In 2009, Sergey Petrossov had a brilliant and yet wild idea for a business. He mulled over numbers for airline travel and realized that most planes only see flight for 200 hours per year. But what if each plane could see over 1,000 hours per year? He did not know yet, but his question was about to make private travel by plane much more affordable and simultaneously more pleasant as an overall experience.
Chartering a private jet can be a costly pleasure. But JetSmarter makes it much more manageable. By merely having more available flights and multiple ticket options, and travelers can save money and time. Since private jets are not at the central, larger airports, there is no long TSA security lines and not have to deal with a commercial airport. Travelers enjoy flying with like-minded people, which gives people a much better flight experience.
Sergey Petrossov says that his company offers 120 flights per day and they connect to nearly 3,200 airports in 172 countries. Members of JetSmarter pay an annual fee of $15,000, and every year after that is $10,000. Members can make their own travel dates or can hop on an existing flight.
Even though the annual fee to JetSmarter may seem steep for some, it does not compare to the perspective of clients. Most of Sergey Petrossov’s clients are looking for a much more enjoyable and hassle-free airport experience. Travelers are not only looking at the numbers, but they are also looking at how can they make flying fun again.