What is a Charter Flight?
A charter flight is when an individual, a group of people, or a company hires the whole aircraft exclusively for a specific flight. The flight itinerary, including dates, timings, departure, and arrival airports, etc. are all set according to an agreement between the charterer and the company providing the flight.
Based on your requirements, such as length of flight, number of passengers, amount of luggage, and level of luxury, etc. you can choose between hiring a large, mid-size, or small private jet for either a one-way or a return flight. While renting a private jet is definitely more expensive than flying first-class on a commercial flight, sometimes the actual price difference can be surprisingly small.
The Pristine Jet Charter Team will be more than happy to offer you different categories of private jets to choose from as well as different operational scenarios to help you make the right decision.
Different people charter private jets for different reasons. Here are some of the common factors that make taking a charter flight a viable option:
You have flexibility in choosing airports, other than the major ones used by airlines.
You have flexibility on departure and arrival dates and timings.
You get personalized service customized to your specific needs.
You have the luxury and comfort on your own private aircraft.
You stay refreshed and stress free while travelling.
You enjoy maximum privacy & security. You only fly with people you know and trust.
You stay productive during your flight. Hold meetings, make business calls, etc.
You avoid delayed flights, cancellations, and any hassle associated with airline flights.
You enjoy the use of private aviation terminals rather than congested commercial airport terminals.
You enjoy faster check-in and check-out processing. No waiting in long winding queues.
Your desired multi-stop itinerary cannot be achieved in the time allotted via scheduled flights.
Switch to private jets now and take full control of your travel schedule.
Pristine Jet Charter has proven capability to source a private jet that meets your requirements when and where you need it. We have a database of over 5,000 well-appointed private jet aircraft from well recognized, properly vetted, and legally certified Operators worldwide.
Our business attitude is simple. We do what is required to make your private jet experience the best it can be. With our deep knowledge of private aviation, professional approach, and exemplary customer service, this is a promise on which we can deliver. We always go the extra mile to provide you with smooth, seamless service before, during and after the flight.
We strive to bring to you a complete product:
- Thoroughly evaluate the private aircraft operator in terms of safety, reliability, customer support, etc.
- Facilitate customs and immigration formalities.
- Ensure all flight support services (overflight and landing permits, handling, fueling, in-flight catering, etc.) for your flight are in place.
- Full understanding of your trip profile and related services.
- Well-trained, committed and fully available teams accustomed to working under high pressure.
- Proven track-record of reliability, safety, privacy, and confidentiality.
- Dedicated and personalized account manager for every client.
With a quick phone call or email, our VIP passengers can:
- Plan a new trip.
- Modify an existing trip.
- Order special in-flight catering.
- Order ground transportation.
- Order hotel accommodation.
- Order private security escort.
- Ask for assistance with any special request.
Pristine Jet Charter prides itself on the heart of its operation being a seasoned and passionate team of multi-cultural aviation professionals who oversee every aspect of your business jet reservation.
VIP & Corporate Charter
As defined, air charter (also known as private jet charter, private aircraft charter, business jet charter, ad hoc charter, or on-demand charter), is when an individual, group, or company rents an entire aircraft to use it exclusively on a given flight schedule.
In this category, Pristine Jet Charter provides private jets ranging from entry level business jets – very light jets VLJ – such as the 3-4 seater Eclipse 500, Citation Mustang, and Honda Jet, up to the extremely spacious cabins of VIP Airliners such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) of which there are a number of models, and the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) which, also boasts a number of models. Seating capacity of VIP Airliners ranges from 18 to 50 seats based on the taste, interior configuration, and requirements of the owners.
The choice of aircraft depends on many factors – number of passengers, length of flight, purpose, luxury and comfort level desired, etc. – if you a have an hour’s hop or a series of short hops on the same day for business, you may go for a smaller jet, but if you are flying half-way around the world, you will definitely need a business jet with full lavatory, a well-equipped galley, reclinable seats suitable for stretching out or proper night configuration, etc. The larger ones even come with dining-rooms, master-bedrooms, and full-size showers.
Therefore, private jet charter is about what you want to do, how you want to do it, and the perceived value. There is always a business jet out there that will exactly match or exceed your highest expectations.
Our business jet clients come from all walks of life. They are:
- Royal family members.
- Government officials.
- Very Important Persons (VIPs).
- Commercially Important Persons (CIPs).
- High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs).
Pristine Jet Charter has the know-how, experience, and reach to cater for the needs of this richly diverse clientele.
Air Ambulance service, also known as Medical Evacuation, is a vital part of private flying. The need for an air ambulance arises when a patient is required to seek immediate further medical attention at a hospital in a different city in the same country or abroad.
In spite of complicated formalities, and excessive lead times needed, commercial airlines sometimes try to make special arrangements for patients and persons in need of certain medical assistance to travel while in transit from one hospital to another. Usually, a make-shift enclosure is used to create a private area where the patient along with his doctor may be accommodated. But more often than not, airlines are inclined to decline medical evacuation because of its complexity and also because they are too sensitive to the reactions of the rest of the passengers on board. This makes the option of using a dedicated air ambulance a crucial necessity.
