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Overview

Chicago Private Jet Charter – Aircraft, Airports & Routes

Paramount Business Jets specializes in private jet charter flights to and from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

As one of our most popular domestic private jet destinations, Chicago is accessible by over 19 airports conveniently located within a 50-mile radius of Chicago's city center.

The 3 most popular private jet airports in the Chicago area include; Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), Chicago O'hare International Airport (ORD), and the Chicago Midway Intl Airport (MDW) all located within just 16 miles of the city center.

A quick 50-mile radius search reveals that there are over 100 private jets available for hire on-demand in the Chicago area.

Some of the most commonly chartered private jets in the Chicago area include light jets (Beechjet 400A, Citation Encore, Learjet 35A), midsize jets (Hawker 800 XP, Learjet 45, Citation Excel), large jets (Falcon 900 EX, Challenger 601, Gulfstream IV-SP), and ultra-long-range jets (Falcon 7X, Global Express, Gulfstream V).

If you are traveling with a large group of over 18 passengers, we can arrange for VIP airliners in executive configurations, such as the Airbus Corporate Jet or the Boeing Business Jet to fly you and your guests to any destination of your choice.

Contact us by phone on +1-877-727-2538 to receive the best private jet prices and rates on various aircraft or get a quick price estimate online in seconds.

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Private Jet Pricing

How much does a private jet to Chicago cost?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Chicago will depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you need to travel and how long you need to stay before you return, in addition to other factors.

For example, a private jet flight from Chicago to New York City on a very light jet with 4 passengers will cost around 8,000 USD, all in or a private jet flight from Chicago to Miami on a midsize jet with 6 passengers will cost around 12,000 USD or a private jet flight from Chicago to Las Vegas on a super midsize jet with 10 passengers will cost around 35,000 USD one way.

The average hourly rental rates of various private jets per flying hour are as follows.

Here are a few more popular Chicago routes with price estimates included.

To/From Location
Teterboro
Toronto
Sarasota
Columbus
New York
Aircraft type
Super Midsize Jets
Light Jets
Light Jets
Large Jets
Light Jets
Flight Time
1.4h
1h
2.1h
0.7h
1.5h
PAX
8-10
6-7
6-7
10-16
6-7
Price One-Way
From $16,027 $81
From $18,280 $39
From $12,279 $81
From $22,477 $55
From $9,932 $58
The Hourly Rates are:

Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Chicago private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.

  • Very Light Jet

    Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    2-4
    From $2,500 per hour
  • Light Jet

    Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    6-7
    From $2,600 per hour
  • Super Light Jet

    Super Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    7-8
    From $3,000 per hour
  • Midsize Jet

    Midsize Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    8-9
    From $3,200 per hour
  • Super Midsize Jet

    Super Midsize Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    8-10
    From $4,300 per hour
  • Large Jet

    Large Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    10-16
    From $5,600 per hour
  • Ultra Long Range Jet

    Ultra Long Range Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    12-16
    From $8,000 per hour
  • VIP Airliner

    VIP Airliners Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    16-50
    From $16,000 per hour
  • Helicopter

    Helicopters Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar and similar

    3-6
    From $1,700 per hour

Note: Chicago private jet charter prices increased by almost 20% from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID. The good news is in 2023, we are seeing gradual decreases in pricing to pre-COVID levels.

Empty Leg Flights

Save on Your Chicago Private Charter Flights

These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.

It often happens that such an empty-leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.

At any given time, there may be more than 3,000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty-leg charter flights available on the market.

Using multiple platforms, Paramount Business Jets offers the most comprehensive empty-leg flight search on the market.

Chicago Airports

Best Airports for Your Chicago Charter Flights

Airports Chicago Airports within 50 Miles

  • Chicago Midway International Airport, KMDW, MDW,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Aurora Municipal Airport, KARR, AUZ,

    Aurora, Illinois, United States

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport, KORD, ORD,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Palwaukee Municipal Airport, KPWK, PWK,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Gary/Chicago International Airport, KGYY, GYY,

    Gary, Indiana, United States

  • Lansing Municipal Airport, KIGQ, IGQ,

    Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Schaumburg Regional Airport, K06C, 06C,

    Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

  • Griffith-Merrillville Airport, K05C, 05C,

    Griffith, Indiana, United States

  • Clow International Airport, K1C5, 1C5,

    Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States

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Chicago Available Airport Options

Private Jet Interiors

Chicago Private Jets by Interiors and Rates

1. Light Jets and Very Light Jets

Light jets and very light jets are cost-effective solutions for shorter flights to and from Chicago. These aircraft are ideal for individual travel, accommodating 4 to 6 passengers, and boast lower hourly rates, starting at $2,600, and a non-stop range of 1100 to 1900 nautical miles.

2. Midsize and Super Midsize Jets

For those seeking to travel farther and enjoy non-stop travel across the country, midsize and super-midsize jets offer the perfect balance of range, speed, and passenger capacity. These aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with a non-stop range of 1300 to 4000 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $3200.

3. Large and Ultra Long-Range Jets

For those who require the ultimate in luxury, speed, and range, large and ultra-long-range jets are the pinnacle of private aviation. These aircraft are particularly suitable for coast-to-coast or intercontinental flights, accommodating up to 16 passengers in the utmost comfort with a range of 3600 to 6700 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $5600.

