Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is open 24 hours every day. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of the Circuit of Americas, home of the F1 U.S. Grand Prix, and 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of downtown Austin at 3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78719.
Private jets available for charter to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport include the King Air 200 turboprop, the Phenom 100 and Citation Mustang very light jets, the Citation CJ2 light jets, the Citation XLS super light jet, the Hawker 900XP midsize jet, the Falcon 50 super midsize jet and the Challenger 604 large jet.
Austin-Bergstrom International is a civil airport with two parallel asphalt runways. The longest one, runway 17R/35L, is 12,248 feet (3,733 meters) long. ILS and RNAV(GPS) approaches are available on each runway. Runway 17L also has a Category II and IIIA/B approaches. Airport elevation is 542 feet (165 meters).
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities to its elite private jet travelers. These include vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxurious ground transportation as well as conference rooms, private passenger lounges and hotel booking services.
Private Jet Charter to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Whether chartering a jet into Austin for one of its famous music festivals or just to hang out in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the airport of choice for Central Texas.
Opened in 1999, Austin-Bergstrom International is located on the former Bergstrom Air Force base about 20 minutes southeast of downtown Austin and the same distance to the University of Texas Austin campus.
More than one million passengers used the airport between February 2018 and February 2019, an 11 percent increase from the preceding year and the growth is expected to continue.
Austin-Bergstrom sees lots of private jet traffic too, especially when thousands of VIPs descend on Austin in chartered private jets for Austin’s giant music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin City Limits Music Festival, The Urban Music Festival and the Pachanga Latino Music Series.
What is the airport code for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport?
The ICAO code for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is KAUS and its IATA code is AUS.
Austin-Bergstrom keeps history alive
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will not forget the past or its duty to honor those who have played a big part in Austin’s history. In addition to renovating the South Terminal in mid-century style, the award winning airport has honored the past in other ways.
The main terminal is the Barbara Jordan Terminal, named after the lawyer and civil rights leader who, between 1966 and 1972, served as the first black in the Texas Senate. The Houston native would go on, from 1972 to 1978, to become the first black woman from Texas to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In her role as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Jordan gave the opening speech during the impeachment hearings for Richard Nixon in 1974. Her speech was so impressive that she was invited, as the first black woman, to give the keynote speech at the 1976 Democratic National Convention. There is a statue of her on the first floor of the terminal. After having spent the last 25 years of her life wheelchair-chair bound from multiple sclerosis, Jordan died in 1996 at age 60.
John August Earl Bergstrom, for whom the airport is named, was the first Austin native to be killed in active duty during World War II. Capt. Bergstrom was 34 and an officer with the 19th Bombardment Group in the Philippines when he was killed in 1941.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located on the site of the former Bergstrom Air Force base, which was named for the war hero in 1948. After the Air Force base was decommissioned in the early 1990s and the civil airport, Austin-Bergstrom, was built on its foundation, it kept his name.
The airport’s two runways are also named after famous Texans.
- The West Runway (17R/35L) was named after late President Lyndon Johnson by Austin City Council in 1999. Johnson often flew into and out of Austin-Bergstrom International to go to the Johnson City Ranch on which he was born, lived and died. It is about an hour west of Austin.
On its website, the airport said that prior to his visits, workers would paint green all the dead grass that was visible from the runway and Presidential Boulevard.
- The East Runway (17L/35R) is dedicated to another frequent-flyer politician, former U.S. Congressman James Jarrell “Jake” Pickle. He served as the representative from the 10th congressional district of Texas from 1963 to 1995. He made many flights back and forth to Austin – as many as two or three times a week -- in the 32 years he served in Washington, D.C. He died of cancer at his home in Austin in 2005. He was 91.
And, by the way
When Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened in 1999 on the decommissioned Bergstrom Air Force Base, it replaced the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, which had served as Austin’s main airport since 1930.
And, by the way, that Robert Mueller is not the same special counsel Robert Mueller who was assigned to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
The airport Robert Mueller was elected to Austin City Council in 1926 and died in 1927.