Pristine Jet Charter provides Air Ambulance aircraft for emergency and non-emergency medical flights.
Non-emergency medical flights cater for those persons with severe physical and mobility impairments who are too ill to fly on a commercial airline as they may require more space than can be offered on a commercial airline, or simply need more privacy, or require a flat surface to lie on. When persons with such conditions travel by air ambulance, they not only get the comfort and privacy of flying in their own private aircraft, but also the assurance of dedicated, well equipped, and well-staffed medical aircraft.
On the other hand, emergency medical flights for patients with severe conditions that require close medical attention can only go on a medical evacuation aircraft with ICU standard equipment and a medical team, usually a doctor and a nurse. The medical team doesn’t operate on its own but under direct and constant supervision of a medical director and his team who monitor the situation remotely and coordinate closely with flight operations to be ready for any eventuality.
Pristine Jet Charter has many successful medical evacuation flights under its belt. We operated air ambulance flights for patients with strokes, heart attacks, chronic renal disorders, respiratory failures, and more. Depending on family preferences and the situation on the ground, we can either provide airport-to-airport or bed-to-bed service. Whichever the case, our account managers coordinate every detail of the transfer, even in extremely short notice situations.
Our efficiency in conducting safe and smooth air ambulance flights has a lot to do with the right choice of our medical service providers who have the right aircraft, equipment, personnel and most of all dedication and ability to serve in extremely stressful conditions in a professional and humane way.
Group Charters are an integral part of our private jet charter business. They are usually performed by aircraft in the commercial airliner category. These may be in basic airline configuration with first, business, and economy class seats, or on specially modified aircraft with all business class seats or a combination of first and business class seats, thus providing very comfortable seat size and seat pitch, as opposed to the crowded airline configuration. Just to give that more perspective, an Airbus A319 in airline configuration can accommodate up to 160 passengers, while in its special corporate design version it accommodates 49 to 59 passengers, while in top VIP configuration it can accommodate as few as 19 passengers.
Group Charter clients avail the same facilities and benefits that private jet charter clients enjoy.
Pristine Jet Charter provides group charter arrangements for numerous purposes. Along the years, we have performed flights for the following purposes or clients:
- Government delegations.
- Sports teams.
- Sports fans.
- Musical groups.
- Corporate incentive programs.
- Product launch programs.
- Wedding parties.
- Religious tourism (Hajj & Umrah).
Pristine Jet Charter recommends and uses aircraft from the Airbus A320 series and Boeing 737 series. The two mainstay companies in the airliner industry. We can also provide aircraft from other dependable manufacturers as Canadian Bombardier and Brazilian Embraer.
Pets Love Private Jets
Exactly as humans, pets need security, safety, and comfort. Any unbecoming circumstances during air travel, may be very stressful, and even life threatening, especially for delicate pets.
As some business jet owners do not allow pets on board, Pristine Jet Charter will always endeavour to find the right private jet that will allow your pet to come along. This is because we understand that pets are part of the family, and it is really important that their comfort, safety, and general well-being is taken into account when planning air travel.
Whether a dog, cat, bird, or any other pet, our track-record in private aviation affords us the ability to make the most suitable arrangements for your pet travel. When it comes to pet travel on private jets, there is a need to understand all about Passport and Vaccination requirements, Seasonal Embargoes, Quarantine Restrictions, etc. Pristine Jet Charter can take care of all these and related details and offer you peace of mind.
Helicopters are an essential part of private jet charter. They can be used in their own right for short hops between cities, within extremely congested cities, airport transfers, or in areas not accessible by fixed-wing aircraft, such as ski resorts where runway length and adverse weather conditions necessitate the use of a rotary-wing aircraft. Helicopters are also used for scenic flights over tourist attractions.
Pristine Jet Charter has timely access to a wide array of well-appointed VIP helicopters, ranging from the single-engine 4 seat Eurocopter EC130 and Bell 407 to the larger Sikorsky S-76C and Agusta Westland AW109.
Whatever your requirement, our team will find you the most suitable helicopter for your specific mission.
Because of their flexibility and speed, private jets are also used to transport special parcels. Whether it is gold or diamonds, or a factory urgently needs a spare part, or an aircraft is AOG on a location where airlines don’t fly frequently, or if you have an important document that needs immediate delivery to a VIP or for a very important purpose, a private jet will be the most secure and convenient tool to use.
In addition to the above, Pristine Jet Charter can also provide dedicated private cargo flights for shipments that may otherwise not be approved on commercial aircraft. Our service extends to arranging special cargo flights for urgent humanitarian aid, perishable items, dangerous goods, and much more.
Empty legs are generated when the aircraft is positioning on a ferry sector to pick up passengers, or when an aircraft has to be flown empty back to its home base after it had operated its outbound sector on a full charter. Empty legs are sold at a much-reduced rate. We at Pristine Jet Charter are experts on sourcing matching empty legs in order to benefit our clients.