New digital helicopter booking service Flyt has launched, allowing customers to instantly view quotes from an extensive range of UK helicopter operators and book online.
Flyt was created by helicopter pilot and tech entrepreneur Andy King and SaxonAir co-founder James Palmer, whose aim is to lower the cost of rotary travel and make it more accessible to a wider customer base. By working with operators to fill empty seats on shared charters, Flyt is also hoping to maximize revenue and utilization for operators.
The company will work with a growing database of helicopter traffic, continually capturing and analysing thousands of recorded helicopter flights. This will enable Flyt to advise on realistic flight times and estimated costs in real time.
Commenting on the app’s launch, King said, “We believe the arrival of Flyt will encourage private owners whose machines are looked after by management companies to get on board and offset their operational costs with charter.”