reason most people charter an aircraft is the fact that the aircraft is theirs for the duration of the trip required. It could be seen as a status and expensive extravagance.
However there is an important side to it.
- There is little or no queuing for tickets and baggage checks at airports, and you are generally escorted through direct to the aircraft, even escorted through customs. This time
saved can benefit business users and to degree pleasure seekers – more time to explore your destination.
- Depending on the aircraft that has been chartered, you will have a cabin to yourself and your friends and colleagues, more personal flight attendant service and catering that you
can order in advance1.
- Another advantage of chartering aircraft, are the airports used. They can depart and arrive from smaller airports that most airlines cannot operate to. This can assist with helping
you get close to your destination.
- With helicopters, there is an added advantage – they can land and take off from almost anywhere. They can get you directly into city centres, sports events and even hotels without
relying on road transport to and from the airport. You can even link a helicopter charter to/from the airport for your fixed wing flight.
1 Catering on small
turboprops, jets and helicopters is generally cold buffet style, but with facility to make hot drinks. Larger aircraft have equipment to heat meals and are served by a flight attendant if