The perfect private chartered flight experience, for business or leisure, involves selecting the best aircraft in the market to suit your trip.
Turboprop aircraft generally have a range of up to 4,000 kilometres and can accommodate as many as eight to eighty passengers so they are ideal for short-range charter flights and are commonly used to reach remote areas and islands due to the ruggedness of many of the aircraft.
Yugo alone has dozens of choices within its fleet accessibility, including the top brands on the planet. This also includes access to more than 75 turboprops planes from manufacturers such as Beechcraft and Pilatus.
We have selected some of the best private turboprop planes for your next private charter experience
Why choose Yugo?
Yugo prides itself on essential local knowledge which enables our team to help you fine-tune the perfect curated charter experience. Whether it’s our insider information for your final destination or suggesting activities on the ground, we can help you choose the right itinerary to accommodate it to your needs.
The single point of contact platform gives you a wide range of possibilities. You are able to select flight charter routes from a fleet of sought after private jets to travel anywhere in the world. With one point of contact, you can access a global fleet instantly.
You can see a list of some of the best jets to charter here (including Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream and more).
What is a Turboprop?
A turboprop engine is more lightweight than a jet, this means it can provide better performance during takeoff but it generally is more efficient. These turboprop aircraft are also able to take off and land on shorter and non-concrete runways than many jet aircraft. Turboprops also can land and take off on non tarmacked runways such as grass airfields allowing them to reach the most hard-to-reach airports.
The short-mid range of many of the turboprop planes also has optimum fuel efficiency when flying at low altitudes (ideally below 25,000 feet) so they are an affordable yet comfortable charter.
Beechcraft Super King Air 350 - Reliable and Trustworthy
The Super King Air 350 is an improved variation on the King Air 300 (the aircraft is also known as the King Air 350).
This Beechcraft twin-turboprop can accommodate 8-10 seated passengers in a comfortable and spacious (355-cubic foot) cabin that is commonly arranged in a double-club configuration. There are also retractable worktables and the cabin is well-lit with 14 large round windows. A private bathroom is available for in-flight passengers.
The plane can also feature an automated temperature control system and the cabin chairs can come with recessed headrests, armrests, and inboard and outboard tracking. There is ample luggage space, with the aft compartment able to house skis or fishing poles as well as passenger luggage.
The aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A engines and the King Air 350 engines’ increased maximum takeoff weight allows the aircraft to land on a runway only stretching 1000 meters long and is operable in extreme conditions.
The longevity of this line of twin-turboprop aircraft means it has been in continuous production since 1974, the longest production run of any civilian turboprop aircraft in its class. It’s a testament to its rugged design, reliable, and robust systems.
There are several other models in the range including the Model 350ER (Extended Range) and the more recently released King Air 360.
- Cruise Speed: 570 km/h
- Max Range: 2,800 km
- Seats: 8-10
Cessna 208 Caravan - Spacious and Rugged Turboprop
The Caravan is the largest single-engine aeroplane produced by Cessna and variants of the aircraft have been in operation since the 1980s. The Cessna 208 is used throughout the globe (in more than 70 countries) and its reputation is for reaching high speeds while carrying heavy loads.
The Cessna 208 Caravan typically seats nine passengers in the cabin and passengers can access the plane via four doors. The seats are comfortable and ergonomic with optional headrests for comfortable flight experiences. The twin-turboprop can also be optionally fitted with an underslung cargo pod for additional luggage space.
The aircraft is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A tractor turboprop and the charter plane has diverse versatility. Cessna says “The powerful, efficient, dependable 675-horsepower PT6A-114A turbine engine gives the Caravan turboprop its exceptional payload capabilities.”
There are options for fixed tricycle landing gear, floats or skis which adds to the variety of diverse locations the Caravan can be chartered in.
The Cessna Caravans are also used for flight training, commuter airlines, air cargo and humanitarian missions and chartered for private use.
- Cruise Speed: 344 km/h
- Max Range: 1,982 km
- Seats: Standard is 9 (Max 14)
Pilatus PC-12NG - Durable Turboprop
The turboprop plane from Pilatus provides comfortable seating for six passengers and can easily carry the luggage of all onboard and then some. The PC-12NG is also used for cargo and medevac flights due to the large size of the cabin. The seating can even be configured to accommodate ATV (all-terrain vehicles), jet skis, and other ‘adventure toys’.
The Pilatus PC-12 NG has the five-blade Hartzell composite propeller, which provides a boost to the already impressive performance of the Swiss turboprop. The prop also emits less noise, allowing for a quieter cabin experience - headsets are not even necessary for in-flight conversations.
Powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67P engine enables the aeroplane to produce maximum power at higher altitudes. In addition, the PC-12NG has built on its predecessors and provides a simpler, quieter, lower-maintenance electrical system and improved passenger flight experience.
Versatility is key for chartered flights and this aircraft is able to land on short and rugged airstrips less than 1 kilometre long. Some versions of the plane also allow for anti-skid brakes, cabin Wi-Fi, additional cabin soundproofing if required.
- Cruise Speed: 519 km/h
- Max Range: 3,300
- Seats: 6-10
ATR 72-500 - Fast & Large Twin Turboprop
The ATR 72 is a larger short-haul regional twin-turboprop aircraft, with the capability of seating between 72 and 78 passengers, and is developed and manufactured by Avions de Transport Regional (ATR).
The seating of the 74 passengers for example is four-abreast, with a centre-aisle configuration. The ATR 72-500 is one variant available in our partner fleet and the size is perfect for larger groups and company retreats for corporate charters. There are also two cargo compartments for plentiful storage for large groups.
The ATR-500 benefits from the “widest cabin in the turboprop market, providing maximum space and setting a high standard of comfort. The LED technology offers a warm and pleasant atmosphere and the use of a reliable and maintenance-free acoustic treatment leads to an average noise level below 80 dBA. Overhead bins can accommodate long items up to 2m (6.5ft)” says ATR.
The ATR 72 is also very fast and is capable of achieving 322 mph (518 km/h) when cruising, so it’s a quick-flight option for short-haul charters. The ATR 72-500 is powered by two PWC 127F.
There is also a cargo version and FedEx is actually one of the biggest cargo operators of ATR 72’s. The family of the French-built ATR-72 has also seen several models developed which include updated avionics, engines, efficiency and reliability.
- Cruise Speed: 518 km/h
- Max Range: 1, 528 km
- Seats: 72-78
Our fleet of aircraft means you can select from a range of destinations whether it’s a short-haul regional flight or an intra-regional flight, all in the comfort of tailored luxury.
Stay tuned as we cover more jets and helicopters in our expansive fleet.