New Flight Charters Updates Industry Guide "Five Questions For Your Jet Charter Service"
A consumer guide to help evaluate jet charter brokers and operators, and adopted by the Air Charter Safety Foundation in Washington D.C.
The popular original version, released in 2011, was adopted by the Air Charter Safety Foundation in Washington, D.C. and published as a consumer resource guide to charter an aircraft, improve the private charter experience and manage risks, with the vast number of private flying options available.
The updated version highlights evaluations of the newest trends, business models and companies in the private air charter industry.
Of note - in the first four months of 2016, several jet charter broker and membership companies went out of business abruptly, taking customers' money or membership fees with them.
Five Questions For Your Jet Charter Service can help ensure a quality and reputable organization is handling a private charter flight. With average jet charter costs ranging between $15,000 and $35,000, much is at stake, most importantly the safety of those on board.
The free downloadable guide highlights five key components and questions of a jet charter company to help evaluate the quality and competency of the organization, and minimize risk in chartering aircraft.
The guide covers the two main company categories in air charter, known as Brokers and Operators. These are the two functional types in the industry and include companies that identify as a "brokerage", "operator", "private jet membership", "jet card", "charter service" and often "consultant"
Fractional ownership is a type of aircraft ownership arrangement and not considered charter, so is not covered here - although several points and questions regarding Operators will apply to fractional ownership companies.
The air charter industry is very diverse. Charter operator and broker organizations of disparate sizes, quality and competencies are vying to handle flights and dollars. New charter brokers appear continuously, offering their expertise to arrange charters as an agent, or offering a flying membership program. It is important to understand there are no real barriers to entry and literally anyone can advertise as a charter broker, company or membership program, and take money up front.
The United States government DOT and FAA departments do their best in reviewing and enforcing practices applicable in their separate realms, however there is no government approval or rating for charter brokers, and private charter fliers assume their own risk in choosing a private charter service, jet card or membership.
Five Questions For Your Jet Charter Service is free and available for viewing or download at www.NewFlightCharters.com;
About New Flight Charters
Since 2004 charter aircraft owner and leading jet charter brokerage New Flight Charters has arranged private domestic and international flights with top-rated operator aircraft along with its Best Price Guarantee, industry empty legs list, and a perfect safety history. Extensive client and industry reviews are available on the New Flight Charters website. As a registered U.S. government contractor, BBB-rated A+, and named to the Inc.500 fastest growing list four consecutive years, the jet charter company handles 1,400 flights annually and serves a wide variety of clientele including Fortune 500 companies, government heads of state, presidential campaigns, entertainment icons, private families and entrepreneurs.
The resource NewFlightCharters.com contains charter information and aircraft availability highlighting 22 regions nationwide. See new specialty resource Denver Jet Charter for Denver, Aspen and other Colorado areas, including Colorado Empty Legs.
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