Once the preserve of the super rich, private jet travel has in recent years undergone something of an inclusivity revolution, with charters now available for prices that won’t break the bank.
As the largest US market by volume for private aviation, New York is extremely well set up for private jet rental, with the city’s six major airports able to support any type of aircraft. If you’re visiting NYC and would like to hire a private jet during your stay, there are a huge number of companies offering charters that run services in and out of the city – many on an on-demand basis. We’ve picked out three of the best below.
With their corporate office located in New York, evoJets are perfectly placed to offer both premium private jet charter services and intimate local knowledge to ensure your charter experience runs smoothly and efficiently. Whether you need a last-minute empty leg flight to a business conference or just want to see the Big Apple in style, they promise to deliver you there in unparalleled comfort. The company operates an on-demand service, with all of their planes owned by individuals or companies and then chartered through evoJets. Their New York inventory includes a wide variety of aircraft, ensuring there’s something available for every budget and need. Rates start at around $1,200 per hour – before taxes, crew, airport and other related fees – for a jet that accommodates 6-8 people
Mercury Jets are an on-demand provider specialising in private jet charter and services both in New York and in cities across the US. Their team is composed of industry-leading professionals dedicated to providing customers with the ultimate ‘white-glove’ experience. The company’s main USP is that travellers can book empty leg flights, which Mercury estimate can save you up to 75% of the cost of an equivalent charter. This is particularly popular in New York, where one-way flights to and from the city and commonplace, leaving the aircraft empty for the return leg. However, it is worth keeping in mind that empty legs offers are reserved as quickly as they are created and you should know where to look.
With their dedicated app allowing you to book over 2,400 aircraft worldwide directly from your phone, Fly XO are self-styled as revolutionising the future of private aviation. All you do is select a destination, date, entire aircraft, or individual seat on an existing charter, then arrive 30 minutes before your flight for a breezy check-in and you’re on your way. For non-members, rates for private charters start at $995 per trip, or $395 for an individual seat. For more exclusive benefits, there are three membership tiers available for yearly fees starting at $595 per year. All memberships guarantee no blackout days, and you can earn loyalty credits with every flight, as well as gain insider access to unique experiences, amenities and lifestyle services.