Sergey Petrossov is a serial entrepreneur that created the app called JetSmarter.He came up with the idea for JetSmarter in 2009. Sergey was thinking about how much airplanes can fly in a year and compared that number to how much they are actually flying. The difference was staggering. He determined that the average private aircraft was flying roughly 200 hours per year but has the ability to be flying about 1,200 per year.
Sergey Petrossov was tired of the clunky, inefficient way of booking a private jet through a broker. There were middlemen that are always trying to squeeze the last penny out of the consumer, along with that, there is a lot of paper to be done. Sergey made this process much easier by simply creating an app that allows a private jet to be booked in just under 3 minutes.
JetSmarter has been compared to Uber in the sense that users can book a private jet on demand with very short turnaround time. JetSmarter is disrupting the private aviation space and putting them far ahead of any competition. One way that JetSmarter does this is by offering jet-sharing. This means that users can book just a single seat on a private jet instead of the whole aircraft. The other seats will be occupied by strangers. They also offer flights on “empty legs”. Empty legs are flights that the aircraft is taking to reposition itself without any passengers. They are usually last-minute flights but JetSmarter is able to offer them at very low rates.
Sergey Petrossov and JetSmarter show no signs of slowing down and is taking private travel to new heights.