McCarran International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Operating 365 days a year 24 hours a day, McCarran International Airport is located just south of the Las Vegas Strip, at 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.
McCarran International Airport has as many as four hard-surfaced runways. The longest is 14,515 feet (4,424 meters) long by 150 feet (46 meters). The airport elevation level is 2,181 feet (665 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from McCarran International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from McCarran International Airport.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas welcomes a lot of gamblers.
But, as it grows in size and importance, Las Vegas is becoming an international destination for many more things than its renowned Strip.
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Many VIPs and A-list travelers hire private charter jets to McCarran to see boxing matches, famous entertainers and any of a growing list of annual events that are held there, including the popular Consumer Electronics Show, which is held every January at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
In fact, in 2015, so many private charter jets flew in for the historic Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match that the private jet parking lot at McCarran International Airport was as packed with planes as a shopping mall is packed with cars during the holidays.
The lights of the Vegas Strip are visible as you fly into McCarran, which is located five miles south of the center of Las Vegas.
Rented charter jets can use the Executive Terminal reserved for private jet use or use the main terminal where travelers in search of Lady Luck try their hand at the rows and rows of more than 1,400 slot machines that fill the gate areas.
What is McCarran International’s airport code?
IATA: LAS, ICAO: KLAS
McCarran International Airport is actually located in Paradise, Nevada, not Las Vegas. But, don’t let that fool you. It’s only five miles from the center of the city. Part of the Strip is also located in Paradise. It’s the main commercial airport in the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area.
It is ranked 15th in the world in terms of passenger traffic, serving about 40 million travelers a year. About 60 commercial and private planes take off every hour from McCarran.
The airport was named in 1948 after Pat McCarran, a senator from Nevada from 1933 until he died in 1954. He authored the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, which encouraged the growth of civil aviation.
And here’s a fascinating fact, despite the air traffic from all over the world, most of the flights in and out of McCarran come and go to California and many of those are chartered private jets.
The McCarran Executive Air Terminal
If you are a VIP, a celebrity or an A-list traveler, you will fly your rented charter jet or your own private plane into the McCarran Executive Air Terminal.
Two fixed base operators (FBOs) will attend to your every need.
Signature Flight Support and Atlantic Aviation serve the needs of general aviation passengers outside the main concourse. Both operators are open 24 hours a day to provide things such as valet and shuttle services, showers and other amenities for the flight crew, ramp Wi-Fi and places to eat and nap. They will also insure your privacy.
Special events often see more private jets coming into McCarran than it can handle but it is constantly changing and upgrading to handle the increased number of private jets.
Airport officials reportedly don’t ever again want to be on the ropes as they were when 1,000 private jets overloaded the airport’s capacity in May 2015 for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Every available square inch was turned into makeshift jet parking lots and hundreds of planes were parked at nearby Henderson Executive and North Las Vegas airports.
Slots at McCarran
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McCarran International and Reno–Tahoe International are the only two airports in the world with slot machines.
There are no slots in the Executive Air Terminal but there are plenty – some 1,400 – in the airport’s other two terminals.
Slot machines have been in the airport since the 1940s. Today’s slots, much quieter than those early machines, have about 260 themes but the ones that give the biggest payouts seem to be the Wheel of Fortune games. The largest jackpot ever won at McCarran airport was $3.9 million on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine in 2005, according to an airport gaming executive. Two other large jackpots – $1.56 million in 2015 and $1.6 million in 2016 – were reportedly won on $1 Wheel of Fortune slots, the most popular game at the airport.
There are one-cent, two-cent, nickel, quarter and dollar slots in Multi-Game Poker, Reel Slots and Video Reels formats. (If you tire of gambling, you can check out the airport’s Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum where you can learn about early flight in southern Nevada. The museum on the second level of Terminal 1.)
Just how hot is Las Vegas?
In the summer, it’s hot, very hot. The average highs in June, July and August are over 100 degrees with May and September in the high 90s. But, since it’s the desert, it cools down at night unlike the tropics of Florida. But, be prepared for temperatures as high as 115 in the summer.
