When most people think about private jets and traveling by private jets, they usually think of an exclusive lifestyle, luxury, and wealth. Though traveling via private jets does offer you the luxury and convenience that most commercial flights and airports don’t, below are five things that go beyond this:
1. Private Jets Have Access to More Airports
There are a variety of small aircraft options that are available which can take you to airports that the bigger commercial aircraft cannot land at. Did you know that there are 5 destinations that are only accessible by private jet?
2. The Cessna Citation XLS/XLS+ is the Most Popular Aircraft Among the Private Jet Industry
Announced in 2004 at the National Business Aviation Association convention, the Citation XLS+ and the older XLS model, feature great performance capabilities and upgraded engines that got it to receive its FAA certification in 2008 with one of the shortest takeoff distances on any mid-size aircraft and the ability to climb up to cruising altitude in under 15 minutes. The aircraft holds up to 9 passengers and offers a quiet cabin for a comfortable and relaxing flight.
3. The Super Bowl is the Most Traveled to Event by Private Jets
Held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3, 2019, the Super Bowl remains to be the most traveled to the event by private jets. The Kentucky Derby and the U.S. Masters Golf Championships are among the other events that are frequently traveled to.
4. Six Percent of Private Jet Flights are Pets Flying
According to a Forbes article, “Private Jets: Who, What, When, Where and How?” among the private jet flights that are booked around the world, 6 percent of those flights are for pets flying. Read our articles on “Flying Private With Pets” to learn on the benefits of doing so and why many people choose to book flights for their pets as well.
5. Some Famous People Have Their Own Jets
Among the celebrities and famous athletes who own private jets are Cristiano Ronaldo (Gulfstream G650), Lionel Messi (Embraer Legacy 650) and Neymar (Embraer Legacy 450). Others like Tom Cruise (Gulfstream IV) and John Travolta (owns 11 of them) actually fly them.