Book a Charter Flight to Avignon Airport
From Avignon Airport, you can quickly reach all the major French economic centres. A comfortable and time-saving private flight to or from Avignon is not only worthwhile for business reasons, but also for the city’s vibrant culture and interesting history. The Provencal town is rich in cultural heritage and ideal for trips to the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the natural parks of the Camargue, and the lavender fields of the Luberon.
History of Avignon Airport
Avignon Airport was built at the instigation of the French government in Montfavet and opened in 1937. The first regular flight was established in 1948 and connected Avignon with Paris. In 1989, a new tower was built and the terminal was expanded the following year. In 1997, the runway was extended, making it suitable for all current classes of aircraft. Within the framework of the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998, the airport recorded a dramatic rise in flights to Avignon. The volume of passengers to the city rose by 36 per cent. A VIP area reserved for business travellers was added in 2004. In 2009, a terminal was created specifically for business flights to and from Avignon.
Avignon Airport Location
Avignon Airport is 9 kilometres from Avignon in Montfavet. The airport is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The A7 motorway provides easy access to Avignon and you can easily reach the Carmargue and Luberon nature reserves, as well as the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the airport.
Distance from Avignon Airport to:
- Palais des Papes: approx. 14 kilometres by car
- Pont Saint-Bénézet: approx. 13 kilometres by car
- Musée Calvet: approx. 10 kilometres by car
- Collection Lambert: approx. 19 kilometres by car
- Châteauneuf-du-Pape: approx. 24 kilometres by car
- Pont du Gard: approx. 44 kilometres by car
- Saint Rémy: approx. 14 kilometres by car
- Roussillon: approx. 14 kilometres by car
- Arles: approx. 44 kilometres by car
- Mont Ventoux: approx. 66 kilometres by car
Private Flights to Avignon
A charter flight to Avignon takes you to one of the most important cities in Provence. Jet passengers benefit from a tailored all-round service. Chartering a private jet allows you to fly from Avignon as and when you wish. The check-in process is considerably quicker, thanks to separate check-ins and safety and passport checks.
For charter flights from Avignon basically all destinations are feasible. The following connections are especially popular:
- Avignon ✈ Paris Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG): approx. 1 hour 11 minutes
- Avignon ✈ London Farnborough (EGLF / FAB): approx. 1 hour 35 minutes
- Avignon ✈ Geneva (LSGG / GVA): approx. 49 minutes
- Avignon ✈ Nice (LFMN / NCE): approx. 46 minutes
- Avignon ✈ Annecy (LFLP / NCY): approx. 47 minutes
A flight from Avignon to the French capital takes little more than an hour. Paris Le Bourget Airport has excellent infrastructure and is well connected to the city centre. A flight to London from Avignon takes about an hour and a half. London Farnborough Airport is 55 kilometres from the city centre. The Côte d'Azur is just a 46-minute flight from Avignon. Nice Airport is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea. The Promenade des Anglais is only a few minutes away from the city centre, the marina, and the most beautiful beaches.
Avignon Airport has three runways. The asphalt track is suitable for all common short-haul jets and wide-body aircraft. However, not all types of aircraft are permitted on the other two unpaved lanes.
|Runway||Length and width||Surface|
|17/35||1,880 m x 45 m||Asphalt|
|17R/35L||700 m x 50 m||Grass|
|17L/35R||400 m x 50 m||Grass|
Services for Charter Flight Avignon Passengers
Chartering a private jet to Avignon has many advantages. The operators of the airport have excelled in being able to meet the needs of private and business travellers in recent years. A new terminal reserved exclusively for jet passengers ensures smooth operation. Because it has its own check-in, baggage, security and passport control areas, you can save a great deal of time before departure or after arrival. You will be escorted personally to the taxiway or terminal and you do not have to worry about transporting your luggage. The staff will assist you with customs and immigration formalities. A 120-square-metre VIP lounge with its own catering and comfortable seating is also available. Avignon Airport is also home to a wide range of shops, including gift shops and souvenir shops with local Provençal products. To make your stay as pleasant as possible after your flight to Avignon, the airport staff will book a hotel or helicopter shuttle service on request.
Transfers from Avignon Airport
There are numerous options for a quick transfer to Avignon from the airport and excursions to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. On request, the airport staff will book taxis, limousines or even helicopter transfers. Additionally, there are numerous car rental companies at Avignon Airport. The journey to the city centre takes about 20 minutes by car.
Book a Private Jet to Avignon and Explore Provence
Avignon has many cultural highlights and is home to numerous medieval and antique buildings. The environment with its varied landscape has something to offer for recreational visitors. This includes the lavender fields of the Luberon, the vast wetlands of the Camargue, and the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. At the same time, what the city itself offers is not far from the economic metropolises of Marseille, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and Nice. A lot of high-tech companies have settled in the metropolitan area of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence in recent years.
The most famous building in Avignon is the Pope's Palace. The palace bears witness to a time when the city was home to several popes and counter popes and was briefly the centre of Christianity. In the spacious and imposing building, an international convention centre with 13 meeting rooms and numerous reception spaces is housed, so that business travellers can attend meetings and events in rooms that once hosted popes and dukes. The Pont Saint-Bénézet bridge, whose arches extend over the Rhône, is also worth visiting. The bridge itself is protected by the UNSECO World Cultural Heritage foundation.
- Airport code: LFMV / AVN
- Surface area: 188 ha
- Altitude: 66 m (217 ft) above MSL
- Aircraft movements per year: 49,681 (2016)
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 24/7
- Runways: 3 (1,880 m, 700 m, 400 m)
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