28-year-old CEO and founder of JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov, had a great idea when he took a chance and started a new kind of company. JetSmarter allows people to book their flights from anywhere in the world at any time they may need to. JetSmarter does not own any jets of their own, but they do work with some of the biggest airlines so there are always flights available to their clients.
While that in itself would allow more people to experience flying in a private jet, Petrossov wants to further encourage the concept of jet-sharing, which, much like ridesharing, would further allow friends (or even strangers, for that matter) to band together, split the cost of the flight, and then fly in style to the destination of their choice.
In 2009 when I began flying private, I quickly came to realize that the private jet industry was very archaic; its brick-and-mortar process of picking up the phone, waiting hours and speaking to numerous different people in order to charter a jet was outdated and inconvenient.
We connect our members with thousands of flights that become available from our air carrier partners, and I'm particularly proud of our ability to secure the right supply of flights on the platform, which has helped JetSmarter deliver unmatched services to our users.
We are the fastest growing private jet company in the world, and are sought after by top tier celebrity fans, such as Jamie Foxx, Emily Ratajkowski, Jenny McCarthy, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, Fergie and more.
The main difference between JetSmarter and its close competitors is that JetSmarter gives members the flexibility to create flights on their time or find seats on flights created by fellow members - all with the year-round reliability, efficiency, and service that are synonymous with flying private.
With JetSmarter, he focuses on how to make air travel more convenient and accessible , but also on how to improve the lifestyles of his members — the biggest draw of JetSmarter for a lot of its members is being able to fly privately with other like-minded individuals who place a lot of importance on style and luxury.
I am particularly proud of our ability to secure the right supply of flights on the platform, which has helped JetSmarter deliver unmatched services to Sergey Petrossov our users. He applied his entrepreneurial and technological expertise to create a mobile platform for private jet booking, which became JetSmarter.
For one, our passenger volume will move close to 35,000 this year, making us already almost the largest private aviation company. Mr Petrossov believes that this approach allows him to offer flights on private jets at lower prices, and to open up the market to a new group of customers.
Before joining JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov was operational in co-founding a couple of IT projects, particularly an online chat system and a distance-learning site. Positioned as a "hybrid" to lower costs for existing private flyers, while providing greater convenience for new users, the platform allows members to both schedule flights and book empty seats on existing private jet routes.
He sold the company when he graduated and pocketed some cash вЂ enough so he could afford to charter jets for fun with friends. While the world of private jets is nothing new, the JetSmarter method is. People are used to calling someone and booking a private charter by signing physical papers.