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A private jet as an affordable option for business travel may seem a little bit crazy for those unacquainted with the challenges of today's business world. But in reality, at a moments notice modern businessmen and women need fly around the world to meet clients, consult reps or attend meetings. And for those people who have to face these global challenges on a weekly basis, there is a huge advantage to chartering a private plane on a regular basis. We’re going to take a look at the main benefits of chartering a private plane for travelling business executives, and show you how it may be a viable option for your company.
One of the chief reasons businesses will consider using a chartering a private aircraft is the amount of time it can save. Depending on your schedule and program, a chartered aircraft can be fuelled, staffed and ready to go in just a few hours. From here you can fly directly to your destination without frustrating layovers, be productive with your time onboard the aircraft, and save time and money by avoiding lengthy queues at the airport, and the necessity to stay at hotels to make particular flights. The savings in time, and the consequential increase in productivity end up trumping the initial cost.
As anyone in the business world knows, there are times when things don’t quite work out as you’d like them to. Chartering a private aircraft does come at a premium, but it also gives you the flexibility to make plans within a few hours notice. For example, if you get stuck in a meeting before you’re scheduled to go, a private aircraft will wait for you. With most private aircraft it’s even possible to change plans in the middle of your flight, which is particularly important in today’s modern business world, where there are often quick changes in priorities.
Nothing upsets important business executives like economy class tickets to your next annual general meeting. If you have to transport a large group of very important people, it makes sense to charter your own private aircraft, and ensure every one of your VIPs makes it to the destination comfortable, rested, and in consummate style. Flying people in groups also provides the opportunity for discussions, bonding, and an enhanced level of interaction you simply don’t get if they’re sitting in business class. Chartering your own private aircraft makes your business look professional and enterprising, and ensures you make a good impression with all executives and stakeholders.
As anyone in the business world would agree, sometimes you have to be in two places at once, often in the most inconvenient pair of places possible. Chartered aircraft give you a better opportunity to determine the course of your route, and more flexibility in terms of choosing the airports you’re landing it. Nothing takes the gusto out of your presentation like sitting through three layovers on the way to the meeting. A chartered aircraft will get you exactly where you need to go, without the impossibly long and harrying itinerary.
Even the most extravagant business class service on commercial aircrafts pale in comparison to the level of service and attention to detail you receive when chartering your own private aircraft. Private aircraft generally offer luxury furnishings, plenty of space, and a level of individualised attention that cannot be matched by any commercial flight. When you’re chartering your own private aircraft you also have the opportunity to order your preferred food and drinks ahead of time, so you no longer have to settle for the meals offered on commercial flights.
Making trips via commercial airline can be stressful and testing on your patience. They can also limit your ability to discuss and confer with any business partners you may be travelling with. By chartering your own private aircraft, you get the privacy you just can’t match when you’re jostling through crowded airport lounges. You have the opportunity to be much more productive with your time, and this enhanced level of privacy is helpful when it comes to important business decisions and deal-making needing to be done out of the public eye.