Global is revealed that there is a large market, for private jet aviation, on which little is known. Although this business is not new, it had a very strong growth in recent years and, for those who never rode in one of these planes is difficult to imagine the experience.
The exclusive private jet market is divided among the owners, as most first-line entrepreneurs, and companies that offer the service of air transportation, mostly hired by celebrities, artists, athletes, politicians and businessmen.
In Argentina the market grew exponentially from 2008 to 2012 and in recent years has stagnated a little. However, there are prospects that when the economy recovers the business pick up again. In 2007 the number of private jets, ie aircraft turbines, registered were 47, and now there are 160. This was because, since the American market, where there are about 15,000 jets, came to offer a very low price used airplanes by the crisis in that country.
Since then the exchange difference was still not as great in Argentina, many entrepreneurs took the opportunity to buy their own ship. The value of used aircraft dropped so that it left a big gap on the value of the new. Since that time you can get a plane before the crisis was worth $ 4 million to $ 2 million, and some are achieved by $ 1 million. The same new aircraft worth about $ 8 million.
Marcelo Porchetto, a pilot of private aviation business growth confirmed: “The market in Argentina has grown exceptionally, similar to tennis paddle, which originally had two or three and suddenly began to appear everywhere. The business aviation, even if it appears it is 85% of the aviation market in the world. ”
For many entrepreneurs take flight hours it is critical
Within the total of private jet , an important part of those belonging to individuals are entrepreneurs frontline country. This happened because they are the ones who have the greatest need for this service, which can have a maintenance cost 10,000 to 20,000 dollars per month.
Therefore, those who make such a large outlay of money are usually those who by their work have to move a lot, and this means of transport can have a meeting tomorrow in Mendoza, in the afternoon another in Santiago de Chile, and night to be back at home in Buenos Aires.
The need is explained through a very clear formula. “There is an equation that says if you fly less than 300 hours per year more rent than you should have your own plane,” Livi justified Miguel, president of Royal Class, a private aviation companies.
Within maintenance costs hangars, fuel, crew, insurance and maintenance of the machine itself are included. Although these numbers vary greatly depending on the ship, costs Beechjet 400 aircraft, a jet for eight, are about $ 4000 per month hangar (its value is calculated per square meter), maintenance $ 2,000 per month, $ 2,000 of insurance, crew’s salaries and taxes and patents. Besides fuel costs $ 10.70 a liter and 750 liters cargo tank total.
The pilot of private aviation confirmed the importance of this market, “Move over what is known or believed also is likely to be much larger than it is generates a large economic movement in fuel, staff.. that is hired, limos, catering. It is a very large and unknown market. ”
Companies that hire celebrities
The experience of private jet travel is complete, since leaving the house to landing
The experience of private jet travel is complete, exit from the house to the aterrizaje.
However, a very large part of the private aviation are not owners but the companies that offer this service. The country has around 25 and are an alternative for those looking to travel in comfort and privacy, but do so with a frequency to justify having your own.
Those who generally hire private planes are artists and celebrities on a regular flight are heavily exposed. Also they used by many politicians, some players with a lot of money and business. Among the famous Argentines who hire this service are Susana Gimenez, Marcelo Tinelli and Lionel Messi.
The price of flights is calculated per kilometer and the value is $ 4.30. A trip to Punta del Este is priced in dollars around 5000 aircraft Bariloche around $ 11,000 and $ 100,000 Miami. A flight in business class on a commercial airline to that destination is worth about $ 74,000 or $ 7,600, depending on the airline, which multiplied by eight passengers equals $ 592,000 or $ 60,800.
Moreover, flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, cost about 19,000 dollars, but in the world will come to pay up to 40,000 dollars. The Visco said that “although the price is regulated supply and demand in part, also increased by abusive airport costs imposed by the Brazilians, as well as accommodation costs for the crew.”
Some of the advantages of this service is that the person may decide to travel schedules, customs procedures are faster and more comfortable aircraft. In addition, companies strive to make the trip meets the tastes and needs of the client.
“Since a person comes to board the plane that takes just 20 minutes why give those most use are entrepreneurs who place a high value on their time,” said Livi adding: “We have customers in many companies who blow a mid-level managers, because the productivity of that person for the company is very high through the air. People move faster without downtime or expense in hotels. ”
“Another feature of our flights is that they are not a commodity, but a service from the exit of the office to the destination, and where the entire plane prepares to tastes and preferences. If you like There the gas light that, and there are publications based on their interests. In addition, the crew is ready to detect if the person is in a good mood or not. We want the customer feel that the airplane is yours and not rented, “said Livi.
Private Jet Charter companies meet the tastes and preferences of their customers
Jet Charter companies meet the tastes and preferences of their clientes.Foto: Courtesy Royal Class
Private flights depart mostly from the International Airport of San Fernando, by a decree wants to bring private aviation to that place, although there are still some companies that operate from Aeroparque. “In Argentina, although the use of these services has grown in stages, not the infrastructure that should be ahead of this growth,” he criticized the pilot Porchetto.
For its part, The Visco said on vacation increases the frequency of flights. “Many entrepreneurs take their families to have a longer summer, and they bounce back and take the opportunity to enjoy also other houses that have outside as in the south, or any field “, he added.
Porchetto said that another big advantage is that it could reach destinations that otherwise is difficult to access. “If you want to go to Saint Marteen or Easter, or Anchorage in Alaska could not go on a direct airline, which if you can with a private plane. The same goes if you have a field 500 kilometers, which would it take to go by car about six hours on a plane and just an hour and a half, “he added.