Jet Charter Destinations: Top European Luxury Events for Early 2017

Need a little inspiration for your next private jet charter getaway? Whether you were already heading to Europe, or you haven’t even gotten that far in the planning process, we’ve discovered a number of luxury events that have been going on for years, but you might not have even heard of. These events, all of which are happening in the early part of 2017, embody the uniqueness that Europe has to offer. Best of all, each event is spread over a number of days, so you should be able to incorporate any of them into your travel schedule. And, of course, if you’re travelling by private jet, you already have several key advantages:

  • Flying when you want
  • Landing at the closest available airport
  • Travelling with as many (or as few) people as you wish

White Turf St. Moritz

Held annually in the popular Swiss ski village since 1907, White Turf St. Moritz is a horseracing event like no other. More than 35,000 spectators from around the world flock to the resort to witness fine thoroughbreds and international-caliber jockeys race in various events upon Lake St. Moritz. This year’s events will be held on three Sundays in February (12th, 19th and 26th) and, along with the racing activities, will feature:

  • Gourmet catering
  • Live music
  • Art exhibitions

Nearest Airport: Samedan Airport (KSZS), also known as Egadin Airport, is a private airport just 10 minutes from downtown St. Moritz. It’s the perfect landing point for private jet charter travelers.

Geneva International Motor Show

jet-charter-geneva-motor-show Just a few weeks after White Turf, and at the other end of Switzerland, is the Geneva International Motor Show. Running March 3-13 at the Palexpo (1218 Grand-Saconnex), this is one of the most important auto shows in the world. First held in 1905, this event is often the launch point for important industry announcements, including:

  • Vehicle prototypes
  • Major partnerships
  • New equipment and components
  • Advances in technology

It has also become an important venue for industrial, political and social networking. Nearest airport: Conveniently, Geneva Cointrin International Airport (LSGG) located next to the Palexpo.

TEFAF Maastricht

Widely recognized as the world’s leading art and antiques fair, TEFAF Maastricht is a collector’s dream. Held March 11-20 at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre in the Netherlands, this tightly vetted is overseen by a group of international experts who guarantee the quality and authenticity of the wares on display. As a result, art lovers can shop with confidence! Nearest airport: Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) is a regional airport just 15 minutes from the event venue.


jet-charter-vinitaly A trip to Italy isn’t complete without sampling a little vino. In the case of Vinitaly—which features more than 4,000 vendors—there’s actually a lot of sampling to be done. Hailed as the world’s top wine and spirits exhibition, this four-day event runs April 10-13 in the picturesque city of Verona. In total, it draws an estimated 155,000 visitors annually. Nearest airport: Verona Boscomantico Airport (LIPN) is less than 20 minutes from the event venue (Veronafiere). If you require a private jet charter for either domestic or international events, call a Stratos Jets private flight advisor at 888.593.9066, or request a quote online. We will arrange an itinerary that works seamlessly with your travel schedule.

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