Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Florence Airport and Peretola Airport, is open from 2 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. but private charter jets can take off and land 24 hours a day. The airport is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of the city center of Florence at Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Florence FI, Italy.
Private jets available for charter to and from Florence Airport include the Citation CJ2+ and Citation Bravo light jets, Hawker 850 XP, Gulfstream G150 and Falcon 20 midsize jets, and the Falcon 900B and Challenger 604 large jets.
The Florence Airport has one asphalt runway that is 5,119 feet (1,560 meters) long and 98 feet (30 meters) wide. Its elevation is 142 feet (43 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport.
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport is the international airport of Florence, Italy, the capital of the Tuscany region. It is the second largest airport in Tuscany, behind Pisa International Airport, which is about 50 miles west.
About Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport
The first airfield in Florence was opened in 1910 near where the Firenze Campo Marte rail station is today. It remained the city’s only airport until the 1920s when houses that were built around the airport began crowding it out.
In the 1930s, a new airport – called Peretola Airport -- opened on the site of present-day Florence Airport. It was enlarged and updated into the 1940s when the first passenger flights from other cities in Italy landed there.
The airport was extensively enlarged and renovated in the 1980s. Traffic has been growing at the airport since the upgrades.
It was renamed the Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport in 1990 after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer and cartographer who was born in Florence. The Americas get their name from him.
Small improvements continued to be made to Florence Airport until a major renovation in 1999 in which the terminals, parking areas and other facilities were modernized and expanded.
What is the airport code for Florence Airport?
The ICAO code for Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport is LIRQ and its IATA code is FLR.
FBOs at LIRQ
Corporate Air Services is the lone fixed base operator at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport.
Its services and amenities include:
- Coffee and ice
- Crew and passenger assistance
- Crew rest area
- Customs and security
- Flight planning
- Full aircraft ground services
- Hotel, car, limousine rental assistance
- Jet and AVGAS fuel
- Slot coordination
Florence is No. 3 on the list of the 10 Italian cities that are the most frequent destinations of the ultra-rich. (What are No. 1 and No. 2? Rome and Venice.) Visitors with a budget for luxury love the great artworks and food in Florence. There are many five-star hotels for those who charter a private jet into Florence. Among the most popular luxury hotels in Florence are the all-suite Palazzo Magnani Feroni, which makes you feel as if you are staying in a Renaissance castle, and the Villa Cora, which overlooks the Boboli Gardens and has a cigar room and a rooftop terrace.
The one must-see in Florence for millionaires and common people alike is the most famous statue in Italy and perhaps, the world, Michelangelo’s David. It is located in the Accademia Gallery.
Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. It is the birthplace of many of the famous artists, architects, intellectuals and politicians of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Masaccio, Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Verocchio, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Machiavelli.
It’s art and architecture have been lovingly preserved. Perhaps the most widely known site in Florence is The Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. It’s a huge Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century Church of Santa Reparata.
The cultural movement of the Renaissance, which began in Florence in the 1300s, eventually influenced the rest of Europe with its forward-thinking on art, philosophy, religion, science, literature and politics.
Florence was, even then, a modern city for its time. It was a free republic with many natural resources, including the marble used for statues.
Renaissance, which means rebirth, changed the mindset of man from a medieval existence -- in which life was only to be gotten through to get to a better afterlife – to a joyous celebration of life on earth. It also was the rebirth of the Greek and Roman cultures that had been lost to the Middle Ages for 1,000 years.
As Florence prospered, its wealthy residents invested in the art that adorned the city’s cathedrals. They believed that doing so was a way to give thanks to God and as way to do penance for their sins of being rich. Many of the wealthiest residents were bankers that loaned out money at very high interest rates.
The wealthiest families competed to show off their status by financing the artwork in and around the churches.
Things to do in Florence
Rent a private jet into Florence Airport to watch ACF Fiorentina, Florence's Serie A soccer team, play soccer at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Serie A is Italy’s top soccer league so Italy’s best teams come to Florence to play.
An insider tip: Get luxury seats in the Tribuna d’Onore, the center of the covered section of the stadium. They offer the best view of the field and are away from the most rabid fans who cheer and rarely sit down during the games.
The Uffizi, an art gallery that features the most famous Renaissance artists and sculptors. It even has a Raphael and Michelangelo Room that is set up to show how the two masters’ works were influenced by each other. Another room displays paintings Leonardo da Vinci created for churches.
A-listers who charter private jets into Florence Airport have many great dining options in a country known for its remarkable cuisine. In 2019, Florence had seven Michelin-starred restaurants. Whether you are looking for fine wine, baby squid or fabulous dining views, there are restaurants for you.
Italy is the largest wine-producing country in the world. In 2016, Italian vineyards produced about seven billion bottles of wine. It not only makes the most wine, it has the most grape varieties from which to make it.
Florence, the gateway to the Tuscan wine country, is the perfect destination for monied travelers hiring private jets into LIRQ.
Florence has been associated with wine for centuries. There was an organization of wine sellers and winemakers during the Middle Ages. Then, during the Renaissance, winemakers sold wine out of their homes in the city to the locals.
When in Florence, look for small little windows or doors near the front door of grand houses. They are the buchette del vino or the small doors or small windows for wine. They were used until the beginning of the 20th century and there are still about 150 left in Florence (although they are no longer used).
Selling through the buchette was regulated. The size of the door or window had to be big enough for a bottle of wine partially covered with the traditional wicker basket could be passed. Those bottles of wine with wicker baskets around the bottom originated in Florence.
There were also wine shops like there are today in Florence. At a fiaschetteria, customers bring their own wine bottle or barrel to refill. The everyday table wine is not bottled. The way in which it was sold is actually an ancient version of today’s wine taps.
There are also tiny shops where customers can buy a glass of wine and Florentine street fare like bruschetta. Visitors find these shops a great way to get to know the locals.
FBOs at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport, LIRQ, FLR
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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.