After the pandemic, interest in private aviation surged. The proposition of convenient, exclusive travel was made even sweeter by the additional shielding from covid private jets could provide.
Given this rising interest, we’ve written this beginner’s guide to private aviation. Keep reading to discover who can use private jets and the different benefits of flying privately.
What are the benefits of flying by private jet?
There’s no doubt that private flights are more expensive than commercial ones. Yet the major advantages of flying privately more than makeup for the investment. Below, we’ve listed four major benefits of flying by private jet.
- Personalized service: Private jets are by definition, just that: ‘private’. And you’ll be treated with a level of exclusivity to match this. You’ll talk to real representatives and even receive round-the-clock service from a dedicated account manager.
- Convenience: According to a 2020 survey published by Statista, ‘saving time’ is the leading reason why people use private jets.
- Superior experience: Private jets are renowned for featuring luxurious cabins. And for the most part this is true. Onboard, you’ll enjoy beds, showers, and beds – all in total privacy.
- Flexibility: Unlike commercial flights, private jets don’t need to adhere to strict schedules. You’ll be able to make last-minute changes to your route or your passenger list, and your aircraft will even wait for you if you’re running late.
Are private jets sustainable?
One of the biggest issues regarding private jets is their impact on the environment. It’s true that private flights have a larger impact on the environment compared to their commercial counterparts. Yet in recent years, several advancements have been made in this area.
Empty leg flights
For instance, one leading private aviation company Vista Global offers ‘empty leg’ flights – which allow you to book seats on empty flights between bookings that need must already take place.
Another important development is the practice of ‘carbon offsetting’. This means taking part in activities that to help reduce carbon dioxide levels, and balance out activities that increase them. Carbon offsetting activities include investing in renewable energies or taking part in environmental conservation projects.
Who uses private jets?
Many people assume that private jets are only enjoyed by a select few. Yet the truth is, there’s a wide range of people who benefit from flying privately, such as the following.
- Small business: Surprisingly, smaller business members make up a large proportion of the total number of people using private charters.
- Fortune 500 companies: Unsurprisingly, members of the most successful businesses in the world make use of this convenient and dependable mode of transportation.
- Business leaders: Along with other senior organisation members, CEOs and other executives make use of the excellent privacy and flexibility that private jets provide.
- Government agencies: Similarly, high-ranking government members typically use private aviation – especially if their role calls for high levels of security and privacy.
- Holiday-goers: If you’d rather travel to or from your holiday destination without having to deal with long queues, delays, and even cancellations, then there’s no better way than by private jet.
Private aviation is a beneficial and increasingly sustainable service, which a diverse range of people are able to enjoy. Will you be joining the club?