What is a Light Jet?
Light Jets are perfect for quick trips. They are flown most by those traveling routes that are less than 3 hours. Light jets like the Citation Ultra here are very popular for 4-6 people traveling anywhere from 1-3 hours. Light jets also tend to have better runway performance making more airports available, getting you closer to your destination. The other benefit of chartering a light jet is the relatively low cost to operate compared to the other jet classes.
Seats: 6 – 9
Speed: 403 KN – 490 KN
Range: 1,430 nm – 2,874 nm
Price per hour: $2,500 – $4,000
*Seating Varies by Aircraft
Light Jets include Lear 31, Lear 35, Hawker 400XP/A, Beechcraft Premier, Falcon 10, Citation CJ2, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ4, Citation II, and Citation Ultra.
What is a Super Light Jet?
Super light jets have more cabin and luggage space than light jets and other smaller aircraft options such as very light jets and turboprops. They can be in the fly for up to 4 hours without a fuel stop making them a private jet charter favorite. The super-light class is relatively new to the private aviation world as a whole and is often known for providing a lot of the cost benefits that the light jets bring while providing a little more performance and comfort in the private jet charter market.
Super Light Jets:
Seats: 6 – 9*
Speed: 403 kn – 490 kn
Range: 1,430 nm – 2,040 nm
Price per hour: $3,500 – $5,000
*Seating Varies by Aircraft
Super Light Jets include the Phenom 300, Lear 45, Lear 75, Pilatus PC-24, and Citation Excel/XLS/+
The main difference between light and super light jets is the ability to take 8 passengers and their luggage comfortably without incurring the cost that comes from a midsize jet.Both are two of the most common jets categories to charter. More than 25% of the trips that Trilogy flies are a Light or Super Light Jet. These are great options for quick, short-distance trips with family or coworkers.
You will find that super light jets have a larger cabin than light jets, as well as a larger baggage capacity. They seat up to 8 passengers comfortably, whereas light jets usually seat 6 comfortably. The deciding factor comes down to how many people you are traveling with and how much you value comfort and space. The range of the two different private jet categories is another major factor that can lead to deciding one opposed to the other.
When comparing the light and super light jets, you will notice that the two sizes are very similar. While light-jets can accommodate 6-9 people, these jets are designed for shorter regional flights. This is where comfort becomes a factor. For instance, if you are traveling with four people to a getaway close-by, it would make more sense to fly on a light jet. If you are traveling with a group of seven with a little more luggage, a super-light jet may be the better option for you.
The Trilogy Aviation Group team takes a holistic view of the whole market when quoting every charter. Many factors influence private jet charter pricing. The Trilogy team prides itself on providing great value and transparency every step of the charter process from request to the flight’s end.