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Private jet charter from California to Michigan


Michigan is famed for its great lakes and rugged terrain. Each year, thousands of vacationers looking to escape the California sun descend on Michigan to soak up everything the Great Lake State has to offer. If you’re looking to travel to Michigan from California, read on for our useful private jet charter guide.

Private jet airports in the state of California

A cabin on Santa Monica beach in California
A cabin on Santa Monica beach in California

Originally dubbed the Grizzly Bear State, California is known for its national parks and forests, landmarks like Golden Gate Bridge and being the movie capital of the world. California’s varied terrain includes 278 beaches and two major mountain ranges. Not only does the Golden State have the largest economy of any U.S state, it’s also the only state to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics. A range of events and festivals continue throughout the year: with so much to do here, it’s no wonder numerous A-listers have made the West Coast their home. If you’re departing from or arriving in California, here’s a selection of the state’s top airports:

Private jet airports in the state of Michigan

Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan

Michigan’s state name stems from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake", and for good reason: Michigan covers two peninsulas and is home to almost 65,000 inland lakes and ponds. With a total population of around 10 million people, famous Michiganians include singer Stevie Wonder, author Nelson Algren, actress Ellen Burstyn and inventor William R. Hewlett. A host of events take place throughout the year, meaning there’s something going on whenever you decide to visit. Consider these top airports for a private jet charter to Michigan:

What is the duration and price of a private jet charter from California to Michigan?

Private jet flying over city
Private jet flying over city

Depending on your departure and arrival airports and which aircraft you charter, it can take anywhere between four and five hours to fly from California to Michigan with costs ranging from $30,000 to $40,000. To help you plan your trip, here are a few examples of average journey times and prices:

  • A flight from LAX to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in a Hawker 800/850XP takes just over four hours and costs around $30,000 for you and seven other passengers.
  • Flying from San Francisco International Airport to Bishop International Airport in a mid-size jet such as the Dassault Falcon 20 takes around four-and-a-half hours and costs about $37,000 for you and eight other passengers.
  • A flight from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Cherry Capital Airport in a long-range heavy jet like the Challenger 600/601 takes just over four hours and costs around $40,000 for you and 10 other passengers. As the size of the aircraft increases, so do the number of passengers, cabin size and price. However, when traveling in a larger aircraft, the journey time is typically much quicker.

Top events in Michigan in 2018

High speed jet ski across lake
High speed jet ski across lake

Home to Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Bay, Michigan’s events calendar is bursting with lakeside music, cultural and foodie festivals all year round. Riverscene Indie Music Festival in June and Bay City Fireworks Festival and Tall Ship Celebration in July are just three of the waterfront extravaganzas lined up at Downtown Bay City's Wenonah Park this summer. Additionally, there’s Blues by the Bay Festival in Tawas in August; Eastown StreetFair in Grand Rapids in September; and Wanderlust 108, the “World’s Only Mindful Triathlon”, in Detroit in October.

For more information or to get a precise quote for your flight to Michigan, contact us. One of our specialists will recommend the best aircraft for your journey and take care of every detail, allowing you to enjoy a tailor-made private jet charter.

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