Top Midsize Jets Charter In 2024

Whether you are traveling for business or vacationing, the best midsize planes provide a range of luxury features. They seat six to eight travelers and feature spacious cabins with increased headroom than light jets. From VIP airliners, turboprops, cost-effective small jets, and more, you can select private air charters from our fleet of aircraft depending on your travel needs and routes. Today, we look at the top midsize jets, from a few past models to 2024 favorites.

Charter Midsize Jets for Your Travel Needs

Midsize Jets are an excellent option for short or longer flights with 6-8 passengers, providing superior performance and luxurious cabin amenities without incurring the high operating costs associated with larger planes. Jets in the Midsize class can make near non-stop flights between coasts or intercontinental destinations at speeds between 430-480 knots while accommodating up to eight passengers comfortably. 

Some popular midsize jets include:

  1. Citation Excel, XLS
  2. Gulfstream G150
  3. Gulfstream G100
  4. Learjet 60
  5. Learjet 60XR
  6. Hawker 800XP
  7. Citation III

Cost: Midsize Jets’ hourly charter rates start at around $4,900 (one of several factors determining the final charter price)

Citation Excel, XLS

Developed by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, the Citation Excel is part of the original Citation 560 series. It first received certification in 1998, and its later models are one of the most sought-after jets in the midsize category. Two PW545 turbofan engines power the Citation Excel aircraft and boast impressive range, speed, and cruising altitudes. 

  • Top cruise speed: 423 knots
  • Range: 1,890 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 6-8
  • Baggage capacity: 79 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 45,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style, refreshment center

Citation Excel can fly you nonstop from New York to West Palm Beach, Denver to San Francisco, Atlanta to Boston, and Dallas to Chicago with its facilities. It has many amenities onboard, such as an enclosed lavatory, refreshment center, and ample space for luggage storage, one of the largest in the category. Further, it also has a complete communications and entertainment system with players, headsets, a telephone, an Airshow System, and TV monitors.

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Citation Excel jets available from JetOptions.

The newest models, Citation XLS & XLS+, were introduced in 2004 and 2006 and are among the most popular models of midsize and business jets ever made. 

Here’s a detailed video tour of the interior & exterior of a Citation Excel aircraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCvdZZDDHhw 

Gulfstream G150

The Gulfstream G150 is a midsize jet created by Gulfstream Aerospace, known for its luxurious cabin and impressive speed. It’s the fastest jet of its kind globally, with an exceptional aerodynamic design and engines that allow it to have a continental range. The aircraft is powered by Honeywell engines, which meet Stage 4 noise regulations.

  • Top cruise speed: 470 knots
  • Range: 2,760 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 6-8 
  • Baggage capacity: 80 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 45,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

The Gulfstream G150 also boasts fantastic amenities, such as a spacious cabin, plush seating, a galley for in-flight meal preparation, an enclosed lavatory, and entertainment systems. The takeoff and landing requirements of Gulfstream G150 are lower, making them suitable for a wide range of airports. 

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Gulfstream G150 jets available from JetOptions.

Here’s a detailed video tour of the interior & exterior of a Gulfstream G150 aircraft: https://youtu.be/jxWTA-Wydag 

Gulfstream G100

A G100 mid-jet charter, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1995, is a notable aircraft designed by Gulfstream Aerospace. The Gulfstream G100 boasts a spacious cabin that is top-tier in its class, and it can fly nonstop from places like Seattle to New York or Singapore to Tokyo, making it an exceptional choice for long-range flights.

  • Top cruise speed: 430 knots
  • Range: 2,550 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 8
  • Baggage capacity: 42 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 43,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Gulfstream G100 jets available from JetOptions.

Along with a spacious cabin, the Gulfstream G100 has luxurious seating, a galley for in-flight meal preparation, an enclosed lavatory, and entertainment systems. It can fly at impressive altitudes where air traffic is almost absent, and weather conditions are favorable. 

