Private chartering in Israel is very popular, but only the wealthy can afford it. Private business flights are expensive and can be enjoyed only by rich and successful public personalities, world celebrities, large companies and enterprises.
This article touches upon private chartering costs and cost-saving methods. Firstly, let’s debunk the popular misconception that operating one’s own aircraft is better than chartering. Owning a private jet is only cost-effective if you fly regularly (2-3 times a week), otherwise it is unprofitable to buy a jet due to ground maintenance costs.
Even if the owner leases out the aircraft, he hardly covers operating costs which amount to one-third of the average price of the aircraft, so chartering is more cost-effective than purchasing.
Charter companies such as AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) do not post prices on their sites because they are case-specific. The total amount is calculated depending on many factors, including:
- range of flight
- number of passengers,
- power and model of the aircraft, and its age,
- comfort level,
- additional services,
- parking time,
- intermediate landings.
Therefore, leave the calculations to the Manager and simply consider the quoted price.
However, the flight cost may be calculated by customers themselves. The AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) website has a flight booking form to calculate costs for most of the world’s airports. Just enter the points of departure and destination, date and number of passengers, and the price list for different aircrafts will appear. Such costs are estimates, and the precise sum will be calculated by the company manager upon request.
For some destinations, especially exotic ones, the system does not offer final calculations, but the cost can be arrived at according to distance, aircraft speed, flight time, number of passengers and luggage. In this case, the unit of measurement is a flight hour.
One flight hour for light aircraft and helicopters costs 1,500 to 3,000 USD. These aircrafts can fly a distance of up to 1000 kilometers at a speed of 300 km/h max, and can carry several passengers and little luggage. They are suitable for nearby locations.
The most popular are medium-range business aircrafts flying up to 6,000 kilometers at 800-900 km/h. They are designed for 5 to 50 passengers. Their charter price ranges from 3,000 to 6,000 USD per flight hour, depending on power and capacity.
Long-haul business aircrafts are the most expensive ones. Depending on the model, they can cover distances of more than 10,000 kilometers and accommodate from 10 to 120 passengers. Chartering will cost between 6,000 and 8,000 Euros for one flight hour. A large airliner or cargo aircraft costs upwards of 8,000 USD for 60 minutes in the sky.
Is it possible to reduce costs?
Having learned the average prices, customers look into saving options. There are ways. By using the Empty Legs system, one can fly in a private aircraft at a 30-70% discount rate – sometimes at the price of business class!
The Empty Legs system works on the premise that an aircraft is flying empty en route, at a set time, and can take travelers on board. The owner, who wants to cover at least part of the operating costs, will offer massive discounts. Customers, in turn, can enjoy the opportunity to take a private flight at cut price.
However, Empty Legs requires serendipity to match the exact flight route and time to a customer. Even though there are thousands of potential matches in the world, an element of luck is required. The chances are greatly improved if a customer is willing to time their departure with the aircraft’s flight.
The Empty Legs flight schedule is available on the AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL) main website months in advance. You can search by yourself, or turn to our manager indicating your desired route, the number of passengers and flight date. If a suitable flight is available, the air broker can book you in at a discount of 30-70%.
Private aircraft chartering in Israel by AVIAV TM (Cofrance SARL). Business flights offer smooth traveling independent from airlines. Contact the manager for flight calculations.