<p>With increasing interest in flying privately, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Vertis Aviation.</p>
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6 Reasons to Fly Privately to the Alps

With increasing interest in flying privately, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Vertis Aviation.

Published at: 8 Dec 2020
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

With increasing interest in flying privately, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Vertis Aviation. With expert aviation heritage, specialist local knowledge and impeccable personalised service, Vertis Aviation offer a seamless business and personal air charter service around the world. If you need more convincing as to why you should fly private, take a look at our top 6 reasons below.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton
  1. Health
    Looking after our health has become even more of a priority in recent times with the impact of COVID-19. By flying private, you can avoid a crowded airport by travelling through small VIP lounges and be reassured that stringent, all but subtle, health measures have been put in place to allow you to travel with confidence.

    2. Safety
    With some of the highest safety standards in place, along with highly trained pilots and crew, slick ground handling and support to rival any commercial airlines, you can be sure you are in safe hands when flying private.

    3. Time
    Being able to arrive just 25 minutes before departure gives you the utmost flexibility when travelling. If you get delayed last minute or need to travel earlier or later than planned, the crew and operator will be as accommodating as possible (subject to schedules), right up to the hours before you are due to travel.

    4. Airports
    Flying privately gives you a much greater choice of airports at which to land, many of which may be a lot closer to your destination than the larger international airports. For example, Samedan (Engadin) Airport is just a 10-minute drive from St. Moritz whilst Zurich international airport is around a 3-hour drive. Using smaller airports also means vastly reduced transit times through terminals whilst some airports allow car transfer direct to the jet door too.

    5. Baggage
    With an all-inclusive price, there are no hidden costs for “oversize bags” or other bulky items such as skis, subject to hold capacity. Luggage can be quickly unloaded and taken away, meaning there is minimal waiting time at the airport.

    6. Catering
    Also included in the cost, the catering can be tailored to specific dietary requirements plus a range of high-end wine and drinks are available too.

Plane on tarmacPhoto: Helmut Harringer / JetPano.net
Interior of luxury private planePhoto: Helmut Harringer / JetPano.net
Plane on runwayPhoto: Vertis Aviation

St. Moritz - easily accessible from Samedan Airport

Luxury Ski Chalets in St Moritz
The loft in St Moritz living roomPhoto: The Loft

Situated in the Engadine Valley just a 10-minute drive from Samedan airport, St. Moritz is just a 10-minute drive from Samedan Airport and is one of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts with high-altitude skiing, designer shopping, Michelin-star restaurants and, of course, luxury chalets. Visitors can enjoy an action-packed winter calendar of events and winter sports from the famous White Turf horse racing meeting to the exhilarating Cresta Run.

STAY: The Loft

Situated on the edge of Lake St Moritz, The Loft offers spectacular views and is just 100 metres from the town centre and ski slopes. Accommodating six adults and two children, this stunning apartment has a spacious living area, large terrace and a Jacuzzi bathtub in the master suite - perfect for relaxing after a long day on the slopes.

Verbier - easily accessible from Sion Airport

Luxury Ski Chalets in Verbier
Swimming pool in Chalet ChouquiPhoto: Chalet Chouqui

Perched on a sunny plateau in the heart of the Swiss Alps just a 45-minute drive from Sion Airport, Verbier attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Offering spectacular views of Mont Blanc and Le Grand Combin, high-quality restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and fantastic off-piste skiing, Verbier is hard to beat.

STAY: Chalet Chouqui

A nine-bedroom family-friendly chalet in a secluded location, Chalet Chouqui offers a stylish interior, delightful furnished terrace and one of the largest private indoor pools in Verbier.

Zermatt - easily accessible from Sion Airport

Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt
Chalet Maurice terrace with hot tub and Matterhorn viewPhoto: Chalet Maurice

Few resorts can match Zermatt’s perfect combination of fantastic skiing, reliable snow-cover, magnificent scenery and superb mountain restaurants. Home to Switzerland’s highest ski area, this attractive car-free village is a year-round resort that retains its traditional charm in all seasons.

STAY: Chalet Grace
Built to the highest standard, this chic chalet offers breathtaking views over the village, five opulent bedrooms and a superb wellness area with a sauna, massage room and yoga room, as well an outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace.