Can a private jet land at a major airport? Sure, but you may want to determine the following pros and cons before you make a final decision on where to land.
PROS to landing at a large commercial airport:
Major airports are generally located near a major city. This means easier access in and out of the city for business or leisure.
Greater options for car rentals and other services
Separate facilities for general aviation planes, avoiding the passenger terminals
Higher caliber of facilities for waiting on your flight or transportation from the airport
CONS to landing at a large commercial airport:
Commercial airports will give priority landing to airlines.
Commercial airports will institute flow-procedures, or ground holds, in anticipation of bad weather. Smaller local airports might not necessarily establish that same ground hold.
All major airports will charge a landing fee/ handling fee. In the winter, fees for de-icing will be expensive and probably delay departure due to higher number of aircraft needing de-icing.
Fuel charges tend to be more expensive
Greater delays on the ground prior to take off – air traffic control can handle x number of movements at a time and integrating general aviation aircraft into the commercial flow can delay taxi and take off.
A few points to consider before arranging to land a private jet at a commercial airport. Amaka Global Airways Consultants are standing by to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have!
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