A new Boca Raton, Florida-based company led by AvWeb co-founder Carl Marbach aims to make the sharing of charter flights easier and without filling an existing booked airplane or membership. Called SharedCharter, the company is employing a “people first” process that matches up travelers at the onset of the planning process and fills any remaining empty seats afterwards.
SharedCharter’s model allows potential flyers to find other travelers to share desired flights, and once a match is made, they source the appropriate aircraft for the trip from a pre-qualified network of private jet brokers and Part 135 operators. Travelers are not limited by aircraft or location, it added.
“Our approach is different from other private jet services in that we match up one or more travelers looking to take the same itinerary before anything else is discussed,” said Marbach. “We also offer travelers more flight options by aggregating all available flights matched with their desired departure date and destination.”