Open up to a world of Private Jet Travel as it may surprise you to know that in many instances it can cost less than flying first class on scheduled flights or even less than the costs of business class if flying short haul. Our personalised Custom Executive Jet journeys are created from scratch by our team of experienced travel consultants, for individuals, families or a group of friends wishing to travel together.
These custom-tailored itineraries are all-encompassing - from first-class executive chartered transportation and world-class accommodations to the very best local guides, curated dining experiences, transfers and end-to-end service.
Relax, discover and explore on a private jet expedition, meticulously produced by our experts. Our all-inclusive itineraries link unique cultures, historic sites and natural wonders rarely experienced together in a single journey. Our wealth of expertise opens doors to immersive experiences you can’t find anywhere else.
Enjoy concierge-style service from the moment you call with your inquiry to long after you’ve returned home. We take care of all the logistics and details before, during and after your trip. Our private executive aircraft solutions fly straight to many destinations, including places hard to reach by commercial air, reducing overall travel time and maximising your time for exploring.
Private travel is the safest way post the Coronavirus, allowing you to reduce contact with individuals and ensuring privacy within your own bubble. Our accommodation is also completely private, and all the staff, lodges, camps and hotels are operating within the strict regime of the WHO guidelines.
At The Explorations Company, we are getting clear messaging from our clients in the USA, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia and many other parts of the world, that they are ready to travel again but with social distancing measures still firmly in place, airports are facing logistical challenges to keep everyone safe. However, where commercial flights might be struggling, private flights are coming into their own, as people are becoming much more conscious about how they can travel safely in the future.
One of the largest problems facing the travel industry is how to observe the social distancing rules. One option for ensuring that you can reach these destinations safely is ‘controlled environment travel bubble’, the notion of travelling in a protected bubble from your front door to your final destination. A screened private car drives you directly to the private aircraft or private terminal avoiding the public terminals and on the other side the process is repeated until you reach your private yacht, island, villa or lodge property. This is where private travel completely comes into its own and something that only private jet charter can provide as we ensure that the cars and jets are sanitized to the highest standards and that the drivers, pilots and crew are all tested for COVID-19 and are wearing the necessary protection.
Where clients usually chartered jets solely for business trips, we are finding that they are now looking to also fly privately with their families and where friends or familial groups are looking to charter private jets together, to spread the cost and to take them to their Villas in Africa or Asia.
It’s not just that you’ll be flying privately and thereby reducing risk of transmission, with private executive jets, customs and immigration checks are completed in advance, passports are submitted in the days before you travel, so you can still arrive at the airport just half an hour before your flight for a temperature check, so it’s a very attractive benefit when it’s being suggested that we will need to arrive four hours before flights in the future when using commercial airports and terminals.
Preventing Covid-19 transmission will mean longer queues at airports not only because of social distancing, but because of stringent health checks such as taking temperatures and potentially checking health passports.
The result is that families are likely to travel less often but more purposefully, going for longer trips where they can really explore the country rather than regularly jetting off for a couple of days lying on the beach. With families or groups of friends travelling less regularly, a chartered jet once a year is now much more feasible.
It may seem somewhat counterproductive to suggest we charter private jets more regularly post-lockdown, especially now we have seen what can be achieved in a relatively short albeit intense period of reduced pollution. However, at The Explorations Company, we are already working to offset our carbon emissions.
Sustainability is something we’re very passionate about, and we actively encourage our clients to off-set carbon emissions on every flight and the vast majority of our clients embrace this.
For further information, please do feel free to contact Nicola directly or at The Explorations Company for further inspiration and unforgettable safaris and holidays to Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
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By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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