In no region of the world does private jet travel make more sense than in Asia. With limited commercial routing and low volume of connections, it can be significantly easier and more efficient to travel private jet or helicopter, nor is there more compelling reason to do so than in Asia. Private air provides significant efficiency for visiting countries like Myanmar and Bhutan, which have limited commercial flights and entry points, as well as a poor road infrastructure that make overland travel time consuming and a rough going. However, local private charters combining Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand avoid busy and popular aircraft and terminals in these countries.
Helicopter transfers will also maximize your time in cities like Tokyo and Bangkok, with its legendary traffic, while providing stunning views over places such as Halong Bay. Private jets and large body state-of-the-art come in a variety of customized configurations, including luxury jets outfitted with every conceivable amenity. Take advantage of our two decades arranging private charters for our private tours.
From Australia, Europe, within Asia, and North America, Indochina Travel can arrange for the ease and convenience of a private jet charter to fly you throughout most destinations in Asia non-stop. From North America, a private regional jet can also be an economical solution combined with flying First Class internationally, then transiting to your private jet upon arrival in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, or Bangkok.
A dramatic arrival into Hong Kong by helicopter
If you are arriving with your own aircraft, we will arrange for all FBO facility and ground handling services taking care of all baggage, check-in, customs and immigration procedures while for passengers and crew relax in private lounges before further transfers. Transfers airside are complimented by choices of luxury vehicles or helicopter in each location and escort services, including siren police escort, from airport depending on location.
An impressive fleet of Gulfstream, Cessna, and other aircraft with a range of seats, range, cabin configuration, and amenities are ready at a moment’s notice to provide you with unmatched comfort, speed and access to regional hubs and remote airports. Select from world-class light luxury private jets to a Boeing 737 which has been fitted with a private stateroom, shower, lounge, and suite. This chart provides a quick reference to popular aircraft models we charter from Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Contact us for more detail or specific requests for chartering during your trip with us.
Ground handling services range from US$420 to $2,300 depending on airport and size of aircraft.
|Range||Ideal For||Example Rates|
|Cessna Citation CJ2||
|1,500 miles (Hong Kong to Samui)||Short runways||Bangkok to Samui USD 3,150|
|Cessna Citation CJ3||
|1,875 miles (Singapore to Hanoi)||Space, luxury||Bangkok to Siem Reap $2,880|
|2,780 miles||Ex Tokyo $2,200-$2,500/hr|
|Cessna Citation X||
|3,242 miles (Tokyo to Bangkok)||Speed, short runway||Bangkok to Bagan USD 9,250|
|4,500 miles (Singapore to Beijing)||Space, comfort||USD 5,200 to 7,900 /hour|
|3,850 miles (Singapore to Bhutan)||Large cabin, range||USD 5,540 /hour|
|7,770 miles (London to Bangkok)||Luxury and range||Bangkok to Singapore $16,550|
|7,900 miles||Luxury and range||Ex-Tokyo 4,500-8,000/hr|
|1,300 miles regional||Short runway||USD 18,000 Hanoi to Siem Reap|
|6,000||Spacious luxury||From USD 8,000 /hour|
|Airport transfers||Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok||Airport Transfers||From USD 675 /party|
|Tokyo Helicopter||By day or night||15 minutes||From USD 1,160/5 pax|
|Angkor by Helicopter||The temples from above||15-48 minutes||From USD 90 /person|
|Preah Viher Temple||A stunning aerial rides||108 minutes/ 4 hrs land||From USD 3,700 /party|
|Hanoi to Halong Bay||Transfer to the bay with flyover||45 minutes||From USD 3,600 /party|
|Phang Nga Bay||Sublime marine reserve||30 minutes||USD 350 /person|
|Banaue Rice Terraces||Philippine's terraced fields||45 minutes||USD 7,500 (4-6 persons)|
|Golden Triangle||Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai||70 minutes||USD 5,400 (4-6 persons)|
|Mount Fuji||From Narita or Tokyo||70 minutes||USD 7,800 (6-8 persons)|
|Bagan||Pending approval, contact us||20-30 minutes||Pending|
There's no better reason to hire a helicopter in the region than for airport transfers, which combine convenience but also a flyover of your destination, and in some cases, such as Tokyo, can be less expensive than an airport limousine.
For Tokyo's Narita Airport, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, let us arrange your transfer in the sky and if you've come with the children, you may be staying at the Peninsula which we recommend for families and boasts its own rooftop heliports. Of course, a Bangkok helicopter tour, or over Angkor, Tokyo or Hong Kong can be arranged for both day or night flyovers.
Aerial arrival into Bangkok
EC135 Vietnam helicopter charter
Whether for business or touring, helicopter transfers in Vietnam can save time-consuming airport check-ins or transfers over rigorous roads. For example, a flight to Halong Bay reduces a three-hour drive to 45 minutes, followed by lunch and a one-hour aerial tour of one of the world's most stunning geographic formations. There are three helicopter options in Vietnam that we recommend, 4-seat Airbus EC 120 Colibri with maximum range of 240 nautical miles, Eurocopter (Airbus) EC135 helicopter (above), which can sit 5-6 passengers with a range of approximately 300 nautical miles, and for larger groups, a Eurocopter EC155 B1 (below) with capacity of 10-12 passengers and range of approximately nautical 500 miles. For helicopter tours, please inquire.
Helicopter transit is not limited to Halong Bay, but also for reaching Mai Chau, Hang Son Doong, the world's largest cave, located in Vietnam, Hue and Danang on Vietnam's central coast (below), and Saigon with the Mekong Delta.
Hue, Danang and Hoi An by helicopter
World Heritage Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia)
This classic 8-day itinerary canvases all the unique and thrilling UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos by private jet. Stopovers include Angkor, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. From Bangkok, charter rates for 6 to 14 travelers begin at US$11,000 per person.
Contact us for other custom private jet itineraries in the region, including Yunnan and Tibet with the kids, Myanmar and the Golden triangle, or our Iron Chef Southeast trip.
Hong Kong provides an efficient central base for your group to connect by charter jet to most of the region, with almost all aircraft capable of reaching Beijing to the north and Phuket to the south. The luxury private jet fleet of aircraft includes a custom built, luxury Boeing 737.