Aircraft Interiors and Seating Configurations

Although the interior design of the aircraft may vary from one aircraft to another, the seating configurations will generally look like the sample interior pictures provided.

Very Light Jets
2-4
371 KTAS
$2500 - $3500
Light Jets
6-7
492 KTAS
$2600 - $3100
Super Light Jets
7-8
465 KTAS
$3000 - $3500
Midsize Jets
8-9
470 KTAS
$3200 - $4300
Super Midsize Jets
8-10
530 KTAS
$4300 - $6000
Large Jets
10-16
513 KTAS
$5600 - $8000
Ultra Long Range Jets
12-16
516 KTAS
$8000 - $11000
VIP Airliners
16-50
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
Helicopters
3-6
190 KTAS
$1700 - $2500

Chicago Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryYOMSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Citation MustangVLJ2000 4 $2,750 63 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2011 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2000 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2008 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
Eclipse 500VLJ2007 4 $2,750 15.9 ft³
HondajetVLJ2016 4 $2,500 65.34 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight2000 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight2000 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight1998 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Citation BravoLight1999 7 $3,100 15.54 ft³
Citation CJ1Light2000 5 $2,800 55 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2005 7 $3,350 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2005 6 $3,350 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3+Light2018 7 $3,750 65 ft³
Citation CJ3+Light2014 7 $3,750 65 ft³
Citation Encore+Light2008 8 $3,100 69 ft³
Citation Encore+Light2008 8 $3,100 69 ft³
Citation ILight2000 6 $2,850 63 ft³
Citation JetLight2004 5 $2,800 55 ft³
Citation VLight1998 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Citation VLight2004 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Learjet 35ALight2000 7 $2,850 38.84 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Nextant 400 XTiLight2000 7 $3,750 31 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light1999 8 $3,450 79.8 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light2006 8 $3,450 79.8 ft³
Citation XLSSuper Light2006 8 $3,600 80 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2008 8 $3,450 65 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2017 7 $3,350 85 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2018 7 $3,350 85 ft³
Pilatus PC-24Super Light2022 6 $3,600 88.3 ft³
Astra SPXMidsize1999 6 $3,600 51 ft³
Astra SPXMidsize2000 6 $3,600 51 ft³
Citation ExcelMidsize1998 8 $3,450 79.8 ft³
Citation IIIMidsize2000 7 $3,450 62 ft³
Citation SovereignMidsize2000 8 $4,950 134.2 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2009 8 $3,600 80 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2007 8 $3,600 80 ft³
Citation XLSMidsize2004 8 $3,600 80 ft³
Gulfstream G150Midsize2007 8 $3,950 80 ft³
Hawker 800AMidsize2000 - -
Hawker 800XPMidsize1999 8 $4,050 48 ft³
Hawker 800XPMidsize2004 8 $4,050 48 ft³
Hawker 900XPMidsize2009 9 $4,450 49.8 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2001 6 $4,050 48 ft³
Learjet 60XRMidsize2011 7 $4,250 48 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2005 9 $5,950 0 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2012 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2016 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 600Super Midsize2000 12 $6,200 115 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2007 8 $4,950 134.2 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2012 8 $4,950 134.2 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2006 8 $4,950 134.2 ft³
Citation SovereignSuper Midsize2005 8 $4,950 134.2 ft³
Citation Sovereign+Super Midsize2017 8 $5,250 135 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2002 9 $6,100 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2003 9 $6,100 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000EXSuper Midsize2005 8 $5,850 131 ft³
Falcon 2000LXSSuper Midsize2015 10 $6,800 131 ft³
Falcon 50Super Midsize2000 9 $5,850 90.06 ft³
G200Super Midsize2001 9 $7,050 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2000 9 $7,050 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2007 9 $7,050 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2008 9 $7,050 150 ft³
Gulfstream G280Super Midsize2018 9 $5,950 154 ft³
Hawker 4000Super Midsize2011 9 $5,950 114.76 ft³
Praetor 500Super Midsize2019 7 $4,450 150 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,700 115 ft³
Challenger 605Large2011 12 $8,400 115 ft³
Falcon 7XLarge2010 12 $11,400 141.26 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1999 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2004 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1998 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2005 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2008 12 $7,700 127.12 ft³
GIVLarge2001 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GIVSPLarge1998 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Global 5000Large2013 8 $8,400 195 ft³
Global ExpressLarge2000 14 $9,900 325 ft³
Global ExpressLarge2011 12 $9,900 325 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2006 14 $10,900 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream GIVLarge2000 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GVLarge2001 16 $9,700 226 ft³
GVLarge2000 13 $9,700 226 ft³
SIKORSKY S-58JTHelicopter2000 - -
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2014 12 $10,650 195 ft³
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2013 12 $10,650 195 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2002 14 $9,900 325 ft³

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Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Chicago Charter Resource

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. This extra two hours allows the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator or pilots may call ahead so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    Yes, when you charter a private jet you can access the same airports as a commercial airline. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft which are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seat. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies and some may not offer ramp access.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flight. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    If you’re using a fractional model or fixed-rate hourly jet cards, you’ll need to provide 10-12 hours’ notice for a private jet request. But at Paramount Business Jets, we pride ourselves on achieving a 4-hour turnaround for on-demand charter and ad hoc clients.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or take off slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States, or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major cities in Europe.

  • What kind of inflight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. the majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up to date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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