Rent a jet to Austin music fests
Here’s a little about the biggest annual music/film festivals in Austin. To get there in style -- like celebrities and other A-listers -- hire a private jet into KAUS from a broker such as Paramount Business Jets.
FBOs at Austin-Bergstrom
Atlantic Aviation is one of the company’s 68 fixed base operations across the United States. You’ll know you’re in Texas when you see the stars above their front desk. Services and amenities include:
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- 24-hour surveillance & security
- Charter, international, cargo and ground services
- Crew cars
- DCA access gateway
- Hangar space (up to Gulfstream G650/Global Express)
- Interior aircraft cleaning
- Pilot's lounge, snooze room and showers
- Security screening
Signature Flight Support
Signature-Austin, which is located at the South Terminal of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, is one of Signature Flight Support’s more than 200 FBOs around the world. It shares space in the South Terminal with several low-cost commercial carriers. The South Terminal, which is separate from the main Barbara Jordan Terminal, underwent a major renovation in 2017. Its mid-century modern design pays homage to the small airports that were around in the 1950s and 1960s, the “Golden Age of Travel.” Services and amenities in Austin include:
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- 14,500 square foot heated hangar
- 24-hour surveillance
- Aircraft cleaning
- Catering on site
- Conference room
- Courtesy crew cars/room
- Customs and immigration
- DCA DASSP location
- Flight/weather planning
- Fuel system icing inhibitor
- GPU VDC
- Helicopter handling
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Snooze room
- Sports charter handling
- Transient hangar space
- VIP/heads of state handling
Million Air Austin
Million Air FBO at KAUS. Picture Source.
Million Air Austin will become the third fixed base operator at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in the summer of 2019 when construction is completed on its new facility.
Million Air decided to expanded its network — it has fixed base operations at 30 airports — into Austin to help meet the high demand for corporate aircraft hangars in Austin. The FBO will have hangars for short-term leasing, overnight parking and maintenance. When it opens, Million Air will have:
- 100,000 square feet of hangar space
- 14,500 square foot luxury terminal
- 20-acre development
- 7 acres of ramp space
- Air medical services
- Aircraft canopy on ramp side
- Fuel farm
Austin: Live Music Capital of the World
The 2,000 bands and performing artists that call Austin home are responsible for giving the city the moniker of the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The slogan became official in 1991.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is one of about 250 live music venues throughout the city where you can hear live music.
The one million passengers a month who travel through Austin’s airport are able to hear the scheduled musicians perform at its five airport venues.
The main live music performance area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was renovated in early 2019 and renamed the Heart of Austin. It has a new stage, bleacher seating and a bar.
Whether flying on a commercial airline or chartering a private jet into KAUS, there is no problem being entertained by everything from blues to jazz to alternative rock at Austin-Bergstrom.
Charter a private jet to South by Southwest (SXSW)
South by Southwest, which was founded in 1987, is a group of music, film and interactive conferences and festivals that are held over 10 days every March at the Austin Convention Center. South by Southwest has grown from 700 attendees in its inaugural year to more than 300,000 in 2018.
Rent a private jet to the Austin City Limits Music Festival
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is held over two three-day weekends in October at Austin’s Zilker Park. It is one of three annual music festivals – the others are in Sydney, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand – that sprang from “Austin City Limits,” the longest running music series in TV history. It has been broadcast on PBS for more than 40 years.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival, which began in 2002, brings in more than 225,000 fans to hear more than 130 artists every year. Hire a private jet into the Urban Music Festival
The Urban Music Festival is a two-day R&B festival held every year in late March or early April. Created in 2005 as part of the African American Quality of Life Initiative for lovers of jazz, rhythm and blues, neo-soul and gospel, it is held at the same time as the University of Texas Texas Relays, making it the largest African-American tourist weekend in Austin. Some 60,000 come every year to see the relays and hear local, regional and national artists.
Charter a private jet to the Pachanga Latino Concert Series
What began in 2016 as an annual event to celebrate Austin’s Latin music and culture scene, the Pachanga Latino Festival, has morphed into a quarterly concert series at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. It draws many VIPs, celebrities and famous musicians to hear bands like The Mavericks and The Buena Vista Social Club.
FBOs at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, KAUS, AUS
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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.