The coronavirus pandemic was detrimental to many travel industries, but not to that of the private jet. Ashish Bhandari (Dubai) entered the private jet industry when he needed to lease one for travel during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The entrepreneur and financial expert has now partnered with a private jet chartering company in India to lease private jets to others seeking a more convenient way to fly.
“The COVID-19 pandemic shattered the commercial travel industry,” Ashish Bhandari said. “But it made many travelers realize the countless advantages of flying via private jet.”
Bhandari explained that flying via private jet has countless advantages over flying commercially. One of those major advantages right now is overall safety. Flying via commercial aircraft comes with a number of health risks attributed to being in an enclosed space with dozens of people. Private jets transport much smaller groups, and it is possible to fly solely with those closest to you.
Ashish Bhandari (Dubai) explained that a traveler flying commercially will enter 700 touchpoints throughout the flying experience. Someone flying via private jet will only come in contact with about 20 touchpoints. The potential for contracting COVID-19 or other illnesses is much lower when flying privately.
“Time is money, and you can save a lot of time by flying privately,” Ashish Bhandari (Dubai) said. “You can arrive 15 minutes before your flight, and pass through customs, immigration, and check-in processes without waiting in line. The entire process is drastically more streamlined.”
Bhandari explained that not wasting several hours in queues can be extremely valuable for executives and other business travelers. It can also be a drastically more pleasant experience for those traveling via private jet for vacation and other purposes. Commercial flights typically land you at your destination exhausted, while flying privately leaves you with plenty of time and energy to enjoy your destination.
“Of course, the amenities and comforts are some of the most major advantages to flying via private jet,” Ashish Bhandari (Dubai) concluded. “The seats are spacious and comfortable, pets are generally accepted, and you can even equip the jet with your favorite drinks and snacks.”
Bhandari added that private jets offer personalized services, like gourmet catering, drink requests, in-flight entertainment requests, and more. These luxuries can pass flight time more quickly and make traveling an enjoyable experience rather than a dreaded one. Many private jets even include seats that recline into beds, full showers, and more.
“Flying privately is a first-class experience that is undoubtedly worth the additional money spent,” Bhandari said. “It has been an excellent option during this pandemic, and we know it will continue to be in the coming years.”