For anyone looking for a more cost-effective option when it comes to chartering a private flight, a turboprop plane is often an optimal choice. Even when cost isn’t a factor, turboprop planes can be a sufficient option if you’re traveling a short distance, and if your traveling party is small. Turboprop plane charter rates will vary based on several factors, as there are also different types of turboprop planes available to charter. At Luxury Aircraft Solutions, we are always available to discuss the different options with you in more detail, and help you make your turboprop plane selection based on what it is you’re looking for specifically.
About turboprop planes
Turboprop planes operate on one or more gas-turbine engines connected to a gearbox that turns the propellers. Unlike piston-powered planes, turboprop planes use jet fuel, which enables them to fly at altitudes up to 35,000 feet. Because of their size and the fact they don’t burn as much fuel as larger airplanes and jets, they are generally more economical to charter.
One consideration about turboprop planes to keep in mind is that they are slower than larger airplanes. However, if you’re only flying a few hundred miles (turboprop planes are generally designed to fly up to 1,000 miles in one trip), choosing a turboprop plane for your flight can be ideal.
Another consideration is the size of your traveling party. Turboprop planes won’t work for your flight if you’re traveling with a lot of people. They generally seat up to nine passengers or less, making them the perfect choice if you’re traveling on your own or with a small group.
Turboprop plane charter rates
The cost to charter a private flight is based on an hourly rate. Hourly rates will vary depending on what type of turboprop plane you ultimately choose to charter, and the amount of time you’re in the air will determine your total cost for chartering a turboprop plane. Generally, turboprop plane charter rates range from $1,000 to $3,000 an hour. Because turboprop planes are designed for shorter distances, it’s unlikely that passengers chartering a private flight will spend more than a few hours in-air. This means that the total for a four-hour trip, for example, may range approximately from $4,000 to $12,000. Again, this will depend on numerous factors, including the specific type of turboprop plane you charter, the speed the plane is traveling at, the distance you’re traveling, among other factors. Receiving a quote for your upcoming trip can give you a more accurate rate for the trip you’re considering.
Advantages of turboprop planes
One of the main advantages of turboprop planes is that they typically cost less to charter than other types of planes. Whether you’re looking to cut down on costs for a single trip, or you want to make it more financially feasible to fly private more often, turboprop planes are a great solution.
Costs aside, you can also benefit from the tremendous amount of flexibility that chartering a turboprop plane offers. Flying in a private jet can be the ultimate luxurious experience, but because of the significant size of these planes, you are limited to where you can fly. Generally, only larger international airports with longer runways are equipped to accommodate jets. When you’re flying on a turboprop plane, however, you have access to just about every airport around the world. This includes municipal airports that can only accommodate small aircraft, and these smaller airports may be the ones that are more conveniently located for you based on your departing location and destination. If you’re looking to simplify your travels by choosing small airports that are easy to navigate with little to no crowds, municipal airports will usually be your best bet, which is another major advantage of choosing a turboprop plane.
Ideal for short distances
Regardless of whether you’re looking for something more economical or where you’re traveling, if you’re traveling a short distance, a turboprop plane will do the job. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and you’re traveling a short distance anyhow, a turboprop plane will do just that because it burns less fuel, making it the most eco-friendly option for short trips.
Different types of turboprop planes
There are different types of turboprop planes that vary in size and can accommodate different party sizes, including light twin turboprops, medium twin turboprops and single-engine turboprops. Some of the most common manufacturers of turboprop aircraft include Piaggio, Cessna, Beechcraft, Piper, Socata, and Pilatus.
Charter a turboprop plane for your upcoming trip
Do you have additional questions about turboprop plane charter rates? Are you ready to charter a turboprop plane for an upcoming trip? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, solo or with a small group, we can help. Contact Luxury Aircraft Solutions today to learn more about the various turboprop planes we have available in our fleet. If you plan on flying frequently on turboprop planes, our Jet Membership program can also provide numerous benefits. Learn more and contact us today!