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5 Things You Didn't Know About Private Jets

Posted by Brendan Rice on Jul 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You alreadty know what comes to mind when you think of private jets.  Wealth, luxury and an exclusive lifestyle are probably among them, but there are many things you may not know. Here are five things you probably didn't know about private jets. 

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1. Private Jets Have Access To More Airports


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Private jets can take off and land at more than 5,000 airports in the United States, while commercial airlines only reach 550.


2. The Top Private Jet Event Is the Superbowl 


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The Kentucky Derby, The Master's and the Monaco Grand Prix all rank highly, but the Superbowl reigns supreme as the most traveled to event by private jet in the world.  


3. The U.S. Makes Up Most of the Private Jet Traffic in the World.  


United States: 49.7%

Europe: 20.6% 

Asia Pacific: 11.6% 

Latin and South America: 11.6 

Africa and the Middle East: 6.1% 






4. Cessna Claims the Most Popular Private Jet Model: The Citation Excel 


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In the US, the most popular private jet model is the Cessna Citation Excel, also known as the Citation XLS and XLS+.  



5. Some Celebrities Fly Their Own Private Jets


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Celebrities who have their own private jets include Oprah Winfrey (Bombardier Global Express XRS), Jackie Chan (Embraer Legacy 650), and Jay-Z (Bombardier Challenger 850). Celebrities who are known for flying their own jets, are Tom Cruise (Gulfstream IV), Jimmy Buffett (Dassault Falcon 900), and John Travolta (who owns 11 jets!). 


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