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Choosing your private jet partner: broker versus operator

Why chartering your private jet from the source isn’t always ideal.

You’re tired of waiting in an airport queue for endless hours and waiting on your luggage to arrive. Oops, they’ve misplaced it. Better keep your calm!

Chartering a private jet isn’t only for the Hollywood A-listers and soccer stars. Anyone can charter a jet and gift themselves the joy of travelling in effortless style.

But how do you choose the right partner to travel with? Will you book directly through the operator or will you hire a broker? Engel & Völkers Aviation is here to help you out.

- Choosing your private jet partner: broker versus operator

Operators have fleets and aircraft bases

Whether they have one aircraft or a hundred, operators love and take care of their fleet. Every operator has a specific department for every section. As a customer you’ll be referred to the sales department. They’re hugely organized but are limited to the aircraft in their specific fleet from their bases. As such, chartering a private jet directly from an operator could in many cases be more expensive on certain routes, e.g. if  you’re in need of an aircraft to depart from London whilst the aircraft  is based in Budapest, the positioning and repositioning cost will make your trip cost higher than you’re willing to pay. An air charter broker will find you the adequate aircraft at the right place without positionings being involved. .

Brokers have relationships

Our network doesn’t only consist of the realtors of the Engels & Völkers network. Our aviation team consists of aviation professionals who’ve worked with operators big and small globally. We’re constantly looking for new partners - operators, which ensures us of getting the best prices and best service for your private jet charter. If your associates aren’t already flying private, how would you know if the operator is safe and trustworthy?

Engel & Völkers Aviation doesn’t have their own fleet at the time, we spend time into creating your perfect flight. Comfortable and cost-efficient without compromising on style or safety.

Safely negotiation

We vet the operator and aircraft every time we book with them: certification, pilot checks, insurance coverage, etc. Only the safest and most transparent operators are hired by us, so we can give you the superlative service you deserve.

We don’t book flights, we plan experiences

From the car service at the step of your door, to the breakfast on the way, to the lunch in the jet and your favourite champagne on your way back home. Need to visit multiple cities in a day for a business meeting marathon? We’ll gladly make your day go smoothly and arrange connecting transportation by ground, water or air.

Your broker is your round the clock private travel concierge

Questions about the airport? Last minute changes or additions? As our customers, you are our priority. And thanks to our global Engel & Völkers network we can offer you the most exclusive aviation, yachting and housing combination.

An operator is depended on their fleet, a broker has the freedom to offer aircraft from a wide range of operators. We don’t need you to be flexible with us, we’ll adjust to you. So if there’s a technical issue, cancellation or rerouting, we’ll take care of it. In any way, with any operator available.

Why choose Engel & Völkers Aviation as your private jet charter broker

Engel & Völkers Aviation has experienced aviation professionals who take pride in their network inside and outside of the Engel & Völkers group. Our charter agents are available 24/7 while offering only one level of service: superlative.

Book your private jet now or contact us for more specifics!

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