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96 Jets Currently Based Near Chicago

Some of the most commonly chartered private jets in the Chicago area include the Beechjet 400A, Citation Encore and Learjet 35A light jets; the Hawker 800 XP, Learjet 45 and Citation Excel midsize jets; the Falcon 900 EX, Challenger 601 and Gulfstream IV-SP large jets; and the Falcon 7X, Global Express and Gulfstream V ultra-long-range jets.

9 Airports Near Chicago

Chicago, one of our most popular private jet destinations, is surrounded by some 20 airports in a 50-mile radius. The three most popular private jet airports in the Chicago area include Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

Customized Flights

Paramount Business Jets will arrange everything you need for your luxurious private jet flight into or out of Chicago, Illinois. From the five-star facilities and gourmet cuisine on board to luxury ground transportation and top-notch concierge services, every detail of the flight is designed to fulfill your wishes and exceed your expectations.

Most Experienced Pilots

Safety is a priority at Paramount Business Jets. Our expert pilots have certified flying hours that far exceed the minimum standards required by the FAA. They want to make your flight as pleasant and hassle-free as possible. You can sit back and relax knowing that your pilot is dedicated to your comfort and safety and is intimately familiar with your aircraft.

Chicago Private Jet Charter Service

Paramount Business Jets specializes in private jet charter flights to and from Chicago, Illinois. We love providing as much flexibility as we possibly can, which is precisely why we grant you unlimited access to the widest assortment of private aircraft available.

If you would like to get a quick range of private jet charter quotes for your next flight to or from Chicago, simply give us a call at +1-877-727-2538 or email us at

How much does it cost to charter a private jet to or from Chicago?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Chicago will depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you need to travel and how long you need to stay before you return, in addition to other factors.

For example, a private jet flight from Chicago to New York City on a very light jet with four passengers will cost about $8,000 USD; a private jet flight from Chicago to Miami on a midsize jet with six passengers will cost about $12,000 USD; or a private jet flight from Chicago to Las Vegas on a super midsize jet with 10 passengers will cost about $35,000 USD one way.

The average hourly rental rates of various private jets per flying hour are as follows.

Chicago Available Airport Options

Which Aircraft Category is Best for my Charter Flight to Chicago?

Choosing the ideal aircraft for your Chicago private jet charter is based on your comfort level, non-stop range, total passengers, the amount of luggage, as well as, the minimum runway required.

Here are the average specifications of private jets of all sizes:

Aircraft category Pax Range
Cabin height
Baggage capacity
Max flight time
VLJ 2 - 4 700 - 1400 4.2 - 4.9 15.8 - 65.3 2:45 - 3:15
Light 6 - 7 1100 - 1900 4.1 - 5 6.3 - 88.2 2:45 - 5:30
Super Light 7 - 8 1700 - 1900 4.1 - 5 50 - 85 4:00 - 5:30
Midsize 8 - 9 1300 - 3000 4.8 - 5.9 30.7 - 150 2:30 - 8:00
Super Midsize 8 - 10 2400 - 4000 5.7 - 6.3 50 - 155 5:30 - 8:00
Large 10 - 16 3600 - 6000 5.9 - 6.2 115 - 317.8 3:00 - 13:00
Ultra Long Range 12 - 16 2500 - 6700 6 - 6.4 140 - 325 10:00 - 17:00
VIP Airliner 16 - 50 3800 - 6100 6.5 - 7.3 127 - 5297 2:00 - 16:00
Helicopter 3 - 6 200 - 650 3.9 - 6 0 - 88.3 1:15 - 4:00

