Private Jet to Gatlinburg

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Gatlinburg Private Jet Charter – Aircraft, Airports & Routes

Paramount Business Jets specializes in organizing private jet charter flights to and from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With access to over 4,000 private jets worldwide, Paramount Business Jets offers unmatched flexibility and a wide array of options for private air transportation. Gatlinburg is a city located in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. It is situated in the eastern part of the state, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling to Gatlinburg, Tennessee by private jet offers a luxurious and convenient way to reach this picturesque destination nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

While Gatlinburg itself doesn't have a private airport, nearby options include Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), located approximately 15 miles southeast of Gatlinburg, and McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), located approximately 45 miles northwest of Gatlinburg in Knoxville, Tennessee. Private jet travel allows for flexibility in scheduling, personalized service, and a hassle-free journey. Upon arrival, Gatlinburg offers a charming mountain town experience with stunning natural beauty, outdoor adventures, quaint shops, and local cuisine. Whether it's exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoying the bustling downtown area, or savoring the scenic beauty from above, arriving by private jet sets the tone for an unforgettable experience in Gatlinburg.

There are over 52 private aircraft available for available for on-demand charter within a 100-mile radius of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This diverse assortment offers travelers unparalleled flexibility and an array of choices in private air travel. Notably, all these aircraft have either ARG/US or Wyvern safety approvals, guaranteeing the highest safety standards for passengers. Among the most popular models are the Citation Bravo, Citation Encore, and Piaggio Avanti II light jets, Learjet 45XR, Learjet 75 and Citation Excel super light jets, Learjet 60 midsize jets, Gulfstream G-200 midsize jet, Gulfstream G-IVSP and Challenger 604 large jets. This extensive range caters to various preferences, ensuring a secure and comfortable journey for discerning travelers flying to or from Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Whether your travel is for business or leisure, at Paramount Business Jets, our dedication is to ensure your complete satisfaction. We take pride in not only meeting but surpassing your expectations, providing top-tier, dependable, and secure aircraft while maintaining the most competitive prices in the market. Our aim is to craft each journey to be exceptional, perfectly tailored to your requirements. If you have any inquiries or seek to reserve a private charter flight to or from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, please don't hesitate to contact us at your convenience. You can reach us by phone at +1-877-727-2538, send us an email at, or obtain a quick private jet quote online.

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Private Jet Pricing

How much does a private jet to Gatlinburg cost?

How Much is a Private Jet to Gatlinburg?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Gatlinburg will mostly depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you fly, and how long you stay before you return.

The Hourly Rates are:

Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Gatlinburg private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.

  • Very Light Jet

    Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar

    From $2,500 per hour
  • Light Jet

    Light Jets Citation CJ3, Hawker 400XP, Learjet 40 and similar

    From $3,000 per hour
  • Super Light Jet

    Super Light Jets Learjet 75, Phenom 300 and similar

    From $3,500 per hour
  • Midsize Jet

    Midsize Jets Citation Excel, Hawker 800XP and similar

    From $4,300 per hour
  • Super Midsize Jet

    Super Midsize Jets Challenger 300, Citation X, Falcon 2000 and similar

    From $5,100 per hour
  • Large Jet

    Large Jets Challenger 650, Falcon 900LX, Legacy 650 and similar

    From $6,500 per hour
  • Ultra Long Range Jets Falcon 7X, Global 7500, Gulfstream G650 and similar

    From $10,000 per hour
  • VIP Airliner

    VIP Airliners Airbus ACJ320, Boeing Business Jet, Lineage 100 and similar

    From $16,000 per hour
  • Helicopter

    Helicopters AW139, Sikorsky S-76C and similar

    From $1,700 per hour

Note: Gatlinburg 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 Gatlinburg 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.

Gatlinburg Airports

Best Airports for Your Gatlinburg Charter Flights

Airports Gatlinburg Airports within 50 Miles

  • Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, KGKT, GKT,

    Sevierville, Tennessee, United States

  • Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, KDKX, DKX,

    Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

  • Mc Ghee Tyson Airport, KTYS, TYS,

    Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

  • Moore-Murrell Airport, KMOR, MOR,

    Morristown, Tennessee, United States

  • Macon County Airport, K1A5, 1A5,

    Franklin, North Carolina, United States

  • Andrews-Murphy Airport, KRHP, RHP,

    Andrews, North Carolina, United States

  • Tazewell Municipal Airport, K3A2, ,

    Tazewell, Tennessee, United States

  • Green County Municipal Airport, KGCY, GCY,

    Greeneville, Tennessee, United States


Gatlinburg Available Airport Options

Private Jet Interiors

Gatlinburg 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 Gatlinburg. 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
371 KTAS
$2500 - $3500
Light Jets
492 KTAS
$3000 - $3500
Super Light Jets
465 KTAS
$3500 - $4000
Midsize Jets
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
513 KTAS
$6500 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
190 KTAS
$1700 - $2500

Gatlinburg Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryYOMSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Learjet 45Super Light2001 7 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2003 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2004 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2004 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2004 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³

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Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Gatlinburg 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.

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Gatlinburg City Overview


Gatlinburg stands as a vibrant tourist destination in its own right, offering an array of attractions and experiences that entice travelers seeking their own unique adventures amidst the allure of the mountains. Renowned for its charming downtown, picturesque landscapes, and abundant outdoor activities, Gatlinburg captivates travelers from far and wide.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, serves as the gateway to the renowned Great Smoky Mountains National Park, celebrated as the most visited national park in the United States. Spanning across Tennessee and North Carolina, this iconic park boasts lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and a rich array of wildlife. Visitors can explore its extensive network of hiking trails, discover historic homesteads, and immerse themselves in the breathtaking vistas that define this cherished natural gem. Whether it's admiring the vibrant fall foliage, encountering diverse wildlife, or simply relishing the tranquility of nature, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Gatlinburg offers an array of popular attractions that cater to a diverse range of interests including Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg SkyBridge, and Gatlinburg Space Needle.  Close to Gatlinburg lies Dollywood, a renowned theme park and entertainment complex. Founded by country music superstar Dolly Parton, Dollywood offers a blend of thrilling rides, live entertainment, and Appalachian culture. Visitors can experience exhilarating roller coasters, family-friendly attractions, and musical performances showcasing the region's heritage. With various seasonal events, delicious Southern cuisine, and immersive experiences, Dollywood stands as a beloved destination, adding to the charm and excitement of the Gatlinburg area.

 Visitors flock to experience its diverse attractions, including the iconic Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lively entertainment, unique shops, and an array of dining options. Whether it's hiking along scenic trails, exploring family-friendly attractions, or simply reveling in the stunning mountain vistas, Gatlinburg offers a memorable escape for travelers seeking natural beauty and adventure.