Private aviation is the only means of transportation where passengers can safely think about what they will do in their destination, without worrying for a second what happens before traveling. Departure time and location, the aircraft, the entire inflight experience (entertainment, food, and drinks) and who joins the trip, family, friend, or pet. All this is thoroughly ready once clients arrive to the private terminal, with the waiting aircraft just steps away. No setbacks from booking to landing.
Private aviation is the ultimate travel experience and once it is experienced, there is no going back. Kyle Patel, CEO of BitLux, Palm Beach-based private jet company, shares what makes this industry so unique for its passengers.
Why flexibility is private aviation’s main asset
Some say that luxury might be one of the main traits of this market, nevertheless, flexibility should get the nod because it truly defines every step of the private jet experience. From choosing a specific aircraft to defining the departure and landing location, private aviation companies will adapt and remain completely flexible to the client’s needs. And the previous is true prior, during and after the flight. Customization taken to a whole new level.
What are the main types of aircraft available for charter?
What is your route and specific travel needs? Do you need more space or require a cost-efficient option? From smaller jets to transatlantic aircraft that seat up to 20 passengers, the private jet market has a wide variety of options. Naturally, larger jets come with a higher price tag due to overall operational costs. If budget is a concern, you cannot go wrong with turboprops, a reliable, safe, and cost-efficient type of aircraft that will not make you sacrifice comfort for price. It should be note, nonetheless, that some turboprop aircraft and smaller jets have a considerably short range than larger models.
How much does it cost to charter a private aircraft?
There are various factors than come into play when charting a private jet. For starters, the longer the route, the more expensive the flight. More fuel and the potential need for a larger aircraft increases the cost. The type of airplane is the other top element to consider; large heavy jets are more expensive and luxurious, which end in a higher price tag. Nevertheless, the private jet charter provider plays a key role in pairing each client with the appropriate aircraft, with safety and operational capabilities as the main consideration, followed by cost-efficiency and overall amenities.
What is it like to fly on a private jet during COVID-19?
Private aviation demand has remained stable when compared to pre-COVID levels thanks to an increase in new passengers and its diversification. New passengers have started to experience private aviation firsthand due to commercial aviation inefficiencies and to higher perceived safety levels during the pandemic. The previous is explained mainly because the private jet experience is a more controlled environment with fewer touchpoints, thus decreasing the possibility of exposure to the virus. This trend is expected to remain throughout 2021.
In essence, the main thing you should know from a passenger standpoint on private aviation is that its flexibility can get you almost anywhere, with the possibility to go places without commercial connections, to land in remote runways thanks to various aircraft options and, most importantly, to fly with family, friends and pets with the highest safety standards and the most unique customer experience in the entire travel industry.
BitLux provides various services across the air charter industry, but Executive Travel is one that is closest to heart. Whether you are flying for business or leisure, BitLux provides a top tier private jet service that actively exceeds expectations.