In a different world, you would have the same access to private flights in your family travels that you do when you are traveling for work. In fact, the eight college visits that your 16 year old daughter has planned for these next 10 days would be infinitely easier if you were on the company jet taking private flights to and from the schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. This, however, is not a perfect world, and instead of traveling in the luxury of the company jet with drivers who take you from the landing strips to the next meeting and back, you are with your 16 year old daughter who is trying to learn to navigate the roads and summer construction projects as you make your way from destination to destination.
You do not have to be the parent of a young driver to understand the convenience of traveling on private flights. In fact, anyone who has been scheduled for a flight this summer understands the inconvenience of traveling on crowded and often delayed commercial flights. Private jet charters, however, provide both convenience and comfort, while at the same time providing economic travel personal travel plans that allow busy executives to make visits to several clients in the same day, often avoiding the need of expensive hotel stays.
Business Charter Jets Provide Executives the Freedom to Customize Their Travel Plans
Many corporations, both large and small understand the value of convenient travel and the time that is saved for their top salespeople and executives. For companies that frequently visit remote locations that are hours away from commercial airports, contracting private jets is often a decision that saves both time and money. Consider these facts and figures about the private jet services that many of these companies use:
- 1.2 million Americans are employed by the business aviation industry, an industry that generates $150 billion in annual economic activity.
- 11,261 private jets were registered in the U.S. as of the year 2011.
- A statistic that might be surprising to the general public is that only 22% of business aircraft passengers are top management. Another 50% are other managers and 20% are technical, sales or service staff.
- The U.S. accounts for 49.7% of the private jet market. Europe comes in second at 20.8%
- A 40% drop in productivity was reported by business people flying on commercial airlines, according to a 2009 survey.
- Although commercial airlines are limited to 550 airports, private jets use a network of more than 5,000 airports in the U.S.
Hold tight, dad. This long college road trip will soon reach its end and you will be again traveling comfortably from one location to another on the company jet.