For trips up to 3,000miles carrying less than 7 passengers the ideal type of aircraft is a light jet. This type of private jet was created for shorter distance flights. Air charters between New York and Miami, or headed West up to Houston. These private jets are not made for coast to coast travel. An air charter from Miami to LA on a light jet will require numerous fuel stops which will significantly discomfort the passengers and create unnecessary hassle and delays. The most popular types of light jets are the Lear jet 35, Beech Jet, Citation series and the Falcon 10. These private jets comfortably accommodate their passengers on a North to South air charter, or a Miami-Aspen private charter.
The cost of chartering a light jet varies between $2,300/hr to $2,800/hr. The price varies by the safety ranking of the aircraft, its type, year of manufacturing and year of refurbishing. Additionally, if the private jet operator has agreed to the additional scrutiny of the added safety ranking, such as Wyvern or ARG/US, the cost of these safety rankings are transformed to the customer. However, at 40,000 feet the passengers know that they are flying the best aircraft on the market, not the cheapest private jet they could find.
The light jet is a good and economical solution for private jet charter for less than 3,000 miles. However, it is important to keep in mind that although the most economical solution it is not the most comfortable one. Light jets are defined by low cabin height and limited baggage capacity. The typical light jet will have about 5ft in height and usually will not have an enclosed lav –a must have feature in every luxury private jet. That’s why a large crowd of private jet travelers charter a mid size private jet to accommodate their air charter needs.