Tampa's Private Airport Guide

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Private Flights from Tampa Bay

Welcome to the vibrant city of Tampa, Florida, a destination that combines urban sophistication with laid-back beach vibes. Below you'll find the diverse range of airports that serve the Tampa area, each offering unique access points to this dynamic city and its surrounding regions. Whether you're flying to or from Tampa for business, leisure, or a bit of both, understanding Tampa's airport options will help you plan your trip more effectively.

Join us as we embark on a journey through Tampa’s airports, the gateways to exploring this enchanting city and its beautiful surroundings. No matter your travel style or destination within the Tampa Bay area, our guide will provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your air travel experience. Let’s take off into the world of Tampa’s airports!

Tampa Bay Area Airports

  • Peter O' Knight Airport (TPF)

This airport is the closest airport to Downtown Tampa, Davis Islands, Harbour Islands, Beautiful Bayshore and South Tampa. It is the most convenient airport to the Amalie Arens (home to the Tampa Bay Lightning and great concerts), Ybor City, University of Tampa, and the Cruise Port of Tampa.

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Voted one of the best airports in North America. It has a perfect location due to its proximity to Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Rocky Point, West Shore Business District, and International Plaza.

  • St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Services Pinellas County, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach and Feather Sound.

  • Albert Whitted Airport (SPG)

Closest airport to Downtown St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Rays), The Pier, Salvador Dali Museum, Don Cesar Hotel, and St. Pete Beaches

  • Clearwater Airpark (CLW)

Serves Clearwater Beach, downtown Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Honeymoon Island, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  • Tampa Executive Airport - Vandenberg Airport (VDF)

Right down the road from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, University of South Florida (USF) and Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park

  • Tampa North Aero Park (X39)

Growing suburban neighborhood of Wesley Chapel in North Tampa.

  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Conveniently located near beautiful Downtown Sarasota, Ringling Museum of Arts and Ringling College, Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island.

  • Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)

Located between Tampa and Orlando and home of Sun N' Fun.

  • Plant City Airport (PCM)

Best airport to fly in to the famous Strawberry Festival.

  • Zephryhills Regional Airport (ZPH)

Perfectly located near some of the best skydiving in the State of Florida. The Zephyrhills historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Hidden Lake Airport

A private aviation community located near New Port Richey, Florida and home to many aviation hobbyists, pilots, and experimental aircraft builders.

  • Pilot Country Airport (X05)

Located on the county line of Hillborough and Pasco County to service the growing north Tampa Bay Area.

  • Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV)

Home of the Brooksville Railroad Museum and the Hernando Heritage Museum. Brooksville is the county seat of Hernando County and has quickly become a growing suburb in the Tampa Bay area.

The Tampa Bay area has much to offer. There are over a dozen airports that service a 30 mile radius of the city of Tampa and its millions of residents. Let Odyssey Airways help you with convenient and safe private jet travel. Contact us today for a quote.

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Can I request specific airport terminals or FBOs (Fixed-Base Operators) when flying private?

Odyssey Airways understands the importance of a seamless and luxurious travel experience from start to finish. We are pleased to accommodate specific Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) requests at both your departure and destination airports. Our extensive network of partnerships with top-notch FBOs allows us to provide you with the utmost convenience and comfort on the ground. Please note that certain surcharges may apply based on your specific FBO requests. Rest assured, our dedicated team is committed to delivering the highest standard of luxury air travel, and we work tirelessly to ensure that your journey is smooth, efficient, and tailored to your preferences. Choose Odyssey Airways for an exceptional private jet experience where every detail is thoughtfully taken care of, from takeoff to touchdown.

How much is it to charter a private jet?

Types of Private Aircraft to Charter

The cost to charter a private jet depends on several variables. Mainly, the first thing to know is what size and type of aircraft is the best match for your budget and your needs. The type of aircraft is usually categorized in one of the following categories:

  1. Piston
  2. Turboprop
  3. Light Jet
  4. Midsize Jet
  5. Heavy Jet
  6. VIP / Airliner

There are slight variations to the categories above and, generally, the price of the aircraft increases with size.

Hourly Cost of Private Jets

Aircraft charters are based on the hourly rate for the particular aircraft types that you are chartering. Regardless if there are passengers on board or it is an empty leg, this hourly rate usually applies. The cost to operate the aircraft are the same regardless if there are passengers on board. The hourly rate on private jet charters varies from $500 per hour in our Piper Cherokee Six and as much as $10,000 per hour in a Gulfstream 650. Of course, there are many different rates in between. For example, our Beechcraft King Air 200 has an hourly rate of $1,600 per hour and is a great turboprop aircraft for a family to travel within a 1,000 mile radius.

Other Costs of Chartering A Private Jet

If you are flying private, the aircraft operator will need to cover expenses related to cost of landing at certain airports, overnight expenses for the aircraft and flight crew, and any other fees associated with operating at an airport of your choice. Often, major airports that the airlines fly into such as Boston-Logan International Airport or Miami International Airport have very high landing fees. In those situations, it is more cost effective to get a private jet flight into neighboring and, many times, more conveninet airports away from the major airports. Because of these fees, using an hourly rate disucssed above is misleading to get an accurate idea of the total jet charter costs.  The larger the aircraft, the greater the ancilary fees may be outside of this hourly rate.

Examples of Private Jet Flights

If you wanted to book an airaft charter flight from Tampa to Miami, you can expect the following:

Cherokee Six (Piston)

  • Hourly Rate @ $500 per hour x 1.7 hour flight  = $850.00 [Tampa to Miami]
  • Hourly Rate @ $500 per hour x 1.7 hour flight = $850.00 [Miami to Tampa]
  • Landing Fee at Miami (Opa Locka Airport) and Tampa International - $50.00 x 2 = $100.00
  • GRAND TOTAL -  $1,800

King Air B200 (Turboprop)

  • Hourly Rate @ $1,600 per hour x 1.2 hour flight = $1,920.00 [Tampa to Miami]
  • Hourly Rate @ $1,600 per hour x 1.2 hour flight = $1,920.00 [Miami to Tampa]
  • Landing Fee at Miami (Opa Locka Airport) and Tampa International - $250 + $200 = $450
  • GRAND TOTAL - $4,290

What happens if we are late for our flight?

That's one of the advantages of private air charters. We operate on your schedule, ensuring convenient departure times for you and your group. As of the time of this writing, we are proud to say that we have maintained a flawless record in terms of luggage handling and passenger departures. Your belongings and your entire group will always be on board before we take off. Experience the peace of mind and reliability of private air travel with Odyssey Airways.

What are "empty legs" and what can they do for me?

If passengers are being dropped off in a city and the aircraft is to reposition back to it's home base (or another city) without passengers, this is considered an "empty leg". Empty legs can be purchased for these routes at a highly discounted price than a standard charter. These can be especially valuable to you and your group on common routes. Click here and sign up to be placed on our empty leg email list so that we can share with you empty legs that may benefit you.

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