While private aviation generally offers smaller aircraft than scheduled aviation, certain aircraft and configurations can easily fit an entire football team or more. The following is a list with descriptions of the categories available in this application.
Turboprop aircraft can be an economical alternative for non-stop flights under 4 hours. Depending on their size they can comfortably fit 2-3 people up to groups of 30-70 passengers. The cabin interior can offer anything from normal airline seating to more spacious and luxurious seating. Beverages and snacks are normally available, but catering can also be arranged. A lavatory is usually available on turboprops carrying 10 passengers or more. Baggage capacity is often limited.
These aircraft offer 1-8 passengers a fast and economical alternative for non-stop flights less than 3 hours. With an average cruising speed of 400 knots these aircraft are nearly as fast as airliners. The cabin normally offers leather seating. Beverages and snacks are available, but catering can also be arranged. A semi-private lavatory is usually available. Baggage capacity is often limited.
With an average cruising speed equivalent to that of a normal airliner, midsize jet aircraft are a luxurious and efficient transportation option for 1-12 passengers on non-stop flights under 5 hours. The exclusive leather seating can be arranged for a meeting or adjusted for relaxation. Beverages and snacks are available, but catering can also be arranged. Flight attendants are available upon request. A private lavatory is usually standard. The separate baggage compartment can accommodate normal amount of luggage.
Heavy jet aircraft offer the ultimate flying experience and are the most exclusive choice for non-stop flights of up to 12 hours. VIP configured heavy jets will usually offer you all of the amenities, such as gourmet catering, entertainment systems, sat-phone, meeting and sleeping facilities. One or more private lavatories are standard and a flight attendant will generally be available to attend to your onboard needs. Heavy jets can carry between 1 and 45 passengers in VIP configuration or up to 150 passengers in regular airliner configuration. Luggage volume restrictions are normally not an issue.