Vertis Aviation’s app has quickly gathered momentum after its launch during EBACE with an active audience regularly using it for charter requests.
More than a hundred users have signed up to take advantage of the interface which provides charter quotes, empty leg alerts and seat only booking options, said Vertis. Led by users from the USA, customers from Switzerland, the UK, France and Germany have been regularly logging on to search for charter flights.
Averaging a visit of once a week the initial trend is for ad-hoc charter requests, 10% of which have converted to fixed bookings, confirmed with the Vertis charter team.
The Empty Leg Watchlist alert is proving popular with a significant number of European users signing up for the service, which gives instant access to competitively priced charters on aircraft repositioning or returning empty to its home base.
Also stimulating interest is the ability to book individual executive jet seats with Austria-based JetClass. The Book Seat feature enables users to join an existing business jet flight at rates competing with business class fares.
The number of JetClass routes available to the app’s users has been increased since launch and is now offering seats on jets regularly flying between, Nice and Olbia, Nice and Zurich and Nice and Luxembourg. Seat-only places are now available between these cities as well as routes serving Geneva and Milan.
Julian Burrell, chairman of Vertis Aviation said, “We have seen that customers still want the boutique characteristics of the company but are also valuing the convenience of being able to search for charter from their own mobile digital devices when it suits them.
“We continue to provide them with personal advice and recommendations and manage the charter with the same high levels of service as we have always done. The app is serving to make the whole process even more seamless and enhances the customer interaction with the business.”