Why is flying privately beneficial for businesses?
Corporate travel is a lynchpin of building business. International partnerships pave the way for organic and healthy company growth, necessitating travel to meet clients and contemporaries alike. But as business travel starts to form a more important part of a company’s outreach model, the failures of commercial air travel lay themselves bare. Enter private travel. But why should a business pivot to private air travel over commercial?
Perhaps the most important benefit to business travellers is afforded by the scheduling capabilities afforded by private jet travel. Business trips are usually beholden to the flight schedules of the commercial airlines that run flights to important business destinations – necessitating punishing early starts or significant periods of time away from the office just to make a flight.
Private jets do not commit to schedules in the same way commercial flights do. This means a business can charter a flight for travel at a precise and beneficial time – enabling business travellers to fit the needs of their business and personal schedule alike.
No missed flights
By the same token, private travel can eliminate the possibility of missing an important meeting or connection altogether. A major risk run by travelling commercial is that of missing one’s designated flight – invalidating their ticket, requiring additional expenditure for new tickets, and potentially jeopardising the purpose of the trip.
If a business owns a private jet, this enables them to travel with their schedule taking priority and ensures prior hold-ups do not preclude travel altogether. Businesses can also receive this benefit through private jet hire, where the business maintains complete control of the flight and thus minimises the risk of a cancelled flight.
There are two further ways in which private jet travel enables better efficiency and flexibility to business travellers. For one, private jet users are not typically required to undergo the same security checks as with commercial travellers. Customs checks are still a requirement, but the time spent on airport checks prior to and after boarding is significantly lessened otherwise.
It is also true that private jets are somewhat faster than commercial planes in the air. As a result, journey times can be reduced even more by virtue of private jet air speeds. This allows business travellers to make tight international deadlines and maximise their time before and after travel.
Overall, the provision of a private jet to facilitate business travel can have a positive impact, not just logistically but also in terms of mental wellbeing and preparedness. Minimal time spent navigating airport security means less stress incurred from travelling, while the peace and comfort of private travel enables work to be carried out mid-flight. Business travellers land in their destination more prepared for the meetings at hand, and better-rested to boot.