From recent surveys of companies that use business aircraft the results are not surprising how these critical business tools are used. The value of utilizing a private jet for business can be confirmed by the numbers, the overwhelming majority of business aircraft utilization is due to the pitfalls of the commercial airlines:
64% of businesses that use a private aircraft is because the commercial airlines schedules do not support their needs
19% of the respondents needs are to reach remote locations not supported by the airlines
6% of the usage is due to industrial or personal security reasons
1% are to make a connection with a commercial airline from a remote airfield
9% stated other reasons
While most business aircraft are owned by the companies that fly them,they also sometimes utilize private jet charters, fractional ownership, leasing or partnerships.
On-demand air charter provides companies immediate access to business aircraft and flights operate on the passenger's schedule. Charter companies that provide on-demand charter, with often save the traveler money by sourcingempty leg flights.
Companies that charter frequently will often purchase a block of charter time, usually at a reduced rate. Jet card programs are also popular allowing the purchaser to buy typically 25 hours of flight time, without requiring any long-term commitment.