One of the best things about flying private is the flexibility in choosing an airport. Private jets are smaller and more versatile, allowing them to land on shorter runways in a greater variety of destinations. There are lots of great airports around the county, but here are a few favorites of frequent Cirrus Aviation travelers.
McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada)
The home base of Cirrus Aviation is one of the busiest airports in the country for commercial travel, but it's also incredibly convenient for small aircraft. Cirrus Aviation operates out of the exclusive Atlantic Aviation executive terminal, away from the chaos and crowds of the larger commercial terminals. Upon arrival, travelers are less than a mile away from the lights and excitement of the Las Vegas Strip.
Teterboro Airport (Teterboro, New Jersey)
Everyone knows that time is money. That's why Teterboro Airport is the busiest executive airport in the New York area. It's right across the river and about 12 miles from Midtown Manhattan, making it popular for Wall Street executives and celebrities alike. There are two runways, five fixed-base operators and zero commercial flights. Teterboro follows a voluntary curfew, so try to avoid scheduling an arrival in the dead of the night. First opened in 1919, the airport is the oldest in New York and where Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart once flew planes.
Van Nuys Airport (Los Angeles, California)
Why deal with the hassle of LAX when you can land at Van Nuys Airport just 22 miles away? Located in the San Fernando Valley, the airport has two runways and four fixed-base operators, averaging more than 230,000 takeoffs and landings a year. That makes it the busiest of the small general aviation airports surrounding L.A. Built in 1921, Van Nuys Airport has a rich history and is a favorite of celebrities and Hollywood power players. It's close to affluent neighborhoods like Beverly Hills and Calabasas, and is a popular filming location for film and television.
Pitkin County Airport (Aspen, Colorado)
The slopes of Aspen are among the most opulent ski destinations in the country. Avoid a long drive from Denver International Airport by flying into Pitkin County Airport instead. Immersed in the middle of gorgeous mountain scenery, private jet travelers arrive and depart from the Atlantic Aviation terminal, which has its own concierge and charming log cabin-influenced decor. Most resorts are just a short drive away.
John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California)
This small airport is in the heart of Orange County and a quick drive to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and other attractive oceanside communities. The airport is modern and equipped with a fair share of dining options. Yet it's also calm and relaxing with large windows to let in plenty of natural light.
Flying by private jet opens up new opportunities for making travel easier and more convenient. Talk to a Cirrus Aviation representative about choosing not only the right aircraft, but the right airport the next time you travel. Different cities and regions often have multiple options and Cirrus Aviation will make sure you select one that best suits your needs. Call 702-472-9714 today.