Private Jet to Abbotsford, BC - Airports, Routes & Prices
Paramount Business Jets arranges private aircraft for hire to Abbotsford, located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, on the south bank of the Fraser. Abbotsford, which is 47 miles (75 km) east of Vancouver and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of the Canada/United States border, and is mainly served by Abbotsford Airport (YXX). Other major airports in the Abbotsford area include Chilliwack Airport (YCW), and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). With access to over 15,000 private jets worldwide, Paramount Business Jets can deliver an unparalleled private air travel experience. Popular aircraft types in the Abbotsford area include the Citation Bravo, Citation Encore, Learjet 35A (light jets), Hawker 800, Learjet 55 (midsize jets), and Challenger 604, Falcon 900 EX, Falcon 2000 EX Easy (large jets). With Paramount Business Jets, you get the top quality aircraft available for hire and exceptional customer support that is tailored to your air charter preferences. Call us today at 1-877-727-2538!
Private Jet Pricing
How much does a private jet to Abbotsford cost?
The cost of renting a private jet to or from Abbotsford will mostly depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you fly, and how long you stay before you return.
Here are a few more popular Abbotsford routes with price estimates included.
Super Light Jets
From $11,900 $51
From $12,380 $216
From $16,466 $108
Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Abbotsford private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.
Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar2-4From $2,500 per hour
Light Jets Citation CJ3, Hawker 400XP, Learjet 40 and similar6-7From $3,000 per hour
Super Light Jets Learjet 75, Phenom 300 and similar7-8From $3,500 per hour
Midsize Jets Citation Excel, Hawker 800XP and similar8-9From $4,300 per hour
Super Midsize Jets Challenger 300, Citation X, Falcon 2000 and similar8-10From $5,100 per hour
Large Jets Challenger 650, Falcon 900LX, Legacy 650 and similar10-16From $6,500 per hour
Ultra Long Range Jets Falcon 7X, Global 7500, Gulfstream G650 and similar12-16From $10,000 per hour
VIP Airliners Airbus ACJ320, Boeing Business Jet, Lineage 100 and similar16-50From $16,000 per hour
Helicopters AW139, Sikorsky S-76C and similar3-6From $1,700 per hour
Note: Abbotsford private jet charter prices increased by almost 20% from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID. The good news is in 2023, we are seeing gradual decreases in pricing to pre-COVID levels.
Empty Leg Flights
Save on Your Abbotsford Private Charter Flights
These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.
It often happens that such an empty-leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.
At any given time, there may be more than 3,000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty-leg charter flights available on the market.
Using multiple platforms, Paramount Business Jets offers the most comprehensive empty-leg flight search on the market.
Best Airports for Your Abbotsford Charter Flights
Airports In Abbotsford
Abbotsford International Airport is the most convenient landing location since it is right in town. The airport is only 2.2 nautical miles southwest of central Abbotsford, approximately 12 to 15 minutes away by car.
Airports Near Abbotsford
Chilliwack Airport is located 20.6 miles from Central Abbotsford, about 26 minutes away by car. The airport is also home to a restaurant serving delicious comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Located in Whatcom County, Bellingham International Airport is about 3 miles northwest of Bellingham and 29 miles away from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Getting to Central Abbotsford from the airport takes around 50 minutes to an hour.
Pitt Meadows Airport is ranked as British Columbia’s third busiest airport, complete with organized and efficient staff members. It is nearly 24 miles and 33 minutes from Central Abbotsford by car.
Boundary Bay Airport, also known as Vancouver/Boundary Bay Airport, in Delta, British Columbia, is Canada’s most popular airport for public and private flights. Central Abbotsford is a 54-minute to an hour drive from Boundary Bay Airport.
Airports Abbotsford Airports within 50 Miles
Abbotsford Airport, CYXX, YXX,
Chilliwack Airport, CYCW, YCW,
Bellingham International Airport, KBLI, BLI,
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Pitt Meadows Airport, CYPK, YPK,
Pitt Meadows, Canada
Boundary Bay Airport, CZBB, YDT,
Boundary Bay, Canada
Orcas Island Airport, KORS, ESD,
Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Port Alberni Airport, CBS8, ,
Port Alberni, Canada
Skagit Regional Airport, KBVS, BVS,
Burlington, Washington, United States
Vancouver International Airport, CYVR, YVR,
Private Jet Interiors
Abbotsford Private Jets by Interiors and Rates
1. Light Jets and Very Light Jets
Light jets and very light jets are cost-effective solutions for shorter flights to and from Abbotsford. These aircraft are ideal for individual travel, accommodating 4 to 6 passengers, and boast lower hourly rates, starting at $2,600, and a non-stop range of 1100 to 1900 nautical miles.
2. Midsize and Super Midsize Jets
For those seeking to travel farther and enjoy non-stop travel across the country, midsize and super-midsize jets offer the perfect balance of range, speed, and passenger capacity. These aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with a non-stop range of 1300 to 4000 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $3200.
3. Large and Ultra Long-Range Jets
For those who require the ultimate in luxury, speed, and range, large and ultra-long-range jets are the pinnacle of private aviation. These aircraft are particularly suitable for coast-to-coast or intercontinental flights, accommodating up to 16 passengers in the utmost comfort with a range of 3600 to 6700 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $5600.
