Private Jet Airports

Airports for Private Jets in Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago is one of the most visited cities in the United States, and the largest city in the Midwest. It’s also home to many historic and cultural attractions, as well as several domestic and international corporate offices.

There are more than a dozen airports located within 50 nautical miles of Chicago that can accommodate private jets, along with several smaller airports focused on general aviation that are ideal for light aircraft such as executive turboprops.

Where do private jets land in Chicago, IL?

O’Hare and Midway are the city’s two major airports, with runways long enough to handle the largest jets, and FBO services for VIP passengers. There’s also a variety of regional and executive airports such as PWK and DuPage that are better suited for corporate travel.

Chicago Private Jets offers access to charter planes located throughout Illinois, including planes based at every Chicago-area airport. Check out the most popular airports for private jet charters in Chicago, and request a free charter quote for private flights to/from Chicago, IL.

Chicago O’Hare International (KORD, ORD)

Chicago, Illinois

O’Hare International is located located 17 miles (27 km) NW of the Loop. Formerly the busiest commercial airport in the United States, it’s home to 8 runways – more than any commercial airport in the world. Although private flights are better suited at closer, less congested airports, private planes may still utilize the airport. There is a Signature Flight Support FBO, and customs & immigration are available 24/7 for international passengers.

Midway International Airport (KMDW, MDW)

Chicago, Illinois

Midway International the second busiest airport in Illinois, located just 8 miles (13 km) SW of the Loop. There are 2 FBO providers located at Midway, Atlantic Aviation & Signature Flight Support MDW, and 2 of the airport’s runways are dedicated to general aviation traffic to handle corporate and luxury jets.

Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK, PWK)

Wheeling, Illinois

Formerly known as the Palwaukee Municipal Airport, Chicago Executive is heavily utilized by business jets and charter planes. Located just 18 miles (33 km) NW of downtown Chicago in in Wheeling, Illinois, the airport is better suited for private aviation than the major commercial hubs, and is home to several charter aircraft based in the Midwest.

DuPage Airport (KDPA, DPA)

West Chicago, Illinois

Located in DuPage County about 30 miles (47 km) west of downtown Chicago, DuPage Airport is a general aviation field that also serves as a reliever for both O’Hare and Midway. It’s also the only general aviation airport in Illinois with four active runways, two ILS approaches, and a 24-hour FAA air control tower. DuPage also features on-site customs for business and luxury travel.

Waukegan Regional Airport (KUGN, UGN)

Waukegan, Illinois

Waukegan National Airport is located about 44 miles (65 km) north of Chicago in Waukegan, Illinois, and serves as a reliever for O’Hare. There are 2 runways suitable for private jets, and FBO services are available as well. However, while the airport is 24 hours, customs hours run from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (local time) between Monday – Friday.

Additional Airports near Chicago, IL

If you plan on arriving outside of the city, we can arrange your private flight to any of the following airports located around Chicago, IL.

Chicago Airport FAQ

Have more questions about airports in Chicago? Contact us!

Which airport is most popular for private flights to Chicago?

Chicago Executive (PWK) is the preferred choice for most private jets flying to Chicago thanks to reduced landing fees, lower fuel costs, and less traffic.

Are customs available for my charter flight to Chicago?

Yes, although the airport you arrive at will determine if customs will need to arranged, something our team will handle in advance for your flight.

What type of private planes are available for my flight?

There are a variety of aircraft based at airports near Chicago, whether you’re looking for a turboprop, business jet, or VIP airliner.

How soon can I arrange a private flight from Chicago?

Our team offers instant access to private planes in Chicago, allowing us to book your flight in 4 hours or less. In some cases, we can have wheel-up in as little as 90 minutes.

More Information on Airports in Chicago, IL

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