The ‘Uber’ of private jets? Canadian pilot brings private air travel to the masses

The ‘Uber’ of private jets? Canadian pilot brings private air travel to the masses

Is it the ‘Uber’ of the private jets?

Not exactly — but Jettly, a web and single app charter booking platform that offers private air travel through on-demand features, hopes to make the ‘private jet’ experience a reality for everyone.

Operating under a Netflix-style subscription model, Jettly is gaining rapid, global traction as a viable solution to the financial burden and inconvenience associated with conventional airline travel. You can charter a helicopter, prop, or jet aircraft, “similar to how you call an Uber.”

Currently, the global technology company has over 9,500 aircraft and over 19,000 customers. Further, they say they’ve seen a 458 per cent year-over-year revenue growth. The founder and CEO of the company is Justin Crabbe, a Canadian pilot. Under his leadership, the company has expanded their network across 190 countries and territories worldwide.

What are some of the advantages?

Jettly notes the following:

  • Private jets land closer to your destination.
  • No more layovers – get straight to where you’re going and you don’t have to wait
  • Bring pets onboard – your dogs, cats, and other pets can sit in the cabin with you
  • Luxury – choose a high-end aircraft which is suited to your personal needs and tastes
  • Good food – rather than bland airline food, you can enjoy your favourite cuisine
  • Privacy – with a private jet charter, you aren’t forced to share the journey
  • Comfort – they argue it’s easier to rest on a private jet charter than it would be on a regular flight.

In addition, the company states that by, “booking empty leg flights, the unsold portions of a booked flight, members can book a private jet in a matter of minutes and save up to 75 per cent on the normal commercial travelling price.”

— Elana Shepert, Vancouver is Awesome

By: Kamloops Matters

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