Van Nuys, founded in 1911 and named after one of the developers who conceived the project, in 1911, became part of Los Angeles by 1915. The Van Nuys airport handles very high traffic of private jet charters to and from Van Nuys as it is just a 30-minute drive from downtown LA in San Fernando Valley and, therefore, offers convenience and privacy. It is also used for international destinations due to the presence of the customs.
Inaugurated in 1928, as a metropolitan airport servicing the Los Angeles area, it found favor with Hollywood stars in the 1930s, who preferred it for privacy and discretion. Depression would have seen it being shut down, but as it was used to film many famous aviation scenes for films, including ‘Casablanca’, it survived and is flourishing today.
It also served as a military base during World War II when the US Government purchased it in 1942, but after the war, it was sold to the City of Los Angeles. It was called the San Fernando Valley Airport till being renamed as Van Nuys Airport in 1957.
Private Jet Charters To/From Van Nuys
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Owned by Los Angeles World Airports, this busy airport contributes $1.3 billion to the US economy. What this means is that it is well equipped to handle private jet charters.
Van Nuys Airport has a runway length of 8001 feet, ideal for aircraft such as small props, small jets, medium jets and long-range jets mong private jet charters.
If you are planning to visit Van Nuys in a private jet charter, you may want to visit the Art-Deco-style Valley Municipal Building, the Van Nuys Branch Library and the Van Nuys Woman’s Club. The Sky Zone Trampoline Park is a good halt for families to have some fun. You can relax in the Japanese Garden or by the waterside in Lake Balboa Park. You can also enjoy water sports here, or just jog or run on the tracks provided for it. The farmers’ markets, a permanent feature, get fresh produce directly from the producers at a cheaper price.
If you are flying in or out of LA by private jet charter, Van Nuys will be the ideal airport for you.