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EXCEEDING

EVERY

EXPECTATION

MERLIN1 is a private jet charter service with bases in Austin and San Antonio Texas. We get you where you want to go – when you want to – with same-day charters, affordable luxury, and no surcharges.

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Experience The

THE MERLIN1 STANDARD

WE SET THE BAR AT 43,000 FEET

In the world of private flying, MERLIN1 does things differently. 

We operate one type of aircraft – the versatile and comfortable (8-passenger, stand-up headroom, 2,000NM range, WiFi-equipped, enclosed lavatory) mid-size Citation 650. One aircraft type provides for operating cost efficiencies, such as:

  • Fewer pilots are needed – three per plane instead of four.
  • Simplified scheduling and training.
  • This facilitates efficient in-house maintenance, including heavy checks (which is virtually impossible with multiple aircraft types)
  • Unlike most charter operators, our aircraft fleet is owned or controlled via long-term lease
  • There is no revolving door of aircraft, or owner approval required prior to flight confirmation at MERLIN1.


Overall, our model allows MERLIN1 to have less downtime, lower labor costs, lower parts costs, and higher aircraft utilization. But that’s just the beginning – MERLIN1 also has:

  • 17 years of operational excellence
  • 55,000 flight hours without incident or accident
  • Dispatch reliability of over 99%
  • Combined upper management experience of more than 134 years in aviation
  • Highly experienced pilots that receive industry leading simulator-based flight and ground school training every six months
  • Aircraft are maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommended procedures and intervals that meet or exceed all FAA Part 135 standards
  • Nine in-house mechanics with significant aircraft specific training and experience
  • A large inventory of airframe and engine spare parts
  • Aircraft interiors are refurbished every three years, paint every eight years, avionics as required
  • MERLIN1 is the largest locally-owned charter operator in the San Antonio and Austin areas
  • A Jet Card client retention rate of over 90%

We proudly work to exceed your expectations every step of the way by understanding your expectations, and acting in a spirit of hospitality to provide luxurious white glove concierge service. We guarantee relaxing, safe in-flight experiences at highly competitive rates.

Our service area includes all of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, but our client and home bases are located in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Our goal is to be the go-to charter operator throughout the state of Texas. We have no desire to have a base in New York City, although we are happy to take you there non-stop – just don’t stay too long!

For additional information, feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. We also invite you to join our Empty Leg program by clicking here.

OUR TEXAS CHARTER JET BASES

ENJOY VIP TREATMENT AT ALL OF OUR BASES

We partner with FBOs that offer VIP treatment to our private flying clients – no lines, no hassle with security checks. Simply arrive plane-side, hop on board, and fly.

Plus, we can arrange ground transportation to get you where you need to be before and after your private flight.

CHARTER JET TESTIMONIALS

A Few Words from our Happy Clients

When you consider the value proposition, professionalism, and highly trained pilots, MERLIN1 can’t be beat.

Alan S.

Since joining the program, I have spent considerably less time in airports, I arrive relaxed and energetic to my meetings, and am able to return to my office in time to finish up for the day. The planes are great, pilots are wonderful, as is MERLIN1’s concierge team. Flying the Learjet and Citation III has been such an enjoyable experience that each time I board, I want to just keep flying and never land.

Dore K.

With any aircraft in the MERLIN1 fleet I can get from San Antonio to New York or Seattle nonstop, in either direction any time of year with four to eight passengers.

Tommy B.

The speed and efficiency of Learjets and Citation IIIs are unsurpassed. I can now efficiently accomplish in a day what previously took two or three. I’ve looked at many private jet programs and finally, someone has figured out how to make private jet travel affordable while maintaining the standards we have come to expect.

Michael C.
Anntrinaque Lewis
Anntrinaque Lewis
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Google needs a hire rating than five stars because my experience was definitely worth more! I will never forget. I will definitely recommend MERLIN1 as the best for your next trip!
Bruce Bridgewater
Bruce Bridgewater
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We utilize Merlin 1 a few times a year and we have never been disappointed. From one way across the country to round trip over a few days. I recommend them highly!
Randall Pawelek
Randall Pawelek
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MERLIN1, a first class operations, from booking to the completion of the trip! The charter and operation team members along with the pilots/crews made our recent trip so easy and enjoyable.
Shawn Timlin
Shawn Timlin
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Flew to Cabo on a Citation. It was an amazing experience. The plane was stocked with everything I could imagine: alcohol, water, snacks, pillows, blankets, etc. The pilots were friendly and experienced.
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OUR AIRCRAFT FLEET

Take a Look at our fantastic aircrafts

CESSNA 650 CITATION N478CB

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

CESSNA 650 CITATION N650SG

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

CESSNA 650 CITATION N595DC

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

CESSNA 650 CITATION N650W

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

CESSNA 650 CITATION
N98XS

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

CESSNA 650 CITATION
N902F

The Citation 650 is a powerful, proven mid-size jet that seats eight passengers in stand-up headroom comfort.

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