San Antonio International Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
San Antonio International Airport is open every day of the week, 3:45 a.m. to 12 a.m. The airport is located approx. 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of downtown San Antonio, at 9800 Airport Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78216.
Private jets available for charter to and from San Antonio International Airport include the Beechjet 400A and Learjet 35A light jets, the Hawker 900XP and Citation III midsize jets, and the Challenger 604 and Gulfstream IV large jets.
San Antonio International Airport ihas one asphalt and two concrete runways. The longest runway is 8,505 feet (2,592 meters) long and 150 feet (45 meters) wide. The elevation of San Antonio International Airport is 809 feet (246 meters).
Private Jet Charter to and from San Antonio International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from San Antonio International Airport.
San Antonio International Airport is the landing spot for many elite travelers who charter private jets into San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States and home to several Fortune 500 companies.
The spot where The Alamo was fought in 1836 has become a city synonymous with the oil industry, the military and the insurance industry, all of which have headquarters or strong ties there.
And, there is plenty to see in San Antonio during the downtime of those who hire a private jet into San Antonio International to do business with its widely known companies.
SeaWorld San Antonio, the largest of the three SeaWorlds in the United States, is located on San Antonio’s west side. For thrillseekers, there is Six Flags amusement park. Just want to chill or get a bite to eat? Meander through the city on San Antonio’s beautiful Riverwalk or get a taco and cerveza at some of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the United States.
What is the airport code for San Antonio International Airport?
The ICAO code for San Antonio International Airport is KSAT and its IATA code is SAT.
FBOs at KSAT
Three fixed base operators have four locations at San Antonio International Airport. Million Air and Skyplace each have one and Signature Flight Support has two, Signature North and Signature South.
The Million Air FBO at SAT is located in a luxurious two-story building at the south end of the airport at 8901 Wetmore Road. It is one of Million Air’s 31 FBO sites.
Million Air FBO at KSAT. Picture Source.
Services and amenities include:
- A common area with leather couches
- A kitchen with appliances, Starbucks coffee, popcorn machine and fresh cookies
- Flight planning center
- Meeting, conference and work rooms
- Theater room
- Concierge services
Skyplace has been an FBO at San Antonio International, its lone location, in 2011. It is located on the north side of SAT, coming in on Runway 12 left, at 1770 Skyplace Boulevard. Aircraft must go through the hangar to get to the office. Services and amenities include:
- Courtesy cars
- Concierge service
- On-site 24/7 customs
- Part 145 repair services
- Fuel service
- Ground support (maintenance, inspections, avionics and repair)
- Hangarage (can accommodate aircraft from tall tail to singe turbine)
- Office space
Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest FBO network with over 200 locations, has two FBOs at San Antonio International Airport.
Signature Flight Support South
Signature Flight Support South has a 20,000 square foot hangar and 200,000 square feet of ramp space, is located at 1115 Paul Wilkins Road.
Services and amenities at Signature South include:
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- Conference room small
- DCA DASSP location
- English & Spanish
- Golf cart service
- Helicopter handling
- Signature Quickturn
- Signature Status
- Weather planning service
Signature Flight Support North
Signature Flight Support North has a 30,000 square foot hangar and 300,000 square feet of ramp space, is located at 557 Sandau Road.
Services and amenities at Signature North include:
Signature Flight Support North. Picture Source.
- 24-hour surveillance
- Airstart cart
- Complimentary toiletries
- Conference room large
- Flight planning
- Limousine service
- Ramp side vehicle access
- Sports charter handling
- Tie downs
Services and amenities offered at both Signature FBOs at San Antonio International include:
- Aircraft parking
- Baggage carts
- Belt loader
- Business center
- Courtesy crew cars
- Crew room
- Freshly baked cookies
- Fuel farm
- GPU KVA
- Jet a line service
- Lavatory service
- Overnight hangar
- Secured vehicle parking
- Starbucks coffee
- Transient hangar space
Where do private jets go through customs at SAT?
A new 5,000 square foot General Aviation Federal Inspection Station (GA/FIS) was opened at San Antonio International in 2015. The facility makes it easy for international private jet passengers to get through customs by separating commercial and general aviation customs. The facility, located on the north side of the airfield, across from commercial operations, has an access taxiway and ramp area in front of it. Constructed in a public/private partnership, the inspection station was designed and built by Smart Traveling Inc., the parent company of Skyplace, a fixed base operator at SAT.
San Antonio military bases
What started as a nickname for San Antonio, Military City, USA became an official moniker for the city in 2017 when city officials trademarked the name to reflect the city’s centuries-long military history.
The military bases, the largest base organization in the U.S. Department of Defense, are collectively called Joint Base San Antonio. The bases are scattered throughout the city, some even in populous neighborhoods.
Randolph Air Force Base and the historic Fort Sam Houston Army Base are located in the northeast section of San Antonio; Lackland Air Force Base is on the city’s western edge, and Bullis Army Military Training Reservation is on 28,000 acres northwest of San Antonio. And, more than 8,500 medical professionals from all branches of the military are employed at Brooke Army Medical Center, which is known as the “Home of Army Medicine.”
San Antonio Fortune 500 companies
San Antonio’s location and quality of life are responsible for drawing many of the country’s largest companies to locate here.
Many people doing oil business with refineries or energy corporations charter private jets into SAT through brokers such as Paramount Business Jets.
Fortune 500 companies in San Antonio in 2018 include:
Valero Energy Corporation, the world’s largest independent petroleum refiner and San Antonio’s largest public company, ranks 31st on Fortune’s list.
Andeavor, which ranked 90th on the list, has been acquired by Marathon Petroleum. The newly combined company will be headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, but will maintain offices in San Antonio.
USAA, the insurance and investment giant for those who have served in the military and their eligible family members, is ranked at 100.
iHeart Media, the communications company that acquired CC Media, parent of Clear Channel, is Number 452 on Fortune’s 2018 list.
San Antonio Fiesta
Wondering when to hire a private jet to San Antonio? April is a great time to visit. The weather is beautiful and it is the month when the San Antonio Fiesta is held.
More than three million people take part in the more than 100 events around the city in the event that began as a single parade in 1891 to honor the heroes of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto.
That one parade in 1891 has evolved into a 10-day celebration that includes parades, art fairs and plenty of delicious food. Some three million people take part in the festivities, with 20 percent of them coming from outside San Antonio. Charter a private jet into San Antonio to visit during Fiesta to immerse yourself in fun and San Antonio history.
FBOs at San Antonio International Airport, KSAT, SAT
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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.