The Different Types of Private Jets: Which is Right for Your Trip

The Different Types of Private Jets

Private jets are known for their luxury and their high levels of comfort. They all come with lots of privacy and conveniences. And they are the epitome of glitz and glamour even though everyday people regularly use them. 

Whether or not you have much experience with private jets, you know that there are different sizes and different types of jets available. 

Below is a breakdown of the different categories most private jets will fall into. Which one is right for your trip? 

Very Light Jets

Very light jets are those that are designed to handle short distances with minimal passengers. They are light and small which makes them incredibly efficient. While they may not be the most luxurious jets on the list, they are still comfortable. 

You may hear these jets referred to as ‘personal’ jets due to their size. But that doesn’t mean it only holds one passenger. Jets that fall into this category hold, on average, 4 to 6 passengers. And, they can travel a distance of about 500 to 1,000 miles before having to refuel. 

Don’t be surprised to not find a lavatory onboard, either. Though this usually isn’t too big of a deal since this type of jet is usually used for quick flights. 

Is a very light jet right for you? If you are looking to travel a short distance alone or with a couple of additional passengers and you are looking for the most efficient way to get where you are going, this could be a great option. You will find this is usually the most affordable private jet charter, too. 

Light Jets

Light jets have a little more bulk to them, compared to very light jets. They have extra space to move around, extra seating, and extra space for luggage. And most will have a lavatory on board. Why? Because light jets can go further – so someone is sure to have to go.  

Light jets have enough space to carry up to about 6 passengers, though this can vary from jet to jet. And, they can travel roughly 1,500 miles without needing to refuel. 

Light jets are great for traveling throughout the U.S. 

Midsize Jets

Going even bigger, midsize jets are the ones that can offer you a trip from one coast to the next without stopping – including everywhere in between. This is the size of jets that begin to get even more comfortable and luxurious. 

When you choose a midsize jet for your charter, you can expect a great deal of inflight connectivity, lots of luggage space, and even space to get up and move about. They often come with more amenities, too. 

Overall, midsize jets are a perfect choice, whether you are traveling for work or for fun. They easily hold up to about 8 to 10 passengers without feeling overcrowded. And they can travel between 1,400 to 2,500 miles without having to stop. 

And, yes, you will find a private lavatory and galley on board for your convenience. 

Super Midsize Jets

Super midsize jets are the next size up when it comes to private travel. These are larger and can travel greater distances than the others we have discussed thus far. And the variances in them get even greater when it comes to how many passengers they can hold and the distances they can travel. Though, expect a super-midsize jet to be able to carry a maximum of 10 to 12 passengers comfortably. 

These are perfect for those who are branching out and looking for a private transatlantic flight. Most in this category have a range of 3,000 to 4,000 miles before needing to stop.

Often referred to as super mids, these jets are very popular amongst business executives and those looking for some of the best in comfort, amenities, entertainment, and more. They offer top-notch connectivity and usually come with a flight attendant. 

You will find ample luggage space, a private lavatory, and a galley. 

Heavy (Business) Jets

Heavy jets, a/k/a business jets, are some of the largest private jets. They can often hold up to about 18 to 20 people comfortably and can travel abroad quite easily. Most have a range of about 7,000 to 7,500 without stopping. Don’t let their name cause you to think they are slow – because they can travel at top speeds, allowing you to arrive at your destination quickly.

Many heavy jets are decked out in incredible surroundings that allow you to sit back and relax while you travel. You may sleep, enjoy a catered meal, indulge yourself in the inflight connectivity, get work done, and more. 

These jets typically have two lavatories and even a full-size galley for cooking. But you won’t have to worry about preparing the meal because you will have a flight attendant who will ensure you have everything you need for a great flight. 

Jumbo Jets

The last category – jumbo jets – are the largest category of private jets. These hold about 50 to 60 passengers. Unless uniquely designed (some even look like an office or living room in the sky), most of these jumbo jets are set up similarly to commercial jets, but with more comfortable seating and amenities.

They can travel intercontinental and can go 10 hours or even more without having to land. 

Fly with Sun Air Jets

At Sun Air Jets, we have a versatile fleet of private jets that can meet your every need. Whether you are looking for a comfortable flight for yourself or the most luxurious flight for your whole office, we have you covered. 

Talk to our private jet charter services team to uncover the perfect jet option for your trip. We can make sure that you enjoy a customized experience, taking care of every detail for you and your guests. 

To put in your request for a charter, contact us at (805) 389-9335. Or, if you are ready, book now online. 

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