Did you know that the Cessna Citation line of aircraft is among the most popular business jet charters on the planet? They make up about half of all private corporate jets flying on the market today. They have an impressive lineup of aircraft classes, ranging from turboprops to super-midsize jets.

To look at it another way, in a span of more than four decades, Cessna has built more than 7,000 Citations. In total, they have logged more than 35 million flight hours.

Since they launched the original Citation I in 1972, the American-based aerospace engineering firm has taken a pragmatic approach to aircraft design. Cessna, a subsidiary of US conglomerate Textron, places an emphasis on creating jets that blend the best of:

  • Performance
  • Simplicity
  • Reliability
  • Economy
  • Comfort

With the diverse range of private jet charters available within the Citation line, our air charter associates are able to coordinate the perfect flight. Every corporate mission is perfectly tailored for your air travel needs.

Here is a look at the current models in the Cessna Citation lineup, a lineup of renowned Cessna business jets known for their performance, versatility, and value.

Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna Citation Mustang in flight

The Citation Mustang is one of the most frequently requested very light Cessna jets on the market today. With room for up to five passengers and a range of 1,200 nautical miles, it is the ideal aircraft for short-range business missions.

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Citation M2

A little roomier and a little faster than the Mustang, the Citation M2 is an entry-level jet among Citation planes that delivers performance and comfort in the light jet class. It is a reimagining of the original Citation Jet, which first launched in 1989. It includes:

  • Redesigned interior
  • Touch-control avionics
  • Modern in-cabin technology

It has room for seven, a range of 1,550 nm, and a maximum cruise speed of 464 mph.

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Citation CJ3

Based on the earlier CJ2, the CJ3 features a stretched fuselage that allows as many as nine passengers to fly in sublime comfort. Additionally, Cessna outfitted it with longer wings and more powerful Williams FJ44 turbofan engines for increased performance:

  • Maximum range: 2,040 nm
  • Maximum cruise speed: 478 mph

The Cessna Citation jet offers a compelling combination of spaciousness, performance, and efficiency, making it a popular choice for regional business travel.

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Citation CJ4

With room for up to 10 passengers, the CJ4 is the largest Cessna private jet  in the  Citation family to hold single-pilot certification. Furthermore, it offers a versatile combination of speed (up to 519 mph), range (2,165 nm), and cabin space (293 cubic feet).

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Citation XLS

Cessna Citation XLS on the tarmac

While it has the easy-handling manners of a light jet, the Citation XLS delivers everything you’d expect from a modern midsize Citation jet model:

  • Transcontinental range
  • Class-leading cabin comfort
  • Room for up to 12 passengers

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Citation X

Cessna Citation X interior

The Cessna Citation X is the fastest civilian jet on the planet. For corporate travelers who demand an aircraft that can keep up with their hectic schedules, this is it.

On average, this Cessna Citation model can complete a coast-to-coast mission 30 minutes faster than its class competitors. And with 24 feet of stand-up cabin space, you’ll be refreshed when you get there.

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Citation Sovereign

While it is slower and has less range than the sporty Citation X, the Sovereign features exceptional runway performance. This makes it a versatile performer in the super-midsize class of Cessna executive jets.

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Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude

Designed to slot in between the XLS and Sovereign, the nine-seat Citation Latitude sets the standard for cabin comfort and space in the super-midsize class. And with a maximum range of 2,850 nm and cruise speeds up to 513 mph, it executes coast-to-coast missions with ease.

The Citation Longitude is a super-midsize jets that can travel up to 556 mph and has a range of 4,028 mi. Bringing you ultra comfort at a superior speed than most private jets out there.

Find out more about Citation Latitude charters.

There are many other Cessna Citation aircraft that are no longer in production but are extremely popular for private jet charters. These include:

Light Jets

  • CitationJet
  • Citation Bravo
  • Citation Encore
  • Citation Ultra
  • Citation CJ1
  • Citation CJ2
  • Citation II
  • Citation S/II
  • Citation V


  • Citation Excel
  • Citation XLS
  • Citation III
  • Citation VI
  • Citation VII

How Much Is a Cessna Business Jet?

The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Just like the diverse range of Citation models themselves, the price tag can vary significantly depending on several factors:

  • Model: From the entry-level M2 to the ultra-long-range Longitude, each has its own price.
  • Age and condition: Pre-owned jets are typically more affordable than brand-new ones, but their value depends on factors like maintenance history and flight hours.
  • Customization: Adding luxurious interiors, advanced avionics, or other personalized features can raise the cost.

To get a more accurate estimate, visit our pricing guide.

Ready to charter Cessna Citation business jets for your next corporate mission? Call one of our friendly air charter associates at Stratos Jets–(888) 593-9066 (toll-free).