The Best Miami Airports When Flying by Private Jet


There’s a reason we get so many requests for private jet charters to Miami. Miami is both beautiful and exciting. It has perfect sandy beaches, a thriving art-deco neighbourhood, and the vibrant part known as Little Havana.– hence its moniker as the ‘Capital of Latin America’.

Explore the city even further to find unique hotels located on Miami Beach and artisan boutique shopping in Coconut Grove. World-renowned sporting events like the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and Florida Panthers.

Whatever your concept of a perfect getaway is, this city has something for everyone.

However, one issue with Miami is its popularity. It has the sixth-highest population density in the United States of America. As a result, it’s difficult to navigate commercial planes in major airports without encountering endless queues and problems.

Here is a list of the top four airports in Miami that are ideal when flying by private jet:

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Signature Flight Support at Lauderdale-Holywood International Airport.

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, often known as Hollywood International Airport, is an A-list hotspot that provides direct access to the “Yachting Capital of the World.”

FLL, located just three miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a hub of aviation activity that serves around 32.5 million passengers each year. However, you can easily avoid most crowds by using one of the three FBOs: Jetscape, Sheltair Air Services, or Signature Flight Support.

Do you fancy going on a cruise? FLL could be an ideal airport, given there are numerous cruise terminals nearby at Port Everglades. Many of our guests fly through FLL on their way aboard Caribbean cruises. With two runways and 1,380 acres, this is one of Miami’s smaller airports and a good landing spot for boaters. Also, if you happen to be in town at the correct time, don’t miss the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

OPF is also a fantastic choice for private jet charters in Miami, covering 1,880 acres and averaging over 400 flights per day – especially if you need a speedy turnaround from nearby sports arenas or Downtown Miami.

Miami Executive Airport (TMB)
International Flight Centre FBO

Miami Executive Airport, formerly known as Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, has one of the most suitable names imaginable. Look no further if you want the elite experience when flying by private jet in Miami.

TMB, which opened in 1967, is exclusive for non-airline use. As a result, it is a popular choice for business flying. It is much smaller and quieter than MIA, making it ideal for busy workers who want to get their wheels on the ground and travel directly to their hotel or meeting.

TMB is also an excellent alternative for refuelling if you are on a long-haul charter flight passing via Miami. A $1 million runway extension allowing “nearly 100% of midsize jet aircraft under wet runway conditions,” as well as the opportunity to “permit aircraft to increase their fuel and/or cargo load.”

While the airport is far smaller than MIA, it still sees its fair share of passengers. In 2011, TMB facilitated just shy of 200,000 flights, with an average of 531 per day.

Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF)
Fontainebleau Aviation FBO at Opa Locka Airport

OPF is close to several important attractions. Marlins Park is about a 35-minute drive away. Miami Beach is only about a half-hour drive away, as is Downtown Miami.

Aviation experts will appreciate the comprehensive range of services available at OPF. In addition to private jet flights, the FBO can be used for maintenance concerns such as power plant, airframe, and avionics repairs. That explains why it was designated a “reliever airport” in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

Miami International Airport (MIA)
Signature Flight Support at International airport

There are more than a half-dozen fixed-base operators (FBOs) at Miami International Airport, including Sheltair Aviation Services, Tursair Fuelling, and Signature Flight Support, so you have lots of options for landing at MIA on a private jet.

MIA features a self-proclaimed ‘mall’ with over 250 shops, pubs, and eateries. Over 1,000 aircraft each day fly to upwards of 167 destinations, with a yearly passenger total of almost 50 million people. That’s a lot of people.

However, if you fly by private plane, you may avoid these crowds. You’ll still get all of the benefits of flying into Miami’s main airport, such as a convenient location with excellent transportation links to the city.

It is also South Florida’s primary hub for international long-haul flights. So, if you’re planning to charter a private jet for a portion of your journey before taking a commercial flight for the remainder of the trip, landing at MIA would be a wise choice. However, this can increase your landing fees.

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