Nashville International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Nashville International Airport is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 9 miles (14 kilometers) southeast of Nashville at 1 Terminal Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.
Private jets available for charter to and from Nashville International Airport include the Learjet 35A light jet, the Learjet 45XR and Falcon 10 super light jets, and the Learjet 60, Hawker 700 and Citation III midsize jets.
The Nashville International Airport is a joint civil and military airport with four asphalt runways. Its longest runway is 11,030 feet (3,362 meters) long and 150 feet (46 meters) wide. Its elevation is 599 feet (183 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from Nashville International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Nashville International Airport.
It’s been almost 10 years since the city of Nashville began to get on people’s radar as a great place to visit. The increasing number of flights into and out of Nashville International Airport prove that to be true. For six years in a row, the airport has broken its previous year’s record for the number of flights in and out.
Some 16 million passengers used Nashville International in 2018, a 13.2 percent increase – 1.8 million passengers -- over 2017.
And, it’s not just commercial travelers that are singing its praises. Many people rent private jets into Nashville International, which has the reputation of being a major airport that is easy for general aviation aircraft to use. There is no “small plane stigma,” users have said.
Executives hire private jets into Nashville to get to Vanderbilt University and many of the area’s big companies and company headquarters, such as Dollar General, HCA Healthcare, Nissan America and Dell Technologies.
Other A-listers coming into Nashville International on private or chartered business jets are the singers and entertainers coming to perform and the executives from all the major record companies, music publishing houses and recording studios that are located in Nashville.
What is the airport code for Nashville International Airport?
The ICAO code for Nashville International Airport is KBNA and its IATA code is BNA.
FBOs at Nashville International
There are two fixed base operators at Nashville International Airport.
Atlantic Aviation FBO at KBNA. Picture Source.
Atlantic Aviation Nashville promises customers everything they have come to expect from an FBO – from baggage service to catering – but it also want its customers to know it will do anything needed, including booking a tee time at one of the Nashville area golf courses.
Amenities and services include:
- 24-hour service
- Air stairs
- Charter & international services
- Complimentary shuttle
- Crew cars
- Executive conference room
- Flight planning
- Heated hangar space (for any size jet up to Gulfstream G450)
- Large Screen TV
- Newly renovated terminal
- Office space
- Pilot lounge
- Public notary
- Tie downs
- Transient hangar
- U.S. customs
Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support FBO at KBNA. Picture Source.
Signature Flight Support recognizes that the country music scene isn’t the only reason A-listers charter private jets into BNA. Executives from the many industries in Nashville, such as biotechnology, health care, publishing, finance and high tech manufacturing are frequent fliers into Nashville International, many of which hire private jets into BNA.
- 100ll line service
- 130,000 square foot hangar
- 24-hour surveillance
- 650,000 square foot ramp
- Aircraft parking long term
- Avionics service
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Conference room
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration
- DCA location
- Flight planning
- Fork lift
- Freshly baked cookies
- Fuel farm
- Golf cart service
- Heated hangar
- Helicopter handling
- Limousine service
- Medical/ambulance capabilities
- Overnight hangar
- Passenger lounge
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Satellite TV
- Shoe shine machine
- Short-term vehicle parking
- Snooze room
- Sports charter handling
- Tie downs
- Transient hangar space
- Transport category handling
- Vacuum cart
- Vending machines
- VIP/head of state handling
- Water service
- Weather planning service
Nashville’s growing popularity
Portland, Las Vegas, Austin. Some of the cities that have become trendy in recent years.
But, don’t forget about Nashville for it seems to be leading the pack. The airport reported that 2018 was not only the third year in a row that it added more than 1 million additional passengers, it was also the first year that there were more than one million users every single month.
The airport is working hard to keep up with the city’s growing popularity. Plans are in the works to build a new terminal by 2023. It will also add more parking, a state-of-the-art international arrivals facility, a new concourse, more security checkpoints, an airport administration building and even an on-site hotel.
What’s the reason for its growing popularity?
The Grand Ole Opry, Music Row and the Country Music Hall of Fame have always been popular tourist destinations but, it seems, more people are coming to the city just because it’s a cool place to visit.
And, a cool place to hold bachelorette parties.
It’s true. It seems Nashville has taken over as the Bachelorette Party Capital of the United States, leaving Las Vegas at the altar.
In May 2018, a panel of hospitality experts at the Hospitality Design Expo and Conference said Nashville has become the favorite place for a bride and her best gal pals to celebrate upcoming nuptials.
“It’s one of those places where you can’t not have fun,” Gary Dollens, global head of brand development for Hyatt Hotels, said at the convention.
Nashville expects to have 53,000 hotel rooms by 2020, Bruce Ford, director of global business development for Lodging Econometrics, a hotel services firm, said at the convention.
While that is still less than half of Las Vegas’ 125,000 rooms, Nashville’s growth is expected to keep climbing largely because it has found a way to appeal to all age groups where Vegas’ fun times, which often involve drinking and gambling, pretty much shut out all but a partying, over-21 crowd.
While Nashville is a great place to visit for people of any age, the city seems to know it’s important to appeal to those younger travelers of legal age who might also be considering Las Vegas as their destination. These include the elite travelers who charter private jet into BNA. And, those A-listers won’t have trouble finding a place to stay. The city expects a 60 percent growth in upscale hotel rooms. It now has about 7,000.
And then there are the celebrities
Many of the chartered private jets that land at Nashville International carry A-list entertainers coming to the city for an engagement or the celebrities that actually live in Nashville.
In July 2018, the Tennessean asked its readers which of the celebrity couples who live in Nashville is the Most Famous Power Couple. These are the Nashville-resident couples that were listed in the survey:
- Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
- T Bone Burnett & Callie Khouri
- Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher
- Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
- Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman
- Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
- Kristin Cavalliri & Jay Cutler
- Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd
- Karen Fairchild & Jimi Westbrook
- Vince Gill & Amy Grant
- Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley
- Hillary Scott & Chris Tyrrell
- P.K. Subban & Lindsey Vonn
- Kelsea Ballerini & Morgan Evans
- Blake She]lton & Gwen Stefani
Surprise! Or not much of one: Blake and Gwen – with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher not far behind.
Nashville International Airport began in 1937 as a 340-acre site located along Murfreesboro Road that was built as a Works Progress Administration project. It was called Berry Field in honor of Colonel Harry S. Berry, who was the administrator of the WPA in Tennessee.
In fact, that is where Nashville International gets its BNA airport code – Berry Nashville.
It had a terminal, two hangars, one runway and a flashing beacon. The first commercial carriers to use the airport were American and Eastern airlines.
It was enlarged and used by as the military base for the 4th Ferrying Command during World War II. When the federal government returned the airport to the city of Nashville after the war, it was a much larger 1,500 acres.
It served the city until the late 1950s when, bursting at the seams, expansion plans began. In 1961, a year after jet service began, Nashville opened a new 145,900-square-foot passenger terminal.
By 1977, the airport property was 3,300 acres. There were three runways. The passenger terminal had been remodeled and expanded but the airport would keep growing.
In 1984, a new terminal was in the works. A new 750,000-square-foot passenger terminal was opened in 1987. Two years later, a parallel runway was opened.
The airport remained Berry Field until 1988, when it changed its name to Nashville International Airport.
However, a military presence – as well as the name Berry Field – remains at Nashville International.
Berry Field is the name of the Tennessee Air National Guard complex at the airport. Its airlift wing is located at the southern end of the field.
FBOs at Nashville International Airport, KBNA, BNA
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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.