London Fashion Week – one of the Big Four fashion weeks in the world – is once again turning the spotlight on more than 250 designers on February 14 to 18, 2020 at the BFC Show Space, The Store X in London.
Organized by the British Fashion Council, the high-profile fashion event parades trendsetting creations from both renowned and established fashion houses, as well as upcoming designers and labels.
If you are flying to London for the city’s glittering and action-packed fashion week, you will want to take note of these important details.
London Biggin Hill Airport [BQH, EGKB]
London Biggin Hill Airport serves commercial, business and general aviation aircraft. Located at Biggin Hill in the London Borough of Bromley, the airport is about 12 miles from the city center, giving passengers and crew quick and easy access to the capital.
Slots and Prior Permission Required (PPR) are not needed, and there are no parking restrictions. EGKB operates from 0630 to 2300 LT on weekdays and 0800 to 2200 LT on weekends and public holidays.
NOTE: Aircraft operating in EGKB must have Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) noise certification and must comply with strict noise level requirements:
- Take-off 89 EPNdB
- Sideline 94 EPNdB
- Approach 98 EPNdB
Oxford Airport [OXF, EGTK]
Oxford Airport is the primary regional and business aviation airport in the Thames Valley area. Although specializing in general and business aviation, EGTK also serves as the only commercial airport between London Heathrow and Birmingham. Formerly known as Kidlington Airport, EGTK is approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers) from Central London.
Slots and PPR are required, and parking is arranged on a first come, first served basis.
EGTK operates from 0600 to 2230 LT, seven days a week. Operational hours can be extended to 2359 strictly upon request. Jetex can arrange on-site helicopter shuttle services to/from central London.
Farnborough Airport [FAB, EGLF]
Farnborough Airport is a 770-acre (310-hectare) business and general aviation airport located in Farnborough, Rushmoor in the county of Hampshire, England. From EGLF, the capital can be accessed through a 30-minute train ride or a 12-minute helicopter service to Battersea, a district in South West London.
EGLF is a slot coordinated airport. Slots are provided along with handling confirmation. Parking is available.
EGLF provides a full range of business aviation services for passengers, crew and aircraft. It operates from 0700 to 2200 LT on Mondays through Fridays, and 0800 to 2000 on weekends and bank holidays.
London City Airport [LCY, EGLC]
London City Airport is an international airport in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham. Situated about 6.9 miles (11 kilometers) east of the City of London, it provides easy access by road to London and Great Britain. EGLC is home to the only private jet center within London itself, bringing passengers closer to major business hubs in the city.
EGLC is a slot coordinated airport, and PPR is not required. Parking is arranged on a first come, first served basis. Its operational hours are:
- 0630 to 2200 on Mondays to Fridays
- 0630 to 1230 on Saturdays
- 1230 to 2200 on Sundays
All aircraft operating to EGLC must first be approved. To get approval, the following documents must be submitted:
- Proof of flight crew experience or training
- Steep approach and short field take-off and landing Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) supplement endorsed by the regulating authority.
- Letter from regulating authority approving the crew and proposed aircraft for operations into London City Airport.
London Luton Airport [LTN, EGGW]
London Luton Airport is an international airport located east of Luton town center in Bedfordshire, England. The 24/7 airport is situated about 28 miles (45 kilometers) north of Central London.
Slots are required in EGGW and parking is on a first come, first served basis. If the flight is not declared as “private” and has a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 10 tons and above, all passengers, crew and luggage will need to undergo security screening.
A separate General Aviation Report (GAR) will be required for both arrival and departure.
If any non-EU passengers are arriving, a Remote Clearance Form must be completed and delivered to handler a minimum of six hours prior to the aircraft’s arrival. Jetex will fill both GAR forms and Remote Clearance Forms for your flight as needed.
Handling is mandatory in EGKB, EGTK, EGLF, EGLC and EGGW. Jetex provides ground handling to any aircraft in all these airports through our handling partners.
Sending a fuel release request in advance is highly recommended to prevent delays on fuel delivery, especially when there are events that may increase demand. Feel free to contact email@example.com for a fuel quotation.
A selection of chauffeured limousines, luxury vehicles, coaches and buses is available in all airports. Jetex can arrange any ground transportation requirement for both passengers and crew from and to EGKB, EGTK, EGLF, EGLC and EGGW.
A landing permit is not required for private flights. All non-United Kingdom air carriers planning to perform commercial operations to, from or within the UK must have a Foreign Carrier Permit before the flight can be undertaken. Jetex will arrange this permit for your flight, if needed.
European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) air carriers are currently allowed to undertake services to and from the UK without a permit, provided their flights originate from or are bound to territories within the European Common Aviation Area. EEA carriers can also undertake services within UK (cabotage flights) without a permit.
NOTE: The United Kingdom has officially exited the EU on January 31, 2020 and is no longer an EU Member. A transition period is effective until December 31, 2020. During this period, landing permit regulations might change. If your flight requires a landing permit, Jetex can arrange it on your behalf.
CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION
Operators are required to complete and submit a GAR before flying to the UK, as instructed by the UK Government here. Jetex will fill and submit GAR forms for your flight as needed.
UK visa requirements may differ depending on the purpose of travel to UK. Please check the following links for information on UK visas and entry requirements: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration and https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/at-border-control.
EEA nationals traveling to the UK for a short-term visit must present their national identity card or passport and are not subject to restrictions.
For aircrew, a valid passport, a pilot’s license or a crew member certificate must be presented. All documents need to have a description of the bearer, including nationality and photograph.
Five-star luxury hotels near the venue include Hotel the Savoy, ME London and Corinthia London. Jetex can take care of hotel arrangements in London for both passengers and aircrew. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can prepare a list of suitable hotel options for you.
The weather in London during February is cold, with an average temperature of 44.6 °F (7 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C) and low temperatures reaching around 37.4 °F (3 °C) to 41 °F (5 °C) during nighttime and early mornings.
London experiences about 15 to 16 days of rain during February, so it’s best to be prepared.
Pet Travel Scheme
UK allows passengers to travel with pets, provided that they meet the following requirements:
- Their pets have been microchipped.
- Their pets have a pet passport or a third-country official veterinary certificate.
- Their pets have been vaccinated against rabies.
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London Biggin Hill Airport, Oxford Airport and Farnborough Airport have their own dedicated pet handling services and can clear pets immediately for entry into the UK.