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Featured Destination: Caribbean Edition

Featured Destination: Caribbean Edition

St. Lucia

Some of our U.S. clientele are ready to travel overseas again but would rather stay closer to home for now, so where have they been going?  The Caribbean archipelago, with over 7,000 separate islands, is easily accessible — especially when travelling privately. Take advantage of more direct routes and shorter flight durations to spend more time enjoying the year-round sunlight. We’ve compiled a list based on our clients’ feedback to less-travelled Caribbean destinations that provide the ultimate luxury — privacy.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is the largest of the Windward Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean, and features magnificent turquoise seas lapping white sand beaches and unspoiled rough volcanic scenery. The island’s west shore is marked by two volcanic mountains rising from the sea, Gros and Petit Piton, which are thought to have originated between 200,000 and 300,000 years ago. 

Don’t miss: The premium, adult-only Ladera Resort is the only resort located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1,000 feet above sea level, on a volcanic ridgeline. 

From either West or East Coast, the Challenger 350 will get you there in 7.5 hours.

Petit St. Vincent

The 115-acre private island getaway, located 40 miles south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine Islands, has only 22 luxury cottages. Soak in the natural beauty of Petit St. Vincent – two kilometres of pure white sand beaches surrounded by tropical vegetation – while totally disconnecting from the outside world (there are no TVs or WiFi on the island). 

Don’t miss: Get certified to explore a 100-year-old shipwreck with experts from the Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Center, which was founded by the great explorer’s son. 

From the West or East Coast, the Challenger 350 will get you there in under 8 hours.


The little former British colony (it gained independence in 1983) is known as “The Queen of Ceribees”. It symbolizes a rustic, old-school spirit for a less congested option compared to other Caribbean islands. Nevis’ miles of golden beaches are surrounded by vibrant coral reefs — the island was a vacation destination for Princess Diana – and Nevis Peak, an active volcano, is a popular hiking excursion.

Don’t miss: A visit to historical Bath Village for a soak in the famous therapeutic hot springs.

Get there on a Challenger 350 in under 7 hours from the West or East coasts.


The “under-the-radar” island, the “C” of the ABC Dutch Caribbean islands (part of the Netherlands), is closer to South America than to the United States. Discover Curacao’s over 40 beaches along the dazzling Caribbean Sea, as well as its vibrant city, Willemstad — the Old Town Center, with architecture that combines Dutch and Spanish influences, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Don’t miss: For a leisurely day trip, visit Klein or “little” Curaçao, a 1.7-square-kilometre undeveloped island about 25 miles southeast of Curaçao.

From either West or East Coast, the Challenger 350 will get you there in under 7 hours.

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How Much Does a Private Jet Cost?

How Much Does a Private Jet Cost?

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The cost of a private jet depends on whether you want to own one or just use an aircraft by renting one. However, ownership or renting is only the beginning; other additional aspects should be considered, with the most important centred around what you need the aircraft to do. This page discusses the expenses of each approach and provides some particular examples.


You can own a private aircraft in two ways: whole ownership, in which you own the entire aircraft, or fractional ownership, in which you own a portion of an aircraft.

Full Ownership

The costs of purchasing and operating an aircraft vary depending on the aircraft model. To put it simply, the larger the aircraft, the more it will cost to buy and maintain. The original cost of an aircraft is also affected by its age and usage. For example, 30+-year-old light jets (such as a Learjet or a smaller Cessna) may be found for well under $1 million. Yet, a brand new huge, heavy jet (such as a long-range Gulfstream) can cost more than $70 million, or more than $100 million if you want a custom equipped Airbus or Boeing.

There are multiple articles on the web that detail the varied expenses of specific aeroplanes. These articles demonstrate the usual annual ownership costs, including fixed and variable expenses and market depreciation.

Costs may vary depending on how the plane is used, and owners should include crew salary, hangar costs, insurance, training, maintenance, fuel, and so on.

