NEW YORK, NY — The mobile app for Skyjet, a leading provider of on-demand private jet charters, won the “Best Mobile Travel User Experience” category at EyeforTravel’s 2016 Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards. The Skyjet app, the first of its kind in the private jet charter industry to integrate with Apple Pay, allows travelers to book a private jet with the touch of a finger.
“We are proud to have won the Best Mobile Travel User Experience award from a field of finalists that included some of the biggest names in travel,” said Skyjet President Greg Richman. “The award recognizes our app, which offers a faster, safer and more efficient experience than traditional charter booking.”
The Skyjet app leverages native iPhone features including Apple Pay, GPS and push notifications to produce a seamless booking experience. The app empowers clients to shop intelligently in what can be a complex market by providing comparative insights 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 Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards, presented annually since 2012, were announced during EyeforTravel’s Mobile & Innovation in Travel conference in San Francisco on March 14. The “Best Mobile Travel User Experience” award was based on an evaluation of factors affecting the overall experience of mobile users such as usability, visual design, functionality, and interactivity. The panel of judges, including Tim Gunstone, managing director and founder of EyeforTravel, selected Skyjet from a distinguished field of finalists that included American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and global travel search-engine Dohop.
Skyjet’s mobile app is available on the App Store at http://apple.co/1WnGsCP
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. Skyjet is part of one of the world’s largest aviation portfolios, Directional Aviation.
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