How to choose the right airplane – and airport – for your charter flight

monmouth-airport.fwIf you are looking to harness the convenience, flexibility and exclusivity of private aviation for business or pleasure, then charter jets are the right choice. Making the process of booking your charter flights as smooth and quick as possible simply means taking into consideration a few vital factors.

1. How many people are flying?

How many guests or clients you are flying with will help narrow down which aircraft will be the most comfortable to fly in. Light jets and twin-engine propeller aircraft can seat up to 9 passengers, whilst medium to heavy jets can accommodate around 10 to 19 passengers. When choosing your aircraft, be sure to take your guest’s luggage and other onboard items into account as well.

2. Layout

Different aircraft offer a range of layout options for comfort and usability during the flight. From traditional layouts to living room and office layouts, be sure to ask operators how they can accommodate the needs of you and your guests or clients.

3. Distance

You will have a wide range of charter aircraft to choose from if you are flying a short distance, but far more limited options if you are travelling to a more distant destination. A good rule of thumb is to upgrade to a light jet or higher if you are flying for more than 3 to 4 hours, keeping in mind that light jets will have to stop for fuel more often than heavy jets. Propeller aircraft will also limit the speed at which you can travel and they often use more fuel, so a better hourly rate could still translate into a longer, more costly flight.

4. How often are you flying?

If you only need to fly a few times a year, charter operators are the ideal way to source your flights at no extra expense. However, for more frequent flyers who often have to take one-way flights, a jet card or charter broker will likely be able to manage the cost, paperwork and organization of your flights far more effectively.

At Monmouth Executive Airport, we pride ourselves in enhancing the charter jet experience by providing exceptional facilities and support to charter companies, including high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space in New Jersey, ensuring a high-quality travel experience before you even leave the ground. For more information, please visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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