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How to fly from New York to Massachusetts by private jet


Do you need to travel from New York to Massachusetts? Flying by private jet remains the most luxurious and convenient way to travel and has a range of benefits that even first class seats can’t beat. Not only can you skip the long queues at the airport, but you’ll enjoy complete privacy and have the luxury to choose a smaller airport that’s closer to your destination – very convenient if you’re on a tight schedule.

New York shares a border with Massachusetts, so getting there by plane should only take between 30 minutes to just over an hour, depending on your route and aircraft type. To make planning your journey as pleasant and effortless as the flight itself, we’ve put together a guide with information on private jet airports in New York, must-see destinations in Massachusetts, flight costs, private jet options and flight durations.

Private jet airports in the state of New York

Times Square intersection with yellow cabs and billboards, USA
Times Square intersection with yellow cabs and billboards, USA

Your journey starts with selecting a point of departure and a destination. Chartering a private jet gives you the freedom to choose from more departure points and find an airport closer to you. To get your journey off to a smooth start, here’s a list of the top five cities in the state of New York with private jet airports.

1. New York City

New York is bustling with people who fly regularly, many of whom prefer to travel by private jet. Aside from a number of small heliports and air bases, which can easily be found with our Airport Finder, the New York City area has three major airports that support private jets: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

2. Buffalo

Buffalo offers private jet travelers dozens of airports to choose from. The largest is Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located about 11 miles east of Downtown Buffalo. The airport serves Buffalo, New York and South Ontario, Canada, and is the busiest airport in Upstate New York.

3. Albany

Albany has several airports that accommodate private jets, ranging from the big Albany International Airport, located seven miles north-west, to the very small Kline Kill Airport, which has a single turf runway that’s nearly 4,000 feet long.

4. Rochester

Whether you’re departing from the city center, the outskirts or the coastal area, Rochester has over 30 airports to choose from.

5. Syracuse

Private jets can be chartered from over 20 airports in Syracuse, from the busy and efficient Syracuse Hancock International Airport, located only two miles from North Syracuse, to Syracuse Suburban Airport, a public-use facility located 13 miles north of Syracuse.

5 Destinations with private jet airports in Massachusetts

View of skyline of Boston Common Park and city buildings, Massachusetts
View of skyline of Boston Common Park and city buildings, Massachusetts

Massachusetts is filled with marvelous cities, each with a unique character and offering. Read about our top five Massachusetts destinations below, or use our city guide and state guide to find your perfect destination.

1. Boston

With its rich history, stunning architecture and legacy of arts, culture and education, Boston has something for everyone. Whether you feel like a shopping spree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, catching a baseball game at Fenway Park, visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, or enjoying a magnificent food and wine pairing at the world-renowned annual Boston Wine Festival (held from January to March), you’ll be spoilt for choice.

2. Salem

Located on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston, Salem is famous for its 1692 witch trials and has various landmarks from this episode which curious visitors are keen to see. Some of these include the Witch House and the former home of a trial judge. Aside from offering visitors a variety of museums and historic sites, Salem has a glamorous side too. Salem Film Festival, which takes place from 22nd – 29th March 2018, is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals and presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world.

3. Worcester

One of central Massachusetts' biggest attractions is Worcester – a beautiful green city with plenty to offer nature lovers. While EcoTarium, an indoor-outdoor science and nature museum for kids, is a must-see, there are also several parks to enjoy. Go for a scenic hike through the densely-forested Moore State Park, marvel at the historic reconstructed bridges at Elm Park or enjoy a day of swimming, boating and fishing at Quinsigamond State Park. For those interested in a bit more excitement, Worcester has a vibrant lineup of events for 2018, including the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience in September.

4. Nantucket

Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, is a summer destination buzzing with activity and events throughout the year. It’s marked by white dune-backed beaches, wharves and cobblestoned streets lined with restaurants and high-end boutiques, making it a destination of choice for those looking for luxury leisure laced with shopping and lazy beach days. On 19th August 2018, the Opera House Cup Regatta – the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast – returns to the shores of Nantucket, attracting the finest sailboats in the world.

5. Springfield

Located in western New England, Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River, catering to both young and old with traditional sights and vibrant nightlife. The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Forest Park Historic District and the Springfield Armory Historic Site are among the city’s most popular attractions. The family-friendly Springfield Dragon Boat Festival, happening on 23rd June 2018, is a highlight on the social calendar.

Flight durations based on three aircraft types

Business people boarding a private jet
Business people boarding a private jet

Chartering a private jet from New York to Massachusetts is as quick as it is convenient. Depending on the route and aircraft type, your journey will roughly be between 30 minutes and just over an hour. Below are three flight duration estimates from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston – based on three different aircraft types:

  • Turboprop: 47 minutes
  • Very light jet: 42 minutes
  • Light jet, medium-size jet, super jet and heavy jet: 39 minutes

Not sure which aircraft best suits your needs? Use our aircraft guide to compare different options.

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

There is no simple answer to this question, since there are many factors that determine how much it costs to charter a private jet. If you’re looking to charter, our pricing guide is an ideal starting point. Below are examples of what a private charter from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston typically costs for two passengers, along with the benefits of each aircraft type. (Please note that these prices are only an indication; prices vary according to airport, availability, date and time.)

Turboprop: $5,800 – $25,200

  • Comfortable and cost-effective solution for short-haul flights
  • The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, for example, can take up to 14 passengers
  • Ability to take off from short runways and remote airfields

Very Light Jet: $9,900 – $24,300

  • Among the cheapest of the private jets available for short to medium haul flights
  • The Citation Mustang, for example, has half a continent’s worth of range
  • Ample storage for luggage, personal baggage and leisure equipment, such as golf clubs or skis

Midsize Jet: $19,200 – $45,300

  • Can accommodate more passengers and more luggage, at greater distances
  • Can fly longer legs without stopping to refuel
  • The Hawker 850XP, for example, can comfortably complete journeys such as New York to LA and Singapore to Beijing

Next time you fly from New York to Massachusetts, instead of braving the lengthy queues and frustrating delays often associated with scheduled flights, why not enjoy the luxury and convenience of chartering a private jet? Flying privately allows you to travel wherever you want, whenever you want in the aircraft of your choice. Get a quote now.

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