How much does a charter flight cost?
Please see our pricing page.
How far in advance should I book a charter flight?
We always recommend booking your flight as soon as your schedule has been set. The earlier you book, the wider the choice of available travel dates, and the better deal we can secure for you. However, we are also experts in last-minute travel, so if you have unexpected travel requirements, give us a call. We can get you on your way – often within hours. (Our record is 55 minutes from the initial phone call to wheels up!)
Will there be two pilots on my flight?
You have the option to choose one or two pilots for your flight. The aircraft is certified to fly with only 1 pilot, but some customers request two pilots for added safety. There is an additional cost for two pilots.
Can I book a one-way flight?
You certainly can. We will try our best to find another customer for the return flight. If we are unable to book a return passenger, the cost of the one-way will be the same as a round trip.
How soon before my departure time should I arrive at the airport?
That is the beauty of chartering a private aircraft. You set the schedule. We recommend showing up at the Fixed Base Operator (FBO–the charter company) or general aviation terminal 5 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights, and 15 minutes prior to departure for international flights. If you are running a few minutes late, don’t let it worry you – after all this is your private aircraft, and you can leave whenever you want.
Do I have to go through commercial security lines?
You do not. You will be entering the airport through a general aviation terminal or what is commonly called a Fixed Base Operator (FBO). If the airport you are traveling through requires a security check, it will be quick–no lines–and painless.
Can I avoid customs by using a charter aircraft?
No. But the customs process for private jet charter travelers is expeditious and will be over in no time.
Are dogs or other pets allowed?
Absolutely. Your pet is family here at Westair.
Where do you fly?
We fly to hundreds of airports in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Call us with your specific destination.
Will there be other passengers on my charter flight?
Absolutely not. You have exclusive use of the aircraft for the duration of the charter. Only you and your guests, if any, will be flying with you and you have complete privacy and security during the entire flight.
Do you serve food and beverages on your charter flights?
Soft drinks, bottled water and snacks are provided on all our flights at no extra charge. Any type of catering or special needs can be provided with prior arrangements for an additional fee. Call us and let us tailor your flight to your needs.
How far can your aircraft fly?
The Piaggio has a range of approximately 2700 Kilometers. This will vary slightly given certain weather conditions and flight altitudes. As an example, Kamloops BC to San Diego California is roughly 2500 Kilometers and therefor within flight range.