The Benefits of a Corporate Aircraft
Posted April 20, 2015
How often have you and your team arrived late to an important interstate or regional meeting? Have you ever had to adjust the date or time of a meeting to suit an airline’s schedule, instead of your own? Or perhaps the flight didn’t land anywhere near your destination? Are you spending more time on the road after landing, than you did in the air?
Think about the losses your company might suffer if you or your staff missed an important meeting or conference and a major business deal. Consider the time wasted at airports plus travel time spent reaching a client. Why not take control of these frustrating and costly travel problems?
Owning a corporate aircraft may seem lavish, but if travel is constant in your business, the long-term benefits are significant. Top companies understand the value of time and many have chosen to invest in a corporate plane. Here are some benefits of a corporate aircraft:
FASTER TRAVEL TO REGIONAL AREAS: Australia has large distances between capital cities and regional Australia. Fast and relaxing travel makes good business sense; wasting time standing in lines does not. Consider how many hours have been collectively wasted by your top executives when doing business in regional Australia and the total losses in productivity might be significant.
REDUCE WAITING TIME: One of the biggest advantages in using an aircraft is the significant amount of time saved by having access to personal transport. You can fly out from smaller, private airports closer to your home or office, eliminating everything from road congestion on the way to the airport, to runway traffic at the airport itself. Check-in is quicker and simpler, too. With a plane, substantial time savings occur at either end of every journey.
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION: A private plane has the distinct advantage of the choice of using capital city airports or one of almost 500+ smaller private landing strips or airports throughout Australia. The time saved by arriving nearer your final destination will add up, particularly if your business interests are not just city-based.
AVOID AIRPORT STRESS: Commercial flights and the city airport experience accompanying general air travel can be the most exhausting and frustrating aspects of frequent business travel. City airport departures are prone to delays and unexpected cancellations. Using a plane puts an aircraft at the exclusive service of your business. You enjoy the benefits of faster check-in, quicker exits, good communication and far more general flexibility than during commercial air travel.
ENJOY PRIVACY AND COMFORT: When you and your colleagues or business guests have the cabin to yourself, you can use time in the air to hold productive, private meetings. No time is wasted if it’s necessary to rehearse a confidential presentation onboard or discuss corporate strategy in-flight. On the other hand, a private airborne retreat provides the peace you need to relax en route or recover, post-meeting. You can be almost certain such tranquillity will elude you on commercial travel.
TALLY ALL COSTS: The single biggest concern stifling the purchase of a corporate aircraft is the expense. The reality is often far more acceptable than the perceived costs. Not unlike owning a luxury car, the initial outlay may seem high, but running costs are lower than most people expect. A corporate aircraft is a major, insurable company asset with re-sale value. With an objective analysis of the benefits of ownership, the alternative soon starts to look less like a lavish expense and more like an astute investment.
TRY PRIVATE CHARTER: Chartering a plane for corporate travel is the best way to understand the value and flexibility of owning a corporate aircraft and test its potential advantages. Air charter is also a great opportunity to try a variety of planes from within our charter fleet while determining the best model of aircraft for your business needs.