Global private jet provider Monarch Air Group has experienced an increase in private charter bookings to the Patagonia, especially to the less-known western portion of the Patagonia in Chile.
Flexibility and safety are driving private jet demand
Worldwide, luxury is no longer the main attribute of private aviation. While it is true that its values still position it in an exclusive segment of the market, flexibility is the attribute that maintained a steady demand even in the pandemic.
This flexibility, materialized in the possibility of reaching remote places and landing on almost any runway and heliport, has in a certain way popularized and demolished some myths in this segment of aviation. As commercial aviation continues to recover from the pandemic, with most of its local fleet grounded, private aviation has seized the opportunity. It is this commercial context which has increased the demand for flights to exclusive and reserved tourist destinations, with fewer people and exposure to the virus.
Also, within the concept of flexibility is the possibility of departing from almost any airport in the world and choosing from a wide variety of aircraft that adapt to specific travel needs, piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft. The boarding process is also flexible; the passenger chooses the departure time and must only arrive 15 minutes prior takeoff at the private terminal.
Diversity of landscapes in southern Chile
Southern Chile has several fascinating destinations to visit, from volcanoes to the wonderful postcards of the Strait of Magellan. One of the possibilities of flying in a private jet is to reach destinations such as:
Pucón: Ski, volcanoes, and a spa during the summer.
Valdivia: Beer and German culture.
Puerto Varas: The most beautiful city in Chile.
Chiloé: Native culture and tradition.
Puerto Natales: Torres del Paine and Patagonian fjords.
These destinations lead to a series of luxury hotels, unique in their traits. Some of them have private helipads, so it is possible to take a helicopter from the Puerto Montt airport, for example, after landing on an executive plane flight, and head to the coast of the region in just half an hour, from Los Lagos or inland, to the famous Camino a Ensenada in the vicinity of Puerto Varas. In both locations, luxury hotels await guests for an unforgettable experience.
Flying private in the pandemic
In essence, not only due to the current pandemic, finding flights to remote places in southern Chile, one of the most beautiful places in the world, is still difficult. However, Monarch Air Group offers its clients executive flights from any city in the country, aboard a jet or turboprop, providing a unique and safe experience for the whole family.
Likewise, the levels of exposure to the virus in a private aircraft are exceptionally low because the touch points are reduced to only 20, that is, the possibility of having contact with a virus is 30 times lower in a private flight than in a commercial operation.
Private jets that can get you from the U.S. and Europe to Chile
Bombardier Global 6000: With a typical cruise speed of up to 564 miles per hour and has a certified ceiling of 51,000 feet, the 6000 can fly high above that of most commercial airliners. The cabin of the Bombardier Global 6000 is over 48 ft. long, almost 8 ft. wide and more than 6 ft. high, making it a very spacious cabin to fly eight passengers comfortably, with enough space for two crew members.
Passenger Capacity: up to 19 passengers
Gulfstream G650: The G650 is the company’s largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925 up from its predecessor the G550’s top speed of Mach 0.885. With its 8-foot 6 inch /2.59-meter-wide cabin, one of the largest in its class, helps create a comfortable environment for all passengers.
Passenger Capacity: up to 19 passengers
Dassault Falcon 8X: This jet features a spacious and long, three-lounge cabin that can comfortably accommodate all passengers as well as three crew members. The fuselage houses more fuel without reducing passenger space. Even the landing gear has been reinforced to provide increased payload.
Passenger Capacity: up to 18 passengers