Major multinationals are turning to LunaJets for cost-efficient pricing as post-pandemic travel takes off

As global businesses ramp back up again in the wake of the damaging financial effects of Covid-19, many businesses are feeling the pressure to make up for lost time and claw back some of the lost sales and momentum of the past two years. Meetings and international travel are back on the agenda, and companies are seeking to maximize time and reconnect with their international clients. Trade shows, product launches and face-to-face meetings are also rising in popularity, as businesses recognise the true value - and necessity - of meeting in person after nearly two years of online interactions.

One sector that hasn’t quite caught up and is still experiencing lags and delays is the commercial air travel industry. Delays in this sector are hindering the efforts of private firms and multinationals to get their businesses to take off once more.

Regular air travel is becoming more complex and time-consuming, global staff shortages across cabin crew teams and baggage handlers. Flying with commercial airlines is no longer as speedy and efficient as it once was, and more and more multinationals are turning to the private aviation sector to meet their travel needs. At LunaJets, we show multinational firms that chartering a private jet may not be as costly as they think, and we open our customers’ eyes to the myriad time-saving benefits that can be gained by private jet hire.

A successful African-American businesswoman on the phone in a jet
Post-pandemic, businesses recognise the value of face-to-face meetings

If you’re a large multinational and have been considering chartering a private jet for your organisation, this article outlines the real, and sometimes surprising, benefits of executive air travel, from fully wired in-flight meetings to speed, convenience, efficiency and hygienic air circulation in cabins. 

Top ten benefits of travelling by private jet for multinationals and their teams:

  1. Fully-wired in-flight technology (WIFI) and telephony

  2. Spacious and luxurious surroundings ideal for holding meetings in-flight

  3. Calm cabins conducive for catching up on work

  4. The privacy of a private jet is ideal for negotiations and confidentiality, even on the runway

  5. Save enormous amounts of time lost in airport queues, delays, and check-in

  6. Convenient, luxurious transfers to and from airports

  7. Aircraft totally at your disposal: will wait or divert if your schedule changes

  8. Busy professionals stay rested, refreshed, and focussed as the ‘hassle’ of travel is eliminated

  9. Fresh air and oxygenated cabins help prevents viruses and bacteria

  10. Make cost savings by accessing multiple destinations in one day and/or avoiding overnight hotel costs

Fly privately with LunaJets and regain lost time

Many travellers now experience many hours lost to security and check-in queues. They lose even more time due to new recommendations by commercial airlines to arrive three hours prior to a flight’s departure, not to mention disruptions or delays.

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Fly and be on your own schedule

Elegant, private surroundings for negotiating and planning

Fly private with LunaJets and hours of lost time can be regained. Corporate travellers can make the most of what is typically unproductive down time, and continue to do business in the air, conducting business meetings and negotiations in-flight (private jet technology ensures connectivity at all times – see FAQs, below, for more). Make the most of the luxurious tranquil surroundings and in-flight amenities to plan and prepare for vital presentations. High-flying executives managing important negotiations can discuss sensitive and confidential information, holding meetings in complete privacy.

Business executives hold a private business meeting in a private jet cabin
The enclosed private jet cabin provides a confidential meeting space

Luxurious, tranquil cabins are conducive to productivity

The sumptuous surroundings of a private jet cabin are highly conducive to thinking time and preparing for critical meetings. Make the most of the silence and lack of crowds to add finishing touches to presentations. Depending on your choice of jet, take advantage of an array of in-flight facilities, from cutting edge in-flight technology such as WIFI and satellite telephony to conference room facilities, flat screen televisions and displays, as well as full-length beds, not to mention fully catered lunches, refreshments, and snacks. Consult our handy jet comparator guide for a full overview of available aircraft, to suit your needs and team. Call LunaJets anytime for bespoke advice about your needs.

“Imagine the convenience of spending time with valued clients without having to rush to catch connections. To fly private is to fly on your time.”

The luxurious cabin of a private jet with built-in TV and computer screens
Executives can stay connected thanks to state-of-the-art technology onboard

Efficiency: schedule multiple meetings in one day

The convenience of chartering a private jet with LunaJets is that senior executives can seamlessly attend several meetings in one day. Be in Brussels for breakfast, London for lunch and back home in Dublin for dinner. Imagine the time saved by being able to schedule multiple meetings in one day, or the convenience of spending time with valued clients without having to rush to catch connections. In between flights, LunaJets seamlessly arranges convenient private transfers to the private airport terminal. With flight check-in times at a mere 15 minutes, LunaJets offers an absolutely unrivalled travel experience, one that ensures your top-flight professionals remain relaxed and refreshed for every encounter.

“Flying private equals efficiency. Be in Brussels for breakfast, London for lunch and home to Dublin for dinner.”

A private jet waits on a runway at sunset
Delays or diversions? Your aircraft will wait

Delays or diversions? No problem: your aircraft, your schedule

Meetings running over? No problem, your private jet will wait until you’re ready. Meeting cancelled or finished early? Simply immediately reschedule and take off to your next destination. To travel with LunaJets is to have your aircraft at your disposal - pilot and crew will wait for your key personnel and entourage even if you are severely delayed or held up by meetings that run over schedule. If necessary planes can be diverted mid-air, and your personnel can take off, land and depart from different locations.

