QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyjet, a Directional Aviation company and a pioneer in aviation technology since 1997, today announces that its sophisticated mobile application has become the first in the industry to offer Google Pay, bolstering its status as one of the most robust on the market. As the first private aviation company to introduce Apple Pay to its mobile application in 2015, the new capability further cements Skyjet as a pioneer in the private aviation space and marks another milestone for the company surrounding the successful integration of digital currencies. The new feature provides an added layer of simplicity and efficiency by offering customers another way to instantly book and pay for private jet travel online.
“As the first company to introduce an on-demand online booking engine over two decades ago, Skyjet has long been an industry leader in the digital space. We are thrilled to pave the way once again with the introduction of Google Pay, an integral component of the mobile payments landscape and the preferred payment method for many of our valued customers,” said Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Skyjet. “As we continue to grow, we look forward to continuing to build out significant enhancements and innovations across each of our digital platforms, helping us to achieve our goal of exceeding the expectations of seasoned and first-time private fliers alike.”
The introduction of the Google Pay offering, which is currently live and functioning on Skyjet’s mobile application, is the latest example of the company’s continued innovation driving its impressive growth, which reached 22% YoY in 2017 and has continued through the first quarter of 2018.. The enhancement comes on the heels of the successful launch of Skyjet Explorer in November 2017, a membership-based product offering competitive, fixed hourly rates for private jet travel.
Google Pay is available for both Skyjet Explorer members as well as those booking private jet travel on an as-needed basis and is a testament to Skyjet’s commitment to making continuous digital developments in the private aviation space. Since the company’s inception in 1997, Skyjet has been devoted to refining and enhancing its various digital platforms in order to meet the needs and preferences of its clients. Offering instant trip bookings, trip and account management capabilities, flight status and location-based push notifications, and a 24/7/365 live chat feature allowing for immediate assistance and insight as needed, Skyjet’s full-service mobile app is already one of the most downloaded in the private jet industry. With the new Google Pay offering, the app will further provide users with the most flexible and convenient way to engage with the Skyjet product, which is among the most diversified in the field.
Founded in 1997, Skyjet revolutionized private jet charter after pioneering the industry’s first on-demand online booking for private jets. Headquartered in Massachusetts, 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 instant access to a fully certified jet collection through an extensive network of Skyjet approved operators. A team of dedicated aviation experts focused on exceptional service play a critical role in every Skyjet-approved trip. Skyjet’s sole focus is on private jet charter customers, and it offers them convenience, security, and overall peace of mind – in short, expertise on demand. Skyjet is part of one of the world’s largest aviation portfolios, Directional Aviation. Visit https://explorer.skyjet.com.