Published May 2021
As America continues to emerge from the Covid 19 lockdowns that limited travel throughout 2020, private aviation has seen a resurgence with more passengers than ever making the leap to private aviation. The freedom to travel with heightened safety measures and minimal airport contact has opened new doors for many leisure seekers.
With plans being made and courses being set, we're here to share with you today the most popular destinations for summer vacations via private jet charter for 2021.
Charleston: Upscale Leisure on the Water
Charleston presents a wonderful variety of luxury experiences for the leisure loving flyer. With historic downtowns as well as exclusive communities like Kiawah Island, Charleston has earned its status as a preferred destination among luxury travelers. Charleston International Airport (CHS) provides easy access to the city and its surrounding attractions for private aviation clientele.
Massachusetts: Northeast Charm and Refined Taste
The heavy heat of summer in months in places like California and Florida make the Massachusetts coast line an in-demand destination for summer private jet travel. Comfortably elegant islands like Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard make the Cape Cod area popular among frequent flyers looking for a haven for personal retreats. Most private charter flights arrive in the Cape Cod area at Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA).
The Hamptons: Access to New York's Most Exclusive Destination
The Hamptons have long been synonymous with wealth, representing a private, luxurious way of life. It's no surprise that it is also one of the most popular destinations for private aviation passengers. It combines easy access to New York City, immersive natural beauty, and an expectation of luxury. As summer heats up, so do the runways at the Hampton's preferred private airports. Both residents and guests enjoy the private access of:
Hilton Head & Savannah: A Tradition of Coastal Luxury
South Carolina's coast boasts the iconic Hilton Head Island, loved for its sun-soaked beaches, 5 star resorts, and endless activities for those looking for elevated experiences. Whether it's comfortable business or casual pleasure, Hilton Head once again earns a spot as one of the top destinations for private aviation travel for the summer.
Just across the state line, Savannah, Georgia attracts a similar upper echelon to its historic streets. It's coastal climate and antebellum style make it an ideal retreat for the sun-seeking traveler. With easy access to Hilton Head, it serves as well-positioned extension for private aviation clients looking to enjoy the best of both luxury destinations.
The Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD) is most popular airport for private charter passengers seeking the beautiful Hilton Head coast. For clients looking to arrive in Savannah, the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) offers smooth access to both destinations.
Outer Banks: A Quiet Beach-Front Haven
Year after year, the Outer Banks continue to be a top summer destination for private jet charter clients. It's remote location off the coast of North Carolina makes it perfect for those looking for luxury on their terms. With a community primarily made up of affluent residences, visitors often indulge in a pleasant regimen of activities like sport fishing, coastal cuisine, and ocean-front relaxation.
Private charter passengers often fly into a Norfolk to get to the Outer Banks. A small aircraft can accommodate a trip to either Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) or Pine Island Airport (DUF). Large private aircraft utilize Norfolk International Airport (ORF), just above the state line in Virginia with convenient access to the northern sections of the Outer Banks
Bar Harbor: A Northern Natural Wonder
Every summer, Maine's beautiful Bar Harbor attracts a different kind of luxury-loving clientele. Bar Harbor is a quiet, secluded community off the coast of Bangor, Maine that's built into Acadia National Park. The combination of tasteful New England culture with stunning natural features have earned Bar Harbor a perennial spot on our passengers' list of top summer destinations.
For private charter access to Bar Harbor, the most popular airport is Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) just across the water in Trenton, Maine.
Florida: Beautiful Coastline for the Sun-Loving Jet Setter
Florida has long been an iconic hallmark of travel, vacation, and activity for every kind of traveler. With its accelerated Covid-19 re-opening, Florida continues to attract leisure seekers from across the country.
As a result of heightened safety concerns in light of Covid 19, the private aviation world has actually seen an increase in first-time flyers due to the privacy, safety, and minimal amount of contact in the travel process. With Florida's open attractions and beautiful shores, it's become a reinvigorated favorite among private charter passengers.
It can be hard to choose where to put your wheels down though – both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts boast their famous destinations. You can jump into the bustling variety of major cities like Orlando (ORL) and Miami (OPF) or make your way to the rejuvenating shores of the Florida Keys (EYW) or Naples (APF).
Florida tends to be most popular among eastern travelers coming from locations like:
An important note for those traveling from outside of Florida – check to make sure there are no restrictions regarding self-quarantining when you land depending on what state you are from.
Additional Popular Destinations for Private Jet Travel
Beyond our top 3 most popular destinations for private jet charter this summer, here are a few runner ups and what we love about them.
Despite continued restrictions in California, luxury destinations like Napa and Sonoma County continue to entice private passengers. Although with some restrictions, you can once again visit the unique vineyards and restaurants that give Northern California its fame.
For those looking to let their guard down and unwind in the midst of Covid 19 concerns, few destinations offer better peace than Yellow Stone National Park. You'll have all the beautiful, inspiring space you want – and It's why we've seen an increase in private passengers adding Montana to their calendars this summer.
Texas has joined the list of states accelerating their reopening, and the private aviation world is trending their way. With increased flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, private passengers are seeking out the up-and-coming attractions these large cities provide.
A Curated Private Aviation Experience
At Dumont JETS, we serve as your industry guide and concierge for your private aviation needs. As you make your summer plans, we welcome the opportunity to make your arrangements as comfortable and convenient as possible.
To talk to a personal aviation consultant, contact our team today.