Flying in Style: An Interview with Cristian Octavian Frăsin, CEO and Founder of Private Jets Europe
Private Jets Europe is a leading provider of private jet charter services, offering access to exclusive aircraft and personalized travel solutions. The company has established itself as a trusted partner for clients seeking luxury and convenience in air travel. In this interview, we speak with Cristian Octavian Frăsin, CEO and Founder of Private Jets Europe, about his journey in the industry, and the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service to its clients.
Luxury Lifestyle Awards: What inspired you to start Private Jets Europe, and how has the company evolved since then?
Cristian Octavian Frăsin: When we started our business in 2008, we noticed a significant gap in the market for these types of services. Recognizing it as a promising business opportunity, we embarked on a journey to set new standards and surpass expectations in the realm of luxury and corporate private jet charter services. We take great pride in providing a diverse range of professional services, with the utmost emphasis on the health, safety, and comfort of our esteemed clients.
LLA: How do you ensure the safety and security of your clients when they fly with Private Jets Europe?
CF: As I always like to say, safety is our number one priority. We exclusively work with accredited operators, who are the best in the business, and we have access to the latest aircraft types.Especially during the Covid period and in its aftermath, we have implemented strict health and safety guidelines. Chartered flight providers are even more stringent than commercial flights, partly due to the lower number of passengers, which makes it easier to keep track of everyone. Furthermore, private passengers rightfully expect top-quality service, as they have paid for a safe and secure travel experience. It’s important to note that those traveling on commercial flights typically come into contact with around 700 objects and people, on average. In contrast, private flying exposes you to only about 30 contact points.
LLA: How do you select the aircraft and pilots you collaborate with, and what criteria do you consider in your evaluation?
CF: At Private Jets Europe, we carefully choose our aircraft and pilots to provide our clients with the best possible options. We offer a wide range of aircraft, including light jets (4-6 seats), midsize jets (7-9 seats), heavy jets, and VIP airliners. All of these aircraft are equipped with incredible features, modern technology, and top-notch onboard services.
When it comes to our pilots, we prioritize experience and expertise. Our pilots have extensive flight experience and are well-trained to ensure the highest level of safety and professionalism for our clients. We never compromise on safety, and we ensure that all licensing and safety standards are met by our operators.
Additionally, at Private Jets Europe, we understand the importance of medical emergencies and the need for timely transportation. That’s why we also offer private ambulance jets to cater to the specific requirements of our clients.
LLA: What motivates you as a leader, and how do you maintain your passion and drive for the business?
CF: The same things that motivate me in life are people, novelty, and change. Broadly speaking, it’s everything that helps me grow as an individual—my desire to learn, to socialize, and to implement these values both in my personal life and in my business endeavors.
LLA: What sets Private Jets Europe apart from other private jet charter companies, in terms of services and customer experience?
CF: From ultra-light jets to executive-class aircraft, the sky is the limit, and we can provide a viable travel option in just 30 minutes. As a private jet broker, we have access to over 7000 aircraft from 900+ operators worldwide.At Private Jets Europe, we go beyond just arranging flights. We offer VIP services on the ground, guaranteeing a seamless travel experience. From exclusive hotel bookings to restaurant reservations and luxury ground transfers, we take care of every detail to ensure our clients receive the highest level of luxury. Our goal is to allow them to fully enjoy their trip without any worries.
LLA: Recently Private Jets Europe was awarded the title of Best Luxury Private Jet Charter Broker in Romania at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards. How does it feel to be recognized with such a prestigious award for your company’s commitment to excellence in the private jet industry?
CF: Client satisfaction is the ultimate reward for us, and we are honored to receive this recognition from Luxury Lifestyle Awards. It serves as a strong motivation for us to maintain our commitment to delivering top-notch private jet brokerage and VIP concierge services. We are constantly striving for perfection in fulfilling our clients’ needs and desires.