Lines at the airport, unpleasant passengers on the airplane, uncomfortable flights, delays, waiting...what bothers us about conventional flights is no longer an issue on private flights. Do you think that only a selected few can afford a private plane? We will convince you that this is not entirely true. Although you will not own the plane, you can still use it whenever you want.
It all started in the USA
As early as 1986, the first system of fractional aircraft ownership in the world was launched in the US. And what was the consequence? A huge boom! Today, thousands of airplanes operated by fractional owners fly all over the globe.
Fractional ownership of private aircraft in the Czech Republic: NetFlight
Investments and fixed costs are shared among multiple owners, and they can then use the aircraft at will! Everyone pays only the operating costs for their own flights. The NetFlight fleet counts a total of 7 aircraft (for up to 8 passengers and 2 pilots) and the fractional owner can use any of them. So if it occurs that the aircraft you bought is not free, you will get a different one of the same type.
And there is one more advantage compared to the owner of a private plane. You do not have to worry about insurance, maintanence, pilots or hangars! Just pay a regular monthly fee and everything is taken care of.
If you want to fly with private aircraft, you have several options:
1. Club membership
If you know you will not fly too often, you can use private flights as part of club membership by signing the NetFlight Club club contract with a € 500 annual fee without VAT. This form is completely without commitment and there is an airplane rental according to the Netflight Club pricelist (1,487 EUR/flight hour). This program will pay off in the event of a low annual mileage. The disadvantage of this program is the fact that the availability of the airplane cannot be guaranteed. If the fleet is fully used by the owners or fractional owners, the flight cannot be carried out.
2. Registration into fractional ownership
The individual programs are called BASIC/SILVER/GOLD.
The great advantage of membership in fractional ownership is the fact that it‘s as if you are the owner of the airplane. For example, in the case of the BASIC program, you are guaranteed the availability of the airplane for 50 flight hours and 25 reservation days per year. In the case of fractional ownership, you are guaranteed that the airplane will be available at your desired date and time. Furthermore, you do not pay the full price for the airplane, but only a direct operating fee of 697 EUR/flight hour. The price of the BASIC fractional program is: 3,220 EUR/month.
A demo flight without a contract
You can try the private plane as part of a demo flight that does not bind to any contractual obligation. What is the price? Here's an example:
1 demo flight costs 1,490 euros per hour. If you fly from Prague to Bratislava, the journey takes 50 minutes, so you would pay 1240 euros for the flight, the landing fee is 300 euros, and you need to multiply all this by two. The total cost of the flight from Prague to Bratislava and back would be about 3,300 euros, in basic version without any added services.
How do you like it? Private aircraft for both business and private purposes is no longer only for the chosen few. It's time to enter the world of comfort!