• December 5, 2019

    Charters for Wedding Parties

    Categories: Experiences, News

    Marriage is one of the few events that brings together all the important people in our lives. And so, to organize it we choose the most original and inspiring places, often located outside big city centers. This includes northeastern beaches, luxury hotels, traditional inland farms or even entire islands on the North Coast.

    But what to do if our chosen refuge does not have easy access by commercial aviation or car? Airplane or helicopter rental can become a great option for getting to the most remote places in the country and, depending on the model, a more financially viable alternative.

    Interior configuration of Phenom 100, a light jet available for charter
    Interior configuration of Phenom 100, a light jet available for charter

    Why rent an aircraft for your wedding?

    Among all services typically contracted for marriage, transportation plays a central role, giving a good start and end to the bride and groom celebrations. Hiring an air taxi service is a great choice for those who want to increase the satisfaction level of their guests and family:

    • Practicality and comfort. As a groom, you want to arrive at your special event relaxed, in a more practical way and stress-free. The business aviation service is characterised by being an exceptionally comfortable and fast mode of transport and ensures a better experience than other forms of transfer.
    • Precision. With almost 2500 aerodromes and 800+ certified helipads in Brazil, the general aviation industry makes it possible to land anywhere in the country. It is also a preferred option for those who need to bring a larger group of family and acquaintances (19-150 people) to the most distant places.
    • Wow effect. Nothing guarantees a better start to your event than arriving in style. Grooms usually take the opportunity to take photos and record videos, giving a beautiful opening for wedding day filming.

    One of the advantages of regulated business aviation is its safety ratings. Contrary to popular opinion, air taxi is one of the safest options in the transport industry.

    Charter helicopter to Angra
    Charter helicopter in Angra dos Reis

    How to choose a secure option

    First, let’s highlight the advantages of hiring an air taxi compared to unregulated private aviation:

    • Additional periodic maintenance requirements. Extra security checks and more advanced internal processes are performed to ensure even safer flights.
    • For twin-plane airplane and helicopter flights, two pilots are required, typically with flight hours up to 2-3 times longer than the private pilot.
    • Adequate infrastructure to accommodate passengers and to ensure an adequate crew environment

    These factors result in the following fact: the safety rating of the best air taxi operators in Brazil is impeccable and ensures a safe trip free of unexpected occurrences. In addition, companies like Flapper have additional internal processes that ensure an even safer flight. You may request aircraft and operator details at any time, including maintenance, pilot training and insurance plan information.

    King Air B200GT, aircraft  used in the weekly business route
    King Air B200GT, aircraft used in the weekly business route

    In accordance with our internal standards, Flapper does not provide legacy fleet services or aircraft with a negative history, including piston aircraft or poor statistics, as per CENIPA data. To prove our dedication to the safety of the models, just check the data of the weekly flight São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro, performed on the King Air B200GT model. There are more than 20 thousand flight hours of our operator, without any accident. In addition, the King Air B200GT is the only turboprop in the country approved to carry the President of the United States in an emergency.

    Our team follows live weather conditions, always under the consultation of pilots and operator team. We ensure that flights to North Coast airports depart visually and we have contingency plans in case of possible cancellations. This includes transfer to other airports or exchange of aircraft.

    Remember that hiring a non-ANAC approved aircraft is a violation of the law and may cause your guests a disruption.

    Caravan Grand available for charter for 9 passengers
    Caravan Grand available for charter for 9 passengers

    How to hire a plane for your wedding

    With over 350 aircraft available for charter in our partner fleet in Brazil and 4000 overseas, Flapper guarantees the widest range of options for your next flight. Flapper’s system automatically searches for an airplane or helicopter according to specifications such as route, number of passengers or aircraft model. In addition, you enjoy the following benefits:

    • Your own seat reservation system made available only to you and your guests. All customers receive a booking with boarding and disembarkation details, such as aircraft and baggage information.
    • Credit card payment, with instalment options and acceptance of all types of credit cards.
    • Transparent pricing and access to Flapper Preferred fares established with our air taxi partners.

    To choose the desired option, simply access the Flapper application or browse the site. Then contact our team to confirm the availability of the plane and your preference to purchase the flight. Throughout the process you will be accompanied by the Flapper City Manager responsible for your region and given all necessary help.

    The most popular wedding planes and helicopters

    Learjet 35A is a light jet, ideal for photo shooting in its beautiful and comfortable interior, for 7 passengers. Price for charter is on average R$21,00 per km.

    Airbus Esquilo B2, the most versatile helicopter model for up to 5 passengers. Charter price varies by desired route.

    Boeing 737, perfect for large group VIP transportation. This model holds up to 52 passengers in a unique business aviation experience. Charter prices are on average R$40.000 per hour.

    Embraer 190, this model carries up to 110 passengers, making it the most cost-effective choice for large group transportation.

    Contacts

    Our team is available do assist you! Book your aircraft by contacting the support team or our city managers:

    • City Manager of São Paulo, Flávio Carvalho at flavio.carvalho@flyflapper.com
    • City Manager of Rio de Janeiro, Manoel Assunção at manoel.assuncao@flyflapper.com
    • Support team at support@flyflapper.com

    About flapper

    Flapper is Brazil’s first executive boutique airline and regional chartered flight leader. Our fleet of partners has 350 aircraft in Brazil and more than 4000 overseas. We are known for our passion for excellence and technological innovation. It’s our pleasure to serve you.

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