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Why private jet travel will exceed your holiday expectations

Navair Jet Services - Phenom 300

No longer reserved for the top one per cent, private jet travel is within reach with Navair Jet Services’ corporate and leisure charters

In partnership with Navair Jet Services

Margaret River for Chardonnay, Kangaroo Island for Southern Ocean Lodge, Hamilton Island for golf … whether it’s a getaway with friends, a luxury weekend celebrating a big birthday, or an embarkation for a cruise long planned, arriving by private jet is the icing on the cake.

Navair Jet Services is an Australian-owned and operated jet charter company specialising in a range of flight charter services including corporate trips and leisure charters. As they like to say, “We all love a holiday – but not all holidays are created equal.”

Operating from airports in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and other major cities, Navair not only plans and executes charter jet flights, they coordinate ground transfers and can recommend and book experiences and luxury accommodation such as Huka Lodge in New Zealand, Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, or Longitude 131 at Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Navair operates the largest fleet of modern light jets in Australia. Light jets typically carry up to six or seven passengers, covering from 1000 to 1800 nautical miles. Light jets such as the Cessna Citation CJ3+ or Phenom 300 are popular options for quick business trips and short getaways.

Flight flexibility

Private charter flights are about more than just luxury and glamour, although those are key appeals! Charter a private jet for convenience, comfort, privacy, flexibility, and business efficiencies. They offer the advantage of seamless customs and immigration procedures, ensuring smooth border crossings.

The experience is also more bespoke – in-flight entertainment and gourmet catering can be curated to suit passengers for whom these are a priority.

Can’t bear to leave behind furry companions, let alone consign them to the hold of a commercial airline? On a private plane, pets are welcome to come along for the ride.

With a private jet, you land at your destination in the most direct way – in and out of the closest airfield and straight off to where you want to be, minimising the overall travel time and the stress that travel can place on both passengers and pets.

There are other benefits. On a charter flight, golf lovers spend less time dealing with the handicaps of airports. Whether headed for King Island in Tasmania, Hamilton Island in Queensland or Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, there’s ample room for clubs, and time to perfect their swing.

Wine enthusiasts bound for the Hunter Valley, the Barossa or the fabled Margaret River are guaranteed more wine, less wait, ample space for wine purchases  and the opportunity to travel like royalty.

On the up and up

Private jet use has increased by 20% since the onset of the pandemic. Private charters carried 40 per cent more passengers in 2022 than pre-Covid, driven by the perceived unreliability, costs and queues of commercial airlines.

There are reported to be, today, some 23,000 private jets in operation globally: 65 per cent are in the United States, 15 per cent in Europe, with Australia and Oceania in third position.

Private jet travel rockets

Post-Covid, Navair Jet Services reported a 278 per cent rise in bookings which led to an expansion of their fleet, staff numbers and holiday experiences.

Destination: Cloud Nine

Here are three journeys made memorable by the convenience of a private jet.

ISLAND GETAWAY: Lord Howe Island – Hamilton Island – Lizard Island 

Depart from your preferred Australian East Coast city to Lord Howe Island. Snorkel, scuba dive, climb, trek and kayak then rest up with fine food and designer digs in this tranquil unspoilt UNESCO World Heritage site.

Next, be whisked away to Hamilton Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, it is the largest inhabited island, celebrated for its vibrant underwater realms, luxury resorts, golf, spas, yachting and fresh seafood.

Hamilton Island’s newest boutique hotel

Set course for Lizard Island, the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier Reef which sets a benchmark for ecotourism and conservation. The small but perfectly formed Lizard Island offers guests an exclusive tropical retreat with a sustainable environmental footprint. Explore the underwater landscapes, secluded beaches, and luxury accommodation.

DISCOVER AUSTRALIA: Melbourne – Cairns – Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Sydney

This excursion is a favourite with international visitors wanting iconic cities and sights. Start in Melbourne, the hub of art, culture, coffee and cuisine. From there, jet to Cairns, where the spectacular Great Barrier Reef beckons with vibrant marine life.

In Australia’s Red Centre, arrive at Uluru, a mesmerising natural wonder steeped in the history and heritage of our First Nations people. There is nothing quite like a sunset at Uluru. The colours of the landscape are second to none.

Finally, be dazzled by Sydney, Australia’s harbour city, where the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and some of the best food and art in the world await.

NEW ZEALAND IN A NUTSHELL: Melbourne – Auckland – Queenstown

This unique Kiwi Adventure is a kaleidoscope of cultures, landscapes, and insights. Depart from your preferred East Coast city. First up, Auckland, known for its rich Maori culture, picturesque landscapes, vintage shopping and diversity of accommodation.

Hop south to Queenstown, a playground for adventure enthusiasts and a gateway to the breathtaking Southern Alps. Whether bungee jumping or cruising on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown promises an adrenaline-filled experience.

Other international touchdowns include Fiji and Bora Bora.

Website: navair.com.au/

Email: charter@navair.com.au

Phone: 1300 759 722

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