Online charter portal Stratajet (Booth 673) announced at EBACE that it’s ready to add European charter operators to its platform and will begin offering its Stratafleet online booking services to charter customers in the third quarter.
Stratajet has been beta testing its platform with six London-based operators for three years and has proved the service is “useful to them,” said managing director Jonathan Nicol. “We have benefitted enormously through the work we have done with our existing charter partners. We have demonstrated that Stratafleet is a robust technology platform that, with greater capacity, will deliver even greater efficiency to business aviation.”
The Stratafleet portal will offer charter customers guaranteed price quotes and simple, real-time booking from affiliated operators. For operators, there’s no fee for basic service, which puts their aircraft into the pool of those available for charter. The basic service also provides operators with useful tools developed by Stratajet, such as a cost calculator that can estimate the cost and profit from any flight. The company also has add-on modules available for a small fee that can provide additional actionable data. One module, for example, automatically alerts the charter operator when forecasts indicate weather could interfere with a scheduled charter flight and cause a diversion to an alternate airport. Another module lists all airport fees in real time, while a third displays all aircraft in the sky within selectable areas, using hardware and software designed in-house, allowing charter operators to track their aircraft.
Here at EBACE, Stratajet is eager to hear from European charter operators interested in learning more about or signing up for Stratafleet services in anticipation of the platform going live for charter customers in June.