Here are a few examples:

  • A brand new Gulfstream G500 can cost $45 million; pre-owned aircraft such as the G450 can cost as little as $14 million, depending on age and condition. Following the initial investment, annual variable expenses of $1.6 million are estimated and fixed yearly costs of approximately $880,000.
  • The Bombardier Challenger 650 may be less expensive in terms of upfront investment. A new model will cost around $32 million, with older models such as the Challenger 605 selling for approximately $15 million. Nonetheless, you’re looking at $1.5 million in year variable costs and $725,000 in year fixed expenditures.
  • An Embraer Phenom 300 will set you back a little less than $9 million, with second-hand aircraft costing between $7 million and $8 million. The annual variable expenditures are expected to be in the $800,000 range, with an additional $343,000 in fixed costs.
Fractional Ownership

Outright ownership may not always be the best option for you, whether it’s due to cost or intended usage. In these situations, fractional ownership may be a smart option. As the name implies, you buy a fraction or share of an aircraft and then pay a portion of the associated costs. Including an hourly flying rate for the use of the aircraft and monthly or periodic charges to cover all of the aircraft’s fixed costs.

When we compare the costs of outright ownership of an Embraer Phenom 300 to the expenses of fractional ownership, we find that a 1/16 share (20 days) of the same aircraft costs around $624,500. Thus, the owner’s hourly rate would be $2,085, and the monthly shared expenses would be $5,900. The Phenom 300 is also offered through various Avian Partnership Networks fractional operators.

Light aircraft like the Phenom 300 are especially popular with fractional owners. So, why may a fractional be appropriate for you? If you fly more than 50 hours per year, fractional ownership may be the most cost-effective option. You still have a depreciable asset if you own a portion of an aircraft, and you can access an aircraft with as little as 6 hours’ notice.

However, there are occasions when fractional ownership does not make sense. For example, if you frequently fly short trips of 30 minutes, be aware that most fractional programs operate in terms of flight hours. In turn, that short flight would cost you twice as much as your permitted flying time. In these circumstances, renting rather than buying may be a better option.


An on-demand charter or a membership program, such as a jet card, may be used to rent a private jet. In either instance, rates are often based on an hourly rate, which means you pay an hourly fee to rent the entire aircraft.

Jet Cards

Jet cards can provide some of the benefits of fractional ownership (allotted flight hours, access to well-maintained private aircraft) without the financial or time commitments that ownership requires.

The Avian JetCard allows you to be flexible by purchasing a certain number of flight hours (starting at 25 hours) on a specified aircraft or category or by maintaining a minimum balance on your JetCard (starting at $25,000 USD). JetCard members get the unique convenience of booking with as little as 6 hours’ notice. Each time you use your card, the number of hours you fly is simply deducted from your account. Users of other jet cards should be aware that some companies will impose additional costs for flying during busy hours or additional fuel surcharges; however, this is not the case with the Avian JetCard membership, regardless of the day you fly. A jet card may be appropriate for you if you fly less than 50 hours per year. You may learn more about the pros and cons of jet cards by contacting our sales team, who can help you determine if Jet Card ownership is suitable for you.


Chartering an aircraft can be the most cost-effective alternative for individuals looking for no commitment, such as if you only travel a few times a year or for a special occasion. There are no upfront charges; you simply pay the charges associated with the flight. Furthermore, you can select the type of aircraft that best meets your requirements regarding passenger numbers and distance. Chartering costs vary greatly but expect to spend at least $1,500 per flight hour for a turboprop and $8,000 or more for a heavy jet. Before booking, be sure to thoroughly discuss all potential expenses with our charter sales staff to ensure there’re no surprises on your final invoice.

Whether you choose to own or rent, it is critical to thoroughly (and realistically) examine your intended use and cost. A detailed discussion of possibilities with an Avian trained advisor can assist you in making an informed selection.

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5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa

At Avian Jets, we can take you to some of the most incredible sites in Africa, from Ethiopia to Namibia. Our clients visit various unique UNESCO World Heritage sites around the continent, regions of cultural and natural significance that the World Heritage Committee considers to have exceptional universal value.

Lion in the Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is home to Africa’s densest population of “big cat” predators. Lions, gazelles, zebras, and spotted hyenas are among the many creatures that wander the landscape in one of the world’s oldest ecosystems. The Serengeti Plain is famous for its annual wildebeest migration, which begins in December in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is known as the “smoke that thunders” by the Kololo tribe. These magnificent falls thunder down a succession of canyons, creating a rainbow mist that can be seen from more than 12 miles away.


