By Yasmin Balent
Flying with a Cirrus SR22 Air Taxi is great. You are able to skip long check-in queues at airports and with 1600 possible airports you can land as close as possible to your final destination. Most importantly, you are able to save valuable time!
The cost for flying an Air Taxi varies but are close to last minute ticket prices of traditional commercial airlines. The prices include the Air Taxi aircraft rental, pilot, landing and handling fees. Landing and handling fees can be a substantial part of the total Air Taxi price and vary quiet significantly from airport to airport. For this reason, we decided to list the Top 3 most expensive airports and the Top 3 least expensive airports in Europe when flying with an Air Taxi! Note that the costs mentioned in this blog are based on a day return in which a Cirrus SR22 is flying in at the airport and awaiting 6 hours for its return.
Top 3 most expensive Airports
Nr. 1 Farnborough Airport
The Farnborough Airport is considered to be the most expensive airport in Europe for Air Taxi’s! This airport is located in the west of Farnborough, a small city in England. The airport is approximately 10 minutes away from the center of Farnborough.
Landing at this airport will cost you around 810 Euros.
Wondering why it is so expensive to land at Farnborough Airport? The reason is simple, the handling of the aircraft is what makes landing at airports like Farnborough expensive.
Nr. 2 Paris-Le Bourget Airport
Le Bourget Airport in Paris is one of the three major airports of Paris. This airport is the second most expensive airport in Europe. Le Bourget Airport is located in the north-northeast of Paris and is approximately 11km away from the city center.
If you would like to land in this airport, the costs for a daytrip with a stay of more than 6 hours will be approximately 526 Euros. Parking costs for the Cirrus SR22 aircraft are the reason for the higher costs.
If you would like to learn more about other airports in and around Paris, head over to our blog: Paris airports you can travel to at the speed of light!
Nr. 3 Airport Berlin-Tegel International Airport
Berlin-Tegel International Airport is the one of the 3 airports in Berlin and the third most expensive airport in Europe in terms of landing and handling costs. The airport is located north-west of Berlin, around 11 km away from Berlin centre.
If you would like to land at this airport, it will cost you approximately 400 Euros. The high costs are due to the high handeling fees.
Top 3 least expensive Airports
Nr. 1 Northeim Airport
The airfield Northeim is the least expensive airfield in Europe. It is located 5km east from Northeim, a small town in Lower Saxony in Germany. This airfield is suitable for powered aircrafts that have maximum takeoff weight off less than 2000 kg, helicopters, motor gliders, hot air balloons and for ultralight aviation airplanes. Landing at this airport with a Cirrus SR22 will cost you only 4.50 Euros! A real bargain right?
Nr. 2 Airfield Westerstede-Felde
The airfield Westerstede-Felde is located 3 km north from Westerstede, just like our number one it is a small city in Lower Saxony, Germany. This airfield is classified as a special airfield (in German: Sonderlandeplatz). Therefore, it is suitable for aircrafts having a maximum weight of 2 tons, helicopters weighting a maximum of 3 tons and for ultralight aviation aircraft. Furthermore, the airstrip of this airfield is paved. Landing and staying over for a day at this airfield will cost you 6 Euros.
Nr. 3 La Baule-Escoublac Airport
La Baule-Escoublac Aiport is approximately 10 driving minutes away from the commune La Baule-Escoublac. Landing at this airport with a paved runway will cost you 6 Euros.
The region in which the airport is located is known to have a very popular sea resort. Due to the many seaside apartment buildings, villas and luxury hotels, it is a fantastic place for a vacation.
Prices with different airports are varying tremendously. If you are interested in a personalized Air Taxi offer to one of these airports or any other airport in Europe which we did not list, do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +32 (0)3 500 9082.
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