SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, BlackJet is thrilled to announce the availability of its app in the iTunes App store. For the first time ever, members will be able to book a seat on a private jet in seconds from the convenience of their smartphone. The company's technology is a breakthrough enabling instant private jet seat bookings and real time confirmations. This unprecedented ease of use together with BlackJet's affordable seat pricing model makes private jet service attainable to millions more travelers.
BlackJet seat service is currently available in San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and South Florida, with service to Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, Dallas, and Seattle coming soon. In order to use the service you must be a BlackJet member and access to www.blackjet.com requires an invite code. Become a member through the web site and download the iPhone app to book seats, manage your travel, customize your trip with catering, limo service, and other conveniences. Members can also access BlackJet seat "Deals" which can be booked and confirmed instantly through the app.
Together with this launch, BlackJet is providing a limited invite code, BLACKJETIPHONE5000, which can be used to access blackjet.com and request a membership.
"The air travel industry has long needed modernization and BlackJet is using cutting edge technology that makes booking seats on private jets easier than airline seats. The private jet travel experience is perfect for serious travelers who need to avoid delays, cancellations, and the overall hassle factor associated with the major airports," said BlackJet CEO Dean Rotchin. "We have already delivered over 3,000 private jet seats, and booking becomes much easier with the iPhone app."
Investors backing BlackJet include Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber, and Shervin Pishevar, an early investor in Uber and a pioneer in the collaborative commerce space. Others include Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Michael Birch, Naval Ravikant, Rick Marini, Noah Goodhart, Thomas Ryan, Josh Spear, Jay Levy, Peter Pham and Mike Jones from Science-Inc., and Dan Rosensweig. Precedent Investments -- a private equity investment partnership comprised of Jeff Kearl, Chairman of Skullcandy, Josh James, Chairman & CEO of Domo, and Overbrook Entertainment, an entertainment company founded by Will Smith and James Lassiter, are also backing BlackJet, as well as Roc Nation, a record label, management, music publishing and entertainment company founded by Jay-Z, Jay Brown, John Meneilly and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith.
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SOURCE BlackJet, Inc.