Guernsey Jet Charter: Luxury Travel to the Channel Islands
Guernsey Airport is only five kilometres from the island’s capital, St. Peter Port. Guernsey is second largest of the eight inhabited Channel Islands and a popular tourist destination thanks to its fine beaches and varied wildlife. Due to the island’s proximity to the Gulf Stream and its location in the Gulf of Saint-Malo, Guernsey’s climate is very mild and clement all year round. Despite its small size, Guernsey Airport boasts excellent facilities and amenities for private or business jet travel. Book your charter flight to or from Guernsey online with JetApp!
Air Travel over the Channel: History of Guernsey Airport
Guernsey Airport was first opened to the public in May 1939. At that time, the airport had four simple grass landing strips. Although commercial passenger flights flew to Guernsey, air traffic to the island was irregular. During the Second World War, the airport was commandeered for military use. In 1940, the German military occupied the island and assumed control of Guernsey Airport. As a result, it was only after the war, in 1946, that a regular civilian air service to and from the island was introduced. In 1960, a paved asphalt runway was built to replace the airport’s grass landing strips. In 2004, a new terminal was constructed and the old one demolished. Today, Guernsey Airport serves more than 870,000 passengers a year, arriving and departing on more than 39,000 flights.
Guernsey Airport’s Location
Distances from Guernsey Airport to:
- St. Peter Port: approx. 5 kilometres by car
- Cornet Castle: approx. 7 kilometres by car
- Victor Hugo House: approx. 6 kilometres by car
Guernsey Jet Charter: Flights from Guernsey Island
On a private jet from Guernsey, you can reach many popular destinations all over Europe. Of course, Guernsey is an excellent starting point for onward travel to the surrounding Channel Island, however, it is also ideally located for travel to the British mainland and continental Europe. Simply hire a private plane in Guernsey and choose your destination! The following popular destinations can be reached in less than an hour:
- Guernsey ✈ Southampton (EGHI / SOU): approx. 43 minutes
- Guernsey ✈ East Midlands (EGNX / EMA): approx. 57 minutes
- Guernsey ✈ Jersey (EGJJ / JER): approx. 32 minutes
- Guernsey ✈ Oxford (EGTK / OXF): approx. 49 minutes
- Guernsey ✈ London Farnborough (EGLF / FAB): approx. 47 minutes
A flight from Guernsey to Southampton (SOU) on the south coast of England takes three quarters of an hour. As a port town, Southampton is home to a charming modern yacht harbour, ideal for those that want to take a spin on the waves, and a large aquarium. East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the county of Leicestershire is approximately one hour’s flight time away from Guernsey. From there, Derby is only 15 kilometres and Nottingham 20 kilometres. Jersey (JER), the largest Channel Island, is only a half hour away by private jet from Guernsey. Like Guernsey, Jersey is home to a wide array of wildlife and vegetation. Flights to Oxford (OXF) and London Farnborough (FAB) take approximately 50 minutes from Guernsey.
Guernsey charter flight passengers can benefit from exclusive services at the airport. Whether on a private trip or a business flight, you need not worry about your safety, comfort, or privacy. You can check in quickly and enjoy your stay in the airport’s exclusive VIP and business lounges. To really make the most of your journey, take advantage of the following services at Guernsey Airport:
- Separate check-in
- VIP lounge
- Business lounge
- Crew lounge
- Aircraft maintenance
- Limousine service
- Helicopter service
Private and business jets can take off and land from 6.30am to 9pm at Guernsey Airport daily. The airport can be approached according to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). Prop jets, short jets, and regional planes can take off and land at the airport’s asphalt runway:
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Transfers to and from Guernsey Airport
Guernsey Airport is only about five kilometres southwest of the island capital St. Peter Port. You can reach St. Peter Port by limousinein just ten minutes. If you also wish to visit the surrounding canal islands, we recommend booking a private helicopter transfer.
Reaching Guernsey by Jet Charter: Discover the Channel Islands
Just off the northwest coast of France, Guernsey enjoys a warm, almost Mediterranean climate thanks to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. The island’s varied vegetation attracts numerous species of bird throughout the year. Thanks to its varied wildlife, the island is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Temperatures rarely fall below 0° C; you can therefore see a lot of palm trees, cypresses, banana trees, and orchids growing on the island.
About a third of the island's inhabitants live in St. Peter Port , the capital of Guernsey. Architecturally, the city is very much in the classic English style - with sprawling country estates, charming tea houses and well-kept gardens. Visitors can learn more about Guernsey and its history at the island’s Guernsey Museum. Those especially interested in the island’s history during World War Two will find the La Valette Underground Military Museum particularly interesting. Finally, the home of the French poet Victor Hugo, who lived in exile in St. Peter's, is also worth visting.
Visit Guernsey by private jet and enjoy the island’s beautiful landscape and treasured history. Book your charter flight to Guernsey with JetApp now!
- Airport code: EGJB / GCI
- Altitude: 102 m (335 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 874,118 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 39,717 (2016)
- Aircraft types: prop engines, short-range jets, regional aircraft
- Runway operating hours: 6:30am to 9pm
- Runways: 1 (1,583 m)
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