Mardi Gras, New Orleans & Carnival, Rio de Janeiro

Featured Charter Flight – Private Jet Charter to Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday” (also called Shrove Tuesday in some countries such as England), refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, the forty days prior to Easter. It reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana was founded by French colonists, and strongly influenced by their European culture. It’s known worldwide for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” in the United States, and thus one of the most individualistic in the entire Western Hemisphere. The city is also famous for its huge Mardi Gras celebrations each year.

Private jet charter to New Orleans takes you to a city renowned for its incredible cuisine, music – particularly as the birthplace of jazz and the annual Jazz Fest celebration, and its many other annual celebrations and festivals. The most famous of course is Mardi Gras, which dates back to French colonial times. The large party takes place mainly in the French Quarter (known locally as simply “the Quarter” or Vieux Carré), a colonial-era city which is bounded by the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Canal Street, and Esplanade Avenue. It contains many popular hotels, bars, and nightclubs. Notable tourist attractions in the Quarter include Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Market. This area and these attractions are popular year-round, giving the city a ranking of #1 in a Travel + Leisure poll of “America’s Favorite Cities” in 2012.

Featured Charter Flight – Private Jet Charter to Carnival


The Carnival is also the most famous Brazilian holiday, and has become an event of huge proportions. In fact, Brazil attracts 70% of its tourists during this time of the year, and private jet charter to Rio is very popular during this time. Variations in carnival celebrations are observed throughout the multitude of Brazilian cities, yet an aspect common to all is the incorporation of samba into the celebrations. The southeastern cities of Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória – hold massive organized parades led by samba schools, which march and conclude in large sambadromes.

In Rio alone, Carnival drew more than 4.9 million in 2011, with 400,000 being foreign visitors. In addition to the cities just mentioned, the city of Salvador also holds a very large carnival celebration as well, where millions of people celebrate the party in the streets of the city with a large diversity of musical styles combined. There are many other celebrations of smaller scale during Mardi Grad, mainly in coastal cities.

Charter flights to New Orleans and jet charter to Rio de Janeiro for Mardi Gras are a specialty of Priority One Jets, and we would love to take you to the celebrations this year. As an industry-leading air charter provider in the United States, Priority One Jets can take you in luxury and convenience anywhere on the globe that your itinerary requires, including jet charters to New Orleans, LA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Mardi Gras.

Call one of our charter experts today at 888-671-5387 who will be happy to discuss your various private jet options – in the safest, most well maintained and piloted you will find in the air – and assist you in selecting the perfect aircraft for your flying needs and reserve your plane.

You can also get a Price Quote on a Private Jet online if this is more convenient for you. We’re available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can have your jet ready for departure in as little as four hours’ notice.