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London Northolt: introduction


The London Northolt Airport, often simply called Northolt, is one of the most iconic airports in the British capital. Located just 14 kilometers west of central London, in the London Borough of Ealing, it occupies a strategic position at the heart of the metropolitan area.

Primarily known for its role in business and military aviation, Northolt is also used for government flights and rescue operations. With its rich history and prime location, this airport plays a crucial role in London’s air network and contributes to the city’s connectivity with the rest of the world. Discover the history of London Northolt Airport with AEROAFFAIRES.


London Northolt: a bit of history


The history of London Northolt Airport dates back to the period between the two world wars when it was built as a Royal Air Force (RAF) airbase in 1915. Originally located in an agricultural area of northwest London, the airport was developed to meet the growing needs of military aviation.

During the Second World War, Northolt played a crucial role in the defense of London during German air raids. As an RAF fighter base, it housed squadrons of Spitfires and Hurricanes that fought enemy forces in the skies above the British capital.

After the war, Northolt continued to be used by the RAF for military operations, but it also began to accommodate civilian flights. In the following years, it became an important airport for business and private aviation, due to its proximity to central London and its modern facilities, with approximately 50,000 aircraft movements per year.

Today, London Northolt Airport is still active as an RAF base, but it has also established itself as a major hub for business and government flights. Its renovated runway and world-class facilities make it a popular choice for luxury travel and official trips. Passengers arriving on commercial flights at Heathrow preferably take their private jet to Northolt, which is the closest business aviation airport. Due to its military status, it is worth noting that the airport only accepts flights with prior authorization. In the event of impossibility, Farnborough Airport is an alternative.

The history of London Northolt Airport testifies to its remarkable evolution, from a strategic military base during the war to a versatile and modern airport serving the national and international aviation community.


How to get to London Northolt?


Traveling to London Northolt by private jet offers a premium and convenient travel experience, ideal for travelers demanding in terms of comfort and efficiency. Located just 14 miles (25 km) west of central London, London Northolt Airport is a preferred destination for business and leisure flights to the British capital.

Travelers have access to a variety of direct flights to Northolt from many domestic and international destinations. The airport’s strategic location avoids long journeys from more distant commercial airports, notably reducing transfer time to the city center.

London Northolt Airport offers tailor-made services for private passengers, with modern facilities and first-class concierge services. Universal Aviation‘s comfortable FBO is available for relaxation before the flight, and customs and security procedures are handled discreetly and professionally, ensuring a seamless experience for travelers.

Whether for business trips or luxury getaways, traveling to London Northolt with bespoke aviation offers a first-class travel solution tailored to the most demanding needs of passengers. To facilitate your transition between London Northolt Airport and the heart of the city, AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized transfer services. Enjoy a comfortable journey with smooth transportation from the airport to your final destination.


London Northolt by private jet with AEROAFFAIRES


An expert in private jet charter, AEROAFFAIRES offers a VIP and personalized service at the best price. Whatever aircraft you are looking for, your dedicated air advisor will provide you with 24/7 assistance up to 2 hours before your flight.

Already nearly 95,000 passengers have traveled with AEROAFFAIRES, on more than 20,000 different private jets. Traveling with AEROAFFAIRES also supports our Sky CO2 program, which offers to finance the preservation of ecosystems in France.

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Price estimate for the rental of a private jet

Paris – Northolt :

  • Number of passengers: 4
  • Aircraft: Light Jet
  • Price: from 6050 EUR

Geneva – Northolt :

  • Number of passengers: 8
  • Aircraft: Turboprop
  • Price: from 11,700 EUR

Milan – Northolt :

  • Number of passengers: 6
  • Aircraft: Light Jet
  • Price: from 11,350 EUR

Useful information

Airport address:

W End Rd, Ruislip HA4 6NG, United Kingdom

Runway length: 1,687 m



Runway opening hours:

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 3pm, Sunday 12pm to 7pm.

The airport only accepts flights with prior authorization.

Aircraft types compatible with the runway:

Propeller-driven aircraft, short- and medium-range jets, regional aircraft.

The airport features Universal Aviation’s VIP terminal, including:

  • Meeting rooms
  • VIP lounge
  • Crew lounge
  • Catering
  • Chauffeur, cab and hotel reservations
  • Car rental
  • Helicopter service
  • Hangar
  • Aircraft maintenance

Location & access

Driving distance:

Central London is around 25 km (14 miles) away, and the journey by car takes around 35 minutes.

To ease your transition between London Northolt airport and the heart of the city, AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized transfer services. Enjoy a comfortable and smooth journey from the airport to your final destination.


AEROAFFAIRES recommends visiting these iconic sites near Northolt:

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Richmond Park
  • A walk along the Grand Union Canal

AEROAFFAIRES recommends these restaurants:

Chicama restaurant offers refined Peruvian cuisine in an elegant, contemporary setting, with dishes prepared from fresh, local ingredients, highlighting the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine.

The Medlar restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience in a warm and intimate setting, featuring creative and delicate dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients.

The Hide restaurant offers a refined culinary experience in an elegant, contemporary setting, with a focus on local, seasonal produce.

AEROAFFAIRES recommends staying at these hotels:

The Shangri-La Hotel offers a luxurious and unforgettable stay in the heart of the city. This five-star hotel offers elegant rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the London skyline. With its service, top-class facilities and central location, the Shangri-La is the ideal choice for travelers seeking comfort and elegance during their stay in London.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is an iconic establishment located in the prestigious Knightsbridge district. Offering an exquisite blend of luxury and elegance, this five-star hotel features sumptuous rooms, Michelin-starred restaurants, a world-class spa and unrivaled service.

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is a luxurious jewel in a historic location in the heart of the city. Offering a sophisticated blend of modern comfort and classic charm, this five-star hotel offers elegant rooms, award-winning restaurants, a sumptuous spa and impeccable service for an unforgettable London experience.

  • What types of flights are allowed to use London Northolt airport?

    London Northolt is mainly used for business, government and military flights. Scheduled commercial flights and single-engine aircraft are not permitted.

  • What services are available at London Northolt airport?

    With its Universal Aviation FBO, London Northolt Airport offers a range of passenger services, including VIP lounges, concierge services, customs and immigration facilities, and car rental.

  • Are there any public transport options from London Northolt airport to central London?

    Yes, several public transport options are available from London Northolt Airport, including bus routes and rail links to central London.

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