Corporate Aviation provides access to private jet charters worldwide. For those looking to fly privately to or from New York City there are actually a number of options. Surprisingly there is no simple list. So, choosing a New York City Private Jet Airport requires a number of considerations. This is your guide to the major airports that service the area that support private jets.

The New York metro area is one of the busiest airspaces in the world as it contains 8 major commercial and general aviation airports within a 30-mile radius.  Commercial airports like LaGuardia (LGA), Kennedy (JFK) and Newark (EWR) can be used, but there can be delays. Most private jet travelers use Teterboro (TEB) and White Plains (HPN) for easy access to New York City and the surrounding area.

The most popular private jet airport is Teterboro as it is situated only 6 miles northwest of downtown Manhattan. However, drive times to and from the airport can be over one hour due to heavy vehicle traffic. Therefore, a savvy traveler may consider White Plains for access from the north or Farmingdale (FRG) for access from the east.

All these airport options are well-equipped with air traffic control towers, longer runways, general aviation service providers (FBOs) and for international flights, US Customs is on-site. These are the primary New York airports, but there are over a dozen other airports in the area that may better suit your itinerary.  There are a few alternatives listed below:

It is very important to know that all airports may not be a fit just because it is located near your home base or destination. When flying your jet charter, the charter operator must abide by a set of FAA regulations known as “Part 135”. Under these regulations, your charter company must follow a more restrictive set of rules than someone who owns and operates their own aircraft (called “Part 91”).

These regulations differ in large part due to the FAA’s desire to increase safety across operations flying for compensation or hire. For instance, one of the major rules a ‘Part 135’ flight must follow is the minimum runway length legally required for takeoff and landing.

The minimum runway requirement comprises many factors. Most notably, the physical length of the airport runway. Additionally, the aircraft-specific performance capabilities, and the weather at the time of the intended flight. Based on these factors, this requirement may eliminate some of the airports we discuss. ‘Part 135’ regulations also give the crew ultimate decision making on whether they are comfortable operating in certain airports in the given aircraft.

Contact Corporate Aviation today to arrange your next private jet charter. Email or call us at 203-674-9466

Choosing A New York City Private Jet Airport

By: Manny Barreto,
SVP Charter Sales
Corporate Aviation

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