For years, private aviation has been a luxury enjoyed by Fortune 500 companies and major corporations. But in 2020, they are not the only ones.
Time continues to be a priceless commodity for businesses of all sizes. It’s true that time is money, and businesses who are able to spend less time in making or delivering a product or service without sacrificing quality will achieve remarkably greater success. The time-saving benefits of a private jet have always been well-known, but only in the last decade or so have smaller companies been able to access these benefits and put them to work.
Putting a Greater Value on Time
Though time is a valuable resource to any company, its importance carries more weight in smaller companies that have fewer employees, smaller budgets, and generally fewer resources. They often must get creative with what they have and are accustomed to doing more with less. By extension, accomplishing more in less time is non-negotiable for smaller companies who need to remain competitive in their respective markets.
For many, private aviation delivers a much-needed solution. Chartering a private jet allows passengers to skip long security and boarding lines in the airport and go straight from their car to their plane seat in minutes. They can use smaller, local airports where larger commercial jets are not welcome, which may also save time and money in avoiding expensive ground transportation to reach their destination. The flight leaves around their schedule, and since it is more private on board, they can maximize their time in the air to avoid any loss in productivity.
These benefits are becoming even more evident (and in demand) during the pandemic. Though most of the business travel has temporarily ceased, smaller companies are seeing it as a golden opportunity to get ahead of their larger competitors. They are taking advantage of lower private jet charter prices and finding ways to continue growing their business and serving their clients.
For many, leveraging private aviation puts them at such an advantage that it’s no longer optional.
How Private Aviation for Small Business is Changing—and Growing
Private jet charters have been around for decades, but it’s only been within the past 10 years or so that small businesses have started catching onto the trend. This is largely due to an increase in accessibility. More private aircraft operators have opened their doors and created easy access to their services. In turn, this increase in competition has helped to drive down the costs of chartering a private jet, allowing more companies with smaller budgets to take advantage of the secret weapon larger corporations have been using all along.
Commercial airlines have also helped to spur the growth of private aviation, though inadvertently. Rising costs of commercial flights, greater flight restrictions, and the general hassle that comes with flying according to a schedule you cannot control makes a compelling case to book a private jet charter.
From a small business perspective, one thing commercial airlines lack the most is access to the smaller markets in which they do business. Smaller businesses often stick to doing business in smaller cities and towns that have not piqued the interest of larger corporations. However, many of these smaller towns do not have large commercial airports to serve them, which results in additional travel time on the ground for companies trying to connect to their final destinations.
Private aviation helps to alleviate this issue by giving businesses access to small, local airports. Getting closer to the destination cuts out lengthy, costly ground travel and keeps productivity high.
Use a Private Charter Broker to Stretch Your Travel Budget
Smaller companies with smaller budgets can make the most of their travel dollars by using a private charter broker service. Brokers have a wide network of operating partners and will make aircraft operators compete for their business. This helps companies get the best possible deal for their travel dates and aircraft requirements rather than being limited to a single operator’s pricing structure and aircraft availability.
As a private charter broker, Access Jet Group knows that cost is not everything, but it is something. And for smaller companies that want to remain competitive in their respective industries, our large network of charter providers ensures you get the best price and availability. Contact us today to explore your options.