When you charter a private jet you are hiring the entire aircraft. The charter price for the aircraft does not change if you fly alone or with every seat occupied. The only slight variation in cost will be when airport passenger tax is applied on the flight. Each country has different regulations for passenger tax and this will be fully explained during the quoting process.
How do I get live quotes for my private flight?
Once you have submitted your flight request to Air Charter (online, by email or by phone) we will send your request out to our network of accredited aircraft operators.
How long will it take to get quotes back for my flight request?
For flights in Europe and the USA you can expect live quotes and aircraft availability to be returned to you within minutes. Requests for larger airline aircraft and for flights in particular regions of the world, the response time may be longer.
How many different operators can quote for my flight request?
The Air Charter network includes over 8 000 aircraft globally, registered through over 5000 accredited private aircraft operators. The number of aircraft operators quoting for your flight will vary depending on the region and the type of aircraft you are requesting.
Can I see actual photos of the private jets which have quoted for my flight?
Actual aircraft images will be sent to you with every flight quote.
I only want to receive flight quotes on new aircraft, can I specify that?
We can filter your flight options to include new aircraft, or any other criteria. Please contact us or call us on 415-464-0400 if you have any special flight or aircraft requirements.
Can I buy a seat on a private aircraft?
Air Charter offers private jet charter, which means the hire of the whole aircraft. The charter price for the aircraft does not change if you fly alone or with every seat occupied. The only slight variation in cost will be when airport passenger tax is applied on the flight. Each country has different regulations for passenger tax and this will be fully explained during the quoting process.
Private jet charter involves paying to use someone else’s aircraft when they are not using it. This is normally a one off charter agreement with no long term financial commitment.
Fractional ownership involves sharing the full cost of purchasing and operating an aircraft.
Chartering a private jet can is often described as subsidised flying as the fixed costs (such as aircraft purchasing and depreciation, pilot salaries, aircraft maintenance and insurances) are paid for by the owner.
When you charter an aircraft you are only paying for the fuel, airport fees and a small amount of extra cost.
I’ve missed my scheduled airline flight. How quickly can I get a private jet?
Private jets can be organised very quickly, depending on the location of available aircraft. This can be as quick as 30 minutes from your flight request or may take longer, subject to availabil