As the world emerges from the coronavirus outbreak and travel becomes possible again, we expect the safety and privacy of private charter to appeal to many new flyers who would have previously relied on scheduled flights.
With the support of our world-leading Safety & Security division who advise the aviation industry, we have put industry-leading measures and guidance in place across our charter flights to ensure that your risk is minimised as much as possible.
What is a Scheduled Flight?
A scheduled flight is what most people think of when they consider buying an airplane ticket. Tickets are purchased from an air carrier that sells them until the aircraft is full. They operate flights on a regular basis following schedules, and passengers then choose the flight they want from the available selection.
Scheduled flights can be beneficial because they operate on a regular schedule going to various destinations, and flight details are already set in place. It is also usually a less expensive option than private jet charter flights.
What is a Chartered Flight?
A chartered flight is very different from a scheduled flight. There is not a schedule of flights set by the air carrier that passengers choose between. Instead, the customer sets the flight schedule to fit their needs and wants. This can be done by a specific individual or a company to schedule a private jet or another air charter to transport themselves or their employees.
Chartered flights offer a unique set of benefits. There is total privacy because you are hiring the entire aircraft. You also receive personalised service and don't have to worry about losing your seat or your flight getting delayed because of issues with the air carrier. There is also a lot more flexibility when it comes to the scheduling and location of the flight with access to private terminals and smaller airports available.
Private Jet Charter vs Scheduled Services
We are already noticing that clients are using private jet services in place of first-class or business-class scheduled flights. Many scheduled flight routes have been cancelled as travel restrictions have cut demand, and its likely to take time for schedules to recover as travel requirements increase. Private charter offers a reliable alternative with guaranteed availability, so you have peace of mind that you will get to where you need to be and you'll have access to routes instantly as they open up.
You get advanced safety
Secondly, a private jet charter gives passengers much more control over their travel environment and enables you to effectively mitigate your risk of exposure. In addition to aligning with general industry practices of working with all partners to implement required safety measures onboard, such as disinfecting the cabin and the provision of PPE, our Charter team have worked closely with our Safety & Security division to closely assess risk at every point of your journey. We are at the very forefront of the industry and are currently responsible for advising airlines on risk management as the travel industry starts to determine how they will approach these new challenges to maximise the safety of passengers. This means we can provide you with industry-leading guidance and advice so you can rest assured you can control and minimise your risk to exposure from the moment you leave your house to when you arrive at your final destination.
If you're looking for a more secure alternative to scheduled flights and are new to flying privately, we have put together a simple guide to help you navigate the process of booking here.