SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XOJET, Inc., the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, and JetSmarter, the world's largest mobile marketplace for private jets, announce a strategic alliance that will combine XOJET's service and fleet operations with JetSmarter's digital distribution capabilities. As part of the alliance, XOJET has named JetSmarter as the exclusive digital distribution channel for the company's fleet of super mid-size jets. In return, XOJET program clients will enjoy access to JetSmarter's suite of benefits. The alliance represents the first time a leading private jet owner-operator has granted exclusive digital fleet access to a new technology player in the industry, resulting in an unparalleled supply of premium jets to clients of both companies.
At the core of the partnership is an XOJET-branded mobile app, powered by JetSmarter, which will allow XOJET program clients to book real-time charter on XOJET's fleet of Citation X and Challenger 300 jets. Additionally, XOJET clients can book shared charter flights, shuttle flights by the seat and take advantage of last-minute deals via the JetSmarter app. In return, JetSmarter members will receive real-time availability and preferred pricing on par with XOJET's Preferred Access and Elite Access program clients, available to book through the JetSmarter app.
XOJET's extensive sales, client service and fleet operational infrastructure combined with JetSmarter's innovative technology, worldwide shuttle flight network, digital distribution and mobile app brings together owner-operator excellence and digital distribution in a way that creates the ultimate high touch, high tech solution. The result is the industry's most complete suite of on-demand private jet options – from shuttle, to custom charter and last-minute deals, all with the level of premium, personalized service for which XOJET is renowned.
"As we continue to rapidly expand our private jet services throughout the US and internationally, providing our clients with unforgettable and stress-free travel experiences is our main goal," said Sergey Petrossov, CEO of JetSmarter. "Through this partnership with XOJET we will continue to offer our members the most luxurious private jet options and on-ground services, giving more travelers the opportunity to join our social network in the sky."
"More and more, clients are demanding multiple access points across the breadth of available private jet options. By partnering with JetSmarter, we are catering to their need for a mobile experience without sacrificing the high-touch service they expect from XOJET," said Brad Stewart, President & CEO of XOJET. "Aligning with JetSmarter is just one more step in addressing the industry's need for smart alternatives to the fractional model."
Access to XOJET's charter fleet will be available on the JetSmarter app starting October 1 2016. The XOJET app will launch in early 2017. Both apps will be available on iOS and Android.
For more information, please visit: www.xojet.com/jetsmarter.
XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become the industry's premier private aviation services company, serving more than 5,000 clients worldwide. Our unique business model combines the flexibility of on-demand flying with a world-class service and operations infrastructure that is dedicated to providing the highest levels of client service at every point of their travel experience. We create custom flight solutions for businesses and individuals, with a focus on serving the most sophisticated private aviation flyers from the finance, technology and entertainment sectors. XOJET's commitment to safety leadership has earned it the highest safety ratings in the industry. XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety-rating categories. For more information, please visit www.xojet.com.
JetSmarter, the world's largest mobile marketplace for private jets, has created a new class of air travel that is able to offer both custom charters and unused seats across thousands of flights. By fundamentally rewiring the marketplace, JetSmarter has lowered the entry cost into the private aviation market, making it more available to travelers around the world, and a true disruptor in the space. Its technology and efficient platform – driven by algorithms, artificial intelligence and mobile distribution – optimizes inventory to drive down prices, create availability, and gives JetSmarter the resources to continue to grow U.S. and globally. The JetSmarter app is available for iOS and Android. For more information, please visit www.JetSmarter.com.
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