For trips up to 2,800 miles carrying up to 8 passengers, the ideal type of private air charter aircraft is a mid-size jet. This type of private jet was created for short medium-distance flights. Air charters between New York and Miami, or from the northeast to the mid-west such as Pittsburgh to Cleveland for example. These private jets are ideal for transcontinental air charter travel.
The most popular types of mid-size private jets are:
- Citation Excel,
- Citation III/VI/VII,
- Citation Sovereign,
- Gulfstream G100,
- Hawker 700,
- Hawker 800,
- Hawker 800XP,
- Lear 45,
- Learjet 55,
- Learjet 60
These private jets can comfortably accommodate their passengers on an air charter from New York City to Nassau or a Miami-Aspen run.
The cost of chartering a mid-size private jet is approximately $3,200/hr. The price varies according to the safety ranking of the private jet aircraft, its type, year of manufacture, and year of refurbishing. Additionally, if the private jet operator has agreed to the additional scrutiny of the added safety ranking, through independent third parties such as Wyvern or ARG/US. The cost of these private jet safety rankings is transferred to the customer.
At 40,000, feet passengers know that they are traveling in the best private air charter aircraft on the market, not the cheapest private jet they can find.
The mid-size private jet is built for comfort. These private jets generally feature comfortable cabin space, maintain a high altitude, and offer swift speeds. The typical mid-size private jet will have about 5.5ft interior cabin height and has a fully enclosed private lavatory-a must-have feature in every luxury private jet. Private jets allow for customizations to meet a wide variety of business or individual needs for private air charter. That’s why a group of private jet travelers typically charter a mid-size private jet to accommodate their custom air charter needs.