New York, one of the world’s fashion capitals, is all set to host one of the biggest international catwalks of the year: New York Fashion Week 2020.

The Big Apple will gather fashion houses, editors, models and celebrities at Spring Studios on February 7 to 12 for a spectacular parade of the latest and most avant-garde creations from today’s established brands and emerging names.

Heading to New York City for one of the most awaited fashion weeks in the world? We have the information you need to efficiently plan your private flight to The City That Never Sleeps.


For international private flights bound for New York, the following airports are ideal for business jet operations:

Teterboro Airport [TEB, KTEB]

Teterboro Airport is the most popular option for private jets heading to New York. Although located in Bergen County, New Jersey, KTEB is a mere 12 miles away from Midtown Manhattan, providing travelers the easiest and most convenient access to New York City, particularly if road traffic conditions are good.

KTEB is open 24/7 but customs only operate between 0730 and 2330 LT. Special arrangements can be made upon request. A general aviation reliever airport, KTEB can accommodate private jets, helicopters, pistons and turboprop airplanes.

However, any aircraft in excess of 100,000 pounds is not allowed to operate in KTEB. Hangars and tie-downs are available parking arrangements at KTEB. Slots are not required.

Aircraft operating in KTEB must follow stringent noise restrictions for departures:

  • 80 dB(A) departure limit on Runway 24 from 2200 to 0700 LT
  • 90 dB(A) departure limit on Runway 24 from 0700 to 2200 LT
  • 95 dB(A) departure limit on Runways 01, 19 and 06 at all times
  • 95 dB(A) departure limit for helicopters at all times

Westchester County Airport [HPN, KHPN]

Westchester Country Airport is the preferred choice for private jet fliers and operators looking for an alternative airport to KTEB. Located in White Plains, New York, KHPN is about 50 miles away from Midtown, Manhattan. This proximity to New York City is the reason many Fortune 500 companies have made KHPN the base of their corporate jets.

Also known as White Plains Airport, KHPN serves private, general and commercial aviation aircraft. Slots are not required at KHPN, and air traffic control hours are from 0600 to 2300 LT.

The airport implements a Voluntary Restraint From Flying (VRFF) Program, or simply voluntary curfew, which advises operators against flying between midnight to 6300 LT daily. Although not mandatory, operators are strongly encouraged to follow curfew.

Republic Airport [FRG, KFRG]

Located in East Farmingdale on Long Island, New York, KFRG is an exclusive private aviation airfield. Because it sees less aviation traffic, takeoffs and landings are quicker compared with the busier airports of KTEB and KHPN.

Slots are not required but Prior Permission Required (PPR) is necessary for aircraft with 30 seats or more, as well as for aircraft weighing more than 60,000 lbs. Pilots operating flights from another country must inform KFRG at least 4 hours before arrival. Customs and Border Protection office operates from 0600 to 2345 LT, while Control Tower hours run from 0700 to 2300 LT.

KFRG implements a voluntary curfew program between 2200 and 0700 LT. Operators are advised to follow noise abatement procedures:

  • Use thrust reduction techniques
  • Use Standard Instrument Departure (SID) runway 32
  • Use stage 3 aircraft, whenever possible
  • Use runway 01/19, whenever possible
  • Use National Business Aircraft Association or Manufacturer’s Suggested Noise Abatement Techniques

Long Island MacArthur Airport [ISP, KISP]

Long Island MacArthur Airport serves commercial, business and general aviation operations. Located in Ronkonkoma, New York, on Long Island, KISP is another alternative for private aviation travelers bound to the Big Apple.

It is about seven miles away from the central business district of Islip Town and about 54 miles from the east side of Midtown Manhattan. Slots are not required at KISP. Control tower operates from 0600 to 2400 LT.

Further alternative airports are available through major commercial international airports:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport [JFK, KFJK]
  • Newark Liberty International Airport [EWR, KEWR]
  • LaGuardia Airport [LGA, KLGA]
  • New York Stewart International Airport [SWF, KSFW]


Private aviation traffic heading to New York may increase during special events. As such, it is best to place fuel requests in advance and avoid delays on fuel delivery. For competitive fuel quotations, please contact


Jetex can provide ground handling to any aircraft operating to KTEB, KHPN, KFRG and KISP through our local handling partners in New York.


Ground transportation to and from KTEB, KHPN, KFRG and KISP includes buses, trains, authorized taxis, airport shuttles, luxury cars and VIP transport. To arrange your transport from any of the airports to Spring Studios or to your preferred hotel, please get in touch with Jetex.


A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Waiver is mandatory for non-United States-registered aircraft that does not meet requirements set by the Federal Aviation Administration. (See FAA’s special instructions here.)

For aircraft registered from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan and Syria, an FAA Route Authorization Approval is also required. Additionally, aircraft operating to the US must have their valid Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Decals, and a pre-arranged inbound/outbound Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) if operating to/from an international airport.


Any non-US citizens and/or non-US permanent residents operating to US must have valid US visas before arriving in US territory. The visa needs to be arranged prior to arrival.

For flights that are Signatory Visa Waiver Program (VWP) carriers, foreign citizens or nationals of participating countries (see list below) can travel to US for tourism or business purposes for 90 days or less without a visa, provided the program’s requirements are met. The following are VWP designated countries:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

For more information on the VWP program, please click here.


Security is business as usual at KTEB, KHPN, KFRG and KISP, but expect security at New York Fashion Week venues to be stricter.


Plan your flight for smooth and efficient operations to New York. Contact Jetex or +1 305 306 4000 for any ground handling, fuel and flight planning requirements.