In the winter, highs hover around 60 and can get near freezing at night.
Many believe the best time to visit Las Vegas is between March and May. The temperature is around 80 and the beautiful flowering desert plants are in bloom.
Why charter a private jet into McCarran?
There is always something going on that draws visitors in private charter jets to Las Vegas.
Here are some of the annual events in Sin City (the nickname given Las Vegas, according to history.com, in the early 1900s when organized crime, illegal gambling and prostitution were rampant):
The Consumer Electronics Show
Held in January, this electronics show draws people from around the world who are in the business of consumer technologies. For 50 years it has been the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Held in March, this is one of the biggest racing weekends of the year with some 70,000 people filling the stands at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Monster Jam World Finals
Held in March, this is a demolition derby of monstrous proportion with big trucks and lots of noise.
This three-day fundraiser for UNLV is in April and features food from local restaurants, beer and wine, wine, wine.
Great Vegas Festival of Beer
In April and again in October, Motley Brews brings together Nevada breweries and regional breweries to pour samples of their beers in a two-day event. There is also live music and food from local restaurants.
Held over two days in May, this upscale and quick-to-sell-out food-and-wine event draws famous chefs and massive crowds.
World Series of Poker
Every year in June and July, some 7,000 poker players gather to compete for big prizes. The Main Event Final Table has a $10,000 buy-in to win around $10 million.
Life Is Beautiful Festival
This September event features many of the acts that have appeared at more famous music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. Artists paint the town and famous chefs bring their famous dishes.
The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, sponsored by sex toy and pornography companies, may sound like someplace you’d never go but it’s been named “One of the Top 10 Events in the World” by the Travel Channel; “One of 5 Top Events to see before you die” by Maxim; and “The World’s Wildest Halloween Party” by Bizarre Magazine. Seems worth checking out.
PBR World Finals Week
Professional Bull Riders from around the world take to their bucking bulls every year for a week in late October and early November.
National Finals Rodeo
This Super Bowl of Rodeo is a 10-day event in December. Called “Cowboy Christmas,” it includes lots of side events and exhibitors selling saddles, 10-gallon hats and all the cowboy gear you can imagine.
New Year’s Eve — America’s Party
If you are looking for a big party, this is the biggest. Hundreds of thousands of people gather on the Strip to celebrate and see fireworks.
No matter what kind of music, jokes or entertainment you like, there is an act in Vegas that will suit you. The 2018 performers at Caesars Palace include:
- Elton John
- Celine Dion
- Rod Stewart
- Reba, Brooks & Dunn
- Jeff Dunham
- Mariah Carey
- Jerry Seinfeld
- Jim Gaffigan
- Van Morrison
- Sebastian Maniscalco
- Cirque du Soleil
- Blue Man Group
First there was the Vegas Golden Knights, a professional ice hockey team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in its first year of play, the 2017–18 NHL season. It is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
And, in 2020, the city will get a professional football team when the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas.
Viva, Las Vegas!
Popular Las Vegas Charter Flights
Las Vegas is a popular private jet charter destination of choice. Here we have compiled ARGUS (Aviation Research Group United States) data showing the top 10 most traveled routes using private jets from Las Vegas to destinations throughout the United States. We have also included the average prices for those charter flights.
As seen in the infographic below the most popular charter flight route is from Las Vegas to Los Angeles with a total of 1,343 flights in 2016 with an average of 112 flights per month. The advantages of knowing the popular routes are that the pricing is more likely to be competitive, private jet flyers have more aircraft options, and the chances of finding discounted empty leg flights are more likely.
At Paramount Business Jets we have access to the largest selections of empty leg flights available to and from Las Vegas. In the infographic below, we have estimated one way as well as round trip prices with same day return. However, it is possible that we may find an empty leg flight matching your dates of travel (we will check at the time of inquiry). This could save you up to 75% of the cost a regular charter flight.
FBOs at McCarran International Airport, KLAS, LAS
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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.