Many people are surprised to learn that flying on a private jet gives them access to more airports than they could reach when flying commercial. The fact is that there are about 5,000 airports in the United States where private jet charters are welcome, whereas commercial flights can only land at around 500 or so.
That’s a huge difference in terms of travel flexibility! But aside from the location, there are a few other factors that can shape your private flight experience.
Here’s a quick peek at some of the best airports in the United States where you can take off or land in a private jet:
Celebrating 100 years of incoming and outbound flights in 2019, Teterboro Airport has earned the distinction as the most popular terminal for private jet flights. Its small size and low level of crowdedness provides much appreciated respite from the likes of LaGuardia or JFK, and surprisingly is only about 12 miles from Manhattan.
Van Nuys Airport
Nestled in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles World Airports-owned Van Nuys Airport is a prime stopover for international travelers. It’s comparable in size to other international airports, but offers a higher level of convenience and privacy that you don’t usually find in a busy facility. Business executives and celebrities alike prefer to use Van Nuys for their west coast travels.
Dallas Love Field Airport
The Dallas Love Field Airport used to be the go-to airport for everyone traveling to the Big D, but the opening of Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport in 1974 changed its status for commercial travelers. Still, the airport holds distinction for private jet charters, particular given its mid-point location that can serve as a stopover for coast to coast travel.
The airport still hosts about 200 flights daily. Passengers can enjoy concessions in the terminal before their flight, along with all the convenience of flying from a smaller airport.
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Fort Lauderdale is a major airport hub for travelers going to Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Mexico. Located in the heart of the city’s business district and minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale, the airport attracts thousands of business and leisure travelers each year, including those doing business in the city or using the airport for refueling. The facility is also a common spot for U.S. customs inspection for international travelers coming into the country.
Chicago Midway International Airport
The second busiest airport in Chicago, this city owned airport brings a wealth of private jet options to travelers who want to avoid the long lines and overcrowded terminals of O’Hare International Airport. The airport itself is larger than many of the airports that cater to private jet travelers and include an abundance of restaurants, shops, and amenities that will make your travels more enjoyable.
At Access Jet Group, we can help you arrange travel to the airport of your choice and make recommendations that will add to your experience. Contact us today for pricing and availability.