Remote Locations You Can’t Get To By Airline

Scenic Airports Saba AirportPrivate jets are often viewed as a luxurious and elegant way to travel. However, it can often be the only way to get to certain locations.

Due to the variety of their size and landing capabilities, private jets are able to use 5x more airports than commercial aircraft globally; opening up a whole world of exclusive travel possibilities.

Some of the most remote locations in the world are best traveled to by private jet. And while you may be able to reach a few of these locations by commercial means eventually, you’ll be losing lots of precious time doing so.

Here are a few examples of remote locations best accessed by private jet:

ST BARTS

Gustaf III Airport, otherwise known as Saint Barthelemy Airport is well known for its extreme runway (it’s even featured on our Ultimate AvGeek Getaway). The arrival descent is extremely steep over a hilltop, while departing planes fly right over the head of sunbathers – meaning that only specific aircraft are qualified to use the airport.


If you were looking to fly from the US to this beautiful island commercially, you would have to make multiple stops along the way – most likely landing at St Maarten and then flying over to St Barts on a smaller aircraft. Total, this trip can take you at least 20 hours in total due to flight time and layovers.

In contrast, with a private jet, you can fly directly from Miami on a small jet that can not only fly that distance, but also land on the extremely short runway – saving you over 16 hours!

Example private jet flight from Miami to St Barts one-way

  • Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
  • Seats: 6
  • Estimated Price: $14,400 for entire aircraft

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BARRA, SCOTLAND

This airport, which comes up often in our annual Most Stunning Airports poll, is located directly on a beach. With a short runway situated in the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhor at the northern tip of the island, landing at Barra Airport can be exciting to land at, that only certain aircraft are able to make.


Getting there commercially is possible, but can be tough depending on where you’re coming from. A commercial flight from London would need to stop at nearby Glasgow, where you would transfer to a smaller plane that can land at Barra. In total, this can take at least five hours due to layovers.

In contrast, you can easily rent a private plane from London to Barra, without the need to stop anywhere – getting you to the remote Scottish island in just two hours 40 minutes.

Example private jet flight from London to Barra one-way

  • Aircraft: Twin Otter
  • Seats: 20
  • Estimated Price: $20,400

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SABA, CARIBBEAN

Saba, a small island in the Caribbean, is home to the shortest commercial runway in the world. Jet aircraft are unable to land on the island, as the runway is too short, so only prop aircraft like the BN2 Islander and Twin Otter, can land at Juancho E Yrausquin Airport.


Example private jet flight from St Maarten to Saba one-way

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KASTELORIZO, GREECE

This small Greek island is quite isolated, but a very popular destination during the summer months. Due to its small size, commercial aircraft are few and far between. The best way to reach it is to use a ferry between Rhodes, Piraeus or Kas.

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However, there is an airport available on the island that can be used by private jet charter, allowing you to fly into the island from a further destination, like Athens, in just one and a half hours.

Example private jet flight from Athens to Kastelorizo one-way

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