Popular airline charter options

The phrase “charter jets” usually brings to mind small, executive jets designed to move business leaders and movie stars. However there is another side. Large airliners, like the ones normally used by commercial companies for public flights, can be chartered to move big groups. There are many to choose from, and it is important to understand the differences between the options available. The aircraft listed below are all available for charter, and PJS works with many groups who use the following airliners.

Boeing 767
Range: 6200 mi.
Cruise Speed: 485 mph
Maximum Speed: 553 mph
General Dimensions:
Length: 110.33 ft.
Height: 41.25 ft.
Wingspan: 117.4 ft.
Cabin Dimensions:
Length: 79.2 ft.
Height: 7 ft.
Width: 11.5 ft.
Crew: 4
Passenger Capacity: 8 to 63
Baggage Capacity: 75 ft³

The Boeing 767 is a long-range jet airliner first introduced in 1982 by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The Boeing 767 is a wide-body airliner and has a seating capacity of 181 to 375, depending on the configuration of the seats.

The airliner is manufactured in three different configurations, based on fuselage lengths. The 767-200 was the first produced, and was then followed by the 767-300, which was first offered in 1986. This was then followed by the 767-400ER which first came on the market in 2000 and was designed to have an extended range, which is used primarily for transoceanic flights.

Airbus A320
Range: 3800 mi.
Cruise Speed: 511 mph
Maximum Speed: 537 mph
General Dimensions:
Length: 123.25 ft.
Height: 38.58 ft.
Wingspan: 112 ft.
Cabin Dimensions:
Length: 90 ft.
Height: 7.4 ft.
Width: 12.16 ft.
Crew: 2
Passenger Capacity: 180
Baggage Capacity: 1321 ft³

The Airbus A320 is a narrow-body aircraft with a capability for long-range flight. The A320’s first flight was in February of 1987, but the aircraft did not enter service until 1988. The aircraft was designed to compete with Boeing and Douglas, who dominated the single-aisle market at the time.

The A320 has spawned an entire family of aircraft with similar specifications and only minor variations. These include the A318, A219, and A321, which have all been altered to serve different needs. Often, the name ”A320” is used to describe the whole family and not just the specific aircraft.

McDonnell Douglas MD 11
Range: 7873 mi.
Cruise Speed: 544 mph
Maximum Speed: 587 mph
General Dimensions:
Length: 202.16 ft.
Height: 57.75 ft.
Wingspan: 169.5 ft.
Cabin Dimensions:
Length: 152.5 ft.
Height: 7.9 ft.
Width: 18.75 ft.
Crew: 4
Passenger Capacity: 410
Baggage Capacity: 5544 ft³

The McDonnell Douglas MD 11 is a long-range trijet, currently produced by Boeing. The third engine, not common among airliners, increases the safety of the craft by adding a redundancy. The aircraft was first flown in January of 1990, with its introduction into service occurring later that same year. The MD 11 is a wide body airliner that was based on it’s predecessor, the DC-10.

Though by no means exhaustive, this list provides a good basis for comparison among common options in the airline charter world. Many of the companies who manufacture the models listed have a large selection of different models which provide an even larger pool of options.

How Private Jet Services can enhance your airline charter

With your best interests in mind, we handle all aspects of your trip from takeoff to touchdown. PJS is unique to the airline charter industry because we believe in ensuring that our client’s trip is a positive one, and we achieve this goal by handling as many components of the trip as possible.

Let us know, and we can find pet-friendly aircraft for your trip. Your family pet will travel with you like everyone else, and receive all the luxurious amenities that come with a private jet charter.

PJS can arrange custom catering for you and provide full meals upon request. With PJS’ remarkable in-flight catering, you can request any meal you want. Since we often acquire the food from restaurants in the vicinity of the airport, and not traditional food suppliers, the cuisine is of a much higher quality.

You will never face an unexpected issue on your own with our industry-exclusive Flight Concierge Service. Your Flight Concierge handles all aspects of your trip, ensuring that everything you need or requested is available for your use. For large group trips, they will travel with you on the plane to address any concerns you may have mid-flight and act as a resource to you.