In today’s world, the flexibility afforded by aircraft charter can save you valuable time and help increase efficiency. Aircraft charter puts you in charge, cutting extensive travel times and allowing you to be more productive with every precious minute.
Travel between multiple locations in the region and to destinations that are not conveniently near key airports leads to a significant time drain. Driving around the region to conduct all your business takes days. While commercial flights can reduce that time, it often isn’t by much.
Commercial flight and ground transportation logistics can themselves be extensive. Flights to smaller airports are limited and time must be added for flight transfers, including the layover between transfers.
For smaller airport destinations, a delay or cancelation of one commercial flight can put you a whole day behind schedule. And then there is the time that must be added for ground travel to a final destination that is not near a commercially served airport.
Save Time and Increase Flexibility
Aircraft charter eliminates all of these time black holes. With aircraft charter, your ride is ready and waiting when you need it. There is no requirement to arrive an hour or more before your flight to check in and clear TSA. Your aircraft is ready to take off when you arrive. You are also not limited to specific airports. Your aircraft can pick you up at any airport in the country (or safe landing zone in the case of a helicopter), saving you considerable time.
Your charter aircraft can also take you to any airport, not just those served by commercial airlines, to deliver you closer to your final destination. This increased flexibility pays off, cutting down ground transportation time to get you in and out of your destination quickly. With a charter aircraft, you can cut several days of site visits around the region down to a day or two. Aircraft charters also put you in control of your time. You are no longer rushed to make a flight. About to close a deal or need to add one more destination? No problem. Your aircraft is waiting to go whenever you are. Change your itinerary as needed and can stay as long as you require. No sweat.
Your charter aircraft also provides more flexibility when weather is a concern. In addition to avoiding road closures and hazardous road conditions, you also have access to more alternate airport destinations should your destination airport be weathered in. A commercial airline is required to divert to a much further away airport where the airline has other flights, which puts you considerably behind schedule. Your charter aircraft has more options with the ability to land at any nearby open airport.
Also, your full-service aircraft charter takes care of all your logistics, freeing you to focus on what’s important. A reputable aircraft charter services will arrange for your ground transportation and any other specific requests to ensure you trip runs smoothly from start to finish.
Many businesses with multiple job sites and customers round the region benefit from aircraft charter, such as construction businesses, lumber companies, property managers, and law firms. Busy executives also utilize aircraft charter to limit travel time and extend leisure. Imagine going from your front door in Portland to a tee time in Palm Springs in a little under four hours.
Aircraft Charter vs The Alternatives
Charter aircraft come in many sizes and varieties to fit numerous budgets. What they all have in common, though, is convenience and time savings.
For instance, driving to Medford from Portland can take four hours. A commercial airline flight between the two takes an hour if a direct flight is available. However, depending on the day of the week and time of the year, there could be as little as one direct flight a day, leaving you tied to the airline’s schedule.
With a turbo-prop aircraft charter, you can arrive at Hillsboro Airport a few minutes before takeoff, with your plane fueled and ready to leave when you are. You arrive in Medford 50 minutes later with no lines for luggage, taxis, or rental cars. Your car is waiting as you step off the plane and you are immediately on your way to your destination. Your aircraft is fueled and ready to get you home on your schedule.
Or perhaps you’re looking to enjoy a weekend wine tasting in Napa Valley. An aircraft charter can have you sipping wine as you enjoy the rolling vineyard landscape of one of the world’s premier wine countries in a little over two hours. Our aircraft land at any of the many small airports around the valley, delivering you as close as you like to your destination at the time of your choosing while avoiding all the hassles of commercial travel.
Discover Aircraft Charter
To learn more about the many valuable benefits of an on-demand aircraft, how aircraft charter works, and ways to include it in your travel budget, please give our Hillsboro Aviation’s Charter team a call at 503-648-2831. We are standing by to boost your business and personal travel experience.