Major airlines have been getting a lot of flak in the last couple of years, and honestly? It’s for good reason.
Flights with major airlines are more expensive and lower quality than they used to be. Paying for luxury seats and a club membership with a commercial airline used to solve the problem, but it’s such a hassle, and you can’t rely on airlines’ flight schedules to get you to your last-minute plans, anyway.
Thankfully, you’ve figured it out: Flying private is the solution for you, and it doesn’t get any easier than with Republic Jet Center at Republic Airport (KFRG).
Here are the top 10 reasons you should make us your New York fixed base operation:
1. State-of-the-Art Facilities
You’re in luck: Now is the ideal time to be looking for an FBO in New York.
Republic Jet Center North, opening in Spring 2020, is proud to be KFRG Airport’s newest premium FBO. If you jump in right now, you can reserve a spot for your aircraft and be prepared for all your New York travel needs going into the next business quarter.
2. Forget Your Security Woes
What’s everybody’s biggest gripe about commercial travel? Naturally, the first thing to come to mind is those pesky security lines, right?
Long TSA lines are a pain, and even with PreCheck™, you still have to wait at least a little while. A lot of people confuse security facts when looking at private flights:
- You don’t have to go through TSA when flying private
- TSA services and customs are still available to private flyers
- Republic Jet Center offers 24-hour surveillance
- Secure parking is available onsite, not just through the main airport
3. We Value Your Privacy
Flying commercial isn’t very private, even if you fly premium class and wait in a VIP lounge.
Major airlines can claim they value your business all they want, but if you visit us at Republic Airport, you’ll see the difference from the moment you walk into our exclusive, modern facilities.
We understand your time is in high demand, so we’re here to help you cherish those little quiet moments you get all to yourself.
4. Treat Yourself to Luxury Amenities
You’ve worked hard to get to this point, so why not let yourself be pampered for a little bit? You’ve earned it!
Here are a few things we offer to make your travel more comfortable:
- Refreshments: bottled water, tea, hot cocoa, popcorn, fruit
- Entertainment: reading material, internet
- A snooze room to help cope with red-eye flights
- Best of all, accommodations for the biggest stress relievers: pets!
5. Elite Business Solutions
Relaxing is important, but for workaholics living life in the fast lane, traveling commercial often feels like torture.
It’s hard to find decent WiFi, harder to find an electrical outlet, nearly impossible to find a halfway-quiet place to settle down and work while you wait, and printing? Forget about it.
Make us your FBO at The Republic Farmingdale, travel private, and all that will change.
We offer business solutions so that you don’t have to worry about missing work during your travels. Use our computers, WiFi, printing, copying, fax services, and more for all your business needs.
6. The Best Care for Your Aircraft
Sure, some hobby aviators love to spend lots of thought, time, and hard work into maintaining their planes, but for most of us…What’s the point of being able to pay for a private jet just to deal with all that?
Republic Jet Center boasts KFRG’s only Part 145 repair station to accommodate almost all the maintenance you typically need, and contracts with six quality fuel manufacturers to keep your jet cruising.
7. Simplify Your Entire Trip
We don’t just have everything for your in-the-moment needs—We can make your entire trip easier than you ever thought possible.
Use our concierge services for practically anything you could need during your time in New York, including but not limited to local hotels, restaurants, transportation, and catering.
8. Streamline Buying and Selling
Are you between planes, looking to add a new vehicle to your fleet, or to sell and free up room for other expenses? Believe it or not, Republic Jet Center can help you with that, too.
Our aircraft sales program helps you get the best price for your aircraft, and pay a fair price for the plane you buy to replace it, too.
9. All the Space You Need
Can you imagine all these premium services jammed into one little airport VIP lounge? Of course not…That’s absurd!
Our wide selection of services makes more sense when you know our FBO is a big deal, occupying over 150,000 square feet between our North and West Jet Centers. Make no mistake: Private doesn’t have to mean “small,” and we’re proof.
We’re happy to say we can be your FBO, whether your business is just getting started or already booming.
10. It’s Worth It: Quality Guaranteed
Republic Jet Center is certified as a Signature Select FBO. What that means is that you have our word that the services we bring you are high-quality and worth every cent we charge.
Not only that, but by flying Signature Select with Republic, you gain access to and can earn rewards with other great Signature Select FBOs all around the globe. Republic Jet Center is proud to be an official part of this convenient network of travel homes away from home!
Make Republic Jet Center KFRG Your New York FBO Today
Working with a quality FBO is the best way to guarantee a smooth and comfortable private flight for yourself, your business associates and others close to you.
Our services are like no other—We promise you’ll feel the difference right off the bat!
Do you love to travel?
