Whilst most of us when we travel via plane will book a ticket with a traditional airline, business owners will rent an entire aircraft – if they don’t already have access to one – for business purposes. The business of hiring out private aircraft to business people is commonly referred to as the aircraft charter business.
An aircraft charter doesn’t have to be booked for business purposes however. They can also be booked to transport urgent private cargo, such as an important batch of products. Aircraft charters can also be used for medical purposes – to transport those who’ve suffered injuries back home or medical supplies.
Whilst a standard commercial aircraft is usually full of passengers, an aircraft that has been privately charted features a huge amount of free space – depending on the size of the plane that has been chartered.
Commercial aircraft will often only fly from certain airports or air strips. However, with a private aircraft you usually get the opportunity to choose exactly where you want to fly from. This means that you could fly from a local airfield or a small airstrip – depending on the facilities and the size of the aircraft.
These particular factors make booking an aircraft charter a highly convenient option.
Many people will complain about their experiences on standard commercial aircrafts. They’ll complain that their flights have been delayed; that their seats on the flight were uncomfortable; that they spent hour waiting to be checked in.
With a private aircraft many of these problems are eradicated. With a privately booked aircraft charter, flights are rarely cancelled – unless the weather makes it unsafe to fly, flights usually go ahead on schedule. The check-in process is radically different, as, you or your party are the only people due to board the plane.
Although an aircraft charter can be quite costly, the amount of luxury experienced on a privately chartered plane is unrivalled. Rather than being cramped into a seat – like on a commercial aircraft – on a privately chartered aircraft you’ll find that you have plenty of space and a spot in a seat that offers an incredible amount of comfort. You also get to fly when you want or need to fly, rather than having wait for a flight at a specific time – one of those cases to which the commonly-used phrase “you get what you pay for” can certainly be applied.
For those business owners looking to organise business trips abroad, a privately charted aircraft is a great option. Many of the companies that offer these type of services can also provide a range other additional services.
These services include in-flight catering – which customers can specifically tailor to their own taste – additional chauffeured transportation – taking parties to, for example, their hotel once they’ve landed at their destination. Some aircraft charter companies can even recommend and book accommodation – such as hotels, motels, villas etc.
These extra services can prove to be incredibly handy for those who decide to travel at the very last minute, and as a result don’t have time to book these additional extras in advance.