Best in Class: Private Jets with the Most Luggage Space
Chartering private jets is all about convenience. You get to travel:
- Where you want
- When you want
- With who you want
But one aspect of private aviation that often gets overlooked is you also get to travel with what you want. If you’re heading away for a golfing vacation, you certainly want to make sure your aircraft has the baggage capacity for your clubs. And while all luxury jets have storage capacity of some description, some have more than others.
In general, the larger the jet, the further it can fly and the more cargo it can hold. Here is a look at the class leaders in this regard:
Turboprop – Beechcraft King Air 350
Turboprops offer considerable economy when compared to private jets that use turbofan engines. They also offer plenty of seating options and cargo space. Leading the way is Beechcraft’s King Air 350i, which boasts 71 cubic feet of space.
Light Jet – Embraer Phenom 300
Despite being classed as a light jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 has a storage capacity that surpasses many midsize jets. In total, it features 84 cubic feet of storage, including a 66 cubic-foot aft compartment. This gives it the ability to stow either six sets of skis or golf clubs, plus:
- Six roll-on bags
- Six garment bags
- Six small bags
That’s a lot for one small jet!
Midsize Jet – Cessna Citation XLS
The Cessna Citation XLS is one of the best-selling private jets ever built, and part of that has to do with its class-leading luggage capacity (79 cubic feet). With a cabin that measures more than 18 feet (it’s also one of a few midsize jets that offers stand-up headroom), there’s plenty of room for up to seven passengers too.
Super-midsize – Cessna Citation Sovereign
Cessna is also at the head of the class in the super-midsize category as well, thanks to the Citation Sovereign. It features an external baggage compartment totaling 100 cubic feet (up to 1,435 pounds), as well as an internal storage area of 35 cubic feet. This allows passengers to access their belongings inflight.
Heavy Jet – Embraer Lineage 1000
Dubbed an ‘ultra-heavy jet,’ the Brazilian-built Embraer Lineage 1000 blurs the lines between a heavy jet and a charter airliner. Regardless of how you label it, its 443 cubic feet of storage space allow you bring pretty much anything you want when you travel.
Charter Airliner – Airbus A380
With nearly 6,000 square feet of usable floor space, there isn’t much the Airbus A380 can’t transport. It has a bulk hold volume of 505 cubic feet, and a total bulk loading volume of nearly 6,500 cubic feet!
If you need private jets with extra cargo capacity for your belongings, call Stratos Jets. Our expert charter associates have access to aircraft with a range of baggage capacities. Our agents are available 24/7— (888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.