When business aviation is featured in the media, it’s usually about celebrities or excess. The truth couldn’t be further, explains the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association
Business aviation drives the economy in all 50 states generating over $200 billion in economic benefits, but one area that rarely gets recognition is the industry’s contributions to those in need.
If you think private jets are just for big companies and the super rich, you’re wrong. Jet Cards enable even smaller companies to access private aviation
Business aviation employs over one million jobs in the U.S. spread over all 50 states. The result is over $200 billion in economic activity. But you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to gain the benefits of private aviation, according to research sponsored by No Plane No Gain, an advocacy group coordinated by the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Good air service is a key to economic development, but more U.S. cities lose commercial airline service each year. However, private aviation bridges the gap.
Business aviation provides a critical transportation lifeline to thousands of communities all across the U.S. that have little or no airline service. Some 41% of business aircraft are flown to towns with little or no air service. Research by No Plane No Gain, an advocacy group, points out when a company needs to reach clients, manage far-flung facilities, or seek out new opportunities, business aviation is often the only viable option.
Access by private jets and turboprops enable companies to better serve hard to get to locations bringing money and jobs. Jet Cards have made it easier for companies to use business aviation
Jet Cards have made travel easier for companies by enabling them to leverage the benefits of private jet travel for employees and customers without the long-term commitment and expense of full or fractional ownership. At the same time Jet Cards provide companies the ability to tightly control budgets and who is flying, as well as ensure providers meet the duty of care standards for sourcing aircraft and flight crew. Now, according to advocacy group No Plane No Gain, two governors in the Southeast have recognized that having their rural general aviation airports upgraded to business aviation standards is a key element in driving increased economic development in these areas.
Jet Cards are popular with companies that want to obtain the benefits of private aviation and be able to carefully budget total spending and costs per trip.
It might surprise you that it is estimated around 50% of Jet Card flying is for business. While Jet Cards are popular with families and executives who fly by company jet, but need a personal private travel solution, the Jet Card is also ideal for companies. Many Jet Cards provide guaranteed hourly rates, and one-way rates, meaning no ferry fees. Both features mean that it is easier to budget trips. Jet Cards also provide the ability to quickly take advantage of opportunities that pop up without having to worry about transferring funds, but because they are purchased in fix amounts, give your CFO and COO budget control.