Most people love vacationing but can do without the hassles of airport travel. Private jet travel offers freedom in creating your own schedule, the ability to skip airport layovers, and the comfort of a spacious cabin sans the crowd.
Once you own your private jet, you choose where in the world to go! What’s your destination?
9 Incredible Private Jet Travel Destinations
Not sure where to go in your luxury private jet? Check out all 9 of these unforgettable places around the globe!
1. Mykonos, Greece
Part of the Cyclades on the Aegean Sea, this island offers beauty beyond measure, delectable food, and insane nightlife. Relax on the powdery sands of Psarou beach or try your luck at windsurfing or waterskiing along the bright blue waves.
If it’s a party you want, head to Scorpios and dance through the sunset to electronic music or Cavo Paradiso to party into the morning.
While on the island, do not forget to ask for some of the specialty cuisines! Ask for the catch of the day at any seaside restaurant, get the famous spicy cheese, Kopanisti, try the Ksinotira as an app, and ask for the thinly sliced pork dish, Louza.
If after all your partying and gluttony, you need a church, check out in the land of one church a day, check out the most stunning of the 365, Panagia Paraportiani, a whitewashed Byzantine beauty with decor from the middle ages. You may also enjoy viewing the coast of Little Venice from a yacht ride.
2. The Philippines
Throughout this 7,000 island archipelago, you will find an abundance of breathtaking sites. Visit some of the most beautiful Philippine beaches, like White beach on Boracay or Daplac Cove on Boayan Island.
Hike the rice terraces of Banaue to truly experience the land and its livelihood. Those thirst for adrenaline should visit Taal Volcano, one of the 20 actives in this republic.
Of course, you can only truly know a nation through its cuisine. On your trip, try the Chicken Adobo, Balut, Lechon, and the Halo-Halo!
3. Corsica, France
On your jet travel, do not miss this wonderful French island. Experience the overwhelming beauty surrounding the birthplace of Napolean Bonapart.
During your stay, try the fish stew, named Bouillabaisse, and the slow-cooked lamb dish, Veau aux olive. Of course while in France you must also taste the local cheese and dessert, so ask for Brocciu and Fiadone.
Take a boat from the Port of Calvi past grottos, beaches, coves, and volcanos on your way to Scandola Nature Reserve. Hike around the peninsula to get an up-close view of the geologic features and wildlife.
4. Paris, France
While in this part of the world, you cannot skip over this romantic city. Taste the city through their wonderful Escargo and Duck Confit. Do not forget to stop by Boulangerie Utopie to crash on carbs like the Croissant, Baguette, and so much more.
Of course, visit the Lourve during the day for a history lesson and then take a ride to the top of the Eifel Tower at night to see the spectacular sights of the lit-up city End your night with champagne and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge!
5. Skukuza, South Africa
When you jet the world, do not forget about amazing Africa! Fly into this private airport when you’re ready for a walk on the wild side!
Stay at the Skukuza Rest Camp to live among the wildlife. On guided hikes and safaris, you may see bush babies, warthogs, hippos, rhinos, and more!
6. Phuket, Thailand
Just say Phuket, and go! When opting for TCS world travel, you do not want to miss this exciting destination!
Laze on the beach at Nai Harn for a day, and then check out the Phuket Town Night Market after 4pm!
You definitely want to stop at Tiger kingdom to snap a pic snuggling with this gigantic kitty cats! Also, ride an elephant and take a jungle walk at Elephant Kalim Garden.
Try all of the amazing foods offered to you, especially at the night market! But, absolutely do not leave Thailand without tasting the Thai favorite, Tom Yam Goong.
7. Tokyo, Japan
Fly into Tokyo for an experience of a lifetime. You will find yourself in a land pulled between family honor and childish fun!
Of course, join in on the cosplay of this anime nation. Let out your inner child on a Saturday at Jingubashi or real-life Mario Kart the streets with cosplay go-karting!
For an energetically bizarre experience, also visit Robot Restaurant! When it is time to experience the serene, ancient culture, visit the historic temple of the Goddess, Senso-ji, the beautiful garden and Shinto shrine, Meiji Jingu, and visit one of Tokyo’s 6 hanamachi to see a geisha.
Do not leave this city without a taste of the food they’re famous for! Visit Sushi Fukuju for sushi and a view!
8. Aukland, New Zealand
Come down here for an amazing whale watching and dolphin safari between the months of October and March! For another unique experience, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see the inside of the earth lit up with life!
Head on to Waiheke Island to sip wine on the beautiful vinyards. Foods famous in Aukland are the crayfish dish, Maori Hangi, and the Hokey Pokey ice cream!
9. Maui, Hawaii
How long does it take to fly around the world? 51 hours, or as long as it takes to visit every destination before reaching the states again.
