NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyjet, a leading provider of on-demand private jet charters, today announced that the Skyjet App for iPhone has been named a Mobile Excellence Awards finalist in the “Best eCommerce for Mobile” category. The Mobile Excellence Awards is one of the most influential and coveted awards in the industry, recognizing leaders and innovators in mobile lifestyle, entertainment and technology.
The “Best eCommerce for Mobile” category honors the company that has developed a mobile payment solution to include, retail, billing, gateway, or electronic wallet that allows consumers or retailers to make transactions and pay for purchases by activating a mobile payment application from their smartphone. Skyjet’s app is one of five finalists in the “Best eCommerce for Mobile” category.
The Skyjet App for iPhone is the first of its kind in the private jet charter industry to integrate with Apple Pay, the easy and more secure way to pay, allowing users to simply book a private jet with the touch of a finger. The app empowers its clients to shop intelligently in what can be a complex market by providing full transparency into the cost of chartering a private jet. Within seconds of entering their desired itinerary, the app provides users with instant price estimates based on current market pricing and what other clients recently paid for their trips.
“The Skyjet app for iPhone provides travelers with unprecedented efficiency, flexibility and convenience,” said Skyjet’s President Greg Richman. “The app empowers users to get instant price estimates, obtain real-time market quotes, book and pay for their trip – all while on the go.”
More than 6,000 people have downloaded the app since it’s launch in August 2015. There are roughly 1,000 itineraries processed by the app’s real-time market pricing intelligence tool on a weekly basis.
“When Skyjet pioneered the industry’s first online booking tool in 1997, it was groundbreaking,” said Christopher Bero, Vice President of Global Marketing. “Now, the Skyjet app is bringing the industry into the digital age.”
In addition to its cutting edge technology, the app is backed up by a robust team of aviation experts who are available with the touch of a button on each screen of the app.
The Mobile Excellence Awards winners will be announced in January in Los Angeles, CA.
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Skyjet’s mobile app is now available on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skyjet-private-jet-charter/id1023383628?ls=1&mt=8.
Skyjet is part of one of the world’s largest aviation portfolios, Directional Aviation. Founded in 1997, Skyjet revolutionized private jet charter after pioneering the industry’s first on-demand online booking for private jets. Headquartered in New York, Skyjet is a leading provider of on-demand private jet charters, providing clients with the industry’s most efficient means of accessing private jet travel. Skyjet provides a superior solution for travelers seeking a simple, on-demand private jet charter option and a seamless booking experience. Clients have access to a collection of fully certified aircraft and a team of dedicated aviation experts focused on exceptional service. Skyjet’s sole focus is on the private jet charter customer, and the firm offers them convenience, security and overall peace of mind – in short, expertise on demand.
About Directional Aviation
Directional Aviation is a private investment firm whose sole focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience and revolutionary vision, Directional continues to innovate and evolve private aviation. Directional’s unique industry experience enables them to quickly understand business aviation companies and provide the financing and operational strategy needed to take advantage of market opportunities. For more information, please visit www.directionalaviation.com.
About Mobile Excellence Awards
The Mobile Excellence Awards bestows the highest level of industry honor to best of breed companies who excel in mobile entertainment and technology. The MEAs are an established annual award program that recognizes execution of corporate approach, consumer services, consumer experiences, content creation, and marketing devices or revenue generators for the mobile entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.mobileXawards.com or call 310.276.2220.