CHARTERING AN AIRCRAFT
Flying in a Private Jet is an experience of a lifetime. It is the most efficient way to travel and the most personal of travel options available.
Why Fly Privately for Personal Travel?
How much vacation do you have annually? Most folks are lucky if they have two weeks. Flying commercially removes two days from your hard earned vacation. Do you consider lines, delays, security and the other hassles of commercial travel a ‘vacation'? Add kids and pets to the equation and your vacation is significantly shortened and altered. Now, in contrast, imagine your vacation starting when a Town Car or Limousine arrives at your door! You are delivered directly to your aircraft, you travel comfortably, arriving at your destination—and home again—feeling refreshed.
Why Fly Privately for Business?
Business aviation aircraft reach 10 times the number of airports that commercial planes do--about 5,000 airports. This unprecedented reach and flexibility is a major factor as to why, among Business Week / Interbrands' 2008 "100 Best Brands”, 98 percent of the S&P 500 companies on that list utilized business aircraft. Further, among Fortune's 2009 "50 World's Most Admired Companies," 95 percent of the S&P 500 were users (Nexa Advisors, Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective, 2009).
Private flight gives you a competitive advantage.
How are aircraft available for Charter or Rental?
There are approximately 11,000 business jets in the worldwide fleet with the vast majority of them based in the United States or owned by US companies (around 5,000). The European market is the next largest, with growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America.
Of the 5,000 aircraft, around 2,500 are available for Charter use; at Bird Dog Jet, we consider around 1,800 of those aircraft to be usable after safety concerns are adequately mitigated. These aircraft are either owned by companies, high net worth individuals, or operators that ‘outsource and float' their fleet to retail clients. In the case of high net worth individuals, or corporations, some charter out their aircraft to offset the significant costs associated with owning, operating, and maintaining their asset. When operators own a fleet of aircraft to exclusively fly charter customers, they simply ‘float' their fleet where customers travel. Increasingly, this is becoming more prevalent and is essentially the same scenario as flying on a fractional fleet of aircraft (without the excessive costs associated with that model).
At Bird Dog Jet, we specialize in finding the right aircraft for you and your family or business for each and every unique mission. We select the right aircraft from a pool of safe and luxurious aircraft and then facilitate your flight with personalized Five-Star Customer Service.