Relying on local market knowledge is paramount when resources are limited and time is of the essence. Companies seeking to grow internationally, first need a thorough market research to understand consumer behavior, culture, policies, and entry barriers, within other variables.
Traveling abroad on a private jet is rather similar, with rules and regulations changing the minute you leave your country. From airports that are only open until dusk to specific noise abatement regulations for domestic terminals, leaving your flying on the hands of a local private jet provider is a cost-efficient decision.
Flying commercially vs. privately
Monarch Air Group, a private jet provider based in South Florida, specializes in arranging flights for travelers visiting the US for leisure or business purposes. The company’s abroad clientele uses its services in two different ways. They fly commercially from Europe to New York or Miami and then use a private flight to connect with their next destination. Or, the most usual, they take a transatlantic private flight organized by Monarch Air Group to reach their endpoint.
“In essence, they rely on the experience and familiarity we have with the unspoken rules of private aviation in the region. Sometimes foreign operators aren’t aware of all the moving parts in terms of regulations, and a specific aircraft might get banned if they don’t follow certain rules”, stated David Gitman, Executive Director of Monarch Air Group.
Did you know that there’s an 80 decibels limit on Teterboro’s (New Jersey) Runway 24 from 2200 to 0700 local time? Not to mention overflight and landing permits when traveling to the Caribbean and other neighboring countries such as Mexico, Dominican Republican or even Cuba. Each airport is a world of its own when it comes to runway restrictions, availability of parking stands and luxury taxes, within others.
Guidelines before you charter a jet
There’s literally hundreds of aircraft to choose from. Although when chartering with an operator there are fewer options, because just as commercial airlines, operators seek a unified fleet of two or maybe three different types of planes for maintenance and spare parts purchase purposes. Charter brokers eliminate this limitation and service beginners and frequent flyers alike in order to offer an enjoyable experience.
With that out of the way, what aircraft to choose? Well… What’s your route and budget? There’s a perfect aircraft for every type of flight and usually, the length determines the kind of plane to be offered; each one has a determined range and specific features that adapt to a specific runway and flying conditions. If less than two hours, the recommended option would be a turboprop, perfectly adapting to a short flight once in the states.
With a lower cost to operate and adapt to various airstrip conditions, turboprops are very safe (despite a mistaken common perception), flexible and comfortable. Jets are the obvious choice for longer haul flights of more than three hours and when the number of passengers is above 10.
In conclusion, a local charter broker will provide the needed guidance and amenities to make your travel unique and set-back free, as every private jet passenger deserves. If you need to fly from New York to Miami, for instance, feel free to contact us for more details.
Established in 2005, Monarch Air Group is a leading provider of the on-demand private jet charter, aircraft management, and long-term aircraft lease. Among Monarch’s customers are Fortune 500 corporations, leading entrepreneurs, Government agencies and world-leading NGO’s.