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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2012/02/20 - PrivateFly.com launches its latest phone app, giving personalised private jet hire at the touch of a button - PrivateFly.com.
Jet Me Out Of Here - New Must-Have Technology When You're Stuck At The Airport
It’s must-have technology for those moments when you’re stuck in an airport departure lounge with delays to your airline flight. Online private jet booking network PrivateFly.com has updated its application for iPhone, which now includes a 'Jet Me Home' option – giving immediate pricing options for a private jet from your current location to your closest home airport.
The application, from PrivateFly, the UK’s fastest growing private jet charter company, is free to download and gives private jet hire prices for any global route and itinerary. Its location-based settings gives options such as the ability to pinpoint airports from a global database; to view aircraft exteriors and interiors; and to save favourite airports, aircraft and routes for future use. The location-based technology plus instant market pricing makes it the world’s most advanced app for private jet hire.
With one touch, the user can go on to request live booking options – whereby multiple private jet charter operators then bid competitively for the trip. The booking can be confirmed online, by email or via 24-hour telephone with PrivateFly’s team and you can be airborne in as little as ninety minutes from start to finish.
Adam Twidell, CEO and founder of PrivateFly.com, comments: “Our original phone app was the world’s first to give immediate private jet prices and was well-received by users, globally. It also delivered as a transactional platform, so we were delighted to prove the doubters wrong, who questioned if customers would book a private jet via a mobile!
“We listened to feedback and are now pleased to be able to give even greater efficiency and control in booking private jet hire, via multiple platforms. The new app is an indispensable tool, not just for unexpected flights home, but also for the busy, modern executive who may not use a PA to book their travel and needs to make travel arrangements as quickly and as efficiently as possible - without being chained to a desk.
“Travel technology is progressing at lightning speed. Our app upgrade takes the ease and speed of private jet hire to a new level, making an intelligent, highly-personalised private jet service literally available at the touch of a button, wherever you are in the world”.
PrivateFly (privatefly.com) is an online booking network that makes it quicker, easier and more cost effective to arrange private jet charter. With over 2700 operators registered worldwide, PrivateFly is the only online aggregator for private jet charter in Europe.
PrivateFly combines online efficiency and transparency with offline expertise to offer a full-service VIP charter service to direct customers and partners. The bespoke software has been created in-house specifically to meet the needs of charter customers and operators. In 2010 PrivateFly launched the world’s first iPhone application to provide instant private jet pricing on a mobile phone and now offers the equivalent application for the Android platform.
PrivateFly.com was awarded Website of The Year in Flight International’s 2011 ‘Webbies’ awards, which recognise online excellence across the whole of the aviation industry - the judges describing it as “the iTunes” of aviation. It was also announced as one of the Smarta 100 companies in 2010, by a judging panel including Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs, such as Bebo founder Michael Birch.
Founded in 2008, PrivateFly is based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. In September 2011 it announced successful investment fundraising of £2 million, enabling international expansion plans and further enhancements to its technology platform.
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Katrina Suppiah, Publicité Ltd
T: +44(0)20 8543 6582 - E: k.suppiah[.]publicite.co.uk.