Private Jet Charter Services - Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI)
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Palm Beach International Airport.
Palm Beach International Airport is actually located about three miles west of Palm Beach at the northern end of Florida’s Gold Coast in West Palm Beach.
More than six million passengers fly into and out of Palm Beach International Airport every year on private jets and commercial flights. If you charter a private jet to PBI, there are three fixed-base operators to serve you. The airport offers customs and immigration services and has a 24-hour air traffic control tower.
Palm Beach, synonymous with luxury, is known for its beautiful beaches and draws tourists from all over the world.
The IATA airport code for Palm Beach International Airport is PBI; its ICAO code is KPBI.
The airport, which is close to several major highways, offers easy access to much of South Florida.
Airport Information for Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI, PBI)
|LOCATION||West Palm Beach, FL, United States|
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Palm Beach International History
Palm Beach International Airport started off as Morrison Field in 1936.
It was named for Grace K. Morrison, a secretary to a Palm Beach architect and weekend flier. Morrison championed the planning and development of the air strip. Unfortunately, she was not there to see the dedication. She died in a car accident shortly before the airfield opened.
In 1937, the Palm Beach Aero Corporation got a lease for the property and built a terminal and hangars. That private operation only lasted three years.
In 1940, the airfield was turned over to the U.S. Army Air Force to be used during World War II. It was activated for military use and to train pilots by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941. It was deactivated in 1947 and renamed Palm Beach International Airport in 1948. It was reactivated again by the Air Force in 1951 during the Korean War but civil aviation continued on part of the airport.
The city of West Palm Beach was developed – as was much of the east coast of Florida – by industrialist Henry Flagler. He called the Palm Beach area “a veritable paradise” when he first landed there in 1893. He turned Palm Beach into a resort town and developed West Palm Beach on the other side of the intracoastal waterway for the workers.
The FBOs at PBI
The three full-service, 24-hour, fixed-base operators at Palm Beach International Airport offer 24-hour service for private jets. They are:
The amenities at Atlantic Aviation include:
- Hangar space
- Pilot’s lounge
- Crew cars
- Go Rentals access
- Conference room
Jet Aviation Palm Beach
For almost three decades, Jet Aviation Palm Beach has been serving domestic and international flights and services that include cleaning, refueling and hangaring of private jets. Its executive terminal offers:
- Executive lounge
- Executive conference room and business center
- Crew lounge and snooze room
- 24 hour security, fully TSA compliant
- Guarded entry to airport and ramp
- Five hangars with 160,176 square feet of space
- Video surveillance on hangars and ramp
- Crew showers
Signature Flight Support
Among the services offered by Signature Flight Support at PBI are:
- 24-hour surveillance
- Business center
- Conference rooms
- Courtesy crew transportation
- Covered vehicle parking
- Locked storage room
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Snooze room
Events worthy of renting a private jet
There is much to see and do around the Palm Beaches but some annual events seem to be custom-made for the discerning, elite traveler. Here are a few:
Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
Art Palm Beach is South Florida’s largest and longest running mid-winter fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern 20th and 21st century works of art. The internationally known art fair will be celebrating its 22nd edition in 2019. It is held in January in the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The International Polo Club Palm Beach, located in Wellington, 18 miles southwest of Palm Beach International Airport, is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts gallop to the polo club from December and April to watch the action. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, fieldside champagne brunches at The Pavilion and exclusive luxury boxes.
Fine art, jewelry and rare antiques from all over the world are on display at this show that claims to be the largest of its kind in the United States. More than 40,000 attended the 15th annual event in 2018 to see the displays and attend a series of lectures by experts in various fields. The weeklong event is held in February at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
The PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens has hosted the Honda Classic in late February/early March since 2007.
In 2018, 200,000 fans watched Justin Thomas beat Luke List in a playoff for the winner’s share of the $6.6 million purse.
The PGA National has five courses with the Honda Classic being played on the Champion course, which was redesigned in 2014 and is now famous for a treacherous three-hole stretch designed by Jack Nicklaus, the only player to win the 46-year-old-tournament in back-to-back years. His nickname, the Golden Bear, lent its name to the challenging three-hole stretch called “The Bear Trap.”
The Palm Beach International Boat Show, held over four days in March along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, is one of the top five boat shows in the country. It attracts high-level buyers, charter clients and fishing enthusiasts from around the world with its more than $1 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories. The Palm Beach International Boat Show is the fourth – and last – in the South Florida boat show season. After the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens the season in the fall, the Miami Yacht and the Miami International Boat shows are held in February. The Palm Beach Show – 2018 was its 33rd – is the piece de resistance.
Considered the most elite auto auction in Florida, Barrett-Jackson brings hundreds of cars worth millions of dollars to the South Florida Fairgrounds every April. More than 50,000 people attended the 2018 auction, one of four put on around the country by Barrett-Jackson. They are regarded by most auto enthusiasts as the world’s greatest car auctions. You may have seen them televised on the Discovery Channel but if you rent a private jet into PBI, you can see one of them in person – and maybe pick up the car of your dreams.
FBOs and Handlers at Palm Beach International Airport, KPBI, PBI
|Galaxy Aviation||3800 SOUTHERN BLVD||(561) 683-4121|
|Jet Aviation||1515 PERIMETER RD
Palm Beach International Airport
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
|Signature Flight Support||1500 PERIMETER RD||(561) 478-8700|
|Atlantic Aviation Services||3800 Southern Blvd||+1-561-683-4121|
|Signature Flight Support||1500 Perimeter Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
METAR Weather Data at Palm Beach International Airport, KPBI, PBI
|OBSERVED||Mon Jul 15, 20:53 UTC|
|NOW||Mon Jul 15, 20:58 UTC|
|AGE||5 min ago|
|WIND||E at 13 mph|
|HEAT INDEX||96°F (36°C)|
|BAROMETER||1019 hPa (30.08 in Hg)|
|METAR||KPBI 152053Z 09011KT 10SM SCT027 SCT250 31/23 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP184 T03110233 56009 $|