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San Diego, California

Home to many of Southern California’s top tourist attractions, San Diego is fun for adults and kids of all ages. With near perfect weather year round it is the perfect place to enjoy blue skies, ocean breezes, and beautiful surroundings. Private charter allows you to skip the lines and fly directly into San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN), located only three miles northwest of downtown San Diego and the busiest single runway in the nation. Other cost effective options include Brown Field Municipal Airport (IATA: SDM, ICAO: KSDM), Gillespie Field (IATA: SEE, ICAO: KSEE), and Montgomery Field (IATA: MYF, ICAO: KMYF).

Need an itinerary? We have come up with the several of the top attractions located in San Diego. First, you’ll want to make a splash with Shamu and friends at Sea World. Next, visit Balboa Park “The Smithsonian of the West,” features over 15 major museums, performing arts theatres, lush gardens, and the world famous attraction, The San Diego Zoo. Spend the day monkeying around with your favorite animals in their new and exciting exhibits or tour the San Diego Museum of Art. Looking to make your kid’s dream a reality? Visit Legoland California, a theme park featuring more than 60 plus rides, shows, and attractions. You won’t want to miss Bronte, the dinosaur that stands nearly 34 feet tall and is made up entirely of Legos.

If you’re looking for a little retail therapy, visit one of the many open air malls and outdoor shopping centers. Browse through Mission Valley or Old Town and pick up your San Diego souvenir. Next stop, Coronado and La Jolla. Life’s a beach. So sit back, relax, and work on your tan while visiting some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches. After a long day at the beach you will have worked up an appetite. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine dining establishments featuring celebrity chefs and exquisite dining selections.

San Diego Charter Flights

So what are you waiting for? Fly to San Diego today on one of Desert Jet’s very own private jets. To schedule your next charter flight contact us at (760) 399-1000 or, where a charter specialist will be happy to arrange all your travel accommodations.

Airports Serving San Diego

Palomar/McClellan Airport (IATA: CLD, ICAO: KCRQ)

Flying south along the coast from Los Angeles, we arrive at Carlsbad. Sometimes referred to as CLD, Palomar airport is the best jet capable runway in coastal north San Diego county. Within minutes of popular destinations like Oceanside, Lego Land, Camp Pendleton, as well as locations to the south like Solana Beach, Lucadia, Encinitas, Del Mar, Torry Pines golf course, and La Costa, it is very popular with jet travelers. Major golf manufacturers like Callaway and Cobra are also very close to the airport. Four FBOs on the field provide service to the many jets that use this popular airport.

Ramona Airport (IATA: RNM, ICAO: KRNM)

Just 19 miles east of Palomar Airport, Ramona sits on a mesa 1400 feet above sea level, serving the mountain communities of North San Diego county. In the shadow of Mt. Woodson, the 5,000 foot long runway is great for access to Ramona, Poway, Julian, Santa Ysabel, and Mt. Palomar.

San Diego Lindbergh Field (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN)

Located only three miles from downtown San Diego, Lindbergh Field is the busiest single runway airport in the United States. With one of the most beautiful approaches to be seen out of the window of an aircraft, San Diego Bay, the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge, the skyline of downtown, Coronado and the Silver Strand, the Gaslamp District, Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres), Point Loma, NAS North Island, the Aircraft Carrier/Museum USS Midway, and the beautiful Embarcadero are almost close enough to touch as you land. The San Diego Zoo and attractions of Balboa Park are visible on the right side of the aircraft, if you can tear yourself away from the view on the left. San Diego Lindbergh Field is also the airport of choice for large jet arrivals for events at the Qualcomm Stadium. There are noise restrictions and a late night/early morning curfew.

Montgomery Field (IATA: MYF, ICAO: KMYF)

Located on Kearny Mesa, Montgomery Field is close to the Qualcomm Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers). Due to its very short runway, the largest aircraft that normally land here are Citations. Close to the communities of Clairemont Mesa, Mira Mesa, Mission Valley, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Bird Rock, Mt. Soledad, and Mission Bay, this small public airport has easy access, and little traffic. There are late night and early morning noise restrictions for jets.

Gillespie Field. (IATA: SEE, ICAO: KSEE)

East of Montgomery Field in the valley of El Cajon, Gillespie Field serves the inland communities of San Diego. It is close to San Diego State University. Jet traffic is discouraged on the 5400 foot runway between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am.

San Diego Brown Field. (IATA: SDM, ICAO: KSDM)

Only 200 yards north of the Mexican border on Otay Mesa, Brown Field is the usual customs port of entry for private flights coming north from Mexico and Central America for operators who do not have overflight authority.

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