The beautiful green Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve was traditionally thought to be the original location of the Garden of Eden. The valley is located in the centre of Praslin National Park, which was untouched until the 1930s. It is home to the Coco De Mer palms, which are exclusively found on the islands and are recognized for their distinctively shaped nut.

robben-island-south -africa

Robben Island has a shady past. Between the 17th and 20th centuries, it served as a hospital for persons suffering from leprosy and mental illness, as well as a military installation during World War II. However, its most notable usage was as a political prison, where former South African President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.


The holy city of Lalibela, a prominent pilgrimage site, is home to 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, the most well-known of which is the Church of St. George. The church was carved from solid red volcanic rock and is attributed to King Lalibela, who set out in the 12th century to establish a “New Jerusalem.”

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A Private Jet Experience to The Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt

A Private Jet Experience to The Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt

Travel in unprecedented comfort to the Caribbean jewel, Avian Jets makes jet setting to Anguilla easier than ever before.

Book a round trip private jet flight to Anguilla, and as always, airport transportation can be arranged. Although closed for renovation but reopening in the Autumn, we recommend staying for seven nights in this stunning CuisinArt resort. Beachfront accommodations include daily breakfast for two at the resort’s Mosaic Restaurant, private tennis or a choice of on-site activity. Guests will also be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Anguilla and at the resort before departure to confirm they meet all travel requirements.

The Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt is a Caribbean sanctuary set on Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay’s crescent curve. The resort, which spans 314 acres, features magnificent ocean views and is a tranquil refuge that includes the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the Reef by CuisinArt.

As always with Avian Jets, your flight departs and return when you want it to. Use our Avian Jets app or contact us for pricing from your nearest airport. A seaside Junior Suite costs around $11,500, while a Beachfront One Bedroom Suite costs around $12,200. Pricing for single travellers, as well as two, three, and five-bedroom suites and villas, can be obtained upon request.

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7 Reasons Why More People Choose Private Jets

7 Reasons Why More People Choose Private Jets


As more Americans resume their typical travel schedules, the way we think about travel has shifted. When it comes to travel, there is a heightened focus on health and safety. Choosing private jets has several health and safety advantages, among many others. This blog will discuss seven reasons why more people worldwide are opting for private jets as their choice of transportation.

1. Private Jets Are Much Safer

You are not alone if you are afraid to fly on a commercial airline. According to some estimates, up to 25% of the population are fearful of flying. Approximately 6.5 per cent of people suffer from aviophobia, which is a severe fear of flying that interferes with their daily life.

When flying by private jet, there is nothing to be afraid of. Private jets limit passengers’ exposure to safety and security issues. Statistics demonstrate that choosing a private jet over a commercial flight reduces your likelihood of running into trouble.

One of the reasons this is the case is that private jets are subjected to extensive safety and compliance testing. Charter companies hire third-party companies specialising in airline safety to verify that their aircraft pass all safety screenings and requirements.

These reviews are stringent, and charter operations that meet these high criteria are incredibly safe.

2. Private Jets Are Cleaner
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Passengers on commercial airlines must pass through at least two major airports. On each flight, these passengers pass through 700 touchpoints, making them much more susceptible to germs.

Meanwhile, private jet passengers only encounter about 20 touchpoints. Their chance of contracting a disease is 30 times lower than that of a commercial airline passenger.

How do they accomplish this? Private jets can use FBOs, which are private terminals located at most large or small airports. Travellers can unwind before their trip in their own separate terminal, away from the noise and activity of a typical airport terminal.

The number of passengers permitted at these private terminals is also limited. There are fewer travellers and employees. That implies you contact fewer people and are less likely to be exposed to any health risks.

3. Private Jets Are Affordable

Private jet costs have dropped dramatically in recent years. Some private flights have been reduced by up to 50%, bringing them even closer to the price of a first-class or business class ticket on commercial airlines.