Private Jets and Helicopters Available for Hire Near Chicago

Aircraft name Aircraft category Year of manufacture Seats Baggage space
Citation Mustang VLJ 2000 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2007 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2007 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2007 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2011 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2008 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2008 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2000 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2007 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2008 -
Eclipse 500 VLJ 2007 -
Hondajet VLJ 2016 -
Beechjet 400A Light 2000 -
Beechjet 400A Light 2000 -
Beechjet 400A Light 1998 -
Citation Bravo Light 1999 -
Citation CJ1 Light 2000 -
Citation CJ3 Light 2005 -
Citation CJ3 Light 2005 6 -
Citation CJ3+ Light 2018 -
Citation CJ3+ Light 2014 -
Citation Encore+ Light 2008 8 -
Citation Encore+ Light 2008 8 -
Citation I Light 2000 -
Citation Jet Light 2004 5 -
Citation Ultra Light 1995 9 -
Citation V Light 1998 -
Citation V Light 2004 -
Learjet 35A Light 2000 -
Nextant 400 XTi Light 2000 -
Nextant 400 XTi Light 2000 -
Astra SPX Midsize 1999 -
Astra SPX Midsize 2000 -
Citation Excel Midsize 1998 8 -
Citation III Midsize 2000 -
Citation Sovereign Midsize 2000 -
Citation XLS Midsize 2007 -
Gulfstream G150 Midsize 2007 -
Hawker 800A Midsize 2000 -
Hawker 800XP Midsize 1999 8 -
Hawker 800XP Midsize 1995 -
Hawker 800XP Midsize 2004 -
Hawker 900XP Midsize 2009 -
Learjet 60 Midsize 2001 6 -
Learjet 60XR Midsize 2011 -
Challenger 300 Super Midsize 2006 -
Challenger 300 Super Midsize 2006 -
Challenger 300 Super Midsize 2005 0 ft³/ 0 m³
Challenger 350 Super Midsize 2016 -
Challenger 600 Super Midsize 2000 -
Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 2007 8 -
Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 2012 8 -
Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 2006 -
Citation Sovereign Super Midsize 2005 -
Citation Sovereign+ Super Midsize 2017 -
Falcon 2000 Super Midsize 2002 -
Falcon 2000 Super Midsize 2003 -
Falcon 2000EX Super Midsize 2005 -
Falcon 2000LXS Super Midsize 2015 10 -
Falcon 50 Super Midsize 2000 -
G200 Super Midsize 2001 -
Gulfstream G200 Super Midsize 2000 9 -
Gulfstream G200 Super Midsize 2007 -
Gulfstream G200 Super Midsize 2008 9 -
Gulfstream G200 Super Midsize 2001 -
Gulfstream G280 Super Midsize 2018 9 -
Hawker 4000 Super Midsize 2011 9 -
Challenger 604 Large 2001 8 -
Challenger 604 Large 2000 -
Challenger 605 Large 2011 -
Falcon 7X Large 2010 12 -
Falcon 900EX Large 1999 12 -
Falcon 900EX Large 2004 12 -
Falcon 900EX Large 1998 -
Falcon 900EX Large 2005 14 -
Falcon 900EX Large 2008 12 -
GIV Large 2001 -
GIVSP Large 1998 -
Global 5000 Large 2013 -
Global Express Large 2000 -
Global Express Large 2011 12 -
Gulfstream G450 Large 2006 14 -
Gulfstream GIV Large 2000 -
Gulfstream GIV Large 1995 -
GV Large 2001 16 -
GV Large 2000 -
SIKORSKY S-58JT Helicopter 2000 -
Citation Excel Super Light 1999 -
Citation Excel Super Light 2006 -
Citation XLS Super Light 2006 8 -
Citation XLS Super Light 2004 -
Global 6000 Ultra Long Range 2014 -
Global Express Ultra Long Range 2002 -
Learjet 45XR Super Light 2008 -
Phenom 300 Super Light 2017 -
Pilatus PC-24 Super Light 2022 -

Chicago City Overview

Chicago, the third largest city in the United States behind New York and Los Angeles, is among the world’s most famous cities. Located at the mouth of the Chicago River on the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Illinois, it is a city of major domestic and international financial importance. 

There are plenty of things for the A-list traveler to do in the Windy City, the nickname it was given 100 years ago because of “windy” politicians, not wind gusts.

Chicago has grown into one of the most popular cities in the United States. Chicago style pizza is famous as are its professional sports teams, the NFL Bears, the NBA Bulls and the MLB Cubs and White Sox.

Chicago is regarded as the home of blues and jazz and has a wide variety of modern architecture located throughout the city. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei and Louis Sullivan cemented their reputations here. One of Chicago’s most infamous residents was gangster Al Capone who was brought here from New York to be an enforcer for a Chicago mob boss in the 1920s.

Tourists find plenty of theaters and museums, restaurants, shopping and skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower to visit. Formerly called the Sears Tower, it was the world's tallest building - it’s 1,453 feet tall - from 1974 to 1998.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the top museums in the world. Chicago theater, including the famous Second City, where many comedy legends began, has been called one of the most thriving theater scenes in the world. And, the home of Chicago pizza has been called the best restaurant city in America.

Some famous events held in Chicago are the Chicago Auto Show, the oldest and largest auto show in the United States, and the prestigious James Beard restaurant awards. Both draw thousands to the city.

Other popular tourist attractions are Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago's The Ledge, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Traveling frequently to Chicago?

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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. This extra two hours allows 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?

    Yes, when you charter a private jet you can access the same airports as a commercial airline. 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 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 which 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.
  • 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 seat. 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.
  • 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 flight. 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 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.
  • 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?

    If you’re using a fractional model or fixed-rate hourly jet cards, you’ll need to provide 10-12 hours’ notice for a private jet request. But at Paramount Business Jets, we pride ourselves on achieving a 4-hour turnaround for on-demand charter and ad hoc clients.
  • 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 take off 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 cities in Europe.
  • What kind of inflight 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 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.