Flexible Short Notice Flights
Access any size jet, anywhere in the world, at a moments’ notice.
At Paramount, we offer on demand jet charters so that you can be confident that you can always get to where you need to be, on a short notice and with utmost flexibility. You can charter the ideal aircraft for your specific trip with as little as little 4 hours of notice.
If you fly less than 25 hours a year, chartering jets on demand is the most cost-effective and flexible method for you to fly privately, whether it is for business or private use. Often, jet card members, fractional owners, and whole aircraft owners will use on-demand charters to back up their flying methods to ensure aircraft availability.
Chartering a jet on demand is the most flexible aircraft access method available in the market. Private jet clients can tailor their specific on-demand charter flight on a per-trip basis and as needed without long term commitment or obligations.
An on-demand flight gives you the most amount of control over the way you travel. There’s no other way of flying that allows you to have the same level of flexibility as flying on-demand. With an on-demand jet charter, there are no blackout days, and you can fly in the last minute if need be in almost all cases.
There are exceptions to the rule. For example, flying out last minute at 2 am out of a remote location on a Saturday night during peak holiday seasons will be difficult, considering aircraft and crew availability will be scarce.
Another benefit of chartering a jet on demand is that you can take advantage of one-way specials and empty leg flights if and when your schedule matches up with a great deal in the market. Considering you are not locked in to use a specific operator or aircraft, you can decide which aircraft to book on a per-trip basis.
It’s possible to get a great discount on a flight if the aircraft needs to fly in the direction that you need to go. These last-minute charter prices can save you as much as 75% when compared to standard charter rates when the opportunities become available in the market. At Paramount, we have access to the largest selection of private jet empty leg flights in the industry.
There is a 2-hour call out for pilots, and generally, we can have you airborne with as little as 4 hours notice. Our record time is 42 minutes from the time we received the call to time clients were wheels up. In this particular case, the pilots were at the airport and ready to go. In all cases, as soon as the charter is booked and paid for, the aircraft is prepared for immediate departure. On-demand jet charters provide benefits that you wouldn’t be able to get by flying any other way. Many people might look into alternatives, such as whole or fractional ownership, or using fixed hourly jet cards. While these can also help you travel at a moment’s notice, none have the ease and flexibility of an on-demand jet charter.
Some of the Main Benefits of On-Demand Charter Include:
- No long-term commitments
- Pay on a per charter basis
- Significant cost savings per hour when compared to other aircraft access methods
- No initiation costs, monthly or annual fees
- Flexibility to use any size jet on a per-trip basis without penalty
- Charter jets last minute all year long
- No blackout period and 365 days availability
- Extraordinary cost savings on international flights with compared other aircraft access methods
Comparison of Aircraft Access Methods to On-Demand Jet Charter
Here are all the ways to access private jets and how many hours one needs to fly to be a good fit for each model.
- On-Demand Jet Charter – If you charter less than 25 hours a year
- Dynamic Debit Jet Card memberships – If you charter between 25 and 50 hours a year
- Fixed Hourly Jet Cards – Between 25 and 50 hours
- Fractional Ownership – More than 50 hours a year
- Whole Ownership – If you fly more than 200 hours a year
- On-demand, charters are used by private individuals, corporations, and entertainers, regularly. Live - touring flights, special events charters, and one-off group charters are almost always accessed using - on-demand jet charters.
Please note: On-demand charters are often used in combination with other aircraft access methods, as well.
Some Examples of Special Events that are Perfect for On-Demand Charter:
- Super Bowl charter flights
- Business meetings
- Multi-leg real estate tours
- Family wedding gathering at a remote location
- Honeymoon charters
- Family vacations
- Live music performance charters
How Does an On-Demand Jet Charter Work?
At Paramount, you’ll have a team dedicated to ensuring that every detail of your flight is taken care of, from inception to touchdown. Chartering a private jet with us means that you’ll have access to a wide variety of airports all over the world and over 4,000 preferred aircraft. We can help you find the ideal aircraft that will best fit your needs while representing your interest in the marketplace for safety, quality, reliability, and price.
How Much Does an On-Demand Charter Cost?
Here are some samples of on-demand charter prices per hour. You can learn more about our on-demand charter prices by getting an online instant charter quote or by reviewing our charter jet pricing page.
|VLJ||2 - 4||700 - 1,400||330 - 371||4.2 - 4.9||$2,000 - $2,200|
|Light||6 - 7||1,100 - 1,900||308 - 492||4.1 - 5.0||$2,200 - $2,800|
|Super Light||7 - 8||1,700 - 1,900||383 - 465||4.1 - 5.0||$2,800 - $2,900|
|Midsize||8 - 9||1,300 - 3,000||374 - 470||4.8 - 5.9||$2,700 - $3,800|
|Super Midsize||8 - 10||2,400 - 4,000||375 - 530||5.7 - 6.3||$3,700 - $5,700|
|Large||10 - 16||3,600 - 6,000||485 - 513||5.9 - 6.2||$5,000 - $7,200|
|Ultra Long Range||12 - 16||2,500 - 6,700||368 - 516||6.0 - 6.4||$8,000 - $9,500|
|VIP Airliner||16 - 50||3,800 - 6,100||469 - 485||6.5 - 7.3||$16,000 - $23,000|
|Helicopter||3 - 8||200 - 650||96 - 190||3.9 - 6.0||$1,700 - $2,500|
Is it Safe to Charter Jets On-Demand?
All private jet charters provided by Paramount are FAA Part 135 certified or foreign equivalent authority on international flights. Furthermore, we use third-party safety rating organizations such as ARGUS and Wyvern to run safety checks on aircraft and crew before all flights. Operator, aircraft, and crew must meet or exceed ARGUS and Wyvern minimum safety standards to qualify for Paramount client charters. Paramount does not own or operate aircraft. The operators of the aircraft are in control of the operation of the aircraft. We at Paramount, verify and screen the safety ratings of the operators, aircraft, and crew on a per-trip basis.
How to book a last-minute on-demand charter flight?
First, we review the details of your request to find the ideal aircraft options to present to you.
Once you choose the option that best suits you, we send you paperwork via DocuSign to review and sign off on the trip. You can pay for your charters via major credit cards or by wire.
Once the trip is confirmed, we will follow up with an itinerary and FBO location to meet your jet.
If you are bringing pets, small children, or traveling internationally, we will provide you with specific instructions to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. If a child is flying internationally with one parent, special instructions will be required.
Please note: For international flights, some locations require visas and landing permits. Landing permits can take anywhere from 1 hour to 4 weeks, depending on the location. Generally, we can get a landing permit in less than 24 hours for most international flights.
Keep in mind that during peak travel periods, there will be more demand for charter. During holiday seasons, be sure to book as far in advance as possible to ensure the best pricing and aircraft availability.