When chartering an airplane the price of course is of big importance. What you pay for a trip depends heavily on many different variables. Making theoretical calculations or predictions in advance not easy. The distance of your trip is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the charter price. Keeping a high tech ‘private jet machine’ running is very costly. But there are many other factors that have a big impact on your quote as well. Some are for you to choose, others are fixed based on your itinerary and market conditions.
Aircraft type and category
Size matters! The bigger the private jet, the higher the hourly cost. On short flights you can choose from the whole list of aircraft, very light till large. For longer trips the small jets will not have enough reach to cover the distance and you will have to choose a bigger plane. The same goes for the amount of travel companions. Obviously the more people the bigger the plane, and the higher the hourly cost.
The positioning of the plane is another important element that determines the price. For starting your trip the airplane needs to get from its homebase (or another location) to the airport of departure. And when your flight is done it needs to get back to its home or next customer. The cost of these additional trips will be (fully or partly) added to your price. The shorter the distance of these extra flights, the lower the cost. Flyetic will always try to offer planes that need a minimum of ‘empty leg’ distance. Not only to keep your prices down but also, in our pursuit to protect the Planet, to keep the emissions as low as possible.
Landing, passenger and handling fees are included in our quotes. But also they can vary much. No need to explain that flying into London Heathrow is more expensive than flying into Biggin Hill. FlyEtic will also take these costs into account and, where possible, make you suggestions about alternative airports, or alternative time schedules.
During the flight you can enjoy meals, drinks and other services upon your request. There is very little that we cannot arrange for you. In our price offer we will clearly specify which services are included and which ones come with an extra cost. Having a flight attendant onboard is, unlike in commercial aviation, not mandatory. If you wish to have, we can certainly arrange at extra cost.
When flying in colder areas, especially in winter time, it can happen that the surface of the plane is covered by ice and frost. To ensure a safe flight the captain can then decide to have the ice and frost removed before departure. This is done by an external truck spraying fluids on the surface of the plane. It is done in two steps: First, de-icing or removing all contamination. Second, anti-icing to make sure that the aircraft has a certain time where it is still protected from active frost/snow/… to taxi and take off. The cost of de-icing can depend heavily on the airport and circumstances. In our price offers, de-icing is not included. In case de-icing was necessary for your flight customer will pay the extra cost afterwards. There is a possibility to take insurance for this. FlyEtic is happy to support.