Los Angeles Airports
Any private jet customer traveling to a major city will often have a choice between airports, which can sometimes be overwhelming. This is particularly true when flying to and from Los Angeles airports, which is not only a major destination and travel hub, but is also home to more than 9 airports in the area.
How to choose which Los Angeles Airports are best for their flight comes down to a number of factors, which usually includes:
Location: time saving is the key reason most people travel by private jet, so landing as an airport that is closest (or quickest) to their ground destination tends to be a priority.
Opening Hours: for private jet passengers who want to land late in the evening, or take off again early in the morning, some airports will be closed which others are open 24 hours.
Runway Capabilities: some airports can accommodate all sizes and types of private aircraft, while others have shorter runways which can only handle aircraft up to a specific size.
Slot Availability: the more slots available to land and take off, the more choice the customer will have in best accommodating their preferred timings.
Specific Needs: this can include special traveling requirements, such as a medical evacuation flight, traveling with a pet, or even just using a preferred FBO.
All of these factors have to be taken into consideration when choosing the best airport to fly from for a private jet flight.
To help make choosing easier, we’ve broken down all of these factors for each of the top 5 most popular Los Angeles Airports.
1. Van Nuys Airport
One of the busiest general aviation airports in the world, Van Nuys Airport is frequently used by Hollywood celebrities, politicians, and business executives due to its convenience and anonymity.
- Distance From Los Angeles: 30-35 minutes
- Opening Hours: 24/7
- Runway Capabilities: This airport has a runway length of 8,000 feet which is suitable for small props, small jets, medium jets, long range jets, regional airliners, and large airliners.
2. Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving Los Angeles and is the sixth busiest commercial airport in the world, which reduces the amount of slots available for private jets. To avoid the congestion, private jet passengers should only use this airport if looking for a quick connection to an international commercial flight.
- Distance From Los Angeles: 30 minutes
- Opening Hours: 24/7
- Runway Capabilities: This airport has a runway length of 12,091 feet which is suitable for small props, small jets, medium jets, long range jets, regional airliners, and large airliners.
3. John Wayne Airport
While John Wayne Airport is the sole commercial airport in Orange County, private jet operations outnumber commercial operations here. It is also the second busiest airport in the area.
- Distance From Los Angeles: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Opening Hours: 5:30am – 11pm
- Runway Capabilities: This airport has a runway length of 5,701 feet which is suitable for small props, small jets, medium jets, and regional airliners.
4. Fullerton Municipal Airport
A strictly general aviation airfield, Fullerton Municipal Airport is a popular choice from private jet passengers traveling to nearby DisneyLand.
- Distance From Los Angeles: 54 minutes
- Distance From DisneyLand Resort: 10-15 minutes
- Opening Hours: 7am – 8pm
- Runway Capabilities: This airport has a runway length of 3,121 feet.
5. Bob Hope/Burbank Airport
The Bob Hope Airport is the least busy out of the five airports in Los Angeles, but it happens to be the closest to the majority of popular destinations, including Hollywood.
- Distance From Los Angeles: 25 – 30 minutes
- Opening Hours: 24/7
- Runway Capabilities: This airport has a runway length of 6,886 feet which makes it suitable for small props, small jets, medium jets, long range jets, regional airliners, and large airliners.
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