Charter Brokers are distinct from a charter airline. A charter airline owns, maintains and operates its own equipment and may consist of a fleet of identical aircraft. A charter broker does not own and operate its own equipment, but has relationships with the owners of all types of aircraft throughout to world. A good broker searches for the type of equipment that best fits the size and demographics of a group. Brokers have access to every type of equipment from small corporate jets to large aircraft and can locate this equipment throughout the world. Other than corporate jets, the most commonly requested types/sizes of equipment range from 30-490 passenger aircraft as listed below.
|Dornier 328||30 seats||3 hours|
|ERJ-135||37 seats||3 hours|
|ERJ-145||50 seats||4 hours|
|B737-300||Up to 149 seats||4.5 hours|
|B737-400||Up to 150 seats||5 hours|
|B737-800||Up to 172 seats||6-7 hours|
|MD 82/83||Up to 172 seats||4-6 hours|
|AIRBUS 320||Up to 179 seats||5.5 hours|
|B757||Up to 220 seats||7 hours|
|B767||Up to 250 seats||8-10 hours|
|MD11||Up to 355 seats||13-14 hours|
|B747||Up to 490 seats||10 -12 hours|
SELECTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
Selecting the right equipment may have nothing to do with the size of your group. Your group size may be 490 passengers, but not all 490 originate in the same city. You may require two 170 passenger aircraft combined with scheduled air service from participants by themselves originating in more diversified locations. In addition, it is often more cost effective to charter two aircraft such as 737s than one large aircraft such as a B747.
It is also often the case that some companies do not want all of their key employees to travel on the same aircraft. This in itself can affect the decision. In order to determine the best combination of charter aircraft size and scheduled service having your group demographics is important. Names of winners are not important, but the projected number of seats from each city and the names of those cities are an integral part of determining the best balance.
For this reason, we recommend that you complete the charter request form provided or call us directly at 561-625-1951 to discuss your program.