Why flying private is safer than boarding a commercial plane?

Why are our private jets safer than airliners?

Less than 20 touchpoints when you fly private as opposed to more than 700 when you board a commercial plane

Since the start of the pandemic, we, at GlobeAir, have intensified biosecurity measures. We ensure that all our aircraft are sanitized before and after every flight. We have conducted specialized training for our crew following ICAO and IATA’s best practices.

As a passenger, you safely board via preferred terminals, thus avoiding contact with strangers. You are the temporary owner of the aircraft, and so you can choose the people you are travelling with.

GlobeAir arranges your private transfers either by taxi or with a dedicated driver so that you don’t have to board any crowded public transport. Also, a very light jet’s air circulation system differs from the HEPA systems, which are used on commercial airlines and can ensure a continuous exchange of air at any point in time.

What should I expect when I board a private jet?

A comparison between a private jet flight and a commercial flight

One can quickly appreciate the decisive moments when, sometimes without realising it, we underestimate the danger of crowds of strangers we encounter during the different stages of a commercial flight journey. The comparison reveals why and at which stage of your trip, a private jet charter flight can be safer than a commercial one.

1. Getting to the airport safely

Avoid public transport; let us arrange your bespoke pick-ups with experienced drivers

When you choose to fly with GlobeAir, we make sure that you have access to an array of additional services, including bespoke pick-ups from your favourite locations. Comprising luxury car rental services or the hire of a private driver, we offer world-renowned transfer services. We aim to get you safely to the airport without having to worry about risking an infection. The driver who picks you up is your first point of contact with anybody outside your household. We partner with premium and highly-trusted transport service companies to offer you safe transfers at any point in time.

Imagine travelling hassle-free to the private jet terminal; your journey is made safe by a driver who respects your privacy and maintains the required distance from you, while using a mask and gloves to handle your luggage. Then imagine travelling on a crowded train or shuttle and sharing the space with strangers whose previous movements you are unaware of.

2. Security check made easier

A comfortable experience away from crowds of travellers

Once they reach the private jet terminal, first-time private jet travellers are often positively surprised by the easy boarding process during which the stark differences between commercial and private aviation become unmistakable. Crowded halls with hordes of people running around, food and newsagent's stalls crammed with people who touch here and there and public toilets suddenly give place to a private and safe waiting area with limited traffic of passengers.

Once your driver has escorted you to the private waiting area, your dedicated travel manager will greet and escort you to security.

Instead of waiting in line surrounded by hundreds of passengers transiting from all over the world, security checks are carried out in a separate and quiet room. Security checks are fast and allow you more time; you avoid queues and perform the checks comfortably and arenot pressed by strangers behind you.

3. Private lounge and private aircraft for you and your loved ones

You are the temporary owner of the plane, you choose who to travel with

After you have comfortably passed through security and before boarding, you can have some minutes of relaxation in the private jet terminal lounge; there, a comfortable pre-flight experience awaits you. You can have some drinks and snacks, read your favourite magazines and wait for one of our crew members to pick you up. Our crew will greet you according to the ICAO safety norms, which include recommended distance between crew and passengers and the use of protective masks. To fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic, our pilots will avoid shaking your hands and use gloves when handling your luggage.

Stepping into your aircraft is smoother when you fly private. Forget about jumping on a crowded shuttle bus full of potentially infected passengers, let alone having to breathe the same air for the entire duration of the ride. Flying private means, you will be transferred to your private jet on a shuttle bus which is dedicated to you and the people you fly with only.

Once on board, you won’t have to worry about sharing the cabin with strangers and potentially having to get in contact with roughly eight people circling your seat. Instead, you share the cabin with family, friends or colleagues.

Moreover, there can be hundreds of ways you could get in contact with strangers while on a commercial flight. From the simple act of lowering your mask to sip from your coffee to the moment you go to the toilet, the risks of contamination are staggeringly high.

4. Concierge services after you land

What happens after you land?

After landing at your favourite destination, you are again picked up by your private airport shuttle reaching the General Aviation Terminal where your transfer is already waiting for you. Still, you are sheltering yourself from stationing at very crowded airport halls where people from various countries which have been affected by the pandemic to varying degrees have been gravitating.

GlobeAir’s biosecurity measures

Before you board

  • We provide detailed information on-demand concerning the status of the pandemic in the country you are planning to visit.
  • We have developed a travelling restriction map for you to check any travelling restrictions in place.
  • You receive a digital boarding pass to minimize contact at the airport
  • Any food or drink preferences you wish to consume on board need to be communicated before departure.
  • GlobeAir deep-cleans the aircraft before and after every flight.

While boarding/On board

  • GlobeAir arranges on-demand pick-up services with top-notch chauffeurs from your point of departure to your private jet terminal.
  • You board from a private jet terminal, away from masses of tourists.
  • You may drive to the apron with a private driver who is instructed about social distancing and observes the latest safety measures for your peace of mind.
  • All members of the GlobeAir crew wear protective masks.
  • The GlobeAir crew is instructed to greet you without shaking hands and will observe the recommended social distance to make you feel comfortable during the whole journey.
  • GlobeAir provides hygiene kits for you to use on board.

After landing

  • You may drive away from the apron with a private driver who is instructed about social distancing and observes the latest safety measures for your peace of mind
  • You exit from a private jet terminal, away from masses of tourists.
  • GlobeAir arranges on-demand transfer services with top-notch chauffeurs from your point of arrival to your preferred destination.

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Why GlobeAir?

GlobeAir is the leading and award-winning Private Jet Operator in Europe offering on-demand charter flights at competitive rates. To make sure that you receive the excellent service you deserve, we are available for you 24/7.

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