Typical flight times on aircrafts within the LunaJets fleet to key business destinations

Paris to Geneva (flight times differ depending on the aircraft’s top speed)

From / To Aircraft SeatsAverage Flight Time
Paris - GenevaCitation Mustang (Very Light Jet) 401h 00
Paris - Geneva Phenom 300 (Super Light) 700: 50
Paris - Geneva Challenger 605 (Large Jet)1300: 55

London to Geneva (flight times differ between Very Light or Large Jet)

From / To Aircraft SeatsAverage Flight Time
London - GenevaCitation Mustang (Very Light Jet) 401h 45
London - Geneva Phenom 300 (Super Light) 701h 20
London - Geneva Challenger 605 (Large Jet)1301h 23

New York to London (flight time differs between Large and Long Range Jets)

From / To Aircraft SeatsAverage Flight Time
New York - LondonFalcon 2000LXLarge Jets1007h 35
New York - London Gulfstream VLong Range Jet1407h 25
New York - LondonGlobal 6000 Long Range Jet1407h 15

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Hygienic and safe travel

In post-pandemic times, another consideration of flying today is healthcare, Covid and crowds. To fly private is to rest assured that you are doing the utmost for your teams’ wellbeing. Your staff are protected from queues and crowded airports, and stay rested and hydrated as they can relax and enjoy every leg of their journey. On board, private jets feature state-of-the-art oxygenated, filtered air with continuous fresh air cabin circulation, minimising the spread of viruses and bacteria. On longer legs, refreshed air, together with circadian lighting ensures teams stay refreshed, avoiding the traditional fatigue associated with commercial flying.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do I need to book my corporate flights with LunaJets?

At LunaJets, we recommend booking a minimum of 10 days in advance. Call our Geneva office (open 24/7) or any one of our representatives to book and arrange your flight. In some cases, flights can be booked with just two hours’ notice.

Can LunaJets reschedule my arrangements mid-flight if a meeting is changed or cancelled?

Yes, it is usually possible to redirect the plane mid-flight to land at another airport of your choice or to fly on to another destination. It takes around 30 minutes to reschedule a landing at a new airport.

I don’t yet know how many of my team will be flying; how much notice do I have to give LunaJets regarding passenger numbers?

We recommend booking your charter flight two weeks in advance, but aircraft can still be confirmed just one day in advance, according to your changing needs. Note that executive jets do vary depending on size, distance, and passenger capacity, with a general rule that the larger and more capacious the jet, the higher the cost.

Who will advise me on the best aircraft to charter for our corporate trip?

Consult our jet comparator guide or simply call our LunaJets agents 24/7, who will be delighted to advise you instantly on the most appropriate aircraft for your itinerary and team.

We need to entertain clients: can LunaJets advise on restaurant bookings for clients, after our meetings?

LunaJets agents excel at meeting all client needs to make your corporate chartered flight experience a seamless, first-class one. Our experienced private aviation advisors are always delighted to offer additional concierge services such as restaurant recommendations and reservations, itineraries, transfers, hotel bookings, and client hospitality services required for a business trip.

Can I make telephone or conference calls on a private jet?

Passengers can make calls over WIFI and use satellite-based telephony for in-flight conferencing.

Do all private jets have WIFI?

Not all of the aircraft in the current LunaJets fleet are equipped with WIFI, so please confirm with your LunaJets representative to double-check if your aircraft is connected. Tablets are provided on all aircraft, and, depending on your choice of jet, you will also enjoy technology such as flat screens and televisions with access to main satellite channels.

Can I send email and use the internet during my flight?

Passengers can use email, social messaging and browse the internet whilst in the air as long as their chosen aircraft has WIFI capabilities.

How do I know what tech facilities will be available on board?

LunaJets provides technical specifications of your aircraft, as standard, when you book your flight and your LunaJets agent will confirm all the tech facilities, as well as all other amenities, when you book. LunaJets aviation advisers can find a jet specifically based on your technical in-flight requirements.

We are planning meetings in-flight: will there be refreshments and lunch service?

Usually, small aircraft on shorter journeys are not accompanied by cabin crew, only pilot and co-pilot. There are crew to welcome you on board and stow luggage, but no in-flight staff. Catering (lunches, teas, coffees, champagne, soft drinks) are provided onboard for passengers to help themselves. In larger aircraft with galley kitchens, and on longer legs, flight stewards are on hand to prepare and serve refreshments and food. Please enquire with LunaJets at the time of booking, or call our agents at any time, 24/7 to enquire about the facilities on your chosen aircraft.

A member of my team has food allergies: who takes care of on-board catering requirements?

Please state any allergies and special dietary requirements at the time of booking, or call one of our LunaJets agents, 24/7 to add this on your flight booking.

Who organises the different passenger transfers to the airport and back?

Regardless of passenger numbers, LunaJets agents organise all of the transfers to and from home or hotel to the departing airport, and back, upon your return. As standard, these transfers are in a luxury vehicle and are part of the cost of the flight booking.

Can my team access their luggage whilst in-flight?

Yes: usually, luggage or documents can be accessed while flying, as passengers and luggage are on the same level (there is no separate cargo hold). Luggage is usually stored in the front or back of the jet – simply ask ground crew to indicate where your luggage has been placed. On larger jets there is more accessible storage space, making it simpler to access items, however, this varies from aircraft to aircraft. On a smaller aircraft, luggage access may be constrained.

What documents do my team need to bring with them?

As with all air travel, passengers will need to show photographic ID, such as a passport, and a visa, if their destination country requires it. Document checks still take place for private flights, although the process is much quicker – a matter of minutes. LunaJets agents will request copies of passports at time of booking.