West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Greenjets said its shared-ride charter jet membership service has been growing quickly since it was launched a year ago. “Our business has been doubling or tripling every month,” company president Dean Rotchin told AIN. Greenjets offers a “more environmentally, socially and fiscally responsible” way to use private jets by allowing customers to book seats and share charter jets, thereby reducing the per-passenger carbon footprint in addition to lowering travel costs. The company uses only aircraft operated by Argus Platinum- or Gold-rated charter operators. One-year memberships start at about $2,000 and fixed per-seat costs for a one-way New York to Florida charter flight start at $2,400 with a Black card membership. Gold and Black card members can also bring a companion on booked flights for no charge. Greenjets currently serves the New York-Florida and Chicago-Boston markets, and will soon start New York-Los Angeles flights. It plans to be in 30 markets–including Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Dallas; Houston; Las Vegas; and Phoenix–by the middle of next year. Customers are also permitted to go outside the current route structure and share aircraft with other members via Greenjet’s private social networking site.
Per-seat Aircraft Charter Concept Flying at Greenjets
- April 22, 2010, 12:12 PM