Why do the world’s movers and shakers, celebrities and thought leaders choose to fly privately? When it comes to business or leisure, short hops or far-flung destinations, private jet charter offers a multitude of advantages beyond the exceptional service and comfort it’s renowned for. Let’s dive into some of the benefits of flying privately.
1. YOUR TIME IS ALL YOURS
Chartering a private jet removes the hassle, wait times and restrictions of commercial flights and replaces them with seamless transfers, privacy and speed. These are valuable factors – whether you’re a leisure traveller who wants to land close to your ski chalet, or a business leader with multiple meetings and very little time. The perception of flying privately is that of luxury; but the magic is in the high level of efficiency and flexibility.
2. IT’S AS EASY AS BOOKING A TAXI
Private jet charter allows you to book an entire aircraft for a flight between A and B (or even A, B, C and D), for which you pay an agreed price which includes fuel costs and airport fees. With the Victor app, you have the ability to compare, book and manage your flight at your fingertips – any time of the day. To get a quote, simply provide details of where you would like to fly from and to; the preferred date and time of your departure; the number of people travelling in your party; the preferred size or range of your aircraft (if known); and any other relevant details (such as additional legs, pet passengers, dietary requirements or excess baggage). It’s that simple.
3. PRICES AREN’T ALWAYS SKY-HIGH
Empty leg flights are when an aircraft returns empty from a one-way charter; either returning to an operating base, or re-positioning for another charter. These empty flights still incur operating costs so are often listed by the operator in the hope of recouping some of those costs through a charter. Empty leg charters offer all the service excellence of a standard charter, but with less scheduling flexibility as the aircraft is already committed to a particular route; hence the cost savings of up to 75%. Victor allows you to set an alert to be notified when an empty leg becomes available on your preferred route.
4. NO NASTY SURPRISES
If, for example, you choose to charter a jet through Victor, you’ll know exactly what to expect – there are no secrets. Your quote will include the name and contact details of the operator, the aircraft tail number (so you know the year of manufacture), actual images of the aircraft, cabin dimensions, insurance details, the cancellation policy and an all-inclusive price. It’s worth noting that prices exclude on-board communications, ground transportation, de-icing and some credit card fees (if this is your chosen payment method). With all of this information, comparison is simple and booking is easy – you could be airborne in just three hours!
5. RIGHT AIRCRAFT, RIGHT TIME
There is a vast array of aircraft available for private charter – from small turbo-props and light jets that can land on the tiniest and most inaccessible of runways, to ultra-long-range jets complete with bedrooms, bathrooms, fully-stocked galleys, boardroom/dining facilities, and the latest entertainment systems. Factors such as the charter distance, number of passengers, airport specifications (runway length, accessibility, pet-friendliness, opening times, etc.) and aircraft availability will all affect your final decision. But with so much choice, there is always likely to be an aircraft when you need it.
At Victor, we’re committed to setting industry standards for environmentalism. So, when you request a quote, we’ll show you the carbon impact of each available aircraft and route. For every flight booked, we also include a minimum of 200% carbon offset at no cost to you. Plus, your personal account manager will be on hand to guide you through the booking process – every time you fly.