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Whether you are new to private jet travel or a seasoned traveller, we know you must have questions.
To get you started, here are a few of the frequently asked questions we have encountered. Go ahead and explore—our private aviation experts are standing by to help you understand your ownership options.
PRIVATE JET TRAVEL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is AirSprint?
AirSprint Private Aviation is a privately held company with offices in Toronto, Montréal and Calgary. AirSprint maintains the largest fractional fleet of private aircraft in Canada, a jet collection of Embraer Praetor 500s, Embraer Legacy 450s, Cessna Citations CJ3+ and Cessna Citations CJ2+. AirSprint proudly flies Canadians from coast-to-coast including service from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and the Maritimes. AirSprint provides discerning Canadians with a better choice for optimizing their time by enhancing the private jet ownership experience with industry-leading safety standards, exceptional turn-key service and increased flexibility; everything personalized for the Owners’ individual travel needs. All at a fraction of the cost. Who Are We
Is private jet travel safe?
Yes, this is the number one reason to choose Fractional Ownership. From a safety perspective, AirSprint is similar to the airlines, with standardized training for its over 90 full-time pilots. Pilots are never cross-trained on other aircraft types and flights are always crewed by a captain and a co-pilot.
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. Keeping You Safe
What is Fractional Jet Ownership?
With Fractional Jet Ownership, you invest in one specific serial numbered aircraft and this purchase or lease gives you guaranteed access with as little as 8 hours' notice. The purchase price or annual lease payment is proportionate to the number of annual hours you would like to fly with shares beginning at 25 annual hours and increasing in increments of 25. You will benefit from fixed annual and hourly pricing with no fluctuation in costs; this will allow you to book one-way travel and make last-minute meetings without being penalized. Learn More
Charter/jet card vs. Fractional Jet Ownership: What's the difference?
A charter/jet card won’t always be reliable enough, and many do not know that arranging a private jet charter requires more work than booking a commercial flight. Pulling quotes, comparisons and managing the options can be a headache, and you still will be unsure about the quality of aircraft, crew and service. You will not only have to pay positioning (or repositioning) costs, but there will most likely be other hidden fees.
Fractional Ownership offers the flexibility, convenience, privacy and tax- and time-saving benefits of whole aircraft ownership without the management responsibilities, and AirSprint has a transparent pricing structure. Purchase or lease a share size appropriate to your annual flight requirement and choose a jet from our collection—the concept is simple and convenient. The AirSprint Advantage
What type of aircraft does AirSprint fly?
The AirSprint fleet has the safety, comfort, reliability, performance and efficiency you deserve. We started with one plane in 2000, and today our jet collection includes Embraer Praetor 500s/Legacy 450s, Cessna Citations CJ2+ and Cessna Citations CJ3+. It's never been enough to just provide private jet travel. We have to provide the best, up-to-date experience. And that comes with investing in our fleet—the newest in North America. Meet The Fleet
Where can I fly?
AirSprint Fractional Owners can fly to thousands of approved airports within North America - the Primary Service Area. Our Secondary Service Area provides extended access to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and Western Europe. Be Inspired
How quickly can I access my jet?
Our on-demand service, anywhere in North America, provides access to your jet with as little as 8 hours' notice. Discover The Experience
Can I fly with my pets?
Yes, your pets are always welcome, and they fly in the cabin with you. We know your pets are an important part of your family, and we love when they join you on-board. Discover Pet-Friendly Travel
What are Empty Leg Flights?
An Empty Leg flight occurs when an aircraft flies with no passengers because it travels to a pick-up point following a drop-off. Our Owners can take advantage of these one-way flights and enjoy considerable savings while using none of their hours. With AirSprint, Empty Leg email alerts go out daily via email and through the AirSprint App. Learn More
Can I always depart at my preferred time?
Yes, generally, you will select your optimal time to depart for your destination - a massive benefit with AirSprint is flying at short notice and at your preferred times. Occasionally, some airports operate a time slot system for private jet take-offs and landings during peak times. An Estimated Departure Clearance Time (EDCT) is when an aircraft must depart from an airport to arrive at the destination airport at a specific time - and they are by and large only assigned when there is congestion in the airspace surrounding the arrival airport. An aircraft must be wheels-up within five (5) minutes of a designated EDCT time - if the EDCT time is forfeited, a new EDCT must be determined, often resulting in additional delays. Dictated by the affected air traffic facilities and the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), EDCT allocation is typical during peak days, holidays, and adverse weather events.
Is the pricing per seat or for the whole aircraft?
With AirSprint, your locked-in rate is for the entire aircraft. No difference in cost if you're just a couple of people or you'd like to fill every seat. Ownership Options
Your private jet dream is within reach.