Companies across the country are chartering planes in increasing numbers. They do this for good reason. Charter flights save time and money, and in current economic times, no one can waste any of these valuable resources.
Companies that use air charters get most of the benefits of owning a private fleet without incurring maintenance costs, support for specialist personnel, pilots, or the bad press that companies like major American car makers have dealt with after they have made private jets to Washington, DC. They also don’t have expensive assets that sit on the floor when they don’t have immediate use of them.
The benefits of private aviation can be huge for companies:
– Sales teams can plan and work on private and chartered aircraft in ways that are not applicable to commercial flights.
– Executives can supervise several projects in person, and organize meetings that may take only weeks to a few days.
– Business groups can reach clients’ business at rest and prepare for a full day of work rather than overwork after hours of business travel.
This does not even cover the personal benefits of a private jet charter. With my family of income, most people bear personal responsibilities in addition to work responsibilities. It can be difficult to manipulate when travel to work is required.
Air charters from regional airports save time for business travelers in the car (driving to the airport), time in line (negotiating security), time in the gate waiting area (flight delays and cancellations), and time in the air (times for commercial flights may be much longer than Charter flight times). And time is money.