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The Benefits of Flying Privately

Bizjets Used for Efficiency, Not Luxury, Survey Finds

AINALERTS » OCTOBER 8, 2013

by JEFF BURGER

October 8, 2013, 3:00 PM

Just-released results from a comprehensive reader’s choice survey conducted by AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler confirm that, contrary to what the general public seems to believe, many who fly privately do so primarily not to enjoy luxury but to enhance their efficiency. Among the 1,100 business jet passengers who participated in the survey, “save time” remains the number-one reason for using business aviation, followed by “ability to use airports that airlines don’t serve,” which is in essence a variation of “save time.”

When BJT asked readers how their flying has changed in the past year, the answers boiled down to “not much.” About 38 percent said they flew about the same amount as in the year before, while 30 percent said they flew a bit or much more and an approximately equal number (32 percent) said they flew a bit or much less.

Asked about the year ahead, respondents painted an optimistic outlook: 46 percent expect to fly about the same while 42 percent anticipate flying a bit or much more. Only 12 percent plan to fly less.

 

 

The Convenience of private jet flying can offer comparable economics to commercial airlines 

New York

Representative one day charter from Boston area to New York (Teterboro – TEB):

WMA Charter Rate (total all inclusive for up to seven passengers): $6,700.00*

BOS/LGA/BOS shuttle price: $1,145.80 per person

Achieve cost neutrality with 5-6 passengers

And you have full schedule flexibility** that allows you to leave New York well after the last Shuttle has stopped operating

If you consider the savings from avoiding overnight accommodation in New York and parking at Logan at say $400 per person then the cost neutrality goes down to just 4 passengers

Washington

Representative one day charter from Boston area to Washington DC (Dulles – IAD):

WMA Charter Rate (total all inclusive for up to seven passengers): $9,700.00*

BOS/IAD/BOS shuttle price: $1,885.80 per person

Achieve cost neutrality with 5-6 passengers

And you have full schedule flexibility** that allows you to leave DC well after the last Shuttle has stopped operating

If you consider the savings from avoiding overnight accommodation in DC and parking at Logan at say $400 per person then the cost neutrality goes down to just 4 passengers

*Based on indicative charter rates as at March 2015 – subject to change.

** Subject to Pilot duty hour restrictions