Unlike when flying commercially, when you fly by private jet you often don’t spend more than 15 minutes in the airport – sometimes going straight from the car to plane in a matter of minutes.
Private jet terminals can be extremely luxurious, offering many amenities, including concierges, audiovisual-equipped conference rooms and business centers with wireless printers to those waiting to jet off to their next destination.
There are over 4,100 private jet airports in the USA, and they vary from large international airports with multiple runways to tiny runways in remote areas – allowing you to get closer to a hard-to-reach destination.
Based on our service records the following are the most frequented airports chartered by TapJets private jet clients.
TETERBORO AIRPORT, NEW YORK (TEB)
The primary private jet airport for Manhattan and the entire New York City area, Teterboro Airport is located just on the other side of the Hudson River to the city center. It’s one of the busiest private jet airports in the world and has five FBOs and 23 hangars.
VAN NUYS AIRPORT, LOS ANGELES (VNY)
Van Nuys Airport is just 30 minutes by car from downtown Los Angeles, making it one of the busiest private jet airports in the world. The premiere choice for those looking to get in and out of LA all while maintaining convenience and anonymity; it also provides customs which allows passengers to fly internationally.
MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAS VEGAS (LAS)
Often on our Most Stunning Airport Approaches Top 10 list, Las Vegas McCarran Airport gives you a unique view of the famous strip from above. While the airport does also cater to commercial flights, it does have a terminal exclusive for private aircraft.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT, NEW YORK (HPN)
Also known as White Plain Airport, Westchester County Airport is only three miles from White Plains – but also serves the New York City area, as it is about 33 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.
WILLIAM P HOBBY AIRPORT, HOUSTON (HOU)
Located just seven miles from downtown Houston, William P Hobby Airport serves both private jet traffic, as well as commercial flights.
FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT, FORT LAUDERDALE (FXE)
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Uptown Business District, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport serves a variety of private aviation needs. Just minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale, the airport is the eighth busiest general aviation airport in the US and boasts 5 FBOs, a 24-hour FAA Air Traffic Control Tower plus US Customs and Border Protection.
CENTENNIAL AIRPORT, DENVER (APA)
Denver Centennial Airport is a general aviation airport located in Centennial, Colorado; just southeast of Denver.
DALLAS LOVE FIELD, AIRPORT DALLAS (DAL)
Dallas Love Field Airport is located just six miles from downtown Dallas. Originally Dallas’ main airport until the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1974, Dallas Love Field offers seven FBOs, plus other general aviation services for its private jet travelers.
CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT, CHICAGO (MDW)
The second-largest passenger airport in the Chicago metropolitan area, Chicago Midway Airport is open 24 hours a day for private jet passengers and is only just eight miles from downtown Chicago.
DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WASHINGTON DC (IAD)
Washington Dulles International Airport is an international airport in Dulles, Virginia; located just 26 miles from downtown Washington, DC. The airport is the busiest airport in the Washington metropolitan area and the second busiest in the larger Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SAN FRANCISCO (OAK)
OAK is California’s fourth largest airport, with more than 11 million passengers passing through its gates every year. Today, 13 airlines offer nonstop service to a growing list of 55 international and domestic destinations. It is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues and the closest airport for most local residents.