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Study Indicates Impressive Efficiency for Private Airlines

by Karen 1. November 2012

Offering luxury and convenience, private airlines are certainly in a class of their own.  A recent study cited by Forbes’ Kevin O’Leary sheds light on the efficiency of these vehicles.  The data suggests that they not only save time, but money.

Looking at the Numbers

How much time can private jets save an employee?  According to the study, the answer is 22.5 work days and 24 road nights each year.

The study was based on a primary trip between Chicago and a primary office in New York.  Departure and arrival airports closer and more convenient with the private aircraft, resulting in impressive savings:

  • To Departure Airport from Home/Office: 0:45 for airline – 0:15 for private
  • Time to Park, Screen, Security, and Wait: 1:55 – 0:10
  • Airport to Meeting Arrival: 1:45 – 0:15
  • Total One Leg Trip Time: 4:25 – 0:40

O’Leary also reports that the time savings amount to three hours and 45 minutes per leg – and seven-and-a-half hours of time savings per trip.  Additionally, out-and-back trips, while “nearly impossible on the airlines,” are feasible for private jets without a required overnight stay.

Summing up the data, the seven-and-a-half hours saved per trip – on a basis of 24 trips per year – amounted to a total savings of 22.5 work days and 24 nights in hotels for each traveler.

The Implications of Improved Efficiency

Private jets may be more expensive than the airlines.  Yet, when business efficiency is considered, the bottom line may read a different verdict for the question of savings.

The numbers from the study illustrate an interesting perspective on the merits of business travel.  For businesses that have stringent requirements for business travel, such as out-and-back trips, and/or send employees on frequent business trips, the big picture may prove compelling. 

Could those 180 hours saved, as in the example, outweigh the immediate cost savings of going with airline travel?  It appears that many businesses may answer “yes” to that question.  The ability to save impressive amounts of time is critical to businesses, and the versatility is unparalleled.


Most may have visions of private jets as a luxury item for businesses.  However, that may simply be wrong for many corporate travel situations.

This travel option can certainly add a bit of luxury to a business trip.  Yet, with that added cost, savings can be recovered in the form of efficiency that could make it all worthwhile. 

Contact us to learn more about the efficiency that private jets offer businesses.

Fly your “snowbirds” south on an air charter service

by Karen 24. October 2012

With the upcoming holidays it’s time to think about that annual corporate winter event to escape the freeze and raise the temperature and excitement in the warmer climes of the Caribbean. Planning an airlift to Aruba or a shuttle to St. Thomas? Wherever that company conference or incentive charter flight takes your group, your very best bet is to use an experienced, convenient and safe air charter service.

Nonstop service seals the deal.

Getting a large group of corporate travelers to St. Thomas, for example, could be an enormously challenging task. From the U.S. mainland, commercial flights leave from Miami. Whatever does not clear through Miami ends up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where travelers take a  two-engine prop shuttle to St. Thomas. Use a charter air instead and bypass the vast and taxing Miami International Airport experience or the turbulent prop airplane ride from San Juan.

Everybody leaves, flies, lands and returns on the same flight

Your passengers stage at the embarkation point and go through a far more convenient and quick security screening. Their flight experience is as far from the ordinary commercial flight as a bag of peanuts is from a gourmet, made-to-order on-board meal served on fine china.

Your passengers debark at Cyril E. King airport and emerge into the December paradise of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. All the luggage is present and accounted for as your group sheds their winter garb in favor of short sleeves and sunglasses and heads for the bus transportation taking them to the resort/conference areas.

The job’s not over until the paperwork is done.

So your happy, refreshed and productive group had a great time in America’s West Indies territory. They conferenced, partied, snorkeled and sailed and their batteries are charged to face the remaining winter months working for a company they truly love. 

Unlike groups that made their own travel arrangements, though, your air charter passengers have no ticketing arrangements to undergo or expense claims to fill out. If they traveled on a Miami Air International charter, your company was able to forgo multiple travel arrangements in favor of just one charter.

Miami Air International is your snowbirds’ “personal airline.”

We get it all together so that you won’t have to. Contact us for your non-stop air charter service to make your winter event a real tropical “winterfest.”


Corporate charter travel on first class aircraft: the ideal group travel solution

by Admin 19. October 2012

Miami Air International's Boeing 737-400 is truly the first class Aircraft choice and the ideal group travel solution for any corporate travel destination. Essentially an “up-sized” executive jet for larger groups (68 seats), the Boeing 737-400 is configured for convenient, nonstop travel and is the very best choice for customized VIP and corporate executive travel.

First-class charter air advantages

Travel arrangements and group coordination – Chartering one aircraft, as opposed to arranging travel and transportation for 68 travelers is the first and obvious advantage of chartering a VIP jet.  Add to that the residual work-savings involved with not having to process travel and expense vouchers after the trip is over, and your accounting folks can be off doing something more productive.

Nonstop travel – With a range of slightly under 3,000 miles (about five hours air time); the Boeing 737-400 can accommodate a large group within a large travel radius. Even beyond that range -- the 737-400 is certified for over-the-water- travel -- fuel stops are short.  Passengers stay on board and are airborne again quickly.  Travel connection problems, mishandled luggage, etc., will not jeopardize the success of the travel event.

The in-flight experience – The travel experience on the Boeing 737-400 first class aircraft becomes more than a means to the end destination. The plush seating, low noise and personalized china meal service make for an incomparable travel experience. Want to do some pre-event planning and group conferencing? The 737-400 first class aircraft is configured with club seating and will accommodate laptop and personal entertainment devices.

The Service Advantage - First-class charter air passengers in some instances can avoid the inconvenience and delays of airport check-in and boarding. They bypass the normally lengthy process of airport security screening, which is done on the ramp. Once onboard, the passengers will quickly notice the company logo on seat headrest covers.  Meal service ranges from preset menus of fine food or from approved restaurant vendors. Beverage selections (fine wines, cocktails, cordials, etc.) “Seal the deal” and buoy everyone’s spirits in anticipating the upcoming first-class travel experience.

Include first-class charter air travel in your upcoming event planning.

Miami Air International is standing by to be your own corporate private jet for VIP travel.  Visit our home page and navigate to our checklist for planning your charter.  Need some personalized travel planning help? Contact us or, if it is more convenient, we can contact you. Just fill out the simple contact form and take the first step in beginning a new first-class travel experience with Miami Air International.