The United Kingdom is preparing for an estimated half a million foreign visitors to descend on the city of London to cheer on their respective countries for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. 500,000 travelers is an impressive, yet daunting, number that will push the capacity of London’s commercial airports to their breaking points. Heathrow airport currently operates at 99.2% capacity and will be on the verge of collapse between July 25th and August 12th. The surplus of travelers during this time will “add fuel to the fire” and cause inevitable delays at London’s primary airports. Congestion on the ground and sold-out flights make for an unpleasant travel experience and will mark a negative beginning and ending impression for the majority of fans travelling for the games. There are alternatives, however, to the droves of irritated passengers and congested tarmacs. Chartering a private jet to Stansted, Farnborough or London Luton airports will ensure a convenient, comfortable and hassle free Olympic travel experience.
Many travelers have confirmed their travel itineraries as officials are expecting 10,000 private jet movements during the three week period; by far the busiest period ever in the history of private aviation in the United Kingdom. Prospective travelers should be aware that “slots”, or predetermined arrival and departure times, need to be applied for in advance in order to land and depart at London City airport. Farnborough, Stansted, and London Luton will not be subject to slots and therefore will be an alternative to London City. According to FBOs at airports in the area car service and catering companies are still avaialbe but going quickly. Magellan Jets, the leader in private jet charters, is preparing to accommodate the Olympic travel demands of clients around the world. Our expert team will meet all of your needs and pair you with a modern, safe and luxurious jet for your journey to London. Our 24/7 concierge team will handle all of your special requests, no matter how large or small, for all phases of your trip. The Olympic torch will soon blaze a trail to London; blaze a trail of your own with Magellan Jets, and let your voyage begin.