Chicago, IL Airports & Charter Routes

Though you may be miles away from the “Windy City,” evoJets can whisk you away to the historic and exciting city of Chicago in a matter of hours. Let us fly you in a luxurious private plane directly to any of Chicago’s airports, in maximum speed, comfort, and luxury.

With private jet charter services to/from Chicago and all of its Great Lakes neighbor locations, evoJets is the best in the Midwest!

Airports in & Around Chicago, IL

There are two major airports in the Chicago area along with many regional alternatives to consider for your charter flight to Chicago:

  • Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) – Located in Wheeling, IL about 20mi north of downtown, Chicago Executive is the most heavily utilized regional airport in Chicago for private charter flights. Many local aircraft are based in PWK, and thousands of visiting aircraft use this airport annually.
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW, KMDW) – is 8 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop. Midway has two FBOs, Atlantic Aviation and Million Air, for all your corporate aviation, crew, and passenger needs.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD, KORD) – is located about 17 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop, and is the second-busiest airport in the world.
  • DuPage Airport (DPA) – Another regional airport located about 30mi West of Chicago where many private planes are based, services local suburban locations outside of Chicago.
  • Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR) – Located a bit farther west than DuPage, Aurora offers a great local solution for residents of Aurora, IL and other surrounding towns and counties.
  • Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN, KUGN) – A reliever airport for O’Hare, located in Waukegan, IL, about 35 miles north of Chicago. Many private, business, executive, and governmental aircraft choose to operate out of Waukegan when flying to and from Chicago.
  • Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK) – is another small reliever airport about 38 miles northwest of the central business district of Chicago.

Most Requested Charter Flights to/from Chicago

Charter Pricing

Average Pricing – Chicago Private Jet Charter

The cost to charter a private jet can range widely in price, based on flight time and the type of aircraft. A private jet rental from Washington DC to Chicago will cost $5,500 or more in a Turboprop, for example.

Here are some target prices for private jet charter flights to/from Chicago:

Target Price
Avg Flight Time
Aspen From $9,500 Light Jet 3.0 6-8
Los Angeles From $25,000 Midsize Jet 4.5 7-9
New York From $7,000 Light Jet 2.0 6-8
Washington DC From $5,500 Turboprop 1.75 6-8
Miami From $11,000 Midsize Jet 3.0 7-9

Please note that the above prices are ballpark estimates; specific pricing for a given trip will vary, and these amounts cannot be guaranteed for any specific flight.

Private Jet Pricing – Average Hourly Rates

The following hourly rates represent a range of prices for most aircraft within each major category. Exact rates for specific aircraft within each class will vary:

Ballpark Hourly
Turboprop Pilatus PC12 6-8 $1,200 – $1,800
Very Light Jet Phenom 100 4-5 $1,500 – $2,250
Light Jet Hawker 400XP 6-8 $2,200 – $3,000
Midsize Jet Lear 60 7-9 $2,800 – $3,800
Supermidsize Jet Citation Sovereign 8-10 $3,800 – $5,000
Heavy Jet Gulfstream G-IV 10-16 $5,000 – $8,000

Please note that these hourly rates represent flight charges only, and do not include taxes, crew, airport and other related fees.

Aircraft Available

With an in-network fleet of thousands, we have a variety of aircraft available in almost every city in the country.

Inventory can change by the day, but here is a list of aircraft commonly available for Chicago private jet charters:

  • Eclipse 500
  • Citation V
  • Lear 60
  • Hawker 400XP
  • Citation Sovereign
  • Gulfstream G-IV

View all US chartered cities here.

Charter FAQ

Which airports can I fly into when using a Chicago private jet service?

There are many airports available in the Chicago metro area, and with an evoJets charter flight, you can take your pick!

Most charter flights will utilize Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) in Wheeling, IL, since landing fees, fuel and parking charges are much less expensive than the larger airport alternatives. However, if you need to use O’Hare (ORD) for an international connection or Midway (MDW) for convenience, we can land there any time.

