Shared Jets are arranged by this new division of
Blue Star Jets, named appropriately Share A Jet Exchange. This new devision
was created expressly in response to the demand of it's customers who wanted to
maintain their standrads of travel, while at the same time trying to save some of
their private charter flight expenses.
The service and the company behind it are best summarized by the recently published
Press Release describing the program background and details:
With the recent launch of the Share A Jet Exchange, Blue Star Jets continues to
dominate the private aviation industry and remain one of the world's leading private
charter aircraft brokers. With a relevant grasp on the ever-evolving needs of their
clientele and an understanding of the global fiscal crisis, the Share A Jet Exchange
launched by Blue Star Jets, is the world's first online social networking site for
travelers seeking to fly privately, while minimizing costs.
The Share A Jet Exchange has introduced travelers to flying privately together,
helping clients connect with other flyers planning trips to similar destinations
and arrange to share flights aboard a specific private aircraft. If a trip to the
desired destination is not posted, clients may also upload their own travel plans
with the aim of matching that with another traveler. Such a public, socially-interactive
marketplace has allowed clients to plan trips together, while also testing out various
aircraft that may assist in determining a preference. As the first site of its kind,
the Share A Jet Exchange brings together consumers, travel agents, flight departments,
jet charter companies and corporations seeking to save costs on business travel,
while also opening the private aviation industry to commercial flyers, as it provides
a savings of up to 50%.
This past fall, as the economy suffered a significant downturn, Blue Star Jets'
clients began inquiring if they could share private aircrafts flights in order to
lessen costs -- jet-setters sought to maintain their luxury lifestyle, while embracing
a sense of frugality. As these requests grew, it became evident that Blue Star Jets
possessed the volume to launch such a program. Holding access to an extensive network
of private aviation operators, the Blue Star Jets team of travel specialists negotiates
competitive pricing for every flight; in turn, with such savings components in place,
the Share A Jet Exchange slashes an already lowered cost, resulting in unprecedented
pricing within the private aviation industry.
The popularity of major travel destinations during specific times throughout the
year - Los Angeles during award season, England for the Wimbledon Championships
and Royal Ascot, Switzerland for Art Basel, France for the Monaco Grand Prix and
Cannes Film Festival, and St. Barth and South Florida during the holiday season
- creates an essential need for travelers seeking to match itineraries with other
As Blue Star Jets granted travelers unmatched access to the private aviation industry
through its centralization of the charter business, eliminating the need for fractional
jet ownership, the Share A Jet Exchange has once again lowered the barrier of entry
for travelers into the marketplace as it brings down the costs of private aviation
by up-to-50%. For example, a private aircraft flight on a Gulfstream jet from New
York City to Los Angeles is currently around $25,000; through the ShareAJet Exchange,
that price could be as low as $16,000. In addition to being financially smart, the
Share A Jet Exchange also keeps with environmentally-conscious efforts, as carbon
emissions are lessened through shared flights. Share A Jet Exchange has opened the
private aviation market to travelers who have previously solely flown commercial,
as this Blue Star Jets program helps to lower private aviation costs, so that they
rival the price of a first-class commercial aircraft ticket.
As a subsidiary of Blue Star Jets, Share A Jet Exchange has the capability to review
and manage Part 135 Carriers, each meeting the most stringent of standards of the
Federal Aviation Administration, while continuing to offer quality services to clients,
as Share A Jet Exchange users also benefit from all Blue Star Jets luxury travel
partnerships. Available aircraft include, but are not limited to, Gulfstream, Falcon,
Jumbo and Citation X jets, as well as helicopters, and Turbo Props.
Shared Jets also have many other benefits, the primary ones in addition to costs,
are environmental. When a flight is shared, there is a smaller carbon-footprint
imposed on the environment, due to less fuel being used and less pollution being
emited. Minimizing airspace congestion is also an advantage, as in popular venues,
where many private aircraft are converging on a private airport, all around the
same arrival or departure schedule, airspace and airport congestion may impose delays,
extra consumption of fuel and passenger inconveniences. Shared flights naturally
reduce incoming or outgoing aircraft, therefore minimizing such occurrances.
In order to create a well-functioning and well-acccepted shared private charter
flights program requires an exchange that will list many flights and have many participants.
If an exchange only has a few flights listed, potential customers are unlikely to
use it, as it is unlikely to have many optons available. It required Blue Star Jets
to be the company to create such as flight sharing service, due to the acceptance
of the comopany as the leader in the private charter business. Since its founding,
Blue Star Jets has become the recognized leader in the field, not only for its innovation
in services, but also for providing the quality of services demanded by its customers.
Blue Star Jets has the recognition, experience and customer-base to create the flight
sharing service demanded by the private charter customers worldwide.