Edmonton International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Edmonton International Airport is open 24 hours a day every day. It is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of downtown Edmonton and 150 miles north of Calgary, at 1000 Airport Road, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Private jets available for charter to and from Edmonton International Airport include light jets such as the Learjet 35 and Beechjet 400A; midsize jets such as the Learjet 60 and Hawker 800; and large jets such as the Challenger 604 and Falcon 900EX.
Edmonton International Airport is a civil airport with two asphalt runways in an open “V” configuration. Its longest runway is 10,995 feet (3,351 meters) long, 200 feet (61 meters) wide and its elevation is 2,373 feet (723 meters).
Edmonton International Airport offers a wide range of airport amenities. We will arrange services that are tailored to your needs such as a luxurious lounge or ramp access so your ground transportation can get you directly to and from the aircraft.
Private Jet Charter to and from Edmonton International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Edmonton International Airport.
The Cold Lake oil sands, located northeast of Edmonton, draw many executives and elite private jet travelers to Edmonton International Airport. Others come for the beauty and the outdoor sports of western Canada.
Edmonton, which is located on the North Saskatchewan River, is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. As the most northern large – population over a million - city in North America, it is known as the gateway to the north.
How far north is it? Almost as far north as Moscow. In fact, the latitude of Edmonton is 53.5 degrees north; and the latitude of Moscow is 55 degrees north.
Edmonton is the perfect hopping on and off place for private jet charter clients who have projects in the Cold Lake oil sands, which are believed to contain some 370 billion barrels of the extra heavy oil that saturates the sand and sandstone around the city of Bonnyville.
It also draws VIPs in private jets that are involved in diamond mining in the Northwest Territories.
Edmonton International drives commerce
Edmonton International Airport is operated by a community-based, not-for-profit entity, the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority. Edmonton Airports, which was established in 1990, also operates Villeneuve Airport.
Edmonton Airports was established to help the economy prosper in the Edmonton Metro Region.
Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. It has non-stop commercial flights to cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.
Edmonton International has created more than 26,000 jobs in and around the airport, including jobs in tourism and economic development. It has also helped create jobs in the businesses located near or supporting the airport, including retail, entertainment, hospitality, e-commerce, cargo and many other industries.
From farm to flight
The predecessor of Edmonton International opened as a flying school in 1927. Located northwest of downtown, that early Edmonton Airport was quick to become the city’s primary airport. It played an important part as a military airfield in World War II.
By the 1950s, it was apparent that the airport’s location near the city made growth almost impossible. There was no room to extend its runways, which, at 6,000 feet were only suitable for propeller planes. Jet airliners needed two-mile runways and terminals large enough to handle the more than 100 passengers the big jetliners carried.
So, a new site was found on which to build Edmonton International Airport. It was a 7,600-acre parcel of farmland near Leduc, which is 20 miles south of Edmonton.
There was just one slight problem. The farmland was actually being farmed and the sale agreement allowed the owners to keep farming it until the airport authority was ready to start building. Even today, more than half the land is still under cultivation.
Turning a farm into an airport was no easy task. Weeds keep taking over the construction area. The construction polluted surrounding farmland. Beavers kept building dams that flooded runways. And airport security, now used to guard against terrorists, then guarded against cattle and other animals wandering onto the runways.
But the airport authority made it happen. Edmonton International Airport opened in 1960 with a temporary terminal that used to be a hangar. A new 370,000 square foot terminal was built a couple of years later at a cost of $10 million.
It was much bigger than was needed at the time but the airport was hoping it would last for 20 years – and it just barely made it. The airport went from 400,000 passengers in 1962 to two million in 1980. A 50,000 square foot addition was added to the terminal in 1983.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Edmonton International Airport handled huge jets such as Boeing 747s and Lockheed 1011s that could carry as many as 400 passengers to Europe and elsewhere.
Meanwhile, smaller planes making shorter flights used a second airport closer to the city, the Edmonton Municipal Airport. That two-airport move created almost as many problems as it solved with connecting passenger traffic conflicts and noise complaints in the city.
So, in 1995, by a vote of the people of Edmonton, all commercial air traffic was routed through Edmonton International Airport with general aviation and private jets landing at both airports.
The Municipal Airport was renamed Edmonton City Centre Airport.
While the consolidation was considered a success, commercial traffic eventually outgrew Edmonton International Airport. A terminal designed for two and a half million passengers a year was handling almost four million by 1999, forcing the need for yet another expansion.