If you are a frequent flier who spends 150 hours or more in the air per year, you may be able to save money by flying on a private jet. A private jet can also help you save money if you are planning a family holiday or a business trip with multiple employees or clients.

According to recent market research, chartering a super-midsize private jet to fly from New York to Miami could have cost up to $20,000 five years ago. Today, the same private jet can be booked for as low as $10,000.

So, how much does it cost to fly in a private jet? A super mid-sized jet can carry up to ten passengers, with each paying as low as $1,000 for the ride.

Private jet charter companies also offer fractional ownership schemes, allowing members to travel whenever they want without paying the maintenance costs associated with owning their own aircraft.

Because of this, private jet travel is now considerably cheaper than in prior years past.

4. Private Jets Save Time

Time is money for executives. The time of a CEO might be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Flying a private aircraft allows them to arrive at their destination considerably faster and without wasting valuable time at the airport.

Commercial airline passengers must wait approximately 90 minutes at the airport before boarding the aircraft. If you’re flying overseas, that wait can be up to three hours!

A private jet eliminates all of the hassles associated with travelling. A private jet typically has a 15-minute wait period. Everything is set up to accommodate your schedule. Those 15 minutes are spent on immigration, customs, and boarding procedures.

Flying by private jet allows you to make the most of your time while remaining productive. Time is money; if you are a business executive, private jet travel might provide you with additional hours in the day to run your business or investments.

When you need to travel on short notice, it can be tough to find a commercial flight. This is not an issue for private jets. Most private jet flights can be arranged in as little as 3 hours.

5. Private Jets Are Private

When you fly via private jet, you will have unparalleled privacy. This is why many celebrities, athletes, and politicians choose to travel by private jet. The terminals are private, and the jets carry only a few passengers, all of whom you already know.

Everyone is treated with dignity and respect, passengers can relax knowing they are safe and well protected. Private jets provide travellers with lots of room to move around for peace of mind when travelling.

6. Private Jets Have First-Class Amenities

Just when you thought travelling by private jet couldn’t get any better, it does! Private jets are well-known for their lavish facilities. Private jets feature everything you might want for a peaceful ride, from the huge cabin to the soft couches and even bedrooms with attached showers.

Passengers are permitted to bring their pets aboard, and there is no need to restrict the size of liquids carried onboard. Avian Jets also provides premium meals and in-flight entertainment, which comes standard for Avian Jets JetCard members.

7. Private Jets Have Outstanding Service

When you ride on a private jet, you can expect the best treatment imaginable. Most flights will feature a captain, a co-pilot, and one or two stewardesses when travelling on larger aircraft. If you require anything while on board, do not hesitate to ask your stewardess.

It is their responsibility to ensure that you are at your most comfortable. Many stewardesses may even prepare your favourite cocktails for you while you’re in the air.

Fly with Avian Jets for the Best Flying Experience

If you want to fly in style, you should consider chartering a private jet. Now is the perfect moment to book a private jet for your next trip. Reach out to us or download the new Avian Jets app and submit your tailor-made request.

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Flying by Private Jet to San Jose, Costa Rica: What to See and Do

Flying by Private Jet to San Jose, Costa Rica: What to See and Do

Volcano in Costa Rica

Flying via private jet to San Jose, Costa Rica, is an excellent way to arrive in style at this Central American destination. The opulence, comfort, and attention to detail simply cannot be matched on typical airline flights. But, after you are in San Jose, Costa Rica, what do you see and do? Here are some excellent places to start.

National Museum – Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

The National Museum, located in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, was founded in 1887. The goal was to create a location where the country could deposit, classify, and research natural and artistic objects.

The museum studies history, national history, anthropology, and archaeology, making it a wonderful place to learn about the region’s history as well as other relevant knowledge that shapes the region today.

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

Gold was initially considered a sign of power and authority in Costa Rica. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum pays homage to that era by displaying almost 1600 distinct artistic items from the historical period, including El Guerrero, amulets, jewellery, and paintings by Lola Fernandez.

The small museum is equipped with rich exhibits that educate visitors about the period’s craftsmanship, skills, and aftermath. On the ground floor, the National Coin Museum has exhibits that include tokens, banknotes, display coins, and other noteworthy historical things.

