February 1, 2022
MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS IN EUROPE TO LAND A PRIVATE JET IN 2022
Fort Lauderdale-based private jet solutions company Mercury Jets shares the finest high profile sporting venues and private airports in 2022.
Private jet to top sport events
Every new year, private jet providers around the world mark their calendar with a series of major sporting events that will increase demand for private flights. It is expected that 2022 will regain pre-Covid shape regarding fans physically attending their favorite venue and tournament, although the different Covid variants in the continent are an aspect that should be closely monitored.
Private flight offers the unique feature of landing at the closest terminal to each event, avoiding larger crowds that come along with busy terminals. With global presence, Mercury Jets has compiled a list of the top sporting events to land a private jet in Europe for 2022, based on historical information of movements and recent requests and bookings in the continent.
Tennis: French Open and The Championships Wimbledon
Known as Roland-Garros, the tournament is the most important clay venue in the ATP Tour, with great matches in the men and women editions throughout its extensive history (played since 1891). People usually fly into town early to shop in the exclusive Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris and dine before the big match. The top airport to land a private jet is Paris Le Bourget, dedicated exclusively to business aviation.
When: 16 May-5 June 2022
Where: Roland Garros, Paris, France
The Championships Wimbledon is another historic venue and hands down the most important grass tournament in the pro tour since its beginnings, for both men and women. You can truly feel the tradition in every match, in part thanks to the strict all-white dress code for competitors, a ritual that has stayed the course since its foundation in 1877. The usual option to land a private jet is at London Luton Airport (LTN).
When: 27 June – 10 July 2022
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, England
Horse racing: Royal Ascot
Britain’s most valuable race attracts the world’s finest racehorses. And it’s called Royal for a reason… as the racecourse is leased directly from the Crown Estate itself, with close associations with the British Royal Family. It’s also only 10 kilometers from Windsor Castle and Queen Elizabeth visits the venue several times a year. Farnborough Airport (FAB) is the closest private jet terminal.
When: Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June 2022
Where: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England
F1 Monaco Grand Prix
Luxury, one of the world’s priciest real estate markets, and Formula 1 defines Monte Carlo. One of the most anticipated races in the circuit, Monaco has a diverse course within the streets of the city, with various elevation changes and a distinctive tunnel, easily one of the most demanding tracks in the tournament. Monaco is also considered one of the most prestigious races in the global automobile ecosystem. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) serves as the top option to land a private jet.
When: 27-29 May 2022
Where: Circuit de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Men’s golf: The 150th Open Championship
The oldest golf tournament in the world, founded in 1860, is a private jet magnet. Professional golfers, known for using executive aircraft year-round due to its time efficiency, and fans, choose a business jet to land at Dundee Airport (DND) in Scotland. This is the closest airstrip from St. Andrews, which is home to the famous Old Course that hosts the prestigious event.
When: 10-17 July 2022
Where: Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
Whether your main objective is to enjoy a top sporting event or the amenities that each venue has to offer, from beautiful sceneries to upscale shopping and dining, private aviation can take you to any location safely and seamlessly. Comfort and time efficiency comes as a standard, what allows you and your family to enjoy high profile sporting matches and races, usually scheduled during weekends, without interrupting your regular activities in your hometown, especially if you are travelling within Europe.