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UNDERSTANDING THE OPTIONS
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Private Jet Travel: Understanding the Options  

  

October 2003

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

This Study has been designed to clearly outline and take some of the mystery out of business 
aviation offerings.  We do not intend to help you choose a particular travel solution (e.g., 
Fractional Company "X" vs. Charter Company "Y").  That decision depends too highly on your 
own individual financial position and requirements.  Instead, this Study aims to help you: 

1. 

Understand industry terminology 

2. 

Understand the key differences between business aviation alternatives 

3. 

Narrow your best options down to two or three; and 

4. 

Identify which characteristics are important to you - and why. 

The Study focuses on the five major segments of the business aviation industry: 

 

The Definitions chapter provides a high-level overview of each program, introduces the range 
of offerings within each program and outlines defining characteristics. 

The following figure graphically illustrates the confluence of the three main factors that should 
drive your business aviation decision-making process: a group of "key attributes" that tend to 
impact decisions, your usage requirements, and price. The intersection point highlighted is 
unique to each consumer: the importance of each factor, including the five key attributes, will 
depend on the needs and means of each potential business aviation user.  In our view, there 
is no "right"solution for everyone, and there is a segment of the market that will tend to 
gravitate toward each type of program. 

 

 

 

Whole Aircraft Ownership

On-Demand Charter

Fractional Ownership

Block Charter

Block-Frax

Business Aviation 

Options

Whole Aircraft Ownership

On-Demand Charter

Fractional Ownership

Block Charter

Block-Frax

Business Aviation 

Options

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"Chartering a plane, either directly from a charter company or through a charter broker, is often the most cost effective way to fly private."

Independent Source: Deloitte Private Wealth, Private aircraft: Flying private makes sense for those with the right information (page 20)
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