Companies throughout the country are chartering planes in growing numbers. They’re doing this for good reasons. Charter flights save both time and money and in the current economic times, no one can afford to waste either of those valuable resources.
Companies that use air charters get most of the benefits of owning a private fleet without incurring maintenance costs, supporting specialized staff and pilots or the bad press that companies like the major American auto manufacturers dealt with after they flew their private jets into Washington DC. They also don’t have a very expensive asset sitting around on the ground when they don’t have immediate use for it.
The benefits of flying privately can be huge for businesses:
– Sales teams can plan and work on private and charter aircraft in ways that are simply not viable on commercial flights.
– Executives can personally oversee multiple projects, fitting meetings that would take weeks into just a few days.
– Work groups can arrive at clients’ businesses rested and ready for a full day of work rather than fatigued after hours of commercial travel.
And that doesn’t even cover the personal benefits of private air charter. With our two income households, most people have personal responsibilities as well as business ones. These can be difficult to juggle when business travel is required.
Air charters from regional airports save business travelers time in the car (driving to the airport), time in line (negotiating security), time at the gate waiting area (flight delays and cancellations), time in the air (commercial flight times may be significantly longer than air charter flight times). And time is money.