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Allegheny County Airport Private Jet Charter

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Airport Hours and Location

Allegheny County Airport is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 8 miles (12 kilometers) southeast of the center of Pittsburgh at 12 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15112. 

Nearby Aircraft

Private jets available for charter to and from Allegheny County Airport include the Citation II, Beechjet 400 A and Premier I light jets; the Hawker 900XP, Learjet 60 and Citation III midsize jets; and the Gulfstream G450, Challenger 604 and Legacy 600 large jets.

Runways

The Allegheny County Airport has two asphalt runways in an “X” configuration. Its longest runway is 6,501 feet (1,982 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide. Its elevation is 1,252 feet (382 meters).

Airport Amenities

Allegheny County offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities such as VIP vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxurious ground transportation services. It also has excellent conference rooms and comfortable lounge rooms.

Private Jet Charter to and from Allegheny County Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Allegheny County Airport.

Pittsburgh, the “Iron City” on three rivers in western Pennsylvania, is home to the Museums of Carnegie – and champion professional sports teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Whether chartering a private jet for an event, a trade show, the innovation and culture of Carnegie or the beer and hotdogs in one of the city’s major league stadiums, Allegheny County Airport is the general aviation airport in the midst of it all. Two fixed base operators are there to take care of you when you land at Allegheny County (AGC or ICAO: KAGC), the private air travel hub of western Pennsylvania.

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Airport Information

FBOs at AGC

Like many reliever airports in major cities, Allegheny County Airport, which is eight miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, started out as the main airport in its city. It remained that way until Pittsburgh International Airport opened in 1952.

Allegheny County is used by privately owned or corporate business jets and serviced by:

Corporate Air LLC

Located just eight miles south of the city, Corporate Air provides FBO services at AGC, the closest airport to downtown Pittsburgh. Its amenities include:

  • Open 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Large ramp with quick, easy access to all runways
  • Private, on-ramp passenger pick-up/drop-off for limousines
  • Preferred rates on local hotels and limousines
  • Hangar space
  • Gourmet catering
  • Spacious, clean and comfortable facilities
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Pilot’s lounge with massage chairs

Voyager Jet Center

Voyager Jet Center has a newly constructed FBO facility and boasts of its modern conveniences. Amenities include:

  • Richly appointed interior with spacious waiting area for departing and arriving passengers
  • Wi-Fi
  • 18,000 square foot heated hangar
  • Plane side valet service
  • Brand new crew cars
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Closed circuit passenger access monitoring
  • Drive through porte-cochere with valet service
  • Conference room
  • 24-hour service and security
  • Pilot lounge with sleep room
  • Concierge services

AGC history

When Allegheny County Airport was built in art deco style in 1931, it was the most modern in the world and had the longest paved runway. It is believed to remain the most perfectly preserved art deco air terminal in the world.

Celebrities and dignitaries, including presidents and movie stars, stopped there on transcontinental trips, which then were made with a dozen refueling and picking-up-passengers (or air mail) stops. It was a far cry from today’s non-stop five-hour flights across the country.

The intricate tile work, steel accents and art deco sign lettering seen by those early air travelers remain today. A compass set into the floor remains as do the original wooden benches.

Allegheny County Airport was built on an old slag heap and then expanded with an addition of two wings in 1936. Its art deco style – both inside and out – was designed by architects Stanley L. Roush (the original terminal) and Henry Hornbostel (the addition).

Fortunately, Allegheny County never had to be rebuilt or remodeled because the larger Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (now, simply Pittsburgh International Airport) replaced it in 1952, unlike many former commercial airports that weren’t replaced until many decades later. It remains an art deco masterpiece.

Today, the Allegheny County Airport is one of the busiest in Pennsylvania and has some 50,000 takeoffs and landings a year.

The airport has been used as the scene of some Hollywood movies. In 2004, it played the airport where Richard Gere met with the mayor in “The Mothman Prophecies.” In 1986, the airport and terminal were used in “Gung Ho,” starring Michael Keaton. In 2017, the hangar and ramp areas were used in “Last Flag Flying.”

Rent a private jet to AGC

There are many events in Pittsburgh that are worthy of flying or chartering a private jet in to see. The city’s largest convention center, the 1.5-million-square-foot David Lawrence Convention Center, has been host to many large events since opening in 2003 – it has twice hosted the National Rifle Association convention; the AFL-CIO national convention and the National Urban League. In 2009, it hosted the G-20 summit. And then, there are, of course, all the Steeler football, Pirate baseball and Penguin hockey games to attend.

