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With over 41,000 COVID-19 deaths in the UK, until there is a vaccine or cure, social distancing and minimising situations where we are in large groups of people will be paramount. However, social distancing is simply not practical on a commercial airliner.
The findings from an observatory study carried out by Globe Air ( European private jet charter operator) found that transiting passenger terminals at airports and flying on a commercial airliner creates around 270 possible person-to-person interactions where one could be exposed to Coronavirus versus less than 20 on private flights.
hConcerns over health risk of flying commercially and the slow recovery of commercial flights are seeing our enquires for private jet charter increase significantly. When it comes to business travel, companies will be conscious of their corporate duty of care and those that have the means to fly privately, but had previously avoided it, are now looking at the options. So what are the options and where do you even start?
1. Find a charter broker – You can book directly with an aircraft operator (the Company that provides the aircraft and crew) but by using a broker you save both time and money. We at Flyconnex, have access to over 3000 private aircraft, we can find you an aircraft that best suits your requirements, we know the operators and we know what to look for in terms of your safety, knowledge of CAA operational regulations and restrictions such as crew rest and flight duty. We look at the Operators operating certificate, check their safety record and insurance. We check to see if the operator has been audited by a third-party authority. From the initial enquiry to the completion of your journey, Flyconnex will work with you to provide a complete solution tailored to your exact requirements.
2. How Much Will it Cost? – This will depend on your requirements, ie. when and where you want to travel, the number of passengers, aircraft preference etc. Flyconnex looks at the most cost-effective solution and provides a minimum of three different jet charter options. Having access to aircraft locator software, we can locate aircraft globally and offer competitive rates based on real-time availability.
There is a misconception that flying privately is for the Rich and Famous! Yes, for those HNWI that fly in the Lamborghini equivalent! If you charter a light jet for between 4-6 people you are looking at approx GBP1,500-3,000/Hr plus the landing and handling fees. Worked out on a per head cost you will see the benefits of private jet charter far outweighs the alternative.
Here at Flyconnex, we have access to a large pool of what are known as Empty legs or Empty Sectors. An Empty Leg is the return portion of a booked one-way private charter flight. The aircraft needs to fly empty to reposition itself for its next customer, or to return to its home base. You can snap up an empty leg at a fraction of the cost but you do have to be flexible. We are happy to search specific routes, just get in touch with our friendly team and we can look at the different options and advise accordingly.
3. Apart from the social distancing advantage that Private Jet travel affords, what do we at Flyconnex, believe the main benefits of flying privately are?
It's more efficient. Company CEO's and their personnel may travel together and continue to conduct business. The possibility of "closing the deal" while en-route to a destination cannot be minimised. Trying to get work accomplished while sandwiched between other people during a scheduled flight is almost impossible. A useful and private business meeting can be held on board a chartered jet or propeller aircraft making the trip to your destination that much more efficient.
Please contact our team for a free quote.
Tel: 0208 075 6999