What is The Difference Between a Charter Flight and a Regular Flight

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More often than not we get asked the question; what is the difference between an air charter and a normal scheduled air service?

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More often than not we get asked the question; what is the difference between an air charter and a normal scheduled air service, and what is its advantages if any? Well, in this article we delve into the intricacies of an air charter and some of its advantages over a scheduled air service.

We start off by describing what exactly an air charter/charter flight is. An air charter/charter flight is basically renting an entire plane as opposed to individual seats through tickets as is with scheduled flights. With an air charter, you have the entire aircraft at your disposal ready to ferry you to a destination and at a time of your own choosing.

Contrary to popular belief, chartering an aircraft has long since moved from being a preserve of the elite and is more accessible to the general public. The convenience that chartering an aircraft provides has eclipsed the conventional means of flying to ones intended destination.

With an increased demand for air charter travel throughout the world, what are the differences between/advantages of charter flights and scheduled flights?


You want to enjoy the convenience of leaving for your destination at a time of your choosing? A time that fits right into your schedule? Or leave for any destination of your liking? Well then, air charter is for you. Air charter provides you with a wide range of airports that would otherwise be inaccessible to airlines providing you with the convenience of landing near or at your destination without enduring the hustle of connecting flights. Scheduled flights are also based on specific timings and specific airports that work to the advantage of the operator as opposed to the passenger. They are not subject to change unless due to unforeseen circumstances.


Aircraft chartering has greatly demonstrated how efficient flights can be. With charter flights, long check-in queues, arduous security checks, flight cancellations, stressful and time-consuming airport procedures, is no longer an issue to be concerned about. Charter flights are built around efficiency and as its selling point they do not fall short of it.


Charter flights are, in their very definition, a discreet travel experience. Whether you want some quality time with your family, or hold private meetings with your colleagues/clients while on a flight, or just enjoy an entire aircraft to yourself, charter flights epitomizes privacy in air travel.


In a well-established air charter company, as a client, you are spoilt for choice. You have access to different aircraft that you can choose from, depending on what your needs are.

Check out this article on Five Easy Steps to Take to Charter a Private Aircraft to guide you on your way towards chartering your first flight.

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