888.634.7449

Charter Flight Group
5355 Mira Sorrento Place, Suite #265
San Diego, CA 92121, USA

Instant
Charter Price


  • ARGUS Safety Rated Aircraft

  • Instant Price Quotes

  • #1 In Customer Service

Yes, we have the best rates available for you!

You're just a few clicks away from receiving your Instant Charter Price.

Swearingen Metro Private Plane
Aircraft Charter Swearingen Metro

Swearingen Metro

Private Air Charters on the Swearingen Metro – History and Highlights

When you are seeking executive air charters on larger aircraft that has room for up to 20 passengers, the Fairchild Swearingen Metro (aka Metroliner) may be just the ticket. Charter Flight Group can arrange private charter flights on this popular twin-engine turboprop and accommodate your needs. Originally developed and produced by Swearingen Aviation as an evolution of their Merlin aircraft, and currently manufactured by Fairchild Aerospace in Texas, the Metro and its many variants are solid, dependable and cost-effective performers. The original Metro entered production in 1971 and was soon replaced by the Metro II (SA226) with larger windows and improved performance on takeoff. The Metro III (SA227) was certified in 1980 with upgraded engines, increased wingspan, four-bladed props and various modifications to the airframe. Several special models were issued, including the SA227-BC built for a Mexican airline. With attention focused on better engines, more power, greater weight capacity and a few design changes, the Metro IV (later renamed Metro 23) was introduced.
The Metro 23 is the current version. A few Metro 25s were built with increased passenger and decreased baggage capacity. And there were also cargo variants and a military version of the Metro 23, the C-26B model, manufactured for the U.S. Air Force. The Swearingen Metro is well-suited for private charter flights for VIPs, midsized groups and companies who are looking for a pressurized, reliable and efficient aircraft. Charter Flight Group can put together an executive air charter for you and your family, friends or colleagues to and from hundreds of destinations in the Swearingen Metro 23. Its short runway capabilities make it ideal for travel to and from remote airports. Your private air travel aboard the Metro can be done on your own unique timetable so you won’t be limited by the schedules of commercial airline flights. With a range of about 1,500 miles, the Metro 23 can quickly carry you from London to Bucharest, Miami to Aruba, or Tucson to Milwaukee.

Metro 23 Specifications

Charter Flight Group can book your private air travel on the Swearingen Metro even if we have only a few hours to work with. The Swearingen Metro accommodates a crew of two pilots and will hold 10 to 14 VIP passengers or up to 19 higher-density passengers. The interior cabin dimensions of the aircraft are 27.4 feet in length, 5.8 feet in height and 5.5 feet in width, and executive air charter passengers will be comfortable in the spacious, luxurious cabin. Metro 23 is well-suited for business or leisure private air travel and would be ideal for a small business meeting or just enjoying private charter flights to somewhere exotic. The Metro 23 features two AlliedSignal TPE-331-11U-612G turboprop engines and can be flown in high winds, ice and other less-than-favorable weather conditions. Private charter flights on Metro turboprops are more fuel-efficient per passenger than business jets carrying the same number of passengers. Whether your trip is for work or fun, your executive air charter on the Swearingen Metro will save you money and tedious
commercial airport travel time. Today’s turboprops are cost-effective when fuel prices are high but include the cabin comforts of light jets. Other specifications of the Metro 23 executive air charter include:
  • Class: Turboprop charter airliner
  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 12 to 19
  • Altitude: 25,000 feet
  • Range: 1,314 nm; 1,512 m (w/19 passengers + reserves)
  • Cruise speed: 293 knots (337 mph)
  • Pressurized: Yes
  • Lavatory: Yes
  • Baggage capacity: 74 cubic feet

Swearingen Metro Turboprop Airliner Private Charter – Summary

Private charter flights can be easily arranged with Charter Flight Group. We can provide you with access to all of the newest and safest aircraft available today, including the Swearingen Metro. Utilize our top-notch service both on the ground and in the air for special amenities and ground arrangements you may need. We book private air travel to most U.S. and international destinations and offer very competitive pricings for one-way flights and empty legs. Charter Flight Group will make sure that your charter private flights operate effortlessly, efficiently and with total discretion. Safety and security are the cornerstones of our private air travel service. We use only global charter partners who meet the strict Federal Aviation Administration Part 135 standards for aviation operation, aircraft maintenance, training and qualifications.
In addition, all of our executive air charters are subjected to the third-party safety audits of ARG/US and WYVERN. Your Charter Flight Group consultant will be happy to book your private air travel and set you up at the most competitive rates. Our 24 hour a day, 7 day a week schedule makes us always available to help you. You can count on Charter Flight Group to satisfy all of your private air travel needs and eliminate the headaches of long airport lines and transfer delays. Fly on the Swearingen Metro or one of hundreds of other VIP aircraft we have available. You’ll always arrive at your destination fresh and stress-free.

The CFG Difference


Charter Flight Group is the right choice for the private charter clientele. Our reliability, costs, and attentiveness enables us to surpass the competition.

Why We’re Different


  • Superior End-to-End Experience
  • Dedicated 24/7 VIP Service
  • Integrated Trip Planning
  • ARGUS Platinum, IS-BAO Aircraft
  • Wyvern Recommended Aircraft Backed by Charter Vault Escrow
  • Point-to-Point Pricing