Criminology Museum of Costa Rica

The Criminology Museum is one of the more fascinating museums to consider visiting when in Costa Rica. This museum investigates many of the more intriguing and, at times, macabre crimes that have occurred in the region.

The Criminology Museum is not for the faint of heart since it contains several exhibits that are violent, gruesome, and completely weird. Overall, it’s an intriguing alternative to some of the more standard museum options and a unique opportunity for anyone looking for an unusual trip to Costa Rica.

Take a Day Trip to an Active Volcano

Costa Rica has two active volcanoes: Poas and Irazu, both of which have easy crater access for anyone interested in exploration. They are on different sides of San Jose’s outskirts, yet it is definitely worth the experience to take a tour to see both.

Irazu gives a greater challenge for those seeking a more adventurous experience. In contrast, people with mobility issues or small children may opt to visit Poas – yet both are unquestionably worthwhile.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

Consider Spirogyra Butterfly Garden for a delightful and peaceful trip. The garden is located in downtown San Jose and allows visitors to observe butterflies in their natural habitats while learning about these fascinating insects, their life cycles, and the host plants they prefer.

The Jade Museum

Exploring the Jade Museum allows you to learn about the region’s history and culture, making it an important trip to include on your agenda.

Flying a private jet for your trip to San Jose, Costa Rica, gives you the flexibility to adjust your itinerary to include more sights, activities, and things to do in San Jose.

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The Best Miami Airports When Flying by Private Jet

The Best Miami Airports When Flying by Private Jet


There’s a reason we get so many requests for private jet charters to Miami. Miami is both beautiful and exciting. It has perfect sandy beaches, a thriving art-deco neighbourhood, and the vibrant part known as Little Havana.– hence its moniker as the ‘Capital of Latin America’.

Explore the city even further to find unique hotels located on Miami Beach and artisan boutique shopping in Coconut Grove. World-renowned sporting events like the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and Florida Panthers.

Whatever your concept of a perfect getaway is, this city has something for everyone.

However, one issue with Miami is its popularity. It has the sixth-highest population density in the United States of America. As a result, it’s difficult to navigate commercial planes in major airports without encountering endless queues and problems.

Here is a list of the top four airports in Miami that are ideal when flying by private jet:

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Signature Flight Support at Lauderdale-Holywood International Airport.

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, often known as Hollywood International Airport, is an A-list hotspot that provides direct access to the “Yachting Capital of the World.”

FLL, located just three miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a hub of aviation activity that serves around 32.5 million passengers each year. However, you can easily avoid most crowds by using one of the three FBOs: Jetscape, Sheltair Air Services, or Signature Flight Support.

Do you fancy going on a cruise? FLL could be an ideal airport, given there are numerous cruise terminals nearby at Port Everglades. Many of our guests fly through FLL on their way aboard Caribbean cruises. With two runways and 1,380 acres, this is one of Miami’s smaller airports and a good landing spot for boaters. Also, if you happen to be in town at the correct time, don’t miss the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

OPF is also a fantastic choice for private jet charters in Miami, covering 1,880 acres and averaging over 400 flights per day – especially if you need a speedy turnaround from nearby sports arenas or Downtown Miami.

Miami Executive Airport (TMB)
International Flight Centre FBO

Miami Executive Airport, formerly known as Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, has one of the most suitable names imaginable. Look no further if you want the elite experience when flying by private jet in Miami.

TMB, which opened in 1967, is exclusive for non-airline use. As a result, it is a popular choice for business flying. It is much smaller and quieter than MIA, making it ideal for busy workers who want to get their wheels on the ground and travel directly to their hotel or meeting.

TMB is also an excellent alternative for refuelling if you are on a long-haul charter flight passing via Miami. A $1 million runway extension allowing “nearly 100% of midsize jet aircraft under wet runway conditions,” as well as the opportunity to “permit aircraft to increase their fuel and/or cargo load.”

While the airport is far smaller than MIA, it still sees its fair share of passengers. In 2011, TMB facilitated just shy of 200,000 flights, with an average of 531 per day.

Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF)
Fontainebleau Aviation FBO at Opa Locka Airport

OPF is close to several important attractions. Marlins Park is about a 35-minute drive away. Miami Beach is only about a half-hour drive away, as is Downtown Miami.

Aviation experts will appreciate the comprehensive range of services available at OPF. In addition to private jet flights, the FBO can be used for maintenance concerns such as power plant, airframe, and avionics repairs. That explains why it was designated a “reliever airport” in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

Miami International Airport (MIA)
Signature Flight Support at International airport

There are more than a half-dozen fixed-base operators (FBOs) at Miami International Airport, including Sheltair Aviation Services, Tursair Fuelling, and Signature Flight Support, so you have lots of options for landing at MIA on a private jet.

MIA features a self-proclaimed ‘mall’ with over 250 shops, pubs, and eateries. Over 1,000 aircraft each day fly to upwards of 167 destinations, with a yearly passenger total of almost 50 million people. That’s a lot of people.

However, if you fly by private plane, you may avoid these crowds. You’ll still get all of the benefits of flying into Miami’s main airport, such as a convenient location with excellent transportation links to the city.

It is also South Florida’s primary hub for international long-haul flights. So, if you’re planning to charter a private jet for a portion of your journey before taking a commercial flight for the remainder of the trip, landing at MIA would be a wise choice. However, this can increase your landing fees.

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Four Reasons Private Jets Are Safer Than Commercial Airlines

Four Reasons Private Jets Are Safer Than Commercial Airlines

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Many advantages come to mind when considering the chartering of a private jet: luxury, convenience, and privacy. However, there is one other significant benefit that should be added to the list: safety.

We often take safety for granted when we travel, which is backed by our industry’s remarkable safety record. However, every now and then, we will witness a news article that prompts us to reconsider the safety of commercial flights, even though millions of people fly safely on commercial airliners every day.

However, safety is about more than just the chance of an accident; in today’s world, we must also consider who is travelling onboard. According to Forbes magazine, there were 4.1 billion scheduled airline flights in 2017. Regardless of cutting-edge technology and a host of sophisticated safety precautions, that is a startling number of people to vet and search.

Regardless of these precautions, it is possible that someone with malicious intent will slip through the gaps. This prospect is more alarming than ever in these uncertain times. When you charter a private jet, though, everything changes.

Here are four reasons why travelling in a private jet is safer than travelling on a commercial airline:

Every Passenger Vetted

When booking a flight on a commercial airline, airline passengers simply need to provide only a few basic details. When you charter a private jet, your broker or operator gets a lot more detailed image of who’s travelling. Often, everyone on board knows each other. It could be a family, a group of friends, or a group of professional colleagues. This means you can see who is flying, why they are flying, and the level of harm they may pose – which is generally nil.

Because brokers or operators speak directly to their clients when booking flights, vetting the clients and ensuring everything is safe and in order is a straightforward process. On the other hand, commercial airlines know nothing about the passengers’ reasons for flying, their relationships with others on the plane, or any additional helpful information that could assist in mitigating any threat.

It is essential to pay attention to fellow passengers aboard a commercial flight in order to detect any suspicious conduct. These concerns, however, vanish when you choose to charter a private jet. You can instead sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.

Familiar Crews

Have you ever known your pilot’s name or qualifications before boarding a commercial flight? Do you ever get an itinerary that tells you who will be serving you? Certainly not! However, the crew can have a significant impact on the pleasure of your journey; an unpleasant cabin attendant might ruin your flight, whilst a nice one can leave a lasting impression.

When you choose Avian Jets, you’ll be flying with a crew that has been thoroughly verified by our APN verification process. Our process is unmatched in the industry. Additionally, your crews’ info is available through our app prior to your departure. Frequent travellers may even find themselves travelling with the same pilots and flight attendants on many occasions, which means they’ll become acquainted with your travel preferences – whether that’s a fresh glass of orange juice before take-off or an extra pillow in the evening.

Even if you haven’t flown with them before, our charter staff will brief the flight crew on your preferences. A recognized face is always preferable to an unknown, and this is yet another reason why private jets are preferred to commercial airlines.