Aircraft Interiors and Seating Configurations
Although the interior design of the aircraft may vary from one aircraft to another, the seating configurations will generally look like the sample interior pictures provided.
Very Light Jets
Super Light Jets
Super Midsize Jets
Ultra Long Range Jets
Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age
We provide you with access to a curated list of over 4000 private jets of all sizes worldwide.
Here is a short list of actual private jets available for hire in the vicinity of Abbotsford, BC for your review.
|Aircraft Name||Category||YOM||Seats||Avg. Hourly Price||Baggage Space|
|Eurocopter AS-350-B2||Helicopter||2000||5||$1,850||35.32 ft³|
|Eurocopter AS-350-B2||Helicopter||2000||5||$1,850||35.32 ft³|
|Eurocopter AS-350-B2||Helicopter||2000||5||$1,850||35.32 ft³|
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Abbotsford Travel Guide
Must See Sights
Applebarn at Taves Family Farms– This beautiful family-owned farm is the perfect place to pick fresh fruit like strawberries, apples, pears, and plums. Applebarn season begins in September, allowing visitors to pick pumpkins and sunflowers, embark on hayrides, meet adorable animals at the petting barn, sip on cider at Taves Estate Cidery, find their way out of a mysterious maze, and soar through the skies on the farm’s zip line track.
Downtown Abbotsford – A hub for some of the city’s best-kept cafes, shops, restaurants, and pubs.
Birchwood Dairy – A working dairy farm offering private tours and a scoop shop with over 50 classic and unique ice cream flavors that feature 16% butterfat, making your favorite summer treat extra rich and smooth.
Castle Fun Park – A lively amusement park complete with go-karts, axe throwing, laser tag, a bowling alley, two arcades, and a driving range. Castle Fun Park is your one-stop shop for family-friendly fun.
Mill Lake Park – A city park featuring a lake and boardwalk, playgrounds, a 1.4-mile loop hiking trail, picnic tables, and an outdoor public pool.
EcoFarm Discovery Center – Another working dairy farm with u-pick blueberry and blackberry patches, daily dairy barn tours, a country store, and an interactive scavenger hunt-like game for the little ones called the “Amoozing Race.”
Maan Farms & Estate Winery – A family-owned winery and farm offering wine tastings and goat yoga classes. Families enjoy visiting the u-pick berry fields & the barnyard adventure playground.
Lakeland Flowers – Home to the Abbotsford Summer Flower Festival and over 25 species of sunflowers, tulips, peonies, lavender fields, and lush meadows of buckwheat and phacelia.
Campbells Gold Honey Farm & Meadery – Learn about bees and beekeeping at this family-owned honey farm. Visitors can also partake in honey wine tastings and purchase handmade honey-infused body care products from the farm store.
Abbotsford Luxury Hotels
Popular and Luxurious Accommodations
Check out these popular and highly rated hotels in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites – 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 2C7, Canada
Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel – 2379 Chardonnay Lane, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V4X 0A6
Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford – 32720 Simon Ave, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2T 0B8, Canada
Expected Weather in Abbotsford
Abbotsford has an oceanic climate, meaning cool temperatures in summer and winter. So, here’s the weather you can expect when visiting Abbotsford during each season:
Summer: Pleasant and warm temperatures between 50°F to 75°F (10°C to 24°C). Excellent time of year for berry picking and tasting homemade ice cream at one of Abbotsford’s dairy farms.
Fall: Crisp winds and the start of Abbotsford’s rainy season with temperatures from 36°F to 70°F (2°C to 21°C). Many family-friendly pop-ups for pumpkin and apple picking, hayrides, and sunflower fields occur around Abbotsford during the Fall.
Winter: Frigid and harsh weather with temperatures between 30°F to 48°F (-1°C to 9°C). Snowfall is typically the heaviest during late December through January.
Spring: Cool mornings and evenings and warm afternoons. Spring temperatures range from lows of 51°F to highs of 68°F (10°C to 20°C).
Charter Jets FAQ
Your Ultimate Abbotsford Charter Resource
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.
Abbotsford City Overview
Abbotsford is the fifth largest municipality in British Columbia. In recent years Abbotsford has developed as a regional hub for the Fraser Valley and plays an important role in a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, industry, business, government services, and retail. Abbotsford is home to the University of the Fraser Valley, the Columbia Bible College, and the Trade and Exhibition Centre, which hosts trade shows and major events year-round. Often referred to as the "City in the Country", Abbotsford combines rich pioneering history, natural beauty, and serenity of mountain country, with urban atmosphere and friendly country living. Abbotsford's popular attractions include the Castle Fun Park, Clayburn Village, Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, MSA Museum, Rotary Stadium and Track, Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, Lotusland Vineyards, and Mill Lake in Centennial Park. Historic Downtown Abbotsford is the perfect place to enjoy shopping boutiques in this charming heritage setting and offers numerous festivals and events, fine dining, and sidewalk cafes. The most notable festivals and events in Abbotsford include the Abbotsford International Airshow, Agrifair and Trade Show, Abbotsford Berry Festival, Abbotsford International Music Festival, and Abbotsford Multicultural Festival.