Boeing Field International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Boeing Field International Airport is open 24 hours every day. It is located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of downtown Seattle, Washington.
Private jets available for charter to and from Boeing Field International Airport include Learjet 31 and Learjet 35A light jets, the Learjet 35 midsize jet, the Challenger 300 super midsize jet and the Challenger 604, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900EX large jets.
Boeing Field International Airport has two asphalt runways. The length of runway 14R/32L is 10,007 feet (3,050 m) whereas the runway 14L/32R is 3,709 feet (1,131 x 30 m) long. The airport’s elevation is 21 feet (6 m).
Boeing Field 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 Boeing Field International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Boeing Field International Airport.
Boeing Field, which is officially called King County International Airport-Boeing Field, is one of the nation's busiest primary non-hub airports with some 200,000 takeoffs and landings a year.
Eight huge Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in or near Seattle. Boeing Field, which is located four miles south of downtown Seattle, is busy because many business people:
Membership warehouse headquartered 17 miles from Seattle in Issaquah.
Software giant located 15 miles east of Seattle in Redmond.
Headquarters located in Seattle.
Truck and truck-part manufacturer located across Lake Washington in Bellevue, 10 miles from Seattle.
- the headquarters of Starbucks
The coffee company synonymous with Seattle.
High-end retailer headquartered in Seattle.
- Expeditors International of Washington
Logistics of air and sea transport headquartered in Seattle.
Wood and paper product innovators located in Seattle.
(By the way, Boeing moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001.)
What is the airport code for King County International Airport-Boeing Field?
The ICAO code for King County International Airport-Boeing Field is KBFI and its IATA code is BFI.
Charter a private jet to see sports
Boeing Field also welcomes many elite sports fans who charter private jets to BFI to see the Seattle Seahawks or any of the city’s other professional sports teams. Hire a private jet to Boeing Field to see:
- NFL Seattle Seahawks
- MLB Seattle Mariners
- MLS Seattle Sounders FC
- WNBA Seattle Storm
- NWSL Reign FC
- MLR Seattle Seawolves
- NHL expansion team to start in 2021-22. As yet unnamed, the team coming to Seattle will be the NHL’s 32nd franchise. The hockey fan base in the Seattle area is so strong that it met the NHL’s 10,000 season ticket deposit goal in just 12 minutes. The team will play in the new Seattle Center Arena.
There are also two NCAA Division I schools in Seattle, the University of Washington and Seattle University.
FBOs at Boeing Field
Modern Aviation Seattle
Modern Aviation, one of three fixed base operators at Boeing Field, has two other FBOs -- Air Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C.; and Modern Aviation Denver in Englewood, Colo.
Founded in 2017, Modern Aviation is funded by Tiger Infrastructure Partners.
Its services and amenities include:
Modern Aviation FBO at KBFI. Picture Source.
- Aircraft parking
- Concierge service
- Conference rooms
- Crew rest area/sleep room
- Ground handling
- Lavatory services
- Maintenance, repair and overhaul
- Office space
- Quest Kodiak authorized service center
- Ramp that can handle up to B747s
Kenmore Aero Services
Kenmore Aero Services at Boeing Field handles all general aviation traffic but specializes in cargo operations.
Kenmore Aero Services was formed in 2016 when Kenmore Air Express, a Pacific Northwest seaplane airline, partnered with Astin Aviation and Acme Aviation Investments to acquire Aeroflight Executive Services at Boeing Field. Kenmore Aero Services is not a chain FBO.
Its general aviation and business aviation services and amenities include:
- Aircraft parking
- Ample ramp space
- Cargo handling
- Covered transient hangar space
- Crew cars
- Customs and immigration
- Lavatory service
- Newly renovated facility
- Overnight parking
- Oxygen/nitrogen services
- Pilot's lounge
- Relaxing common areas
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support is the world's largest network of fixed base operations with over 200 locations around the world. Its services and amenities at Boeing Field include:
- 24-hour surveillance
- 500,000 square foot ramp
- 60,000 square foot hangar
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking short/long term
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Conference rooms
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration
- Flight planning
- Fuel farm
- Fuel system icing inhibitor
- Helicopter handling
- Lavatory service
- Long term vehicle parking
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Secured vehicle parking
- Sports charter handling
- Transient hangar space
- Transport category handling
- VIP/head of state handling
- Weather planning service
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, which has more than 175 aircraft and spacecraft as well as thousands of artifacts on display, is the largest independent air and space museum in the world.
It is located at the airport in the “Red Barn,” the birthplace of the Boeing Company.
The museum’s collection began to be amassed in 1964 when a group of aviation enthusiasts and Boeing engineers banded together to save artifacts that represented the evolution of flight. They were afraid the history of flight records and antiques were being lost or destroyed.
The group established the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation and began gathering these artifacts. The foundation first put its acquisitions on display in 1965 at the Seattle Center, the location of the 1962 World’s Fair.
The collection now includes millions of rare photographs, 100,000 books and aircraft manuals and 25,000 other aeronautical objects. The Red Barn became the first permanent location of the collection in 1975. It was restored in 1983 and was officially dedicated as the Museum of Flight in 1987.
MLK and King County
In 1852, before Washington became a state, the Oregon Territorial legislature named King County after then vice president William Rufus de Vane King. Franklin Pierce was president. Ironically, King, a proponent of the Fugitive Slave Act, died at his plantation near Selma just after being sworn in.
In 2005, King County officially distanced itself from the slave owner and proponent of the brutal slave law and, instead, paid homage to Martin Luther King Jr.
It was a change that was decades in the making.
In 1961, at the invitation of college friend Samuel B. McKinney, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle’s Central District, Martin Luther King Jr. visited for three nights and drew admiring crowds.
The notion of paying homage to the civil rights leader started then.
But, it wasn’t until 1986 that the idea was officially broached. Ron Sims, a city council member who would go on to become a deputy secretary in the Obama Administration, proposed changing the county’s official namesake to Martin Luther King Jr. City Council passed the motion but it would take almost another decade for it to become state law.
In 2005, the state legislature voted to make MLK the county’s official namesake.
Two years later, King County changed its logo from a gold crown to a graphic image of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The logo, a powerfully striking image of King that appears on all official county documents, is a constant reminder of the slain civil rights leader.
History and fast facts
While many people charter private jets into Boeing Field on business or to see professional sports, others come simply to enjoy the beauty of the city surrounded by water, mountains and forests that is located at the northwest tip of the United States.
Because Boeing Field is only four miles from downtown Seattle, celebrities, VIPs and sports teams often hire private jets into King County International Airport-Boeing Field.
When Seattle Boeing Field opened in 1928, it was the main passenger airport in Seattle. That changed in the late 1940s when Seattle Tacoma International Airport opened. Sea-Tac, as it is commonly known, remains the main commercial airport in Seattle.
Some 50,000 people attended the airport’s official dedication in 1928 when it was named in honor of William E. Boeing.
Boeing Field is an official port of entry for international flights arriving into the United States. Advanced reservations are required.
FBOs at Boeing Field International Airport, KBFI, BFI
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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.