Do you and your staff usually fly to meetings, conferences, and corporate events via commercial airlines? Depend on the type of business you have, where your clients are located, and other factors, you may need to take business trips on a regular basis.
Recent figures show that the following personnel tend to be business aircraft passengers:
- Top management: 22%
- Other management levels: 50%
- Technical, sales and/or service staff: 20%
Are your personnel as productive as they could be when traveling commercial airlines? It’s important to note that flying business class may actually reduce productivity. A 2009 survey’s participants reported that they experienced a 40% drop in productivity when taking commercial flights. When flying on a company aircraft, however, the participants noted that they were 20% more productive. If you’ve noted a drop in productivity, you may want to consider the benefits of chartering different types of private planes.
In addition to increased productivity, there are other benefits to using an executive private jet. When you take a Gulfstream executive charter in the United States, you’ll have access to a network of over 5,000 airpots. To contrast, commercial airlines only have access to 55 airports. While 19% of flights land in large commercial airports, 33% land in secondary airports.
There are also a considerable number of private jets registered in the United States. In 2011 alone, there were 11,261.
Private flights also tend to be faster because they can cruise at a higher altitude. Commercial jets, for example, fly at 35,000 feet, and there is more air traffic at this altitude.
When you want to reward personnel for increased productivity, celebrate promotions, or otherwise mix business with leisure activities, you can charter a plane to transport everyone involved. If you’re planning a trip from New York City to San Francisco for the weekend, for example, you can charter a Gulstream V for $106,711.17.
Rather than fly commercial, there are different types of private planes that you can charter. Whether you need to transport your staff up the coast, across the state, or make stops in several states, this is a much more convenient way to travel.