Luxury private jet operators have been well known as the number 1 choice for the rich to travel all across the globe. Although a lot of wealthy people would prefer travelling in a business class or a first class for suiting their esteem and comfort requirements, but owning a private jet and travelling in one registers a person’s place in an elite group all together. Although the prestige is a major factor that places travelling in a jet above any other mean of commuting, it still does hold a lot more advantages that make it the most preferred means of travelling for the elite. The advantages that private jets hold include, time saving, as it is for sure one of the most significant reasons for travelling in a private jet itself. Depending on the schedule of the person, he/she will have an aircraft ready as and when he/she would like it to be.
Moreover, owning a private jet ensures that the traveler does not have to wait in long and busy lines at the airport. Furthermore, the fact that flight timings are set according to the passenger and he/she does not have to wait in lines at the airport ensures that the productivity of the passenger in terms of business increases significantly. Adding on to that, private jets tend to be a lot more convenient for passengers in terms of landing closer to the desired destination. As private jets can land at smaller airports as well, the number of airports where a private jet could land are 10 times more as compared to the number of airports where a large commercial flight could land, therefore ensuring a much closer arrival to the desired destination of the traveler.
If that’s not enough advantages already, then the flexibility in timing would for sure be convincing enough to know that private jets are a blessing for their clients/ owners. A lot of times, people tend to run late for their flights, in situations such as these, private jets provide the flexibility to change the flight plans or could simply wait just in case if the traveler is running late, therefore ensuring a stress free journey right from the start for the traveler. Most importantly now, if you wish to live a kings life, you might as well want to be treated as one. The quality of service provided on private jets is without doubt unmatched by any business class or first class. The luxury furnishings, the enormous personal space, the individualized attention, and most importantly, the freedom to order the preferred food and drinks whenever you like, make private jets stand levels above any other commercial flight.
Lastly, with the ongoing pandemic caused due to the COVID-19, private jets have proven to be the most effective way of travelling from one country to another. For instance, one of the basic precautions in order to be saved from the virus is to maintain distance from one another and avoid contact, and private jets make it a lot easier to successfully follow these precautions as compared to commercial flights, as the seating in private jets are a lot lesser as compared to commercial flights and are kept at quite a distance from each other in order to ensure each passengers’ personal space. Whereas in commercial flights, passengers have to sit very close to each other and tend to invariably get in contact with each other while boarding or leaving the aircraft. Furthermore, these private jets can be and have been used very effectively for the repatriation of stranded citizens, and can also be used for travelling to destinations where commercial airlines are not flying to due to the current scenario.
A few notable private jet operators have been mentioned below.
VistaJet was founded by Thomas Flohr in 2004 as a global business aviation company. The private jets run by this operator fly between any two points and charge its passengers based on the number of hours flown. So far, this private jet operator has taken over 367,000 passengers to over 180 countries, and has landed on a total of 1900 airports. It consists of a total of 73 privately owned jets and has got its headquarters in Malta.
XOJet is lead by Brad Stewart and was founded in 2006 as an on demand private jet operators company. The private jets run by this operator are accessible by passengers via on demand, or membership programs. Moreover, they offer fixed price membership programs as well for one way charters between major cities in the USA. It consists of 43 privately owned jets and has got its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. So far, this private jet operator has got over 1200 clients that have opted for its membership programs. Furthermore, XOJet owns and operates Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets, and has got access to over 1450 private aircrafts.
Flexjet is one of the best private jets operators in the world. It is lead by Kenn Ricci and was founded in 1995 as a provider of fractional ownership aircrafts, leasing, and jet card services. The private jets run by this operator offer a point to point service. So far, this private jet operator has employed over 600 pilots and has been at service for over 2100 clients. Flexjet also offers a special service called Red Label, which ensures that each aircraft has a dedicated flight crew, customized interiors, seating configurations, and the industry’s youngest fleet, i.e. aircrafts that are less than five years old. It consists of over 85 privately owned jets and has got its headquarters in Richmond Heights, Ohio, USA.
2. Delta Private Jets:
Delta Private Jets is lead by Jeff Mihalic and was founded in 2001 as a service aimed at businesses needing services to destinations on a private aircraft, or services that the airports do not provide on a regular basis. The private jets run by this operator are offered as a service to SkyMiles Elite members for an upgrade purchase price of $300–800 on selected routes, and to Sky Access members for an initiation fee of $8,500 and $6,000 renewal. It consists of a total of 70 privately owned jets and has its headquarters in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
NetJets is for sure one of the best private jet operators according to CHIC ICON. It is lead by Adam Jhonson and was founded in 1964 as the first private business jet charter and aircraft Management Company. The private jets run by this operator provide services on the basis of part ownership of the aircraft by the client, or shares of the private business jets bought by the clients. So far, this private jet operator has employed over 6000 workers and consists of 700 privately owned jets. It has its headquarters in Colombo, Ohio, USA, and is regarded as the largest operator of business jets in Europe.
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