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Go to places not accessible by airlines: Country towns, stations, exotic islands and more.
Ignore the airline schedule: Avoid the drive, parking fees and waiting in Melbourne. Fly direct, at the time of your choosing.
24 hour on-demand availability: We have pilots available around the clock for your needs.
Chartering a private aircraft has many benefits for both business and leisure. Not only can you reach destinations not serviced by regular airline service, the convenience of having your own aircraft allows you to do more with your time.
If you have taken time off work to holiday with friends or family, fixed airline schedules often mean you loose a day either end of your holiday in transit. With a chartered aircraft the journey is part of the holiday - stop at multiple destinations at your leisure, or go straight there in one hop early in the morning, and return home when it suits you - extend the holiday, even change the destination, it's all easy to do!
For business the advantages have a big multiplying effect. Not only are you not loosing time in early check-ins, queues, fixed schedules and multi-leg journeys, chartering an aircraft allows you to visit multiple destinations in one day, as well as being able to get you to nearly every small town in Australia.
Based at Barwon Heads Airport, we are the closest commercial operator to King Island. This means reduced flight time and cost to you. Literally just over the horizon, King Island is only a 40 minute flight in the all weather 9 seat Piper Chieftain. Your pilots have thousands of hours of experience flying in the southern part of Australia, specifically Bass Strait - you are not flown by teenagers that grew up in the city!
For general passenger or freight charter call Anatole on 0415 919 646
For surfers go to King Island Surf Safaris
For golfers go to Southern Golf Getaways
Scenario: Your Geelong based Company needs to fly three employees and six visiting clients to Mildura, Victoria, for the day for a site visit. All things going well, you expect you'll need about four hours on the ground in Mildura all though this may change depending on the visitors demands. The Company values employees at $100/hr each.
Option 1: Airlines
Earliest flight is with Rex at 8:15am arrive Mildura 9:35am. Using the flexible business fare to even come close to the flexibility of charter (basically it only allows you to change the day, not the time - unlike charter) the fare for 3 people comes to $7,900, plus airport parking. You must leave Geelong at around 6:00am (setting your alarm for around 5am), and hope that the traffic on Western Ring Road isn't too bad because that Rex plane isn't going to wait for you! Also factor in time for the carpark and bus rigmarole.
Coming back it'd be prudent to book a early evening flight, just in case the meeting and visit goes longer than scheduled. The Rex flight departs Mildura at 6:30pm, back in Melbourne by 7:50pm and you'd likely be home in Geelong by around 9:30pm after driving. All in all a 15+ hour day - cost to the company $4,500, total cost $12,400
Even using budget fares, the total would be over $8,000.
Option 2: Chartered Aircraft
Firstly, you can sleep in to 6am - relative bliss! Getting to Barwon Heads Airport by 7:30am, you depart 15 minutes later after a quick pre-flight briefing. That's it! No car parking, busses, check-in, security, 30 minute boarding time etc. Arriving in Mildura at 9:30am you snare a rental car before the Rex passengers have even got off the plane.
The meeting and site visit goes according to plan, and you and the team are all done by 2:00pm arriving back at Barwon Heads Airport at 4:30pm, home 20 minutes later.
Cost is $4,500 for the charter, $2,700 in company time for a total of $7,200.
Plus you all got to see your friends or family or just relax on the verandah after a days work and watch the sun set, which is.. priceless. (Or you went back to work and finished a few extra jobs! GO you)