same services are available upon request when departing from Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base.
Private Jet to Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base: Paris, Versailles and More
Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base is not only convenient for getting to Versailles, central Paris is also an easy limousine transfer away. In addition to innumerable private galleries, the Louvre, Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay, and Jeu de Paume are the first loves of anyone with a serious affinity for visual art. And Paris’s rich performance offerings similarly leave no music or theatre lover unsatisfied. The Paris Opera is easily among the most famous buildings in a city that is hardly wanting for architectural treasures – there is much to delight in aside from Notre Dame and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, although if you bore of these two, one could argue that you’re bored with life, n'est-ce pas?
Aside from its architectural and cultural pre-eminence, Paris’s opulent parks and gardens are celebrated by locals and tourists alike. And fashion habitués can feel very much in their element at the Galeries Lafayette or any number of elegant boutiques. And it goes without saying that Paris’s Prêt-à-porter and Couture Fashion Weeks leave no doubt as to its status as the world’s fashion capital. If you have a passion, Paris has the answer, from the Paris Marathon, Livre, the Paris Book Fair, the Biennale des Antiquaires, to the Salon du Cheval Horse Expo.
Make the most of your time in Paris or Versailles with a private jet charter from Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base. Or take off on your next private or business trip from the military air base. Book your flight online with JetApp and enjoy exclusive customer service.
- Airport code: LFPV
- Altitude: 178 m (584 ft) above MSL
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 24/7
- Runways: 1 (1,813 m)
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