Private Charter Flights to New York for the US Open Tennis Championship
This August over a million tennis fans will gather at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York for the annual US Open. The event takes place from August 28th to September 10th and is the finale of the Grand Slam tournaments, following the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon. Tennis superstars like Andy Murray and Serena Williams will compete for the 2017 US Open title.
Private Jet Charter New York
If you love tennis, don’t miss out on booking tickets to this year’s US Open. To travel to the event in style and comfort, why not charter a private jet to New York? This can be a particularly affordable and convenient option if you’re travelling with a group of friends, family, or colleagues. We have a range of luxurious private jets to suit all needs, including light aircraft for up to eight passengers and heavy jets for parties of up to 16.
The closest airport to the US Open is La Guardia, which is just a five-minute drive from the stadium, while JFK International Airport is also conveniently located just 15 minutes away. Charter flights to New York are available from all over the country and vary in price. Traveling from Miami? It’ll take just under three hours and cost from $16,700 for a light jet and from $33,900 for a heavy jet. Flights from Chicago take around two hours and also cost from $16,700 in a light jet and from $24,500 in a heavy jet.
US Open History
The US Open started in 1881 as an exclusive men’s tournament for the US National Lawn and Tennis Association in Newport, Rhode Island. The Open era began in 1968 and was won by Arthur Ashe, the first African-American player to win a men’s singles title at a Grand Slam championship. In 1977, the president of the US Tennis Association (USTA) spotted the Flushing Meadows complex while flying into La Guardia Airport and refurbished it for the US Open, renaming the center after Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in her tennis career.
Today, the US Open features men’s and women’s singles and doubles tournaments, as well as mixed doubles. In 2016, the prize money for winners of the singles reached $3.5 million. Matches are held on four main acrylic hard courts, including the newly-refurbished Arthur Ashe Stadium, which seats over 22,500 spectators and has a retractable roof. Plenty of celebrities attend the US Open and last year Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Susan Sarandon were spotted in the stands.
2017 Schedule for the US Open
Favorites to win the 2017 US Open include Novak Djokovic and reigning champion Stan Wawrinka. In the women’s singles, Serena Williams will be aiming for her seventh win, while 2016 champion Angelique Kerber is also a strong contender. The first rounds of this year’s US Open start on August 28th and finish with the men’s finals on September 10th. You can find the full US Open tournament schedule here, but these are the highlights:
- September 7th – women’s semi finals at 7 p.m. EDT.
- September 8th – mixed doubles or men’s doubles final at 12 p.m. and the men’s semi finals at 4 p.m.
- September 9th – mixed doubles or men’s doubles final at 12 p.m. and the women’s final at 4 p.m.
- September 10th – women’s doubles final at 12 p.m. and the men’s final at 4 p.m.
How to get Tickets to the 2017 US Open
Individual US Open tickets go on sale on June 12th but to secure your place, you can pay a ticket package deposit in advance, which costs $200 for the full series with access to all matches. Luxury suites and hospitality packages for the US Open can also be pre-booked. These deals may include private lounges in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, premium seating in the stadium balcony, access to the shared hospitality area, bar service, and buffets. A luxury tournament package for five days costs from $2,220 to $7,450 depending on seating designation and includes accommodation at the Park Hyatt New York hotel.
Once you’ve got your tickets for the 2017 US Open, organize a private jet to whisk you to New York in style. We can arrange a private jet charter to New York to fly you straight to America’s most prestigious tennis tournament.