An informative guide for achieving your dream of personalized private aircraft travel.
As the world emerges from a global pandemic, now is the time to experience the safety, security and comfort of Fractional Jet Ownership.
Ad hoc aircraft charters are fine for once in a blue moon. But Fractional Jet Ownership delivers so much more. Isn’t it time you experienced the convenience and advantages of ownership without the unwanted complications of managing your own jet or researching your charter options?
Here's How The AirSprint Jet Fractional Ownership Model Works.
At AirSprint, Fractional Jet Ownership is tailored to the unique needs of our Owners. There are two options: a Capital Purchase or a 5-Year Lease program.
Regardless of your choice, aircraft access is identical—so you can choose the option that best meets your needs.
What if my plane isn’t available when I want to fly?
At AirSprint, Owners have guaranteed access to our entire fleet of aircraft with as little as 8 hours’ notice. You will be booked on an equivalent or greater aircraft every time.
What happens if I over-fly my annual flight hours?
If you exceed your annual allocated flight hours by 25 per cent or less, your service level and costs will not change significantly. You will have three options:
- You can pull forward up to 15 per cent of next year’s hours and pay the usual Occupied Hourly Rate (plus fuel surcharge, if applicable), knowing your hours will be reduced next year;
- You can add Courtesy Hours (up to 10 per cent of your annual hours) and pay the Occupied Hourly Rate plus a supplementary management fee for each hour used. This option keeps next year’s hours intact; or,
- You can add 25 or 50 hours to your previous purchase if you’re flying pattern is higher than expected.
What happens if I do not fly all my hours in one year?
If you under-flew your annual hours, you do not lose them – they roll into the following year. For example, if you had a 100-hour share and only flew 90 hours in your first year, those 10 unused hours are then carried over to the next year. The following year, you’d fly your 10 unused hours first (still just paying the Occupied Hourly Rate) before utilizing your new block of 100 hours. There is no limit on how many hours you push into the following year; however, keep in mind that you need to fly them the next year, or they’re lost.
Are there any additional charges?
The only additional fees would result from fuel surcharges, if any. A portion of your Occupied Hourly Rate covers fuel for the aircraft—and is set at a base rate of $1 CDN per litre. If the fuel price exceeds that allocation, you will be billed for the difference—but this only applies to your hours flown. If you don’t fly, you won’t be billed.
How do I know AirSprint is a safe operation?
We’ve been flying since 2000 and have maintained a spotless safety record through hard work and meticulous dedication to your flight’s every detail. Our Captains have an average of 6,000 hours of flight experience and First Officers have typically accumulated 3,000 hours. In fact, our company was founded by pilots and lawyers, two naturally risk-averse professions! Finally, AirSprint is an approved OEM service centre for both Textron Aviation and Embraer, and we are proud to hold the coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating, the hallmark of excellence in business aviation.
I live in Quebec and AirSprint is headquartered in Calgary. Can I still join your program?
Absolutely. Our team services Owners from St. John’s to Victoria and all points in between. We will bring your jet to you!
What is the anticipated future outlook for Fractional Ownership and AirSprint?
Our track record since 2000 shows we are here for the long haul. In September 2020, AirSprint was included in The Globe and Mail’s Top 400 list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Over the last 18 months, AirSprint has seen a surge of interest in Fractional Jet Ownership, which has translated into a 40 per cent increase in Owners. We expect flight activity to heat up this Fall, especially once the U.S. border reopens. To prepare for this busy time, we are taking on new jets, hiring staff and making operational upgrades to maintain our renowned level of customer service.
- I am interested. What is my next step?
Your private jet dream is within reach.