JetSmarter is the Latest Development in the Sharing Economy

  • JetSmarter is the Latest Development in the Sharing Economy

    It's a jet, it's a plane, it's a super app. 

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

There really is an app for everything. With your smartphone or tablet, you can order food, cars, and now even private jets with JetSmarter. The platform was launched in 2013 by entrepreneur Sergey Petrossov and has quickly become known as “the Uber of private planes.”

Though it currently costs a whopping $10,000 for an annual membership (plus a one-time initiation fee of $5,000), being able to book a flight in approximately three minutes (and avoiding the airport hoopla) might be worth it. In the future, Petrossov says he looks to find more ways to make charter flights more accessible to everyone, including the idea of “jet sharing.”

For now, JetSmarter has had more than 800,000 downloads and expanded into the Chicago market earlier this year with daily arrivals and departures between Midway International Airport and Westchester County Airport in New York.

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