It always pays to understand the larger aircraft categories when it comes to different kinds of charter aircraft. Below are two broad categories comprising the majority of the most popular private charter options PrivateFlite Aviation offers.
Jets remain the most popular type of charter for many reasons. For one, they are available in a wide range of sizes for accommodating groups large or small.
Choosing a private flight is all about comfort, and jets are able to reach high altitudes quickly and with less potential for turbulence. That said, a private jet charter can come with a bigger price tag when compared to other aircraft options. Jets also may not be the most practical option for shorter travel distances.
The Gulfstream G650 and Challenger 604 are two jets to consider when selecting a flight with PrivateFlite Aviation.
Turboprops are renowned for their multipurpose qualities. Oftentime, turboprops win out over jets for shorter trips due to greater fuel efficiency.
However, there is a compromise. Turboprop aircraft are slower than jets, and must fly at lower altitudes, translating to a greater chance passengers will notice or experience turbulence. You may pay less to charter a turboprop aircraft, yet the level of travel comfort may be a bit less.
Turboprop aircraft are considered a flexible option because their engines are like a cross between the high-power turbine engines of jet aircraft and the simpler piston engines of smaller personal aircraft—hence, the name ‘turboprop’.
Whenever a client’s flight is expected to be relatively brief or include fewer passengers, PFA recommends a turboprop aircraft as it typically will cost you less.
The Pilatus PC-12 and Beechcraft King Air 350 are two turboprop options to consider when selecting a flight with PrivateFlite Aviation.
We understand your choice of private aircraft depends on a number of factors, and that may be different for every flyer.
Some factors may dictate what you need as a starting point, including whether your planned trip is over longer distances. For example, a long-distance trip most likely would warrant a larger jet, as its speed and long-range capabilities make it a top choice.
You also need to choose an aircraft best suited to your personal or medical needs, such as wheelchair accessibility. If you or a travel companion require a special accommodation for these needs, we will work closely with you to select a fleet aircraft best suited to your needs.
There are so many options for you, your family, friends, and colleagues to enjoy the convenience, luxury, and efficiency of choosing private air travel. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and address every requested detail, whether it be cabin space, interior extras, or special touches. Flying private should be fun—and our top job is making you happy and delivering you safely to your destination in ultimate comfort and convenience.