Swiss aircraft charter provider Vertis Aviation (Booth B71) is debuting its new booking application this week at EBACE 2019. According to the Zug-based company, the new app—which has been under development for a year—was created in response to the growing trend for using digital technology to supplement personal service. It provides users with access to near-real-time charter flight information, including empty legs, as well as the ability to book individual private jet seats with Austria-based JetClass.
“We are not a tech company, as we’ve always focused on providing a boutique and personal service, but equally we recognize the convenience a well-developed app can give to our customers,” explained company chairman Julian Burrell. “The app aims to really enhance our customer experience.”
A "book seat" feature allows users to join an existing business jet flight at prices comparable to business-class airline fares, while the empty-leg watchlist gives information about available aircraft flying a specific route without paying passengers and enables users to set up alerts for when specific routes are available. This gives instant access to competitively priced charters, Vertis said.
“We’ve been known for our long-range expertise, but we’ve always arranged charters on smaller aircraft, too,” said Burrell. “This app will highlight our full range of services, broaden our client base, and hopefully attract new users to the industry, particularly from the luxury leisure market.”