What is a Charter Agreement?

All flights, when booked through flyZUUM, are subject to the signing of a Charter Agreement in order to confirm the flight.

In this blog post we’re going to look at exactly what this is, and what you can expect to find in an agreement of this nature.

Why is a Charter Agreement necessary?

A Charter Agreement is essentially a contract between the private jet owner/operator, and the person/company who has chartered it for a specific flight or trip.

This kind of contract is essential because it outlines exactly what is being paid for in order to eliminate any miscommunication or misconduct, and to manage expectations.

To confirm any flight that has been booked through flyZUUM, you will be sent a Charter Agreement that you will need to sign in order to confirm the booking.

As with any contract, you are able to query any clause or stipulation in the contract, before signing it.

What can you expect to see in a Charter Agreement?

Charter Agreements will vary from operator to operator, however the basic elements that make up an agreement of this nature include:

  • Itinerary details

    • Departure & Arrival Airport
    • Departure & Arrival Times
    • Type of aircraft
    • Aircraft tail number
    • Number of seats
  • Cost of charter

  • Liability Clause

  • Services and elements included in the rate; like fuel, insurance of aircraft, landing and take-off fees and technical management, etc

  • Services and elements excluded from the rate; like de-icing, transport from/to the airport, visas needed, VAT if applicable for any services, etc

  • Baggage Allowances

    • Weight
    • Dimensions
  • Terms for any changes made by the carrier or the client to the routing or the flight.

  • Cancellation Policy

  • Terms and Conditions

  • Place to sign and date the contract by the client

A Charter Agreement is to protect both the client and the operator and is inline with good business practice in the private jet chartering industry. If you have any questions or queries regarding a Charter Agreement, then please get in touch!