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18-Nov-2015

Which aircraft should you choose for your next direct flight?

If you’re planning a direct flight from Edmonton or Calgary, it’s important to choose the right aircraft that will meet your specific needs. But how do you know which aircraft to choose? Keep reading to find out more about the types of aircraft that Airco Aircraft Charters uses and how to choose the right one.

Need a regional direct flight for a group of five or less?

The Piper Navajo Chieftain is a good choice for this type of flight. With a speed of up to 210mph (337km/h) and a range of 800 miles (1287 km), the Piper Navajo is an efficient way to travel to local communities with regular scheduled flights or those that have limited, if any, aviation services. It is also an economical way to travel to remote communities. The Chieftain is a practical business tool that will help you visit a variety of places, ones that are a short hop apart, in one business day. Flying in the Navajo Chieftain is also a great way to enhance a day adventures to a new town or tourist site. The aircraft has plenty of leg room as well as lots of cargo space. Make it your go-to aircraft for intimate groups, short haul business flights or even for leisure trips to somewhere special.

Flying direct from Edmonton or Calgary with a group of up to nine for business or pleasure? 1150 255 mph

The Beechcraft King Air 100 is the perfect aircraft to choose if you want comfort and privacy on your flight. With room for nine passengers and a stylish leather interior, the King Air is your office in the air. This aircraft travels at a speed of 255 mph (410 482km/h) and a range of 1150 miles (1850 km), meaning you will get to where you’re going faster. You won’t lose a minute of productivity with this aircraft. The King Air is comfortable way to get to and from any job site – be it a construction site, an oil and gas site or an office site – and it is great way to enhance you next domestic or US vacation. The extra cargo room at the rear of the aircraft provides room for work gear, presentation tools or overnight luggage.

Need a direct flight from Edmonton or Calgary for a larger group? 300 mph 1350 miles

The Beechcraft 1900D is the right choice if you have a group of ten to nineteen people flying together or if you are looking for an aircraft that can transport a large amount of cargo. The 1900D travels at a speed of 300 mph (485 km/h) and a range of 1350 miles (2175 km). It is the largest and fastest aircraft in Airco’s fleet with lots of leg room and a comfortable stand-up cabin. The aircraft can carry a cargo load of up to 4500lbs (2041kg). This aircraft is perfect for people wanting to travel with a larger group or on a longer flight. Just the like the King Air it provides the privacy and convenience a business traveller appreciates; it is great for leisure excursions such as fishing trips to the West Coast or golfing and ski trips to your favourite resort; and can easily reach remote locations bringing you closer, or even right to, difficult to reach travel destinations . This aircraft is very versatile because it is a larger aircraft that can still land on a wide variety of airstrips.

Book your flight today!

Airco can provide charter flights from Edmonton or Calgary to just about any airport throughout Canada and the Northwestern United States. Airco’s Flight Dispatch service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Airco can generally have an aircraft ready to go in approximately two hours or less depending on aircraft availability and destination requirements.

If you’d like to learn more about our direct flights, contact us today. We’re ready and waiting to take you wherever you need to go!


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