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Airport Hours and Location

Farnborough Airport is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The airport is located southwest of London (one hour by car), at GU14 6XA, Farnborough, Hampshire, England.

Nearby Aircraft

Private jets available for charter to and from Farnborough Airport include the Citation Bravo light jet, the Hawker 900XP midsize jet; and the Gulfstream G450Challenger 605Legacy 600 and Falcon 900EX large jets. 

Runways

The Farnborough Airport is a private civil airport with one runway that is 8,005 feet (2,440 meters) long and 148 feet 45 meters wide. Its elevation level is 238 feet (72 meters).

Airport Amenities

There is direct ramp access to the aircraft at Farnborough Airport as well as electric car parking (charging stations), private lounges, concierge and pet services and on-site customs and immigration clearance.

Private Jet Charter to and from Farnborough Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Farnborough Airport.

Like a five-star restaurant or a five-star hotel, Farnborough Airport, located 40 miles southwest of London, offers its customers five-star VIP treatment.

TAG Farnborough Airport

Farnborough airport’s sleek modern exterior design gives it the appearance of a window to the world. Source.

Private charter jets are flying into Farnborough Airport - nicknamed the Business Aviation Gateway to London - in record numbers. And that’s all because of the amenities, privacy and luxury Farnborough affords its guests.

It has earned its reputation as one of Europe’s most luxuriously modern business aviation airports.

The airport and its personnel are dedicated to meeting each customer’s unique needs. Privacy and discretion are a top priority of the staff.

Passenger services available at Farnborough include:

  • Concierge service
  • On-site customs and immigration clearance
  • Full private-screening facilities, lounges, meeting rooms, workout facilities
  • Direct passenger vehicle access to aircraft
  • State-of-the-art meeting rooms with built-in audio-visual facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the terminal
  • On-site Apron Café
  • VIP showers
  • In-flight catering
  • Chauffeur and transportation services
  • Laundry services

TAG Farnborough Airport, as the airport is also called, has won many accolades, including being named the No.1 Fixed Based Operation (FBO) airport in the world. It is the only London airport dedicated exclusively to business aviation.

The airport’s sleek modern exterior design gives it the appearance of a window to the world. There is easy access to several major highways into London. There is also easy access by train - a 30-minute ride to the city - or helicopter – 12 minutes to London Heliport.

Its record - and continuing – growth is proof that Farnborough’s popularity continues to soar among discerning travelers who charter private jets into London and surrounding areas.

There are many reasons to choose Farnborough for private jet charter travel over any of London’s five major airports:

  • Incoming and outgoing passengers have direct access from automobiles to aircraft. In fact, there is direct ramp access to allow your vehicle to be waiting for you as soon as your private charter jet stairs are lowered.
  • It’s not nearly as congested as the other airports.
  • It’s easier to get through customs. There is an on-site border control team to take care of immigration procedures.

Airport Information

FAQs

Where is Farnborough Airport?

Farnborough Airport is located in Hampshire, England, 40 miles southwest of London.

How can I hire a private charter jet into Farnborough Airport?

Paramount Business Jets is among the private jet companies providing service into and out of Farnborough Airport.

What is the Farnborough airport code?

Farnborough’s ICAO airport code is EGLF and IATA airport code is FAB.

How long does it take to get to London from Farnborough?

There are several ways to get from Farnborough to London. It takes about an hour by car, a half-hour by train or 12 minutes by helicopter.

The History of Farnborough

Farnborough has been known for aviation since it was the location of the Royal Balloon School in the beginning of the 20th century.

It’s also where, in 1908, the first powered flight in Britain took place and where, in 1997, the first car went at supersonic speeds.

Until 1989, when Farnborough opened up for civil aviation, the airport was a center for the military and for civil aviation research.

It was owned by the British Ministry of Defense during World War I, World War II and four decades of the Cold War. When the government decided it was no longer needed for the military, it was put up for sale in the early 1990s. TAG Aviation was the winning bidder and, after much planning and redevelopment, signed a 99-year lease to operate the airport for business aviation in 2003.

The Farnborough Airshow

Farnborough Air Show

The Farnborough International Airshow one of the world’s foremost aviation events.

Since its opening to the public in 1948, the Farnborough International Airshow has become one of the world’s foremost aviation events. With origins in exhibitions by the Royal Air Force and Society of British Aircraft Companies, the Airshow takes place in mid-July every two (even-numbered) years.

The first five days of the airshow is for trade, makers and suppliers of civilian and military aircraft show off their new products to potential buyers. The last two days of the week-long event are open to the public.

Plane manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, usually battle for top sales at the show every year. In 2016, $124 billion of orders were placed for almost 900 aircraft.

Things to know if you go

  • It costs about $50 to get in each day of the week-long airshow, a little less if you buy in advance, a little more if you buy at the door.
  • For business executives, Farnborough provides a place, according to show literature, to “establish new business relationships and strengthen existing ones; build upon existing knowledge of the industry; source new suppliers; and evaluate competitors.”
  • And everyone, buyers or lookers, can “experience live demonstrations of the latest aviation products and services; discover upcoming innovations; and gain an insight into the future of aviation.”

To do and see near the airport

  • The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum: Historic aircraft are on display all around the building, built as the headquarters for the Royal Balloon School. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Ballooning)
  • Saint Michael’s Abbey: Monks live where Napoleon Bonaparte, the French emperor exiled to London, and his wife are buried. The Abbey Shop is open to visitors.
  • Jane Austen’s House Museum: Located about 14 miles from Farnborough Airport, this museum is located in the house where the famous author spent the last eight years of her life.
  • Windsor Castle: Windsor Castle, the home of 39 monarchs, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Built by William the Conqueror after the Norman invasion of England in the 11th century, the medieval castle remains the favorite weekend getaway of the Queen. It is open to the public year-round. Inside, visitors will find antique furniture dating to the Rococo, Gothic and Baroque periods. The enormous structure also houses St. George’s Chapel, which was built in the 15th century and Queen Mary’s Doll House, a favorite of visitors.
ICAO EGLF
IATA FAB
LOCATION Farnborough, United Kingdom
FACILITY TYPE AIRPORT

Runway information

Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
24/06 8005 148 ASP 237.83607

FBOs at Farnborough Airport, EGLF, FAB

Name Address Phone Website
Society British Aerospace Comp (441) 252-3352
TAG FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM +44 1252-379000 www.farnboroughairport.com
FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT LTD Business Aviation Centre, Farnborough GU14 6XA, United Kingdom +44 (0)1252 379000 https://www.farnboroughairport.com

METAR Weather Data

Farnborough Airport
  • Weather Partly cloudy
  • Observed 09:31 AM
  • Temperature 8 °C, 46 °F
  • Preticipation 0.0 mm
  • Humidity 87%
  • Pressure 1027 mb
  • Cloud Cover 75%
  • Visibility 10%
  • Wind Speed: 12mph, 19km/h
  • Wind Direction: 260°, W

Traveling frequently from Farnborough Airport?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.
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