Not surprisingly, fractional jet ownership has numerous advantages but there are four main areas that Airshare clients find to be the most valuable.
Flying private saves a great deal of time for our customers. This time savings comes not only from the flexibility to choose, and even adjust, departure times as needed, but with access to ten times the number of airports that a commercial airline provides, our customers can fly directly into their desired location. This eliminates the need to rent a car to drive the final leg of their trip. By controlling their time, private jet owners can attend out-of-town meetings and be back home in time to spend the evening with those who matter most. For Robert Phillips, Chairman, President, and CEO of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Airshare has helped define the culture of the company. “Having the ability to get people to an important meeting and back in time for dinner with their kids or to catch that soccer game or that baseball game at night is just part of who we are at Crestwood.”
Not only is the option to manage one’s own travel schedule highly efficient in a working environment but there are huge benefits in one’s personal life as well. Flying directly to a destination does away with travel headaches and provides more time at your desired location. Additionally, traveling commercially with children and pets can be quite challenging. When flying private, the freedom from worrying about keeping your children entertained and quiet so as not to bother those around them is priceless. Combined with the ability to drive directly up to your aircraft and having access to your own snacks, beverages, and lavatory result in a much more comfortable and relaxing experience for everyone involved.
While adding hours to their day by flying private is certainly a bonus, the control a private jet owner has is important as well. There is great value in being in charge of who is on your flight, and with unlimited hours*, Airshare fractional and EMBARK jet card customers can experience as much flight time as needed on a given day. Michael Kulp, President and CEO of KBP Investments explains that Airshare is valuable to his organization because, “It has enabled us to make three day trips into three market visits now, instead of one.” Also, all of our private aircraft have Wi-Fi access, so work never has to be interrupted when traveling.
Conducting business on a commercial flight lacks a great deal of privacy and security. Feeling comfortable to freely discuss strategies and have work materials out in the open are benefits that private aviation brings. Andy Reid, Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, truly recognizes that “Whether it’s checking my emails, looking at our playbook—I would never break that out on a commercial flight, I can kind of spread things out and do what I need to do business-wise and family-wise.”
As cleanliness and protection are at the forefront of everyone’s mind these days, knowing that our aircraft are clean and sanitized by utilizing MicroSure™ cleaning spray products puts our fractional owners at ease. MicroSure’s nano-technology binds to any surface, which prevents bacteria and virus particles from attaching. It works immediately and continues to kill bacteria, viruses, and harmful microbes even after it dries. The product is organic and has the lowest rating of toxicity and irritant, making it safe for humans and animals. Additionally, Airshare recently achieved the highest international standards for safe flight operations which earned us the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 Certification from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
*Based on customer’s allocation of days with a maximum 14-hour crew duty day.