Boeing 737 Charter Flight Information
The Boeing 737 business jet is the best-selling commercial jet airliner series of all time. Since it was introduced in 1967, the Washington State-based aeronautics manufacturer has delivered nearly 9,300 of them. And there’s still a backlog of more than 4,200 orders.
To put this aircraft’s popularity into perspective, it’s estimated that there are more than 1,200 737s airborne around the planet at any given time.
While the bulk of these aircraft serve in the commercial sector, there are many Boeing 737 business jets available for charter flight operations as well. For businesses that require economical air transport solutions—for executives and/or cargo—this is a terrific option.
This incredibly efficient single-aisle, narrow-body jet can seat between 85 and 215 passengers, depending on the model.
What is the range of a 737 business jet? On average, it can fly 6,100 miles without refueling, neatly 260 nautical miles farther than the competition, The 737 also consumes 7 per cent less fuel while carrying 12 more passengers than the nearest competing model in its class.
It’s the perfect aircraft for large groups of business executives who need to travel from New York to Chicago for an important meeting or function.
Catering to Every Air Travel Need
While the 737 was originally intended to serve as a shorter, more efficient replacement for the Boeing 727, the manufacturer recognized the potential to expand this airframe into a series of aircraft. In doing so, they opened up opportunities to serve specific markets across the commercial sector.
As mentioned, the Boeing 737 business jet is capable of accommodating a range of passengers in a two-class seating arrangement. This is due to the company’s decision to introduce numerous models over the years, including:
- -100: 85 passengers
- -200: 102 passengers
- -300: 126 passengers
- -400: 147 passengers
- -500: 110 passengers
- -600: 108 passengers
- -700: 128 passengers
- -800: 167 passengers
- -900: 177 passengers
The latter four, known as Next Generation variants, are the current production models. All of them are outfitted with the CFM International CFM56-7 series turbofan engines. These power plants give the Boeing 737 a significant boost in overall performance, including:
- Range: up to 3,010 nautical miles
- Service ceiling: 41,000 feet
- Takeoff distance at MTOW: 7,598 feet
- Cruising speed: 521 mph
In addition to improved performance, Boeing upgraded its Next Generation 737s with:
- Improved cockpits
- New interior designs
- Better aerodynamics
With configurations for both cargo and passenger transport, the Boeing 737 is a versatile choice for a variety of applications:
- Corporate commuter
- Travelling performers
- Professional sports teams
- VIPs and their followers
How much does a Boeing 737 business jet cost?
Today a brand new 737 will set you back $71 million. Used models can vary in price but typically begin around $41 million.
Who owns a 737 BBJ?
The most expensive—and arguably the most luxurious—belongs to Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. The well-appointed 737 is valued at $110 million.
How much does it cost to fly a 737 for 1 hour?
Though it varies between operators, the average cost of a 737 charter is around $25,000USD per hour.
Stratos Soars Higher than the Rest
To see which 737 business jet is right for your travel needs, talk to a Stratos Jets private flight advisor. We take the time to understand your specific charter flight requirements so that we can source the best-equipped and most cost-effective aircraft available. There’s no need to commit to a long-term contract and because we take care of all of the arrangements, there’s no stress.
In terms of air charter safety, Stratos is an industry leader. For nearly two decades, we’ve formed strong working relationships with charter operators in regions across the United States, and around the world. And through our Approved Vendor Program, we’re able to recommend charter operators with confidence. That’s because we carefully vet operators to ensure they’re following industry best practices and implementing sound safety policies and procedures.
To enjoy your best charter experience yet, reach out to a Stratos private flight advisor by calling 888.593.9066 or by requesting a free quote online.
Boeing 737: Aircraft Charter Specifications
|MANUFACTURER||Boeing - USA|
|CABIN HEIGHT||6.90 ft|
|CABIN WIDTH||10.10 ft|
|CABIN LENGHT||99.99 ft|
|BAGGAGE CAPACITY||755 cu ft|
|CRUISE SPEED||521 mph|
|CRUISE ALTITUDE||41,000 ft|