Private jet provider sees strong growth as travelers turn to non-commercial travel amid COVID-19
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, September 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ONEflight International, Inc. has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States in 2021 for the second year in a row. The private aviation company has risen to 3,205 on a list that designates the nation’s largest growing private companies.
ONEflight first secured a spot on the list in 2020 with a combined three-year revenue growth of 97%. Despite the pandemic that devastated many in the private aviation industry in 2020, ONEflight experienced positive growth without government grants or loans, doubling its revenue and reporting a 115% increase in its customer base. . Only two other companies in the charter sector were on this year’s list.
Nationwide lockdowns and travel restrictions have forced other airlines to retract, lay off employees or cut additional spending in the past 18 months. ONEflight has done the opposite, adding staff in sales, marketing, technical support and operations while forging strategic partnerships in several luxury sectors including travel, villa rentals, powersports, wineries. renowned, yacht charter and PGA sponsorships.
â2020 has been a demanding year filled with peaks, valleys and new challenges. However, despite all the turmoil, my team and I prevailed. We have set new corporate records not only in member acquisition, but in the total number of flights booked month after month, âsaid Ferren Rajput, Founder and CEO of ONEflight International.
As a testament to the company’s expansion and brand reputation, ONEflight recruited ABC Shark Tank host and ONEflight member Robert Herjavec as a Brand Ambassador and launched a multi-media advertising campaign. millions of dollars. John Elway, three-time Superbowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback, followed suit as ONEflight spokesperson earlier this month.
How the economic and social climate fueled the private travel industry
Before the pandemic, most reservations with ONEflight were for business or business travel. As closures loomed in early 2020, overseas travelers rushed back to the United States and turned to private aviation for faster, more reliable service. Then, as the company shifted to work and distance learning, the industry helped families travel to isolated destinations as COVID-19 transmission rates increased. Fewer touchpoints and passengers have made private travel a safe alternative to crowded airport terminals and crowded commercial flights.
New customers who had never flown privately before have been the driving force behind ONEflight’s business growth over the past year. The safety, convenience and flexibility of private jets has become less of an extravaganza and more of a necessity. Leisure travel now eclipses business and business travel for ONEflight, accounting for 85% of flights booked.
The growing demand for private travel has come with growing challenges. Pilots, crews and operational personnel face labor shortages coinciding with a global shortage of aircraft, a potential increase in fuel costs as well as a shortage of resources. In response to these challenges, many expanding private jet companies remain cautious about hiring for fear that this increase will be temporary and many other companies in the industry have stopped selling new memberships altogether.
As others retreat, ONEflight is offsetting the growth by hiring new flight operations staff, flight trackers, flight coordinators and a personal concierge to ensure their industry-leading customer satisfaction. remains high. The risk was well worth it: more than 90% of those who switched to ONEflight during the pandemic continue to do so despite the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines.
How ONEflight turns private jet travel
ONEflight has propelled private aviation into the digital age by developing and designing technologies that have revolutionized the way the public flies. The ultra-luxury provider unveiled Book a Jet in 2018, an online booking platform created to search for flight routes and then select from more than 5,000 planes ranging from turboprops to high-capacity jets. ONEflight members can choose the plane and flight with just a few clicks on their computer or phone, a process that was previously done by calling an agent. ONEflight maintains a controlled network of 500 of the world’s top aircraft operators to ensure unparalleled availability and flexibility.
A new BAJ app could be publicly launched in the fourth quarter of this year, further digitizing private air travel with breakthrough technologies that can be widely used across all sectors of private aviation.
âWe remain focused on the future and are delighted to share even more exciting news later this year,â Rajput said.
About ONEflight International, Inc.
ONEflight International, Incorporated is a global private aviation company that has revolutionized the luxury private jet travel industry since the company’s inception in 2010. It is the fastest growing market leader that develops and operates implementing technological solutions for non-commercial air travel via the exclusive Book a Jet online platform. . With nearly 500 world-class aircraft charter operator partnerships and a network of 5,000 private jets worldwide, ONEflight enables members to seamlessly search, select and book a private flight with a fleet of planes at their disposal and excellent customer service from booking to disembarkation. ONEflight firmly believes that you don’t need to OWN, you just need to FLY.
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Vice President of Strategic Growth
ONEflight International, Inc.
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