St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas. The list goes on. What do all these islands have in common apart from offering top-notch hospitality, some of the world’s best beaches and weather? Well, some of them are only one hour away from South Florida and have fully equipped business airports to service all the demands of a private jet flight.
Private Air Flight to The Bahamas
The Bahamas accounts for about 50% of private flights departing from South Florida towards the Caribbean. In the case of Monarch Air Group, a private jet operator based in Fort Lauderdale International Airport, that number escalates to 60%. Although there are 25 other countries in the Caribbean, The Bahamas has arguably the best infrastructure in the region to pair with the needs of the private flight market.
In the words of Monarch Air Group’s Executive Director, David Gitman, “the proximity is the main driver for the high amount of flights and, in the case of The Bahamas, offering high-end private terminals and two airports has also helped to boost the number of annual flights from South Florida. We’ve registered a steady 10% increase during the past 5 years in flights to The Bahamas, and we project that number to continue increasing in years to come”.
Making Private Air Flight a Reality
For many, private air flight to the Caribbean makes for an exceptional experience. In a way, it can take the usual travel experience to a whole new level. And although a private plane may appear out of reach for your vacation budget, there are plenty of options available that make the apparently unfeasible experience a very real possibility.
How? When thinking about private aircraft we usually connect the experience with jet planes. Well, although they’re the quickest option, there are times when renting a turboprop makes far more sense, particularly for short-haul routes and when seeking cost efficiency. Shorter routes of under two hours like the ones from South Florida to any island in the Caribbean, pair well with these propeller aircraft. And if a luxurious cabin is your concern, you must know that the interior of these kind of aircraft are sometimes even more extravagant than a private jet.
How else can you transform a private jet experience into something real? Well, have you heard before about the empty leg flights? Fair enough. Empty legs are flights that become available during the reposition of a jet, flying without passengers to start its next route or just return to base. These flights can be sold sometimes up to 70% less than the standard amount for the same route, but with very short notice, which explains the price. Sometimes too short of a notice to make plans for a holiday to the Caribbean. But it’s worth a try!
Booking Your Private Air Flight to the Caribbean
The Caribbean offers the exclusivity that many travelers seek while providing the first-rate holiday all visitors deserve. Commercial airlines are indeed the most popular means of transportation for millions each year, but the proximity of the Caribbean to South Florida allows for the the rise of private aviation. So now you know; do not immediately discard the thought of flying private for your next trip to the Caribbean, even if it’s a once in a lifetime experience.
For information on chartering a private jet to any destination in the Caribbean, contact Monarch Air Group at 954.359.0059 or price out your flight here for an instant quote.
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