Other regional airports that many suburban residents utilize are Aurora Municipal (ARR) and Dupage Airport (DPA), each located about 45min west of downtown Chicago.

What type of aircraft should I use for my charter flight to Chicago?

Chicago has many airports with facilities capable of supporting any type of aircraft. The plane you charter should be tailored to the distance you are flying, the number of passengers and amount of baggage you’re bringing along, as well as your budget and preferences.

The following table shows the average ranges (in statute miles and flight hours) for all the major aircraft types, as well as their average cubic ft. of baggage space:

Average Range
(St. Miles)
Average Range
(Flight Hrs)
Baggage Space
(cu. Ft)
Turboprop 1,000-2,000 2.5-3.5 50-80
Very Light Jet 1,300-1,600 2.5-3.0 40-60
Light Jet 1,200-2,000 3.0-4.0 50-80
Midsize Jet 2,000-3,000 3.5-4.5 60-90
Supermidsize Jet 3,000-4,000 4.0-5.0 70-100
Heavy Jet 3,500-5,000 5.0-7.5 115-225

Please note that the above values are averages across a series of aircraft; specific ranges and baggage space may fall outside of these estimates in certain cases.

Does evoJets offer local charter flights between Chicago and other Great Lakes locations?

Absolutely. We have a stable of smaller turboprop and very light jet aircraft that are based in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and points north like Traverse City and Harbor Springs.

Not every evoJets charter flight crosses an ocean on a 15-person jet – our services cater to every single flyer’s specific needs, budget and routing.

Travel Guide

Getting to Know Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and is known as a hub for transportation, telecommunication, industry, and infrastructure.

Three major financial and futures exchanges are based in Chicago –

  • The Chicago Stock Exchange
  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • The city’s enormous McCormick Place is the third largest convention center in the world.

Top Luxury Hotels in Chicago, IL

Chicago has nearly 700 hotels, ranging from economy to the posh and luxuriant. A few of the top tier accommodations include:

  • Four Seasons Chicago
  • Trump International Chicago
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • The Peninsula Chicago
  • Fairmont Chicago
  • The Drake
  • Conrad Chicago
  • The Park Hyatt

Arts and Culture Sights of Chicago, IL

When you’re not tied up with business, there are countless attractions and entertainment possibilities in Chicago. Many of them are hosted at Navy Pier and its boardwalk, including a 150-foot Ferris wheel, endless dining and shopping locations, and boat and segway tours. Another entertainment plaza is Millennium Park, where visitors can enjoy the fabulous art, music, architecture, landscaping, and in winter, ice skating too.

Great views abound throughout Chicago. While there are numerous city tour options, visitors may also be interested in exploring:

  • 29 miles of Lakefront Paths
  • Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
  • Hancock Observatory
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Chicago History Museum
  • The Joffrey Ballet
  • The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings
  • The Garfield Park Observatory and Lincoln Park Observatory

The city also has numerous golf courses and options for fishing and yacht excursions.

Weather in Chicago, IL

Weather in Chicago is mild to warm in the summer, with temperatures in the 70s. The warmest month is July, with an average maximum temperature of 84.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The area’s winters are very cold, typically in the 20s, and the coldest month of the year is January, which has an average minimum temperature of 18.3 degrees. Chicago’s wettest month is June, with an average rainfall of 4.3 inches, and the city’s annual average precipitation is 38.01 inches.

City of DeKalb, IL

The city of DeKalb, IL – is about 60 minutes away from Chicago. While offering its own business and vacation possibilities, this town also provides an alternate, not-too-distant option for accessing Chicago or escaping its hustle and bustle.

Key attractions in DeKalb, IL

  • The Regional History Center at NIU
  • Ellwood House Museum
  • J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center
  • Stone Mill Museum
  • Gurler House
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • Sandwich Opera House
  • DeKalb Heritage Square
  • Sycamore History Association

DeKalb also has numerous parks and golf courses for your recreation and relaxation.