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Private Jet to Santa Cruz

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Overview

Santa Cruz Private Jet Charter – Aircraft, Airports & Routes

Thinking about chartering a private plane to Santa Cruz, California? Finding the right aircraft can be a difficult and time-consuming task.

Conveniently, there are 8 airports within a 50-mile radius of Santa Cruz. The nearest airports to Santa Cruz are the Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI), San Jose International Airport (SJC), and San Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY). 

Paramount Business Jets is here to assist you with all your air charter requests efficiently and comprehensively. The preferred aircraft types for charter to and from Santa Cruz include very light jets (Phenom 100), light jets (Citation CJ3 and Citation Encore), midsize jets (Hawker 800XP and Learjet 55), and large jets (Falcon 900B, Gulfstream III, and Falcon 2000).

For business clientele who value security, time, and productivity, Paramount Business Jets can source business jets with exceptionally long ranges such as the Dassault Falcon 7X, Gulfstream G650, and Global 6000. VIP airliners such as the Boeing Business Jets, Airbus ACJ318, and Airbus ACJ320 are also available upon request.

For more detailed information call us at 1-877-727-2538 or get an online private jet quote now at the most competitive prices.

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Private Jet Pricing

How much does a private jet to Santa Cruz cost?

How Much is a Private Jet to Santa Cruz?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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

    2-4
    From $2,500 per hour
  • Light Jet

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

    6-7
    From $3,000 per hour
  • Super Light Jet

    Super Light Jets Learjet 75, Phenom 300 and similar

    7-8
    From $3,500 per hour
  • Midsize Jet

    Midsize Jets Citation Excel, Hawker 800XP and similar

    8-9
    From $4,300 per hour
  • Super Midsize Jet

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

    8-10
    From $5,100 per hour
  • Large Jet

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

    10-16
    From $6,500 per hour
  • Ultra Long Range Jets Falcon 7X, Global 7500, Gulfstream G650 and similar

    12-16
    From $10,000 per hour
  • VIP Airliner

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

    16-50
    From $16,000 per hour
  • Helicopter

    Helicopters AW139, Sikorsky S-76C and similar

    3-6
    From $1,700 per hour

Note: Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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.

Santa Cruz Airports

Best Airports for Your Santa Cruz Charter Flights

Airports Santa Cruz Airports within 50 Miles

  • Watsonville Municipal Airport, KWVI, WVI,

    Watsonville, California, United States

  • South County Airport Of Santa Clara County Airport, KE16, E16,

    San Martin, California, United States

  • San Jose International Airport, KSJC, SJC,

    San Jose, California, United States

  • Reid-Hillview Of Santa Clara, KRHV, ,

    San Jose, California, United States

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport, KMRY, MRY,

    Monterey, California, United States

  • Moffett Federal Airfield Airport, KNUQ, NUQ,

    Mountain View, California, United States

  • Salinas Municipal Airport, KSNS, SNS,

    Salinas, California, United States

  • Palo Alto Airport, KPAO, PAO,

    Palo Alto, California, United States

  • Hollister Municipal Airport, KCVH, CVH,

    Hollister, California, United States

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Santa Cruz Available Airport Options

Private Jet Interiors

Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz. 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
2-4
371 KTAS
$2500 - $3500
Light Jets
6-7
492 KTAS
$3000 - $3500
Super Light Jets
7-8
465 KTAS
$3500 - $4000
Midsize Jets
8-9
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
8-10
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
10-16
513 KTAS
$6500 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
12-16
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
16-50
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
Helicopters
3-6
190 KTAS
$1700 - $2500

Santa Cruz Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryYOMSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Phenom 100VLJ2010 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2010 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2010 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight1999 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Citation BravoLight2002 7 $3,300 15.54 ft³
Citation BravoLight2000 7 $3,300 15.54 ft³
Learjet 31ALight2000 7 $2,900 40 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2011 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Citation ExcelMidsize2007 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2005 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
EMBRAER EMB-135-BJ LEGACYSuper Midsize2000 - -
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2000 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize1996 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2002 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000LXSuper Midsize2012 8 $6,500 131 ft³
G200Super Midsize2008 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Challenger 604Large2003 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Falcon 900CLarge2001 18 $8,050 127 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1997 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
G550Large2004 16 $10,900 226 ft³
Robinson R44 Raven IIHelicopter2008 3 $900 38 ft³
Gulfstream G650Ultra Long Range2017 14 $13,000 195 ft³

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Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Santa Cruz 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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Santa Cruz City Overview

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a city located in Santa Cruz County on California's Central Coast, on the shore of Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz is located about 72 miles (115 km) south of San Francisco, 40 miles (65 km) north of Monterey, and 30 miles (48 km) southwest of San Jose. Santa Cruz is the site of the twelfth mission of 21 California missions, Mission Santa Cruz, and was named after the mission. Santa Cruz is supported by a number of industries such as tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and technology, and is home to the headquarters of several large companies such as Dell, Safeway, Lockheed Martin, Intel, and Cisco Systems. Santa Cruz is also home to the college campus of the University of California. Santa Cruz's mild and coastal climate, high-quality living, an abundance of natural resources, hospitable atmosphere, vibrant lifestyle, flourishing arts, and cultural scene, and unique attractions make it an enjoyable destination for business and leisure travelers.

Popular tourist attractions in Santa Cruz include the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, University of California Performing Arts Center, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and Santa Cruz County Symphony. Santa Cruz is famed for its spectacular beaches such as Main Beach, Its Beach, Natural Bridges State Beach, Twin Lakes, New Brighton, and Cowell Beach, each one offering a myriad of recreational activities for their residents and visitors. Santa Cruz provides easy access to close by cities and towns Capitola, Aptos, Davenport, Monterey Bay, Pleasure Point, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Watsonville.

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