Private jet company Skyjet has announced that it is the first in the industry to offer Google Pay.
Skyjet became the first private aviation company to introduce Apple Pay to its mobile application in 2015. Now customers have another way to instantly book and pay for private jet travel online.
“As the first company to introduce an on-demand online booking engine over two decades ago, Skyjet has long been an industry leader in the digital space. We are thrilled to pave the way once again with the introduction of Google Pay, an integral component of the mobile payments landscape and the preferred payment method for many of our valued customers,” said Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Skyjet. “As we continue to grow, we look forward to continuing to build out significant enhancements and innovations across each of our digital platforms, helping us to achieve our goal of exceeding the expectations of seasoned and first-time private fliers alike.”
Google Pay is currently live on Skyjet’s mobile app. It comes after last year’s launch of Skyjet Explorer, a membership-based product offering competitive, fixed hourly rates for private jet travel. Google Pay is available for both Skyjet Explorer members, as well as those booking private jet travel on an as-needed basis.
Founded in 1997, Skyjet launched the industry’s first on-demand online booking for private jets. Clients have instant access to a fully certified jet collection through an extensive network of Skyjet approved operators.
The company’s site offers instant trip bookings, trip and account management capabilities, flight status and location-based push notifications, and a 24/7/365 live chat feature allowing for immediate assistance and insight as needed. And the mobile app is already one of the most downloaded in the private jet industry.
The Google Pay offering is another example of Skyjet’s impressive growth, which reached 22 percent year over year in 2017 and has continued through the first quarter of 2018.