Here’s a detailed video tour of the interior & exterior of a Gulfstream G100 aircraft: https://youtu.be/j1nvqrOtzoc 

Learjet 60 & 60XR

Manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, the Learjet 60 is a midsize business jet that’s been top-selling for over two decades and is a benchmark for the midsize jet category. The Learjet 60 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A turbofan engines, each providing a thrust of 4,600 pounds. This engine is known for its high thrust-to-weight ratio, reliability, and fuel efficiency, and it comes as no surprise for contributing to the top-notch performance of Learjet 60. 

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Learjet 60 jets available from JetOptions.

  • Top cruise speed: 447 knots
  • Range: 2,405 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 7-8
  • Baggage capacity: 59 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 43,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

The Learjet 60 is notable for its efficient and quick climb rates. It can scale to high altitudes and can achieve Mach 0.81. The cabin facilities include ample legroom, a spacious galley, a CD/DVD/Airshow entertainment system, and an enclosed lavatory. 

Learjet 60XR

The Learjet 60XR is a popular midsize business jet known for its speed, cruising range, and luxurious cabin (the largest in the Learjet series). Manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, it is an upgraded version of the Learjet 60, featuring enhanced performance and modernized avionics. It was introduced in 2006 and has remained one of the top choices for corporate travel thanks to its impressive performance. The military and government of many countries around the globe utilize the aircraft. 

  • Top cruise speed: 459 knots
  • Range: 2,044 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 6-8
  • Baggage capacity: 59 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 51,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Learjet 60XR jets available from JetOptions.

The Learjet 60XR is the first line of business jets to use PW305 turbofan engines instead of General Electric engine models. Its wings feature drag-reducing winglets. Various amenities include a well-equipped galley for in-flight meal preparation, an enclosed lavatory, and advanced entertainment systems. The cabins are equipped with a four-seat club, two additional forward-facing seats, or a three-seat divan.

Here’s a detailed video tour of the interior & exterior of a Learjet 60XR: https://youtu.be/DKS_iRw3hEc 

Hawker 800XP

The first Hawker series of jets was produced in 2012 under the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. However, the company was later acquired by Textron Aviation in the subsequent year. As a result, all models, including the 800XP, 850XP, and 900XP final models, stopped their new production in 2013. Even then, Hawker 800XP remains one of the best charter jets in the midsize category. The 800XP is an upgrade of the Hawker 800 and comes with improved avionics, generous baggage capacity, user-friendly 15-inch touch screens, LED interior cabin lighting, and an efficient cabin management system. 

The Hawker 800XP is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1H turbofan engines that power the jet and is exceptionally pilot-friendly with an advanced avionics suite, including GPS and a TCAS II system with dual autopilot.

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Hawker 800XP jets available from JetOptions.

  • Top cruise speed: 447 knots
  • Range: 2,642 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 6-8
  • Baggage capacity: 48 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 41,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

Citation III

The CE-650, commonly known as Citation III, is a favored midsize jet produced by Cessna. Its lavish cabin offers passengers a comfortable travel experience, while also providing generous storage space for luggage. This aircraft has been engineered to deliver outstanding performance at an affordable cost. Its body is crafted with lightweight composites to enhance speed while minimizing drag.

Two Honeywell TFE731-3B-100S jet engines power it and comply perfectly with FAR Part 36 noise standards. Citation III is perfect for both business travelers and vacationers alike. 

  • Top cruise speed: 476 knots
  • Range: 2,138 nautical miles 
  • Passengers: 7-8
  • Baggage capacity: 61 cubic feet
  • Cruise height: 45,000 feet
  • Facilities: Enclosed Lavatory Style

The picture shows the interior and exterior of Citation III jets available from JetOptions.

Here’s a detailed video tour of the interior & exterior of a Citation III aircraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y8Aydn9DDw 

With that, we wrap up the top Midsize Jets charter in 2024. If you’d like a premium upgrade to these jets, look at the best super midsize jets part of our fleet. 

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  • Experience authentic one-way charters with available special rates. (Restricted to specific routes)
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