Having inaugurated its service from Nice on July 1, JetClass has reimagined business class travel, offering an affordable and more luxurious alternative to existing business class flight options by using private jets.
Passengers flying to and from the Côte d’Azur can now enjoy the company’s innovative service for a price similar to that of the average business class ticket. The new approach to flying will “revolutionise the industry”, the company says.
“Anyone travelling business class can see that the service is getting poorer. We are launching JetClass not just as an alternative but as a completely new approach to flying business,” commented Wagas Ali, the Co-Founder of JetClass.
JetClass now connects Nice’s international airport with London and Olbia Sardinia, in addition to various other popular European routes: Brussels and Zurich. Whether passengers are travelling for business or pleasure, and with no membership fees but simply a pay-as-you-travel system, JetClass guarantees seats from as little as €650 each way.
The company claims to be the first airline to utilise artificial intelligence to determine its flight routes. An analysis of a route’s demand, set against the existing flight options, determines which flight itineraries will be offered as part of a dynamic schedule. The company optimises each jet’s scheduling to reduce costs. A booked jet will perform not only two-way journeys but also multi-leg journeys in order to reduce the overall price.
Additional advantages of using JetClass’s flexible system include: no airport queues and minimal waiting time; travelling on a private jet with enhanced in-flight service, including superior cuisine; Additional baggage at no extra cost provided there is sufficient space on board.
JetClass does not own jets but it uses the available jets on the market. The company was born from the already established Charterscanner, a B2C private jet booking system that provides its customers with charter prices directly from operators worldwide. The system has access to 3,500 aircrafts all over the world and knows where each jet is based.
JetClass says it is currently working with leading business travel management companies and MICE agencies to propose its service to travellers. Seats can be booked through popular online travel agencies and metasearch websites by way of the most popular global distribution systems, such as Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, Apollo, Abacus, Sirena Travel, and TravelSky.
While Nice is currently the only French airport to benefit from the new JetClass service, additional routes connecting Lyon and Paris Le Bourget to Milano Linate will launch in the coming weeks. Ibiza and Cagliari will soon welcome flights too.
Article first published July 27, 2017.