Private Jets: Why are more business travellers choosing this option?
For many business travellers, commercial airlines are a thing of the past.
Private jets are becoming increasingly popular for many businesses, despite the fact they’re more expensive. This is due to the whole host of benefits they offer, which actually make them a more affordable, practical and efficient option than standard airlines – plus, with a growing number of private jet charters, they’re also becoming less expensive.
So let’s take a look at just what perks private jets offer companies (aside from the most obvious ones, of course!):
They Save Time – and in Business, Time is Money
When you fly privately, there are a number of added bonuses available, and one of the most noticeable is how quickly you’ll get to and from your destinations.
For starters, you’ll need to spend far less time on the ground queuing in the hustle and bustle of the airport, waiting to get through security and fighting for a seat on the plane.
Private passengers are often allowed to arrive just 15 minutes before their flight’s scheduled to take off. And once they jet off, private jets are able to reach a higher altitude than commercial flights, which means they aren’t battling with the same air traffic issues because they’re out of these busy zones.
Furthermore, you aren’t only limited to flying from major airports around the world as private jets have access to hundreds of additional smaller airports that commercial airlines couldn’t fly from (due to smaller runways, limited facilities and so on). Again, this adds to the time you can save travelling, as the airport you’re landing at may be much closer to your end destination. This may cut out traffic jams, more queues and time travelling to your hotel/business meeting.
Finally, cancellations and delays are something the majority of private travellers won’t have to deal with as they’re virtually unheard of.
They Give You Privacy – and Plenty of Added Comfort
There’s nothing worse than trying to get some work done on public transport while trying to shield your company’s private details from the nosey neighbour who’s peering over your shoulder.
However, on a private jet, you’ll have far more space to yourself (perhaps even the entire plane), allowing you to spread out, relax and look through important documents if you need to.
The seats and overall surroundings are far more comfortable, too, giving you the time you need to recharge and prepare yourself for your next business meeting.
They Give You Chance to Do Business
Still got business to do while you’re up in the air or need to close an important deal? This isn’t an issue when you’re flying by private charter – in fact, it’ll probably add to the success of your business meetings.
Business passengers receive an attentive service and the knowledge that their business matters will be dealt with in complete privacy. You’ll have the freedom to work with your team or get your head down on your own, with all the peace and quiet you need to focus on the task in hand.
Equally, many private jets also waver the no mobile phone or Internet usage that commercial airlines have in place.
They Give You More Kudos with Clients
What could be more impressive than flying by private jet to meet an important client? This gives your company an incredibly professional edge, especially when you’re dealing with large corporations or esteemed clients.
And the efficient, timely nature of private jets are even more essential in these cases too.
Many private jet users also find that this mode of transport is a great perk for their employees, which helps them retain staff for a longer period of time.
They Can Save You Money
Not only do private jets save you money by saving you time, but they can also be a more affordable option.
As a savvy traveller, you’ll know that commercial airfares, added baggage, food on the flight and other essentials soon add up. And when you consider the cost-effectiveness of the empty-leg flights some companies offer, you can often secure private jet flights at a much lower cost.
In most cases, a private jet is only booked for one way, which means it’s empty on the way back. Empty-leg flights enable you to book these return flights (which the private jet company has to make anyway) at a reduced cost. The only thing you’ll need to bear in mind with this is the pre-determined airport, destination and departure time – but if you can plan in advance, this might not be a problem.
Overall, private jet chartering is growing in popularity for both business and luxury travellers due to the relaxing (or great working) environment they offer. Providing business personnel with a productive trip, they’re also far more convenient because there’s no time wasting at the airport, in the air or getting to and from the airport.