In the early 2000s, a $450 million expansion project added a new south terminal to take some of the pressure off the existing north terminal. A Central Hall was built for passenger screening, retail outlets and commuter travelers. To be able to handle the increased number of air shipments, a new cargo apron was built.
In 2012, when Edmonton International was handling nearly nine million passengers a year, a $700 million expansion project added more gates, more parking and a new passenger concourse.
FBOS at Edmonton International Airport
There are three fixed base operators at Edmonton International, Canada’s fifth busiest airport and Alberta’s busiest. They are:
Executive Flight Centre
Executive Flight Centre at CYEG. Picture Source.
Executive Flight Center is a full-service FBO with a private executive lounge for the discriminating private jet traveler. Its facility also has a large open passenger lobby, a flight planning room and the largest, secure heated hangar of the three FBOs at Edmonton.
Other amenities include:
- Aircraft cleaning
- Belt loader
- Car rentals
- Crew courtesy cars
- Customer service agents 24 hours a day
- Free wi-fi
- Ground handling
- Ground power units
- Industrial charters
- Pilots’ lounge
- Security on site
Shell Aerocentre FBO. Picture Source.
Shell Aerocentre provides discretion for all VIP passengers with a secured space and elite options for all private jet customers. It has two spacious terminals and four hangars for your aircraft parking and storage. Aerocentre 1, which underwent extensive renovations, has 26,000 square feet of hangar space. Aerocentre 2, a new facility has 43,200 square feet of hangar space and 24,000 square feet of passenger lounges, office and shop space.
Other amenities include:
- Air start unit
- Aircraft maintenance on site
- Baggage carts and belt loader
- Boardroom access
- Cargo-handling forklift
- Catering available upon request
- Catering services
- Crew quiet rooms
- High-speed wi-fi and satellite TV
- Laundry and linen service
- Lavatory service
- Limo and rental car services
- Oxygen and nitrogen
- Pilot flight planning room
- Pilot lounge
- Portable heat cart
- Premium car parking cleaning on request
- Private lounge
- Ramp-side parking
- Short and long-term parking
- Taxi and rental car services upon request
- Truck-mounted airstairs
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support at CYEG. Picture Source.
The Signature Flight Support FBO at Edmonton International Airport features a 20,000 square foot hangar and 80,000 square foot ramp. It has some of the most modern facilities including a heated hangar, helicopter handling, and medical/ambulance capabilities. Signature also has customs and immigration on-site making it much more convenient and efficient for private jet charter clients. The full list of amenities at Signature Flight Support include:
- 20,000 square foot hangar
- 24-hour surveillance
- 80,000 square foot ramp
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft maintenance
- Aircraft parking long term
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Concierge services
- Conference rooms
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration on-site
- Flight planning
- Heated hangar
- Helicopter handling
- Locked storage room
- Long term vehicle parking
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Passenger lounge
- Pet friendly
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Scissor lift
- Secured vehicle parking
- Snooze room
- Sports charter handling
- Vip/head of state handling
- Weather planning service
Take a private jet charter to Edmonton and shop til you drop
There is lots to see, do and buy in and around Edmonton International Airport. Here are some suggestions:
Castrol Raceway: A 320-acre facility that has several different kinds of motorsport events.
Century Mile Horseracing Track and Entertainment Centre: Scheduled to open in 2019, this is a one-mile horse racetrack and entertainment center next to the airport.
Costco Wholesale: A 154,000-square-foot warehouse store with just about anything and everything you need to buy.
Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport: This outlet mall, a four-minute drive from the airport has more than 100 brand name outlet stores in an enclosed building.
Red Cup Distillery: This distillery that makes authentic Albertan moonshine is located in an old aircraft hangar. Visitors can take a tour or just take some tastings.
Redtail Landing Golf Club: This golf course designed by Puddicombe Golf has many links-style features.
Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel: This 4-Diamond Renaissance hotel is connected directly to the airport by a heated indoor walkway. It offers luxury accommodations and food.
And, leave your dog: Expected to open in the summer of 2019, Dogtopia will provide dog daycare, grooming and boarding right at the airport. Passengers will be able to drop off and pick up their pets when they leave and return. While away, pet owners can check on their dogs thanks to the high definition webcams that will be installed around the facility.
Dogtopias – there are about 80 of them now - have been around since 2002 but this will be the first one located right at an airport.
And, then, watch some sports: The NHL Edmonton Oilers and the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings play in Rogers Place, an arena that opened in 2016 as the home of the two hockey teams. The arena also is used for concerts and other events. It is about 18 miles north of the airport.
FBOs at Edmonton International Airport, CYEG, YEG
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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.