Though light jet charters are quite a popular option among business executives and A-listers, they are meant for 3-hour journeys with up to 7 passengers. If you’re traveling alone on a very quick trip that’s around an hour or two, you’ll simply end up paying extra for seats and air time (which includes fuel costs) that you don’t need.
Many business charter flights carry only 1 or 2 passengers frequently, which means that there are 7 empty seats and a waste of resources. It was this issue that led to the creation of a smaller class of airplanes – the very lights – and along with them came the now extremely popular very light jet charter! These aircraft are meant for single-pilot operations and 1 or 2 passengers to comfortably travel in, without having to pay a (bigger!) fee for a 7 seater. They’re fast, agile, tremendously flexible and their flights are very attractively priced to boot. To find a very light jet charter, be sure to use one of our top recommended services below and simply input “very light jet” when setting up your details:
Very light jets are also known as compact travel jets and can be considered entry-level private jets. Generally, fleets of very light jet charters commonly consist of the Embraer Phenom 100, HondaJet and the Cessna Citation M2.
Earlier known as microjets, such flights are capable of taking off with a weight no more than 10,000 pounds, and while they are commonly used for 1 or 2 passengers, they can accommodate anywhere between 4 and 8 passengers.
These aircraft also have a lower operating cost than other types of private jets, due to their smaller size, shorter travel time, and lesser baggage. Therefore, a trip on a very light jet charter will cost you less than a light jet charter, without much compromise on the features, exclusivity, comfort and luxury of a private jet.
However, their smaller size also means that they are the least spacious, both in terms of cabin space as well as space for passengers’ baggage. Therefore, a very light jet charter is an excellent option for very short trips, last-minute travel and business trips.