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Executive Charter Jet Trends

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The latest Executive Charter Jet Trends for 2023

At MERLIN1, we’re renowned for our remarkable in-flight experience that resonates with luxury, relaxation, and safety. Our well-maintained, beautifully designed aircraft are crewed by highly trained and experienced pilots with years of experience under their belts.

In the world of private aviation, MERLIN1 does things differently. We don’t just get you to your destination, we work to exceed your every expectation – every step of the way. We’re always striving to ensure we’re ahead of the curve to deliver the best service to our clients, and this month, we’re exploring the latest trends in private aviation…

  1. Growth in executive jet charters continues in 2023

Whether you’re exploring the idea of private jet travel, have recently had your first executive charter jet experience or you’ve been flying private for decades, a 2023 travel trends study found that once you’ve started, you’re likely to continue flying private in the future.

According to a report by Private Jet Card Comparisons, 94% of travelers who started flying private since the beginning of the pandemic plan to continue using private aviation in the future.

Many travelers came to private aviation looking for a safer alternative to commercial air travel during the pandemic, with executive charter jets having fewer touch points and therefore less risk to your personal health and safety. After flying private and experiencing the convenience of skipping the lines in commercial airports and avoiding tedious security checks, most have chosen to stay. 

  1. The rise in Bleisure travel

The line between business and leisure travel is becoming increasingly blurred. Where destinations appeal, professionals are adding weekends, or even weeks, to business trips – giving rise to the term ‘bleisure’. Business travellers are also taking the opportunity for their families, partners and even their pets to join them on some of these extended trips.

‘Bleisure’ travel took the private aviation industry by storm in 2021 and 2022. In fact, in 2022, more than 60% of business trips in the US turned into ‘bleisure’ travel. And it looks like this trend is set to continue into 2023 and beyond.

  1. Taking back control of your travel

Between January and April 2022, just 76% of non-stop domestic flights in the US arrived on time, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). December also saw some of the worst disruptions with the most cancelled or delayed flights in a decade, according to data from FlightAware.

When you fly private, you’re no longer constrained by pre-determined flight times and routes – an executive charter flight puts all the power in your hands. You’ll never have to rearrange your schedule, because there are no set flight schedules. Being able to choose exactly when you want to fly is a huge convenience, and it’s one of the main reasons so many travelers choose to fly private.

You won’t need to worry about connecting flights or layovers either. Unless we need a quick stop for fuel because you’re traveling a longer distance, it’s always a nonstop flight to wherever you’re going.

Additionally, private aircraft are much smaller than commercial airplanes, so there are many more airport options for landing. This means you’ll be able to get closer to your final destination than you normally would when flying with a commercial airline. MERLIN1 have bases across Texas in Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Houston, and can also take you further afield within the US and North America.

  1. Increased focus on Customer Experience

Customer experience and customer centricity are buzzwords that are becoming increasingly important, referring to a change in focus from ‘what the business wants’ to ‘what the customer wants’.

Although the idea of customer centricity isn’t brand new, it’s a term that has been reinvigorated and is now more important than ever.

MERLIN1 are always working to ensure that we put our customers first, providing you with the very best quality and experience when you fly by private charter jet.

We firmly believe that as a business, we should always be putting ourselves in your shoes before considering the potential benefits or implications for our business.

Make your travel plans happen with MERLIN1

Whether 2023 brings more business trips, bleisure travel, or vacations across Texas and beyond, our dedicated concierge team can take care of your needs every step of the way.

We’re happy to assist you with everything, from your luggage and hotel reservations to conference room bookings and car rentals. We’ve spent decades building professional relationships around the globe to ensure our clients can access the most credible brands and the very best customer experience.

Are you ready to charter an executive jet and make your own 2023 travel trends and memories? Reach out to our concierge team here or call us on 210.777.6839 to learn more.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard. It’s your time to fly!

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