Los Angeles — July 28, 2008 — From the NBTA International Convention & Exposition, Virgin Charter (www.virgincharter.com), a full service online booking tool that makes it easier than ever to charter flights on private jets, today announces the first ever GDS solution for private jet charter.
“We are launching our GDS solution to meet the unprecedented increase in demand for private charter flights as more businesses embrace private air travel as a productivity tool,” said Scott Duffy, founder and CEO, Virgin Charter. “Charter travel gives business travelers the ability to have meetings in multiple cities in short period of time, conduct business en route, and enables them to get into more cities and through airports quickly. Companies also find cost-efficiencies for large groups traveling together.”
The advancement includes a real-time pricing engine for non-scheduled private aviation. Real-time pricing allows buyers to receive immediate quotes from multiple operators across the U.S. This new real-time pricing element in combination with users’ ability to manage their entire booking online from end-to-end makes it easier than ever to book private air charter.
The GDS solution was made possible by recent software integrations with two leading aviation scheduling systems. These key partnerships will allow operators to provide and post quotes through their existing software into the Virgin Charter Marketplace.
About Virgin Charter
Virgin Charter (www.virgincharter.com) is an online marketplace and booking tool for private air travel that makes it easier than ever to find and book charter flights on private aircraft from high-quality, safety-rated operators around the country. Free to join, Virgin Charter’s technology solution allows clients to submit their trip request online, compare offers from top private jet charter operators, select the best offer and buy it online. The company is privately held and headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif.