Airly

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Airly
Industry Aerospace and travel
Founded December 2015
Key people
Ivan Vysotskiy
Alexander Robinson
Luke Hampshire
(Co-founders)
Website www.flyairly.com

Airly is an Australian membership-based private travel provider or virtual airline that was founded in December 2015. Airly's 'JetShare' service allows for booking of private jet flights.[1]

Business model[edit]

In order to reduce on-ground delays, Airly operates out of less congested airports. The JetShare app allows for flight and seat availability to be accessed at a varying amount of time prior to the flight, depending on the operator.[1]

Airly's original business model was based on that of California's Surf Air, however with some modifications.[2] It was meant to target frequent fliers and corporate travellers, who could buy an all-you-can-fly subscription for an initial joining cost of $1000 and a payment of $2550 per month for the cheapest membership option.[3] Airly claimed that by using less busy airports and flying a Learjet 45, it would save its members nearly two hours per round trip CBD-to-CBD flying Sydney to Melbourne in comparison to the "commercial airlines,"[4] a blanket term it uses to refer to traditional passenger airlines. Airly has not put this model to practice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yoo, Tony (2017-08-01). "An Uber-for-planes startup wants to let everyday Australians fly on private jets". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  2. ^ Freed, Jamie (10 January 2016). "Aviation start-up Airly aims to disrupt how you fly from Sydney to Melbourne". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Lui, Spandas. "Airly To Offer Unlimited Members-Only Flights Between Sydney And Melbourne". Lifehacker. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "CBD to CBD - Airly versus the Commercial Airlines". Airly. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.