There are many ways a company could lower their costs when it comes to traveling for business purposes. Air charter travel benefits business people by cutting back on the amount they have to pay for business or first class airline tickets. Traveling on a charter flight will also save a business person time and time is always money when talking about business.
An airplane that has been parceled out for a company to use as a private jet will be a welcome change for employees who travel a lot and have to deal with all the considerations that go along with commercial air travel. With a private jet, there are fewer restrictions on carry on luggage so an employee could bring and sometimes use their laptop if necessary while in transit to their meetings in another state. There is going to be more leg room and fewer passengers on a private flight and certainly less hassle than on a commercial airline.
When a company makes arrangements for an airplane to be 'on-call' for them, then that company has the flexibility to fly when and where they need to. Chartering a jet or smaller plane allows a company to have a flight available when and where they need it, not when the commercial flights have them scheduled. The company could choose from a smaller aircraft for a couple of people or a larger jet for nearly the entire company if they were going on a retreat or important seminar that required the presence of everyone in the company.
Many of the advantages of taking a charter jet over commercial flights are many. There is the fact that a company can plan their flight schedule when they need it most, not fly when the airlines tells them too. There are typically no layovers, sometimes on a smaller aircraft, there might be a stop for gas, but usually this is done quickly or a larger plane is taken on longer flights. Many of the chartered flight will fly in and out of the smaller airports which will save a passenger time. Some of these planes will land at a larger, metropolitan airport if necessary.
Other pluses of using a chartered aircraft for business flights is that there is no waiting in line, no parking and no crying babies in the seat behind a business traveler. A customer will drive right up to the terminal, park their car, gather their luggage and hand it to the person in charge of loading the plan and board all in a matter of minutes. There are friendly attendants on board who always seem to enjoy their job because they are working with a different class of people.
When traveling in a jet charter plane or some private type of plane, an individual will be traveling with people they know because the plane is filled with their own company's employees. This is a plus for those traveling to an important meeting with a client and there needs to be a presentation review or addition to a production the company is presenting to this client. There is going to be plenty of room in a chartered or private plane to spread out and get some extra work done or enjoy some peace and quiet.
What type of plane, the amount of people and the price will all be dependent on what a company needs and how far they will be traveling. If a company is only going a short distance, say 3 to 5 hours away from their home base then a smaller aircraft would be more suited for them. If a larger group of passengers is traveling a longer distance, then a larger plane could be taken for people to have more leg room. The price for a jet aircraft or chartered flight is by the hour and is only charged for the time the plane is operational, not the time it is spent on the ground or fueling.
Air charter travel benefits business people in many ways, beginning with saving money and time. If a company would like their employees to work as they travel, it's best to charter a small plane so that they may travel together and are able to have more freedom then on a commercial flight. They will also save time at the smaller airports with checking in and checking out with their luggage. A company will gain more productive and happier employees with chartered flights for their people.