Voljet launches luxury website for empty leg operators

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VolJet.com, a new luxury travel website that makes flying by private jet more affordable and accessible, is now available to qualified jet operators interested in filling empty legs and maximizing underutilized assets.

Open to all US destinations, VolJet.com is an online reservation system that enables jet operators to make better use of their fleets, including the more than 40% of chartered aircraft that fly empty or at very low capacity during one leg of a trip.

“We are creating a new market space between commercial first class and full charter cost that did not exist in the past,” said VolJet co-inventor, co-founder and CEO Susan Sloan. “VolJet.com is a modern and customizable tool for the aviation industry to attract value-conscious clients who desire an elite travel experience, but previously considered private jet charter cost-prohibitive and/or inaccessible. Solving the empty leg challenge increases revenue and drives the cost of chartering down, which will continue to grow this untapped market.”

VolJet.com enables people with similar travel desires to form groups and share the cost of flying by private jet. Travelers can also charter their own aircraft or book flights on commercial airlines. Using a separate portal, participating jet operators can view groups and assign aircraft to flights via a real-time and secure online system.

VolJet.com’s online reservation system uses “buy now” pricing and collects the full amount due at booking. The revenue, less VolJet’s percentage, is transferred to the jet operator on the departure date. There are no up-front charges or membership fees for travelers to join, and no personal information is required to search for flights and fares.

“Our system does not compete with jet operators. Rather, it allows them to tap into a new market segment and increase their asset utilization,” said Sloan. “This new one-stop-shop provides travelers maximum value, increased flexibility and the perfect elite seat, simply delivered. It’s a win-win situation for operators, consumers and the air travel industry.”

October 20, 2015

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