Make one last stop to surf the waves on Ho’okipa Beach and enjoy an authentic Luau with Feast at Lele. While on the island, feast on Kalua Pig and taste the Haupia for dessert!
Hike to the summit of Haleakala, a dormant volcano. Or, make your way through the stunning Pipiwai trail to drop your jaw in awe at the 7 sacred pools.
Jet Set for Life
No longer think of travel as a vacation away from life. Rather, make private jet travel your new lifestyle!
We want to help you experience the world in a way that feels comfortable, luxurious, and liberating! Check out our FBO services on the website!
Why Private Jets Are More Affordable Than You Think
When looking at affordability, private jet rentals are more affordable than you think. Here is why you should book a flight now.
Nobody is going to tell you that hiring a private jet is cheap. That’s because air travel isn’t cheap. The average cost of a corporate ticket for domestic air travel in the USA exceeds $509 per flight.
What we can tell you is that if you’re in the air for more than 240 hours a year, a private jet rental is more affordable than you think.
It All Adds Up
When you choose to fly with a commercial carrier for your important business trip, you’re not only paying for the flight.
In fact, airfare only makes up 34% of business travel costs. The rest comprises accommodation and land transfers, not to mention the unquantifiable cost of your time.
If you’re traveling a less popular route for business, chances are you’re going to have a hard time finding a flight that lands at exactly the right time for your 9 o’clock meeting.
That means, depending on the flights you can get, you’ll need to stay over for a day or two before and after your meeting. Apart from the inconvenience, this kind of thing can wreak havoc with your scheduling.
You’d have to cancel all your other appointments. You’d also lose touch with the daily operation of your business during that time, which could mean lost opportunities.
In short, the cost of a domestic flight often comes in much higher than what you paid for the ticket. If you generally make a lot of money on business trips, the cost of a private flight is minimal compared to the rewards.
Private Jet Rental vs Owning a Jet
Not everybody can afford to buy a private jet and pay for its upkeep. Some of the related costs are salaries, maintenance, and hangarage for your jet, which all adds up.
If you’d like the luxury of owning a jet without having to bear the costs alone, fractional or partial jet ownership is another option.
These options allow you enough access to suit your needs while splitting the costs and hassle of upkeep between all the owners.
You might not be able to afford to own a private jet or even a piece of one, but it will surprise you how many people can afford to hire a jet when needed. The secret is in sharing.
Since private charter companies have fewer customers than the major airlines, they’ve had to come up with some innovative ideas lately to fill their seats.
Thanks to the scarcity of charter travelers, it happens that private jets return to base empty after a one-way flight.
To recoup some of their costs, charter companies offer these ’empty leg’ flights at a hugely discounted rate. Sometimes for as little as $50 more than the average commercial flight.
Whether that’s worth it for you depends on timing once again. If there are flights available that could save you renting accommodation for a day or more, hiring a private jet is going to be the cheaper option.
By hopping on the Uber bandwagon, charter platforms are able to offer much cheaper flights than ever before.
How much is a private jet flight with these small operators? A flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas can cost as little as $59.
How it works is that private aircraft owners and private pilots agree to use their skills and assets to ferry people around the country. Instead of the aircraft sitting in hangars gathering dust, they’re earning money for their owners.
While the jury is still debating the nitty-gritty fine print surrounding the legalities of this service, the fact remains that it’s cheaper to fly this way. In most instances, it’s much cheaper and faster than driving too.
By pooling their resources, both private plane owners and private pilots are able to earn extra income while saving the general public money.
Put it On Your Card
Another option for those who need the flexibility of private jet travel is a travel club. These innovations allow you to buy an annual membership to a private jet club.
You choose what type of membership you need, based on the type of aircraft, on-board facilities and the number of flights you want. Then, you pay an annual membership fee in advance which allows you access to a private plane as needed.
This kind of bulk purchase is a cost-effective choice for those who have a good idea of how many times a year they’ll need to fly.
It’s no secret that charter jets offer many comforts in the air, but can they compare once you hit the ground? You might be sipping champagne in a leather-upholstered recliner while in transit, but you could end up with a long lonely trudge from the hangar when you land.
Thanks to FBOs at airports all over the country, private jet hire companies can offer their clients an all-the-bells-and-whistles experience without the huge initial outlay.
Private charter companies work with these FBOs to offer passengers luxurious waiting areas between flights. Some of the facilities provided include snacks, meals, comfortable lounges, a shuttle service, movie theatres, and concierge services.
These perks are all free for the passengers to enjoy.
Any aircraft operator can hire these services for the use of their passengers. So, there’s no need to worry about missing out on your business class lounge privileges when you charter a jet.
More About the Jet Life
If you’re a prospective passenger, selecting your flight based on what you get when you land adds the final touch to your experience.