Also of interest:

The Pittsburgh International Auto Show

This annual event held in February at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is known as the showcase for the latest and most exotic cars from manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. It is also the place that auto makers show the latest in safety features designed for drivers that are increasingly distracted by their digital devices.

The PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention

This annual show for coin collectors is held in September. It features interesting speakers and topics on coins and coin collecting – even from shipwrecks. A recent speaker talked about the S.S. Central America project and its discovery of $200 million of gold coins and bullion found on the Ship of Gold shipwreck of 1857 is considered one of the largest gold discoveries ever located with an estimated value of $200 million of gold coins and bullion. There is also coin grading available at the show.

InventHelp’s INPEX

Americas Largest Invention Show is held every summer at Carnegie Mellon University. It features inventors from all over the world. Attendees of this unique show include companies that market, license, distribute or manufacture new products. The event is in the process of making itself more useful to educating inventors about the process.

Heinz History Center

Since 2000, the History Center has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. As part of this long-term partnership, the History Center and Smithsonian collaborate on a wide variety of projects, including museum exhibitions, public programs, educational opportunities, and publications.

PPG Paints Arena

Come here to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play or a favorite entertainer perform.

PNC Park

This is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Heinz Field

Another Pittsburgh venue named after the ketchup-maker Henry Heinz, it is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is also where athletic teams from the University of Pittsburgh play. Concerts and special events are also held at Heinz Field.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Formerly called the Carnegie Institute, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have four separate components.

For those who think of dinosaurs when they think of the Carnegie Institute, the first stop should be at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which opened in 1895. It is home to one of the largest dinosaur collections in the world and is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. It “maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity.”

Other relics at the museum include artifacts from ancient Egypt, minerals and exotic wildlife taxidermy.

Steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie was an evolutionist with a love of dinosaurs – and a lot of money to spend. He funded paleontology expeditions, including those in the late 1890s in the western United States that led to the discovery of a dinosaur that was named after him the Diplodocus Carnegii. Those early expeditions unearthed hundreds of crates of fossils to start his dinosaur collection.

Also among the Carnegie Museums is The Andy Warhol Museum, which tells his story and explores his legacy. His works, from the 1940s until his death in 1987, are displayed on five floors. There are so many that the display is often changed. The museum also has a permanent film and video gallery of his work on the fourth floor.

The other two Carnegie Museums are the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Science Center.

Some Cool Pittsburgh trivia

There is no longer any commercial passenger service at Allegheny County Airport, although, it certainly isn’t because the runways aren’t long enough or the service good enough for jets that size.

In May 2017, a Boeing 737 bound for Pittsburgh International from Orlando ran low on fuel as it circled in a holding pattern, waiting for a break in an ongoing air show to land. The plane and its 143 passengers were diverted to Allegheny County Airport – and then bused the 18 miles to their original destination.

Andrew Carnegie was neither born nor died in Pittsburgh. It’s just where he made his money – in steel. He was, by the way, born in Scotland and died in Massachusetts.

Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Ohio, the Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers. {The Monongahela and the Allegheny join to form the Ohio.) The word Monongahela is believed to have come from the Unami Indian tribe’s word for “falling banks,” referring to the instability of the river’s banks.

Pittsburgh often claims the title of having the most bridges in the world. That’s not quite true but it does have a lot of bridges – 446 – over the three rivers it surrounds. While what exactly constitutes a bridge – foot, bike, vehicle, a board laid over a creek – isn’t agreed upon, it’s likely that Hamburg, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and New York City all have more bridges than Pittsburgh.

Runway information

RunwayLength (ft)Width (ft)Surface TypeElevation (ft)
05/232547100ASPH-F1251.18033
10/286501150CONC-G1251.18033
13/313825100CONC-G1251.18033
H14745CONC-G1251.18033

FBOs at Allegheny County Airport, KAGC, AGC

NameAddress
Corporate Air15 ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT, WEST MIFFLIN PITTSBURGH 15122
Raytheon Aircraft Services
Voyager Jet Center1901 Lebenon Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122
LYNX FBO1901 Lebanon Road West Mifflin, PA 15122

METAR Weather

Allegheny County Airport
  • Weather Sunny
  • Observed 05:14 PM
  • Temperature 12 °C, 54 °F
  • Preticipation 0.0 mm
  • Humidity 26%
  • Pressure 1021 mb
  • Cloud Cover 0%
  • Visibility 16%
  • Wind Speed: 2mph, 4km/h
  • Wind Direction: 10°, N

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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