Operational Experience Matters!
Operational experience is a critical factor when choosing the best charter operator. While the advantages of flying privately on a chartered aircraft are well documented and widely understood, attention to the details matters. It’s why the industry continues to experience meteoric growth. Both the number of annual travelers, and frequency of trips taken have proven a significant increase in the industry. Because of this, there are a larger number of operators entering the industry in order to meet the ever-increasing demand.
However, not all charter operators are created equal. This is especially true when it comes to international travel. Distinct expertise is required to ensure your travel is safe, efficient, and hassle-free, and the ability to deliver this seamless experience only comes through extensive first-hand experience.
Since our founding in 2007, Global Air Charters has become a recognized leader in overseas travel. Flight crews have been compiling thousands of overseas flight hours with a flight department experienced in over 175 countries and territories. Here are a few keys to ensuring a flawless European travel experience. First, the basics:
The Right Fleet
Different jet types are appropriate for different needs and travel ranges. One of the keys to an efficient European air charter experience is choosing an operator with jet classes that have the range to fly nonstop to most European cities. For example, Global Air Charters’ fleet includes a mix of Gulfstream aircraft, each of which has a transoceanic range and is certified for intercontinental flights and worldwide operation.
Experienced International Operations Staff and Crew
Another consideration is finding a company that employs Pilot-in-Command individuals who are deeply experienced in over-ocean air travel. Furthermore, operations team members who are familiar with the nuances of international airports, permitting, and fees. Meet one of our team members, Michael Vanacore-Netz, Global Air Charters’ Chief Pilot. Michael’s credentials include more than 3,500 hours of flight time with over 2,000 hours in Gulfstream aircraft covering more than 40 countries. Paul Rodsjo, Director of Operations, has over 19,000 of flight time, holds both US and European certifications, and has been based in multiple countries around the world.
Traveler Documents and Documentation
Beyond passports, traveler documentation can range from Visas to Letters of Invitation and special documentation for children and pets. Each of these requirements will vary from country to country. Only a truly experienced international flight coordinator can ensure you secure the right documentation for every step of your international journey, including your return.
Expanding Your Destination Choices
Among the most significant benefits of flying on a private jet charter is the expansion of your destination choices. Private jets have additional accessibility beyond major airports designed for larger commercial aircraft. As a result, they are able to fly direct into smaller airports, thereby getting you closer to your destination. An internationally experienced team will expertly plan your itinerary. This extra service allows you to get you closest to your destination, cutting down on total travel time and costs.
On-The-Ground Transportation & Conveniences
While comfort and amenities abound in the air, the seamless transition from takeoff to landing is only part of the international travel experience. A truly experienced international private jet charter will ensure a flawless, efficient, and safe travel experience. Of course, this extends to when you’re on the ground. Coordinating or recommending highly vetted in-market providers across a wide range of services is a key aspect of our service.
Choose Wisely, Choose Experience.
With the growing – and dizzying array – of private jet charter options, it’s important to understand a provider’s unique characteristics and expertise – and even more so when it comes to international private jet charter.
Don’t allow your broker to settle for just any operator. Global Air Charters is uniquely qualified for European travel. Moreover, our distinct level of deep hands-on expertise ensures your flight experience to Europe is convenient and stress-free. Whether for business or leisure, the next time you travel to Europe, we invite you to travel with us.