“… due to unavailability of reliable private jet or helicopter information in Tier 2 and 3 cities like Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Rajkot, Baroda, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi etc., the flyers opt for another mode of transportation, although they have the ability to hire a chartered plane. BookMyJet provides answers to all of the above points, ”Santosh K Sharma, founder of BookMyJet said in a statement.
During COVID, a large number of bookings were made from small towns as people preferred to travel privately due to the pandemic and some of these were also medical flights. There have been complaints that passengers have to pay much higher fares for a variety of reasons, including the unavailability of business jets at airports in smaller towns.
If a passenger at Ranchi books a flight to come to Delhi and the plane is to be brought from Delhi to carry the passenger, payments will also need to be made for the flight brought from Delhi to Ranchi.
Sharma said India has seen an increase in the number of private jets over the past 7-8 years, especially in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.
“A lot of corporate houses have gone ahead and bought their own private jets for their own flights and are leasing them as well. What has been lacking in the general aviation market, however, is an element of transparency regarding the availability and price of the aircraft. As a result, customers either land on the wrong plane or pay more, ”said Sharma, adding that these issues would be solved by this app.
Sharma added that BookMyJet intends to add more planes and helicopters, not only in India but also in other parts of the Middle East, South East Asia and Southeast Asian markets. Europe in the times to come.