JetSmarter partnered with XO to offer a streamlined process to manage chartered air travel. Using the app developed by Sergey Petrossov donors can easily plan flights online. Bringing on an increased flight capacity with XO Aviation fleet of 1500 chartered aircraft. Petrossov sought crowdfunding as an innovative platform whereby all donors share the costs of flying via chartered jet. The idea for a flight-sharing app came about when it was uncovered that much of the time private jets sit on the ground.
Petrossov envisioned, then created an app to utilize the idle time of private aircraft. Relying on his estimate that most were only airborne for a fraction of the hours, during each year, he then devised the app to make it financially affordable to take chartered flights, as an alternative to commercial travel. The collaboration with XO means that travelers benefit from the latest technology in aviation flights. And they’re given a wider selection of charter jet choices, due to the addition of XO’s private fleet.
By pooling donations, the JetSmarter app allows for the purchase of individual seats. Limited to the number sold on private jets. It’s a way for frequent travelers to capitalize on unused aircraft while cutting their travel time and saving money. JetSmarter offers an annual plan, which is cost-effective, as opposed to paying individually for every flight. The 3,200 private jets are located worldwide and fly an estimated 120 times per day.
Sergey Petrossov founded JetSmarter in 2012, he serves as CEO of the private aviation company. In 2018, JetSmarter added several new routes, which included destination travel to popular locales such as Orlando, Florida, Washington, DC, Boston, Massachusetts, and Naples, and Jacksonville. One of the benefits to clients and prospective travelers is the reduction in the cost of chartered flights. For Petrossov entrepreneurial success came early. In fact, he was recognized by Forbes magazine as being one of South Florida’s Top Working Professionals. Sergey Petrossov was named to the 30 under 30 2016, the magazine’s annual list of the best and brightest entrepreneurs under the age of 30.