Fewer Incidents than Expected

You’ve probably heard of events involving private aircraft, including chartered aircraft, in the news. You’ve also probably heard of numerous large-scale, terrible commercial aviation accidents.

There are a few reasons why private aircraft accidents seem to get the most attention. The typical clientele on a private jet consists of high-profile, high-net-worth individuals. This has the potential to distort the public’s view of how safe it is to fly privately.

For example, if a Hollywood star had a slight panic aboard a private flight, it would almost probably be covered in national publications and newspapers. If something similar happened on a commercial flight, it would be dealt with and forgotten swiftly, with no public attention.

When you book through a reputable broker or operator such as Avian Jets, private jet charters become the safest option… and here are a few more reasons why.

Third-Party Safety Checks

Customers often compare commercial airlines based on factors such as pricing, transfers, and journey time. Thoughts of safety will rarely enter the picture.

Private jet charter brokers and operators, on the other hand, want to stand out as reliable and trustworthy, and one way they do so is by meticulously tracking the safety records of the operators used. That is why we use various third-party firms and auditors; if an operator does not conform to our own safety criteria, we do not use them.

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Seven Surprising Facts About Private Jets

Seven Surprising Facts About Private Jets

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In the aftermath of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, an increasing number of travellers are opting for private jet flights. Nothing says luxury like owning a private jet, and it’s becoming increasingly usual for luxury travellers to avoid commercial flights.

Are you interested in private jets because you admire their design, wish to travel swiftly, or simply want to peek into the life of the wealthy?

Let’s look at seven unexpected truth surrounding private jets and luxury travel.

1. The Fastest Civilian Aircraft in the Whole World Is a Private Jet

Owning a private jet will set you back around $23 million if you want to be the proud owner of the fastest civilian aircraft accessible. The Cessna Citation X is powered by two Rolls-Royce engines and has an AA rating of Mach 0.935 (993 km/h).

If one of your primary reasons for flying private is to save time, travelling on the quickest civilian aircraft available simply means you’ll be maximizing your time even more.

With the capacity to carry two crew members and twelve passengers, you and your closest friends will be able to travel the world quickly and in style.

2. Almost Half of All the Private Jets in the World Are Owned by American Citizens

American millionaires adore their own jets. U.S. residents own 49.7 per cent of all private jets around the globe. Individuals living on the European continent, on the other hand, own approximately 20% of the world’s private aircraft.

3. Van Nuys Is One of The Busiest General Aviation Airport in the World

Because general aviation airports are civilian, they primarily serve smaller aircraft charter operations and privately owned aircraft.

It may come as no surprise that one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States is located in the central San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Van Nuys Airport sees over 260,000 private takeoffs and landings each year.

4. The Cessna Citation Excel/XLS is the Most Popular Private Jet in the U.S.

The most popular private jet in the United States is this mid-sized Cessna. With accommodation for twelve passengers in its luxurious cabin, there is plenty of room to stand and move around.

5. The Most Expensive Private Jet in the World Cost $500 Million

The Airbus 380 is the world’s largest and most expensive private jet. This magnificent and extravagant plane, which costs $500 million, is owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud.

Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines both have the same jet model in their fleets. This jet can transport up to 800 passengers on commercial flights.

The Airbus A380, owned by Al-Saud, is essentially a mansion that floats through the skies. It contains an elevator and a spiral staircase to connect the three stories. It even features a prayer room that automatically rotates its computerised mats towards Mecca no matter where it is in the world.

There are luxury family and VIP suites, but did you know there’s also a performance theatre featuring a grand piano? There is also a Turkish bath, a full-size boardroom, and ample parking for al-Saud’s Rolls-Royce. If that isn’t enough, it also includes camel and horse stables.

6. Corporate Jets Are Far Less Likely to Crash Than Owner-Operated Private Jets

Globally, the accident rate for corporate jets managed by charter operators is substantially lower than that of owner-operated aircraft. Corporate jet accidents occur approximately one-sixth the time compared to privately owned and operated jets.

This is mainly because charter operations are far more strictly regulated by governing bodies than aircraft privately operated and not available for charter sales. Making private jet charters the safest way to travel. And with our very own network verification and stringent safety standards flying with Avian Jets should make you feel safer than ever when travelling.

