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Alternative Airports

For business cities

When flying for business, time is often of the essence. Many of the major airports of key business cities can be very crowded and busy especially during travel peak times. If you fly privately, you can make it an even quicker and more pleasant travel experience, by avoiding the stress of bigger airports.

Many cities across the United States have alternative airports, which can be quieter and are therefore perfect for private travel, as they allow more flexibility around timetables due to more available departure slots. Very often, these airports also offer superior facilities for group travel, compared to the main airport hubs.

Chartering an aircraft can bring you peace of mind and save you time. No matter if you’re booking a private jet for your CEO or a group charter aircraft for your next incentive trip, flying privately is always the most flexible and seamless solution.

Here’s our list of recommended alternative airports for some of the most popular business cities, which allows a smooth and hassle-free travel experience:


New York

Popular airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Alternative airport: Teterboro Airport (TEB)

Situated in the New Jersey Meadowlands, Teterboro airport is a 30 minute drive from Midtown Manhattan, the largest central business district in the world. Being this close makes Teterboro Airport a perfect arrival and departure point for private jets and corporate aircraft traveling nationally or globally. Getting to time critical meetings at the New York Stock Exchange, making a special appearance on late-night shows at Rockefeller Plaza, or attending major Broadway events, Teterboro is a top-choice for high profile travelers, executives and celebrities needing quick access to the busiest city in privacy.

Distance from New York business districts: 12 miles from Midtown, 17 miles from Wall Street and the Financial District

Facilities: Two runways, five FBOs and 23 hangars. Fueling is available, and accomodations for helicopters, pistons, turbo props, and private jets.

Airport facts: Restricted hours.

Nearby amenities: Helicopter transfer is available for to the Wall Street Heliport in Downtown Manhattan.

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Los Angeles

Popular airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Alternative airport: Van Nuys Airport (VNY)

Dedicated to non-commercial travel, Van Nuys Airport is one of the busiest general aviation airports serving private, corporate and government flights. Also, being in the motion picture capital of the world, Van Nuys has hosted numerous celebrity flights and film shoots. While Burbank Hollywood Airport is a popular airport to access Los Angeles without the hassle of LAX, commercial airlines do not fly into VNY.

Distance from Los Angeles business districts: 17 miles from Downtown L.A., 15 miles from Hollywood

Facilities: Four major FBOs. Aviation-related services including repairs. The airport also provides a base and maintenance facilities for fire, police, air ambulance, search and rescue, and news media aircraft that serve the region.

Airport facts: Restricted hours. Two runways, four FBOs.

Nearby amenities: The airport is a under an hour drive to the major movie studios (Paramount, Warner Bros., Sony, Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox), the big automotive design centers in North Hollywood and Downtown, and top recording studios.

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San Francisco

Popular airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Alternative airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

San Jose Airport offers much quicker access to the Downtown San Jose area, and Silicon Valley within only a 10 minute drive. Unlike other general aviation airports for the San Francisco Bay area such as Palo Alto Airport (PAO) and Oakland Airport (OAK), SJC does cater to scheduled service commercial flights, however far less hectic than SFO, and still offering private terminal access.

Distance from San Francisco business districts: 4 miles from Silicon Valley

Facilities: A standout modern tech design, SJC is the smallest of commercial airports with about 12.5 million passengers. Free Wi-Fi is available. Private and corporate aircraft are based on the opposite side of the runway from main terminals.

Airport facts: Open 24 hours. Two dedicated private jet FBOs.

Nearby amenities: SJC is directly accessible via Highway 101.

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Popular airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Alternative airport: Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field (FFC)

Atlanta Regional Airport provides hassle-free access to one of the top southern U.S. cities for meetings and events. The airport’s location provides excellent access to the major national corporations nearby. Over the past few years, Atlanta Fayette County has become the top-rising destination for filming major motion pictures and television shows, and specialized content, and earned the title “Hollywood of the South”.

Distance from Atlanta business district: 29 miles from Downtown Atlanta

Facilities: Atlanta Regional Airport provides exceptional service for corporate and general aviation, and accommodates aircraft types ranging from single-engine aircraft to corporate jets. Meeting rooms available.

Airport facts: 24 hour operations.

Nearby amenities: Atlanta Regional Airport is located within Peachtree City Industrial Park. As well, it is only 15-minutes from Pinewood Studios-Atlanta and other film-related sites and organizations in the Downtown Atlanta area. With two state-of-the-art conference centers and four championship golf courses in the direct area making this airport perfect for meetings and business activities. Close to Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta Regional Airport provides convenient access to hotels, restaurants and sporting events.

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Popular airport: Miami International Airport (MIA)

Alternative airport: Miami Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF)

North of Downtown Miami and Brickell area, Opa Locka Executive Airport is dedicated to the business aviation in the South Florida area, with light cargo traffic to the Caribbean and South America, and immediately accessible via major highways. With of mix of chartered flights for business and leisure, OPF provides perfect access to Miami’s perfect setting for meetings while avoiding the hustle of the main commercial airport.

Distance from Miami business districts: 11 Miles from Downtown Miami & Brickell 16 Miles from Miami Beach

Facilities: The private jet FBOs and large aircraft maintenance facilities. U.S. customs facility.

Airport facts: 24 hours operations. Three runways, with one of the longest general aviation runways in the United States.

Nearby amenities: With a number of LatAm company headquarters and international finance banks, Miami is the home for multinational corporations. Downtown Miami represents the largest concentration of domestic and international banks on the East Coast south of New York. Downtown, Brickell (“Wall Street South”) and South Beach has plenty of premiere hotels, including the W, Fountainbleau, Ritz-Carlton, Edition, and ONE.

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