Embarking on a private flight is unlike any other experience, and Cessna’s Citation X charter is guaranteed to uphold your expectations. This small but sturdy super mid-sized jet is top of its class, offering the trifecta of speed, range, and value with every flight.
Built from the inside out with the business traveler in mind, you and your group can expect the ultimate comfort without sacrificing on performance.
About the Citation X
At the time of its release in 1996, the Citation X was the largest in the Cessna fleet. One of the goals in designing this super mid-sized jet was to shed the company’s image as producing business jets that were slower than their competitors — and the Citation X did exactly this.
The jet remains the fastest civilian aircraft you can charter, with a top speed of 604 miles per hour that allows it to reach destinations a full 30 minutes faster than some of its competitors. It also has the greatest range of any jet in its class, spanning 3,215 nautical miles in a single trip.
Take a look at five of the reasons why the Citation X is prime for corporate travel:
1. Excellent Long Range Performance
The Citation X was built with long range performance in mind, which is particularly attractive to busy business executives. Flights like New York to Seattle, Mexico City to Portland, or Miami to Las Vegas are cake walks for this jet, and may get you there faster than other jets that are similar in size and features.
2. Affordable Private Jet Option
As far as private business jets go, the Cessna Citation X offers one of the biggest bangs for your buck. Prices range by provider, but you can typically expect to pay anywhere from $6,500 to $8,000 per hour for a one-way trip, or $5,600 to $6,500 per hour for a round-trip.
Depending on how many people are in your travel party, this can be a much more cost-effective option than flying commercial, especially when you calculate the time savings of not arriving at the airport two hours early, standing in security lines, potential flight delays or cancellations, and finding your way through a busy airport once you land. Plus, you get all the benefits of flying in a private jet, such as making your own schedule, enjoying more room and privacy, and working during the flight.
3. Fastest in its Class
Don’t be fooled by its size — this super mid-sized jet was built with speed in mind. Two FADEC-equipped Rolls-Royce AE3007C1 engines combine with high swept wings at an angle of 37 degrees to improve its speed and performance.
Each engine delivers 6,700 pounds of thrust to power you on your journey faster than comparable jets. It also boasts lower fuel consumption compared to other jets in its class to give you even more value from every flight.
4. Amenities for the Business Executive
We’ve talked a lot about the Citation X’s performance, but it’s what’s on the inside that will really count for business executives.
For starters, the Citation X’s fully reclining seats are the definition of comfort. Whether you’re eager to get down to business or need a little downtime before your next client meeting, these seats are conducive to sitting for long periods.
Its double club configuration also allows for more privacy than what you may find on other models. Fold-down tables give you ample room to work, plus you can easily stow them when not in use to give yourself even more personal space.
The small refreshment center is plenty big enough for a group of eight or fewer. You can stock up on your favorite beverages or snacks to tie you over during your flight.
The on-board lavatory is bigger than your typical airplane bathroom, offering enough space to double as a changing room. In addition to its ample luggage space, there’s also a coat closet so you won’t have to worry about wrinkles or creases in your favorite blazer.
Cessna has truly packed a lot into this space and maximizes every inch to provide the most value to its passengers.
5. Ideal for Small Groups
The typically configuration in a Citation X allows for up to eight passengers, making it ideal for solo travels or small groups of executives. More than 724 cubic feet of space allow enough room to move about the cabin without bumping into people or objects, plus the baggage compartment provides more than 70 cubic feet to hold all your luggage without sacrifice.
Are you gearing up for your next private flight? Let Access Jet Group be your partner in securing a Cessna Citation X or other super mid jet so you can travel in style. Contact us today for pricing and reservation information.