private jets for lease

Private jets for lease are a luxurious way to travel. They offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of glamour. But before you start picturing yourself sipping champagne at 30,000 feet, there are a few important things to consider.

In this blog, we’re going to dive into the world of private jet rentals and explore what you need to know before taking the leap. We’ll break down everything from understanding your travel needs to researching charter jet options and staying within your budget.

We’ll also talk about safety, flexibility, and the importance of choosing the right company to work with. And of course, we’ll touch on all the little extras that can make your private jet experience truly unforgettable.

Whether you’re planning a special getaway, a business trip, or just curious about the possibilities. We’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in! 


Before you start browsing through private jet options, it’s essential to take a step back and think about your travel requirements. Consider factors such as:

  • Destination: Knowing your destination will help determine the type of aircraft and range you’ll need
  • Number of Passengers: The number of passengers will dictate the size of the private jet you should consider
  • Frequency of Travel: If you travel often, you may want to consider long-term leasing options or membership programs offered by some private jet companies

By understanding your travel needs upfront, you can narrow down your options and ensure the private jet you choose aligns perfectly with your plans and preferences. Whether you’re jetting off for a weekend getaway or a business trip, clarity about your travel needs will set the foundation for a seamless and enjoyable experience.


Once you have a clear understanding of your travel needs, it’s time to explore the different charter jet options available. Private jets come in various sizes and configurations, each offering different amenities, ranges, and capacities.

You’ll typically encounter light jets, midsize jets, and heavy jets. Light jets are perfect for short trips with a small group. Heavy jets offer more space and amenities for longer journeys or larger groups.

Here’s a deeper dive into the various sizes and how to determine which one is best for your needs. Here’s a quick breakdown using our jets as examples:

Light and Very Light Jets

Light jets are ideal for short-distance trips and typically accommodate up to 6-8 passengers. They offer speed, agility, and flexibility. This makes them perfect for quick getaways or business trips within a few hours’ flying time.

Light jets are equipped with comfortable seating and amenities, including refreshment centers and lavatories. Providing a comfortable travel experience for smaller groups.

Our Piston & Turbo-Prop aircraft is ideal for short-distance trips, offering an economical option without compromising on comfort. These jets can accommodate up to 8 passengers and travel at speeds ranging from 200 to 300 mph, with a range of 1000 to 1800 miles.

For those seeking a smaller and more cost-effective alternative to conventional jets, our Very Light Jets fit the bill perfectly. The Citation Mustang, for example, can carry up to 5 passengers and fly at speeds of up to 370 mph. Covering distances of up to 1700 miles.

Midsize Jets

Midsize jets strike a balance between performance and comfort. This makes them a popular choice for medium-distance flights.

With seating for up to 8-10 passengers, midsize jets offer more space and amenities compared to light jets. Oftentimes, this includes things like:

  • Larger cabins
  • Enhanced seating options
  • Increased luggage capacity

These jets are suitable for longer trips within a few hours to cross-country journeys, providing a comfortable and efficient travel experience for medium-sized groups.

So if you’re flying longer journeys that require a balance of speed and comfort, our Mid-Size Jets are the perfect choice. With aircraft like the Citation XLS and Lear Jet 60/70 Series, you can travel at speeds of 400 to 500 mph and cover distances of 1600 to 2600 miles while accommodating up to 9 passengers.

Super Midsize Jets

Super midsize jets can operate in a wide range of conditions. Including short runways and high-altitude airports. This gives you access to a greater number of airports compared to larger aircraft. This flexibility is particularly useful for reaching destinations not served by commercial airlines or smaller private jets.

Our Super Mid-Size Jets offer increased capabilities compared to regular mid-size jets. You can choose from options like the:

  • Citation Sovereign/X
  • Challenger 300/600 Series
  • Gulfstream 350/450
  • Hawker Beechcraft 4000

With these choices, you can travel at speeds of 500 to 550 mph and cover distances of 3300 to 3600 miles with up to 9 passengers.

Heavy Jets

Heavy jets are the largest and most luxurious private jets available, offering unparalleled comfort, space, and range. With seating for up to 12-16 passengers, heavy jets are equipped with:

  • Spacious cabins
  • Deluxe amenities
  • Advanced technology

All things that provide a premium travel experience for larger groups or those traveling long distances. These jets are capable of flying non-stop to international destinations, making them ideal for transcontinental flights or extended vacations.

At Jackson Jet Center, our luxurious Heavy Jets are designed for ultra-long-range destinations. Aircraft like the Embraer Legacy 600/500/550/650 and Falcon 900 can accommodate up to 13 passengers, travel at speeds of 500 to 550 mph, and cover distances ranging from 2800 to 7100 miles.

Jumbo Jets

Jumbo jets are designed for long-haul flights and often have substantial cargo capacity in addition to passenger seating. Jumbo jets also offer a more spacious interior compared to smaller aircraft. This allows you to enjoy greater comfort during long flights.

With jumbo jets, you can look forward to amenities such as wider seats, more legroom, and larger overhead storage bins. 

