When you charter a private jet, you will look for an aircraft with the right facilities, capacity, configuration and range to suit you, your journey and your fellow passengers.

However, some private jet models are always in high demand, regularly appearing on most popular jet lists from industry experts such as Aerocorner and Private Jet Card Comparisons. We look at the ten of these jets to find out what makes them so popular!

Top Ten Private Jets

The Cessna Citation Mustang

a Cessna Citation Mustang private jet flying through the air

Despite its small size, the 4-seater Cessna Mustang has one of the fastest cruising speeds (up to 340 knots or 630 km/h) and largest baggage capacities in its class. This very light jet also has full Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification to fly into known icing conditions, making it equally suitable for medevac situations or skiing holidays.

  • Economical

  • Easy to pilot 

  • Short take-off     and fast climb capabilities

  • Fully reclinable leather seats with AC power supply, storage space consoles and retractable worktables

The Embraer Phenom 300

An Embraer Phenom 300 private jet waiting for departure

The Phenom 300 is an ultra-modern light jet with a state-of-the-art cockpit. Pilotable by one or two pilots, it has a maximum cruise speed of 453 knots (838 km/h).

  • Interior customizations include a two-place divan option, nine passengers in     high-density seating and seven passengers in a more comfortable     arrangement

  • Elegant cabin     designed by BMW DesignworksUSA

  • Plenty of natural light and headroom

  • Climate control systems

  • Generous baggage space 

The Cessna Citation XLS

a Citation XLS private jet standing on the runway

The midsize Citation XLS has the agility of a light jet alongside an impressive range of 1,704 nautical miles. One of the bestselling private jets globally, it’s very popular with business clients. The standard configuration accommodates nine people, but it can carry 12.

  • Short runway requirements

  • Luxurious interior with two AC systems and indirect LED lighting

  • Fast climb rate

  • Top cruising speed of 431 knots (798 km/h)

  • Noise-cancelling door seals and triple pane windows

The Nextant 400XTI

A Nextant 400XT private jet

With a maximum cruise speed of 460 knots (852 km/h), the Nextant 400TXI is “one of the fastest aircraft in the sky”, so it’s ideal if short journey times are important to you. It also has a very impressive range, and the luxurious cabin seats seven.

  • Composite shell cabin interior, providing more shoulder and headspace     

  • Multiple internal configurations available, all complete with a full-service galley

  • Low noise levels

  • Flat floor design unique in this class

The Cessna Citation CJ2

A Cessna Citation CJ2 private jet waiting for departure

The Citation CJ2 is another fast private jet with a good range. Capable of flying at altitudes of up to 45,000 feet, it has a maximum cruise speed of 418 knots (774 km/h). The roomy cabin seats six passengers in comfort but can be configured to carry nine.

  • Satellite communication

  • Generous baggage capacity

  • Easily flown by a single pilot, with advanced Garmin G3000 avionics

Bombardier Learjet 45XR

The Bombardier Learjet 45XR is a super light jet with an impressive range of 1,999 nautical miles and cruise speed of 465 knots (861 km/h). It also has the most advanced anti-ice system of any light or midsize jet. While the cabin is on the smaller side, careful engineering ensures plenty of leg, head and shoulder room. It’s typically configured to seat eight passengers in club seating but can accommodate nine.

  • Retractable worktables

  • Temperature control systems

  • Economical

The Embraer Phenom 100

An Embraer Phenom 100 private jet waiting for departure

With one of the largest cabins in its class, the Phenom 100 seats four passengers comfortably but can seat up to six. It boasts the same luxurious interiors as its sister craft, the Phenom 300. With a maximum cruise speed of 390 knots (722 km per hour) and great connectivity, this very light jet is perfect for business trips.

  • Pull-out tray tables and moveable armrests

  • Laptop port and pilot-passenger comms for each seat

  • Plenty of natural light

The Embraer Legacy 600

An Embraer Legacy private jet flying through the air

The Legacy 600 offers everything: size, speed, range, luxury and business amenities. Yet it costs far less than most comparable jets and is economical to operate.

This super midsize jet can seat up to 19, but the standard 13-passenger configuration provides more comfort.

  • Large, luxurious cabin divided into three zones.

  • Maximum cruise speed of 450 knots     (833 km/h).

  • Maximum range of 3250 nautical miles.

  • On-board high-speed internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Multiple phone lines

Gulfstream G100

A gulfstream G100 private jet waiting on the runway

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The G100 has an impressive range, cabin size and baggage capacity compared to other midsize jets. It has extra space that can either be used for an extension fuel tank or the excess baggage of its seven passengers.

  • Maximum cruise speed of 488 knots     or 903.77 km per hour

  • Range of 2,950 nautical miles

  • Can rapidly climb to 37,000 feet and cruise at 41,000 feet, avoiding bad weather and air traffic

  • Galley, power outlets and enclosed toilet 

Bombardier Global 6000

A Bombardier Global G6000 private jet flying through the air.

The Global 6000 is an ultra-long-range business jet with an incredible range of 5960 nautical miles. This makes it ideal for intercontinental travel, whether it’s taking you from New York to Tokyo for business or Singapore to Paris for a group event or holiday. It also has the largest cabin in its class and seats 12-19 people.

  • Cruise speed of 513 knots (950 km/h)

  • Generous baggage capacity

  • Crew rest area

  • Multiple configurations available, including a private stateroom and galley

Choosing the right Private Jet to Charter

To find out more about the types of private jet available for charter, check out our Private Jets and Aircraft for Charter Flights page. If you’re still unsure and want advice before requesting a quote, then just call us on +1-877-727-2538 ext. 1., or email us at charter@paramountbusinessjets.com.