Private Jet Charter Founder and Chief Executive Hugh Courtenay
Private Jet Charter, one of the world's largest independent private jet charter brokers and consultants, says the costs of private jet flights from the GCC to multi-destinations in Europe and North America could be 50 percent lower if a global private jet company is used. This is because a regional company does not have presence in other parts of the world, thus adding hidden costs to the customer.
Private Jet Charter Founder and Chief Executive Hugh Courtenay said that big corporates and high flying customers cannot afford to waste time and pay double the fees because their local private jet company has to send them a jet from the Middle East to transport them from two domestic destinations inside Europe, for instance. This cost is passed on to the customer.”
Courtenay emphasised: “Private jet business highly depends on high net worth individuals and affluent families, but that doesn’t mean that these people should pay double the amount or more, if they move internationally through a local private jet company.”
Air charter business is expensive because of jet rental fees and the crew, but it is big on convenience and time savings and that is why royal families, CEOs, and the region's affluent segment use it.
Courtenay added: “If a customer on Paris-Dubai route wants to proceed from Paris to Rome and then to Mexico or Las Vegas and then to Beirut, he will pay triple the bill if he uses a local private jet company because these companies don’t have presence nor partners in these destinations which requires them to either keep the private jet with the customer for a longer period, or despatch a jet from their home base, with the customer paying for the back and forth costs.”
Specific benefits that the Private Jet Charter offers its customers include 24 hour service round the year, multilingual and expert staff, competitive free quotations and advice, unique CATS aircraft sourcing technology, flight watch monitoring on all executive air charter flights. This involves keeping the PA or travel organiser informed of every stage of the journey, from limousine pick-up to take-off, progress of the flight and landing.
Other benefits of Private Jet Charter include state-of-the-art private jets, experienced pilots and cabin crew, the use of private business and VIP terminals, check-in only 15 minutes before departure, fast but secure immigration procedures, take off from an airport of the customer’s choice at their specified time, ‘meet and greet’ facilities, as well as comprehensive airport information and limousine ground transportation, when required.
Private Jet Charter offers quality charter flights to its customers. The company looks at convenience and quality for its customers especially for those who have regular meetings and needs the flights on a daily basis to move from a region to another on a business trip.
Courtenay concluded: “The problem of the private jet business is that players in the industry are not all up to the level in terms of knowledge, global accessibility, outreach, counselling capabilities and adherence to quality. We meet dissatisfied customers from other companies every day who regretted using the wrong private jet company and have lost a lot of money and time because of it, realising that their decision to use our services instead meant that they would receive the best service available.”