Our Jumbo Jets are ideal for sports charters and large groups, offering unmatched capacity and comfort. Whether it’s an Airbus, Boeing, Dornier, or Embraer. These aircraft can accommodate up to 400 passengers, travel at speeds of 485 to 605 mph, and cover distances of 1500 to 3700 miles.


As you explore private jet options, it’s important to keep your budget in mind. One of the primary factors to keep in mind is the hourly rates. Private jet rentals typically operate on an hourly rate basis, meaning you pay for the time you spend in the air.

These rates can vary significantly depending on several factors, including:

For instance, a smaller, light jet will generally have a lower hourly rate compared to a larger, heavy jet equipped with luxurious amenities. However, it’s important to note that the hourly rate isn’t just about the size and features of the aircraft.

It also includes operational costs such as fuel, maintenance, crew salaries, insurance, and overhead expenses. Additionally, market demand and availability can influence hourly rates. Peak travel times typically command higher prices.


Flexibility is key when it comes to private jet travel. Life can be unpredictable, and plans often change at the last minute. When looking for a private jet for lease, prioritize companies that offer flexible booking options. This includes the ability to make changes to your itinerary or cancel your flight if needed, without incurring hefty penalties.

Private jets are typically in high demand during peak travel seasons. Look for charter jet companies that have a diverse fleet of aircraft and can accommodate your travel needs, even on short notice. This ensures that you’ll have access to a private jet when you need it, without having to worry about availability issues.

Emergencies can arise at any time, so it’s important to choose a charter jet company that offers 24/7 customer support. Whether you need to make a last-minute booking or have questions about your upcoming flight, having access to round-the-clock support can provide peace of mind and ensure a smooth travel experience.


Ensuring safety and regulatory compliance should be top priorities when selecting a private jet for lease. Look for charter jet companies that prioritize safety above all else. This includes:

  • Regular maintenance of aircraft
  • Stringent safety checks
  • Compliance with industry safety standards

Verify that the charter jet company follows best practices and employs experienced pilots who prioritize passenger safety. For example, here’s how Jackson Jet Center Charter prioritizes safety and compliance:

Certified and Trained Pilots

Jackson Jet Center Charter ensures the highest degree of safety by only employing certified and highly trained pilots. Our pilots undergo rigorous training and adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

Importantly, they work full-time exclusively for Jackson Jet Center Charter. This helps ensure they maintain currency and focus solely on flying.

Thoroughly Inspected and Maintained Aircraft

Our Director of Maintenance, with years of industry experience, leads our team in meticulously inspecting and maintaining our aircraft fleet. Their keen eye for detail ensures that every aircraft is in optimal condition. That way customers can travel with confidence and peace of mind during flights.

State-of-the-Art Avionics

Safety is further enhanced through the use of state-of-the-art avionics. This includes terrain and traffic-avoidance systems.

These advanced technologies provide our pilots with real-time information and alerts. Allowing them to navigate safely through various airspace conditions and avoid potential hazards.


When exploring private jets for lease, consider gathering insights from other travelers’ experiences. Reading reviews and testimonials from previous customers can provide valuable insights into the quality of service provided by a charter jet company.

Look for reviews that mention factors such as punctuality, professionalism of the crew, cleanliness of the aircraft, and overall satisfaction with the travel experience. 

In addition to online reviews, don’t underestimate the power of word-of-mouth recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have firsthand experience with private jet travel. They can provide detailed accounts of: 

  • The booking process
  • Quality of service received
  • Standout features or amenities that made their journey memorable

Knowing that someone you trust has had a positive experience with a particular company can provide peace of mind as you plan your own trip. It adds an extra layer of confidence in your decision and reassures you that you’re making the right choice.


Beyond the basics of flying from point A to point B, private jet travel offers a range of additional services and amenities to enhance your experience. Here are some examples of amenities you can look forward to (depending on the company you choose):

In-Flight Catering

Many charter jet companies offer gourmet catering options, allowing you to enjoy delicious meals and snacks tailored to your preferences while in the air. From fine dining to casual fare, in-flight catering adds a touch of luxury to your journey. It also means you don’t have to worry about eating before the trip. 

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Stay connected while you travel with onboard Wi-Fi connectivity. Whether you need to catch up on emails, stream your favorite movies, or stay connected with friends and family, Wi-Fi access ensures that you can remain productive and entertained throughout your flight.

Ground Transportation

Some private plane companies offer seamless door-to-door service, including ground transportation arrangements to and from the airport. Whether you require a chauffeured car, limousine, or private shuttle, arranging ground transportation in advance ensures a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.

Concierge Services

Take advantage of concierge services offered by charter jet companies to handle all the details of your trip, from hotel reservations to restaurant recommendations and event planning. For instance, our dedicated concierge can help you create a personalized itinerary and take care of all the logistics. Leaving you to focus on relaxing and enjoying your trip.


When it comes to private jets for lease, every aspect of your journey plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Jackson Jet Center Charter is a premier provider of private airplane charters throughout Canada and the United States. Here we understand the importance of providing our clients with the highest levels of service, comfort, and safety. 

We invite you to experience our jet charter difference for yourself. Reach out to us today to request a quote for charter services and discover the ultimate in private jet travel. We’re here to make your journey extraordinary.