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Everything you need to know about private jet charters from California to Massachusetts


The northeastern US state of Massachusetts is home to almost seven million people. There are 351 towns and cities in the state, and the largest city, Boston, is the capital. If you’re traveling to Massachusetts from California and are interested in private jet charter, we’ve put together the answers to some questions you may have. Perhaps you’re flying in delegates to Boston for a business trip, or you want take the family away for a weekend in Cape Cod – here we cover everything from the California airports to fly from, to some of the most sought-after aircraft available.

Top cities and private jet airports in California

The sunny state of California stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. This western US state is home to 482 towns and cities, with a total population of 39.2 million.San Diego International Airport is thought to be the busiest single runway airport in the entire United States of America. If you are departing from San Diego, Montgomery Field Airport, just six miles north of downtown San Diego, is a convenient option that’s a popular choice for small aircraft. Brown Field Municipal Airport and Gillespie Field are two other airports serving the San Diego area.

If you’re traveling from Los Angeles and want to avoid Los Angeles International Airport, you can use Van Nuys Airport, a popular option among private jet passengers looking to save time and avoid arrival and departure delays. There are also four other public airports serving the LA area. Bob Hope Airport, north of Los Angeles, is smaller than Los Angeles International Airport and is a convenient airport to depart from if you’re setting off from Universal Studios or Hollywood. Long Beach Daugherty Field Airport is south of Los Angeles and easily accessed from Long Beach, Downtown Los Angeles and northern Orange County, while John Wayne International Airport in Santa Ana is the best option if you are based in one of the Orange County beach cities.

If you’re flying direct from the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, you can fly from Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport. For San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport is nearest to the the business district. If you are flying from Sacramento, Sacramento Executive Airport and Sacramento International Airport are good options, depending on where you are located.

Top cities and private jet airports in Massachusetts

View of Worcester downtown in Massachusetts, USA
View of Worcester downtown in Massachusetts, USA

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston, was founded back in 1630, making it one of the oldest cities in the United States. Today the city is a cultural and business hub, boasting one of the world’s most prestigious universities and a thriving financial district. The skyscrapers of the financial district, which tower over Boston Harbour, are home to the global and regional headquarters of major companies including Fidelity Investments, Bank of America and PricewaterhouseCoopers. If you are flying to Boston for business, fly to Logan International Airport; meanwhile, Worcester Regional Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are two airports in the surrounding area.

Each year the city comes alive on Marathon Day for what is perhaps the most celebrated marathon in the world, attracting thousands of spectators each year. The 2018 Boston Marathon will take place on April 18th. Two of Boston’s other sporting greats are the legendary Celtics basketball team and Boston Red Sox baseball team, and on Marathon Day there will be a Red Sox home game against the Baltimore Orioles. The Boston Film Festival, Boston Book Festival and St. Patrick's Day parade are other key dates in the city. If you are visiting Cambridge, home to the prestigious academic institutions of Harvard and MIT, your most convenient option is to fly into Logan International Airport.

If you are traveling to Cape Cod and the Islands for vacation, you can start your trip as you mean to go on – with rest and relaxation on board a private jet charter. The island of Nantucket is served by Nantucket Memorial Airport, three miles southeast of Nantucket town, which is the second busiest airport in the state after Logan International Airport. Cape Cod can be reached via Cape Cod Airfield, and the island of Martha's Vineyard has its own airport – Martha’s Vineyard Airport. If you are traveling to another destination in Massachusetts, find your nearest airport using the airport guide.

How long is the flight from California to Massachusetts?

Business Jet airplane interior with luxury wooden table and blue sky outside window
Business Jet airplane interior with luxury wooden table and blue sky outside window

We’ve compared the relevant flight times to the top five airports in Massachusetts when you charter a very light, light or midsize jet. For easy reading, we’ve only quoted flight times from Los Angeles International Airport.

Distance to Logan International Airport: 2,264 miles
Flight time:
Very light jet: Approximately 6h 57m
Light jet: Approximately 6h
Midsize jet: Approximately 6h

Distance to Nantucket Memorial Airport: 2,311 miles
Flight time:
Very light jet: Approximately 7h 6m
Light jet: Approximately 6h 7m
Midsize jet: Approximately 6h 7m

Distance to Manchester-Boston Airport: 2,243 miles
Flight time:
Very light jet: Approximately 6h 54m
Light jet: Approximately 5h 56m
Midsize jet: Approximately 5h 56m

Distance to Cape Cod Airfield: 2,294 miles
Flight time:
Very light jet: Approximately 7h 3m
Light jet: Approximately 6h 4m
Midsize jet: Approximately 6h 4m

Distance to Martha’s Vineyard Airfield: 2,286 miles
Flight time:
Very light jet: Approximately 7h 1m
Light jet: Approximately 6h 3m
Midsize jet: Approximately 6h 3m

Recommended Aircraft

Air Charter Service has access to over 50,000 global aircraft from helicopters to the latest business jets. With limitless possibilities at your fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are three good choices made simple for your upcoming trip. To view our full range of aircraft, take a moment to browse through the aircraft guide at your leisure.

Very light jet:  Bombardier Learjet 60 60XR
This jet has a cabin that is 5ft 8in tall, giving the aircraft a spacious feel. Its two powerful engines allow the plane to climb to 41,000 feet in just over 18 minutes.

Light jet:  Cessna Citation V Encore
This light jet can cruise at speeds of 790 km/h and can carry eight passengers.

Midsize jet:  Hawker Beechcraft 900XP
Building on the Hawker 850XP's capabilities, the 900XP can fly at higher speeds, in addition to having greater range and better fuel economy than its predecessor.

How much does it cost to charter a private jet from California to Massachusetts?

The cost of your journey will depend on the aircraft that you choose and your required dates of travel. Read more in this blog on how much it costs to charter a private jet. To get exact flight times and costs for your bespoke journey, contact our team who can run you through your options. Once you’ve had your questions answered, our dedicated team will take care of all the details, so that all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your private airplane.

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