As a charter owner, you can ensure your passengers receive the very best in service by making use of an FBO on the ground.
Keep reading our blog for more about the luxury and convenience of private jet rental.
Fixed Base Operators have an important role in the business aviation industry. Learn more about what to expect from the FBO experience.
It happens every time. You rush to the airport to get to your plane on time only to have to wait, forever, for TSA.
Can’t they speed it up just this once?
You finally make it to your plane and there you are again waiting in the lobby.
Kids scream. Parents scream after them. You weep silently in your uncomfortable seat.
The whole scenario is a nightmare.
Finally, you hear an announcement for your plane and lo and behold, it’s delayed. There’s got to be a better way than flying commercial, right?
Yes, there is. It’s called a Fixed Base Operator. Read on and we’ll tell you all about the FBO experience.
You’ll never fly commercial again.
What Is an FBO?
An FBO or Fixed Base Operator is a private airport terminal. They are often located on the grounds of a larger commercial airport. Aviators who don’t have their own hangar to operate out of often choose to operate out of an FBO. This is because an FBO can offer specialized services to both crew and passengers they could never get from a commercial liner.
How Quick Are the Security Checks?
You still have to go through security and customs when traveling with an FBO, but the process is much faster. FBOs don’t have as much traffic as commercial airlines, so they are able to dedicate more of their attention to the needs of the individual. This means they can do more efficient security and customs checks without sacrificing attention to detail. The average wait time for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checks is about 30 minutes. The same checks take an FBO a fraction of the time.
What About My Security?
Just because you get through security quicker does not mean an FBO is less secure than a typical airport.
For starters, the TSA has outlined minimum security requirements that all FBOs must meet.
Because the security of their clientele is of the utmost importance, many FBOs surpass these requirements. Many have 24-7 on-site security complete with surveillance cameras. Your luggage is always under the watchful eye of an attendant until it gets secured on the plane.
If you prefer, some FBOs will allow you to put your luggage on the plane yourself. Despite the high levels of security, be vigilant of your baggage before it gets checked. No one wants any unexpected surprises while going through customs because someone put something extra in your bags.
Is Customer Service Better?
FBOs tend to have superior customer service because they can offer personalized service. Not only that, they like to pamper the crew. Many FBOs offer courtesy cars to the crew, catering and even provide flight planning centers for the pilots.This means that when the crew gets on board they are well-rested and stress-free. A happy crew is more likely to return the favor and give you the best flight experience possible.
What If I Do Have to Wait?
Maybe you got there early and the plane hasn’t arrived yet.
Perhaps some unforeseen circumstances kept the plane from arriving on time. Whatever the case, sometimes you have to wait.
Don’t fret. If you’re taking off from an FBO, it’ll be one of the most pleasant waiting experiences of your life.
FBOs go to great lengths to keep passengers comfortable and well entertained. Many FBO lobbies have lounge chairs, big-screen TV’s, Wi-Fi access and work stations.
In most cases, you won’t even have to worry about food. Drinks and food are often provided to you so you don’t have to go hunt it down yourself.
As a general rule, you won’t even have time to enjoy the luxurious lobbies. It isn’t uncommon to get ushered directly from the security checkpoint to the plane.
What Are the Other Amenities and Services Offered?
As the demand for private aviation grows, so too does the variety of amenities offered by FBOs.
Having a concierge service at an FBO is like having your own personal assistant. The attendant can help you book hotels, make dinner reservations and finalize travel arrangements.
Need a quiet place to hold a business meeting before you take off or after you land? Many FBOs come equipped with the perfect space for your conference so you can attend to business even when you’re on the move.
Complimentary Shuttle Service
Don’t worry about hailing a taxi. Your FBO may have a complimentary shuttle service that can take you to your hotel or wherever you need to be. They won’t even charge you for it. It’s all part of your FBO experience.
On-Site Bars, Cafe’s, Hotels and More
The most luxurious FBOs can cater to your every whim. They have on-site bars to take the edge off, cafe’s for a shot of caffeine and hotels for a comfortable night’s sleep. There are even some FBOs with a built-in theater room so you can relax and catch a movie before your flight.
You can read more about the advantages of private flight in this article.
Ready for Your FBO Experience?
Now that you know more about what to expect from your first FBO experience, it’s time to take a closer look at your options. Republic Jet Center is the premier FBO in New York.
Our express service can get you from the KFRG airport to Manhattan in 14 minutes via helicopter. Our services are available with aggressive value pricing or free Luxury SUV transfer. You’ll never have to worry about Air Traffic control delays again.
For more information about the available services at our FBO, check out the press release!
When you’re ready, you can make your reservation online with ease. We look forward to serving you soon!