7. The List of Celebrities That Own Private Jets Is Long

When celebrities reach a certain level of wealth and fame, they invariably add a private jet to their list of toys.

Taylor Swift owns a $40 million private jet that seats 12 people, allowing her and her friends and family to travel in elegance throughout the world.

Bill Gates, the creator of Microsoft, owns a beautiful Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. With space for 19 passengers, this $40 million plane is the epitome of luxury travel.
Even though Jim Carrey no longer appears in nearly as many films as he once did, his $150 million net worth enables him to easily afford a $59 million aircraft. He even leases out his private jet for $8,000 per hour!

Oprah is one of the world’s wealthiest women, with a net worth of more than $2 billion. She alleges that a nasty incident with someone at an airport in 1991 inspired her to buy her $42 million Bombardier Global Express XRS.

Other celebrities that possess a jet include the Beckhams, Tiger Woods, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Celine Dion, Tom Cruise, Donald Trump, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Marc Cuban, Jimmy Buffett, and a slew of others.

The Private Jet Is the Ultimate in Luxury Travel

Who wouldn’t want to take a flight on a private jet? Nothing says luxurious and pleasurable trip like flying privately. The average net worth of those who own planes is $1.5 billion, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to travel in one. It is becoming more popular to charter flights on private jets. There are numerous compelling reasons to employ private jets for business, saving you both time and money.

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What You Should Know Before Flying on a Private Jet

What You Should Know Before Flying on a Private Jet

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Private aviation is the ultimate travel experience, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll never go back.

Private aviation is the only kind of transportation in which passengers can safely plan their activities to their destination without worrying about what will happen before travelling. Departure times and location, the aircraft, the whole in-flight experience (entertainment, food, and drinks), and who joins the trip, family, friend, or pet. When clients arrive at the private terminal known as the FBO, all of this is thoroughly prepared, with the aircraft and crew waiting for them just a few steps away. As a result, there are no setbacks from the time of booking to wheels down.

Why flexibility is private aviation’s main asset

While some argue that luxury is one of the most important characteristics of this market, flexibility should receive the nod because it characterises every aspect of the private jet experience. Private jet companies will adjust and remain entirely adaptable to the client’s needs, from selecting a specific aircraft to specifying the departure and landing sites. And the same is true before, during, and after the flight. Customisation is pushed to new heights.

What types of aircraft are available for charter?

What is your route, and what are your unique travel requirements? Do you require more room or a more cost-effective option? The private jet market includes a wide range of options, from smaller jets to transatlantic aircraft that can accommodate up to 20 passengers. Larger jets are naturally more expensive due to higher operating expenses. If money is an issue, you can’t go wrong with turboprops, a dependable, safe, and cost-effective type of aircraft that won’t force you to forgo comfort for price. However, it should be noted that certain turboprops and smaller jets have significantly shorter ranges than larger models.

How much does it cost to charter a private jet?

When booking a private jet, several aspects must be considered. To begin with, the longer the distance, the higher the cost of the flight. More fuel and the possibility of requiring a larger aircraft raises the cost. Another important factor to consider is the type of aircraft; enormous heavy jets are more expensive and luxurious, resulting in a heftier price tag. Nonetheless, our team at Avian Jets plays an important role in matching each client with the suitable aircraft, with safety and operating capabilities being the most important factors, followed by cost-efficiency and overall amenities.

What is it like to fly on a private jet during COVID-19?

Because of an increase in new passengers and diversification, private aviation demand has remained consistent compared to pre-COVID levels. Due to commercial aircraft inefficiencies and increased perceived safety and hygienic standards during the pandemic, new passengers have begun to experience private jets first-hand. The preceding is explained mainly because the private jet experience is a more regulated environment with fewer touchpoints, reducing the potential of virus infection. This pattern is anticipated to continue through 2021.

In essence, the most important thing you should know about private aviation as a passenger is that its flexibility can get you almost anywhere, with the ability to go places without commercial connections. Thanks to various aircraft options, land in remote runways and, most importantly, fly with family, friends, and pets while maintaining the highest safety standards and providing the most unique customer experience.

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