Airvel is the nation’s largest online air charter marketplace, making booking a private flight easier and more efficient than ever before.
With Airvel, you aren’t limited by a lot of fine print. We're helping get rid of things like sky-high membership fees, prepaid jet cards, blackout dates, hidden fees or aircraft restrictions
Make the most of your time and money and only pay for flights as you need them.
Can I select the type of aircraft I want for my flight?
Yes! At Airvel there are no restrictions. With every search you’ll see a variety of aircraft and flight options. In the search results, you’ll find photos and information about each plane including the make and model, the maximum number of seats, and plane amenities such as Wi-Fi.
Who owns and operates the aircraft in the Airvel Marketplace?
All aircraft are operates by FAA-certified air carriers (Part 135 operators) who Airvel partners with. These operators are based across the country. They own and operate all the aircraft within the Airvel marketplace.
How do I reserve my aircraft?
Your aircraft is reserved after the operator has confirmed pricing and availability, and your entire light is paid for in full.
Why should I fly private charter?
Our clients often choose Airvel for three reasons: convenience, comfort and service. Private air charter delivers on all three.
Flying private air charter helps you make the most of your time. You don’t experience the hassles associated with flying commercial or driving long distances to large airports. You’re able to bypass typical time drains like long queues at security checkpoints and waiting for hours at the gate for your connecting flight. You can simply drive up to the terminal 15 minutes before your flight departs. It’s as simple as that.
With private charter you can fly directly to your destination, even to areas not serviced by large commercial airports. You can travel to more than 5,000 municipal areas and bypass the rental car counter.
How can I manage my trip?
You can access your trip management page at Airvel.
This allows you to view and manage: flight path, flight time, departure and arrival date and time, departure and return airport information, aircraft make and model and available amenities, information regarding your pilots, and the list of passengers
You will also receive this information via email once your flight is confirmed.
What if something happens during my trip?
We want you to have the best experience possible. Flight staff can manage most issues quickly. If your operator can’t solve the problem, you will have a named contact at Airvel to contact.
What happens on the day of the flight?
A member of the flight crew will meet you in the private terminal of the departure airport to escort you to your aircraft. Your identification will be checked before you board. Should you be running late, your aircraft will wait for you, but please contact the Airvel concierge team so we can inform the flight crew.
Who will be flying the aircraft?
Safety is our number one priority. That’s why we only partner with air carriers that meet or exceed the safety requirements determined by the Federal Aviation Administration, specifically Title 14 CFR Part 135 Air Carrier and Operator Certification. In addition, Airvel performs its own third-party audit of the pilot’s experience and certifications prior to each and every flight.
Can I request special in-flight accommodations?
Yes, we want to ensure that you have an exceptional flight! Simply contact the Airvel concierge team in advance of your trip.
What form of payments do you accept?
Currently, we accept most major credit cards including American Express, Visa, Discover and Mastercard.
Can I make a payment via a wire transfer?
Yes, you can make payments via wire transfer. Simply call (844) 424-7835 to make payment arrangements.
When is my Credit Card charged?
Your credit card is not charged immediately.
If you are paying for the flight in full, your card is not charged until the operator confirms pricing and aircraft availability, which typically takes around 1-5 hours.
If you are sharing the cost of the flight with others, your card is not charged until every invited passenger approves the trip and enters their payment information.
How do other passengers pay for their seats?
If you are sharing the cost with other individuals, they will receive a link to enter their payment information on the Airvel marketplace.
What is Airvel's cancellation and refund policy?
Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you need to cancel an existing reservation. If you submit your flight cancellation request at least 72 hours prior your scheduled flight departure, you will receive a full refund.
Isn't private air charter extremely expensive?
Like most forms of travel, the cost can vary depending on a variety of factors.
One reason private air charter can be expensive is that flights tend to have more empty seats in comparison to commercial air travel.
To help bypass that unnecessary, added cost, you can invite others to join you to maximize your aircraft. We also utilize the largest marketplace of Part 135 aircraft available so you can pick the right aircraft to meet your budget. For example, for a recent trip we quoted from Nashville to Tuscaloosa, the per seat price was only $650 for a direct flight – just $150 over the best commercial option. And, by flying Airvel, the passengers saved $300 in hotel fees (per person) since they were able to fly back that same day.
That’s the Airvel advantage.
How much do you charge?
Our goal at Airvel is to take the guesswork out of private air charter and empower you to find the best fit for your budget. Through our industry relationships and search engine, we have access to thousands of aircraft. Our compensation comes in the form of a transaction fee added to the price charged by the operator. We don’t receive any payment until your flight is confirmed and all seats are full.
What fees and taxes do you charge?
Fees and taxes may vary depending on the nature of your flight. For example, if you are not flying back that same day, the air carrier may charge an overnight fee which includes the cost of the crew’s lodging, transportation and meals during your stay.
At Airvel, we believe in providing you with complete price transparency, including the applicable fees and taxes. When you request confirmed pricing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the your estimated flight cost.
Is the price listed on the marketplace guaranteed?
The price of each flight is determined by the Part 135 operator. The price shown on the Airvel marketplace is an estimate based on historical, aggregated data. In the event that the operator counters with a higher price, we will contact you with other flight options.
How do I make a reservation and how far in advance should it be?
You can search available flights anytime on our website. Generally, we recommend that you book at least a week in advance so you can choose from a wide variety of planes and we can get you the best deal possible. However, we can get you in the air in as little as a couple of hours.
Is private air charter safe?
Safety is our number one priority. Airvel operates under the umbrella of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the authority over all regulation and compliance of private air charter. The charter air industry is held to the same standards as commercial airlines. Only trusted operators are allowed to list their aircraft on Airvel. Airvel works with third-party auditors before each flight and conducts safety reviews before each and every flight.
What are Airvel's terms and conditions?
You can read our entire list of terms and conditions online here.