Private jet travel is mostly done in the form of hotspots. There are hubs that will receive a lot of traffic. These hubs can be considered hotspots since the vast majority of the traffic is completely concentrated here. Generally, these hubs are located in big metropolitan areas. Some of these areas such as London or New York get so much private jet traffic because they have large business communities. The top dogs of these communities prefer to use private jet charter almost completely exclusively.
On the other hand, there are many destinations that have large private jet traffic because of the pleasure purpose. A good example would be Lanai in Hawaii. The people who come here generally come for tourism or other pleasure-related purposes. There are also some destinations that fall squarely in the middle category. Places like Miami will have people who come in for business but might be in pursuit of pleasure as well. Today, we will be looking at a few of these destinations and seeing what makes them so special that they attract so much private jet traffic over the years.
The first name on the list is Miami, a city that really requires no introduction. Miami has a culture that is considered to be the most powerful in terms of its effect on the general American psyche. If you are looking for a nice place to spend your bachelor or bachelorette party, this is the place to go. People who are known as shopaholics, they will find that Miami has all the brands from all over the world being represented in equal proportion. During the day, when you are done with all your shopping, you can visit the beach when sunset is about to happen. If you are lucky (which you usually are in Miami), you will be welcomed by a little bit of rain, making the experience that much more precious. Once night falls, you can resume the hunt of finding the best place to party. There are so many options in Miami that you will be completely overwhelmed by the sheer wealth of options. Some of the more exclusive parties also have celebrities making regular appearances as well. This is the best city in America when it comes to having a good time while partying, bar none (and no. not even Las Vegas compares).
If you are going to New York through a private jet charter, there is a good chance that you are there due to some sort of business. During the day, you will probably have to sit through a few boring meetings with the boss of your boss and sign some expense reports. However, once you get off, you can get a real look inside the iconic city that is considered by many to be the ultimate symbol of American hegemony in the business world.
There are spots upon spots where you can see the mark of history still present. If you are not afraid of visiting places that are too touristy, Times Square will probably be at the top of your list. While a lot of people might not be too fond of places like the Empire State Building or Times Square due to obvious reasons, there is a reason why so many people flock to them every year. They are simply some of the most iconic places in the entire world that you can visit. This is what makes a city like New York so important. Every stone slab that has been laid inside that city has a famous city attached to it.
A city that has people divided all across the aisle, Dubai has seen growth that is seldom imaginable anywhere else. The massive oil wealth of the Sheikhs has propelled the city into a temple that is dedicated to some of the most ambitious architectural projects in the world. This city symbolizes wealth above all else. Everything that is installed there is completely modern with some of the most advanced systems that are used to govern the city’s administrative boundaries. Now, Dubai International Airport is one of the biggest airports in the world and is the third busiest airport in the entire world. The fact that it is home to a lot of foreign investments, especially from America and Europe makes it a very popular destination for business travelers. It also is considered to be one of the supreme private jet travel hubs in the world due to amount of Gulf Billionaires having absolutely insane collections of private jets. The thing that makes Dubai great is that it is a model modern city. While you will easily be able to find rundown places in a city like New York, this won’t be the case with Dubai at all.
The city of love had to make an appearance on this list. Every year, millions of tourists flock to this beautiful city, considered to be one of the most aesthetically significant areas in the entire world. The number of attractions here is simply endless. If you are chartering a jet to go to Paris, you are also most probably taking your significant other with you. Sitting in a café while the Eiffel Tower stands ominously in the distance is something that is enough to rekindle any lost love. On the other hand, for more ‘freaky’ tourists, the catacombs of Paris made as an underground graveyard that stretches for miles underneath this city is also a good choice. You will be able to find everything from fashion houses to boutiques all packed up in this wonderful city. For private travelers, the most popular choice is the Paris Le-Bourget Airport. It is about 7 miles from the city itself so you will be inside the city before you know it once you have landed.
‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ is just one of the many cheesy lines that tourists sing at the top of their lungs when they visit Las Vegas. A city that is known for its Casinos and Hotels, Las Vegas is the perfect holiday destination for people who are just looking to let loose. If you have a bit of a taste for gambling (which we do not endorse), you will be able to find plenty of other people in the city who are just as willing to lose their money as you are. Once you have indeed lost your money and decide to retire to your hotel, you can get a luxury suite in one of the many hotels that are on the famous Vegas strip. Most travelers that come to Las Vegas are from Los Angeles due to the close proximity of the two cities. McCarran International Airport is unique in the sense that it is basically inside the city. Only a 2.6-mile distance from the Las Vegas Strip, this distance could also be covered in the form of a walk if you are so inclined. While cities in America are generally considered to be not very pedestrian-friendly, I am still of the opinion that a little bit of walking around the city when the sweltering sun has cooled down can be a fun experience.
Recently minted as a world superpower with interests that span the entire length of the earth, China has come slowly come to the fore as a tourist destination. It has a powerful culture that dates back thousands of years worth of history. Beijing is the biggest city in China and has slowly made its name as a commercial hub for business travelers. The Chinese government used to have quite a strict view on private jet travel but that has slowly come down as the administration relaxed regulations that previously stopped people from flying here privately. This has resulted in a boom in foreign investment which has propelled China to its current status as the world’s largest industrial country. Who would have guessed that letting rich people fly the way they like would bring an investment of that scale? The Beijing Capital International Airport is the busiest airport in China when it comes to private jet traffic. So, if you want to experience a genuine cultural shock the likes of which you will not find them in the Western Hemisphere, the East is where you need to fly to. You will find that all your requirements of luxury will be satisfactorily fulfilled.
Washington DC is the capital of the world’s most influential country and biggest economy. This is the place where decisions that will impact generations and billions take place. It is actually the single most common destination for private jet travel in the entire United States. The political structure in that city is the reason for most of that traffic. Politicians from across the entire country fly here regularly through private jets. Even the trade and commerce aspect is quite a big factor. Named after the famous US president, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the hub for domestic traffic. For international traffic, the Washington Dulles International Airport as well as the Baltimore International Thurgood Marshall Airport are considered to be the most important airports. Generally, the most common route is from New York since the two cities are about 1 hour apart when flying by jet. There is also a surprisingly high amount of private jet traffic from all across the United States, even in smaller cities, due to DC’s status of being the center of political activity in all of North America. Washington DC is truly a city of substance.
These are some of the most popular private jet traffic destinations in the world. If you would have guessed before this list, you would have been able to get most of the cities on this list. These are all centers of trade and commerce, making them the obvious choice for business travelers. Since business travel makes up the bulk of private jet travel, it is the driving factor. On top of that, they are all unique cultural centers that will open you up to a whole world of exploration. Dubai opens you up to a favorable view of the Middle East. The entrepreneurial spirit of New York never seems to rest. Miami is a great spot for aesthetic photos that you would most certainly want to Instagram. Las Vegas is the city for memories that you would very much cherish but not share with anyone else. Paris’s eternal beauty still stands strong, with a history that dates back to the very foundations of Europe. Beijing will give you an insight into a culture that might seem strange to you, but you will grow to love it. Overall, if one has the means for it, private jet travel to these cities is as good an idea as any.