Here are some the frequently asked questions about chartered flight services.
What are the benefits of utilizing Cape Air Charter services?
We have the industry knowledge, experience, expertise and, equally as important, the equipment to ensure that you receive the right aircraft at the right price. Our qualified staff will handle all of the tedious details associated with organizing a successful private air charter; saving you time and money. Your safety is our primary concern.
When is it advantageous to utilize the services of Cape Air Charter?
Flexibility -Chartered flights save you time as you decide and alter the flight schedule to meet your needs. You determine the departure and arrival times as you see fit.
Convenience - Avoid the masses at the general terminals, check-in, delays, connecting flights, layovers and lost luggage.
Privacy - Enhanced levels of comfort, privacy and security
Affordability - You can save money - “time is money” and in most cases traveling in groups of three or more can be more cost effective when chartering your own private aircraft versus flying commercial airlines. In addition you can also often save parking, hotel costs and per diem costs.
Restrictions - With private air charters there are fewer restrictions on luggage and passengers than on commercial flights.
Comfort - You select the service level you want. You can make productive "office time" of the flight or just relax to help you feel prepared for that important meeting. Every request is handled individually, and the conditions of each request are taken into consideration.
Accessibility - With access to over 5,000 airports we can get you closer to your destination than commercial airlines.
What types of individuals or groups should consider a private air charter?
Corporations or individuals that want to improve productivity, have the ability to conduct confidential meetings on private charter aircraft, make calls without being overheard and conduct business in a professional manner. Did you know corporate/private aircraft saves an average of four hours travel time and eight hours of productive time on each trip? Only charter flights would allow a person to visit more than one location in a business day and return home. Business travelers, vacation travelers, wedding and honeymoon parties, sports teams and musical bands should consider the advantages of private air chartering also.
What should I know before chartering flight services?
Chartering flight services is an important decision. Factors such as pilot qualifications and licensing, fleet insurance coverage, reputation, safety, maintenance records, length of service in the industry, and expertise should be considered, researched and verified prior to scheduling any chartered flight.
Cape Air Charter meets all FAA requirements necessary to provide chartered air services. Our insurance coverages exceed the standard regulatory requirements. The pilots serving Cape Air Charter receive additional training and recertification annually and each have 20 plus years of flight experience.
How do I know what kind of aircraft I need for my trip?
The charter aircraft required for your mission is essentially a product of five things: passenger count, baggage requirements, range, service level and budget. Cape Air Charter services will help you to select which class of charter aircraft is right for your trip.
What types of charter aircraft does Cape Air Charter use?
Cape Air Charter currently operates a fleet consisting of one (1) Cessna 414, a pressurized turbo charged twin engine aircraft and one (1) Pilatus PC-12/45, a pressurized single engine turbo prop.
How much does it cost?
The cost of private air charter travel differs depending on the type of aircraft chartered; however, the cost for a trip from Cape Girardeau, MO. to Jefferson, MO. is around $412 per person. Contact us for air charter quotes and prices.
Does Cape Air Charter have a block rate program?
We're still working out the details
What safety standards does Cape Air Charter employ?
If you haven’t flown privately before, you might assume that all charter operators are equally safe. After all, they each have operating certificates from the FAA. The truth is that the FAA is not staffed adequately to closely monitor and oversee the more than 2,400 charter operators in the United States. Because of this, Cape Air Charter employs best safety practices. All U.S. scheduled (public) and non-scheduled (charter) airlines must adhere to strict FAA, DOT, TSA and other regulatory agencies’ requirements governing safety, security, and consumer protection. Cape Air Charter aircraft is maintained to meet all FAA part-135 safety and maintenance requirements.
Ensuring the safety of our Customers is our number one priority. Cape Air Charter works diligently to ensure a commitment to best practices in pilot training and experience, progressive aircraft maintenance, and a flawless safety history.
We foster a safety focused culture at Cape Air Charter that impresses the responsibility to treat every flight as if our own family were on-board.
What passenger or luggage requirements does Cape Air Charter have?
Cape Charter Air has fewer luggage and cargo requirements than major airlines. Hazardous Material and what is considered legally responsible are strictly prohibited on any private or commercial flight. Weight limitations may apply. Contact Cape Air Charter if you have specific questions regarding weight limitations.
How far in advance do I need to book my charter flight?
One of the major benefits of using Cape Air Charter is that you can arrange a private air charter through us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with only a couple of hours’ notice. For charters with more complicated itineraries, we suggest at least a few days’ notice. However, in emergency situations we are capable of launching any size charter in a matter of hours.
Can I change the schedule after I have booked my charter flight?
Yes! Flexibility is a key word in air charter, especially when chartering smaller private aircraft.
How many airports can Cape Air Charter fly in to?
Cape Air Charter can access over 5,000 airports in the U.S. alone compared with the 560 that can be accessed by a commercial carrier.
Can I travel internationally with Cape Air Charter?
Absolutely! Our charter aircraft can safely and comfortably land at over 5,000 airports in the United States as well as airports in the Islands of the Caribbean’s. (Restrictions may apply to some unsafe regions in the world).
What type of trips should I consider using a charter flight for?