LONDON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Global on-demand jet charter service launches mobile app, allowing travellers to search, compare, book and board, with no membership fees
- $8m fundraising helps Victor expand into the US market
Victor, the global on-demand jet charter service, today launches Victor mobile, the smartest and easiest way to book private jet travel. In addition, the company is announcing that it has closed an $8m funding round to support its expansion into the US market.
The launch and the funding are the latest stage in Victor's journey to revolutionise the $14 billion global private aviation charter market with its disruptive approach. The company partners with private aviation providers worldwide to offer customers a quick and simple way to search, compare and book private jet travel.
Developed by and for frequent private jet fliers, the Victor iOS app is the first completely transparent jet charter app, offering access to real-time charter pricing, aircraft and crew specifics, side-by-side available jet comparisons, instant booking and digital travel itineraries - all from the convenience of a user's smartphone or tablet device.
With no upfront membership fees, travellers can register with Victor in seconds and have immediate access to 7,000 aircrafts with availability at 40,000 airports worldwide, allowing users to instantly search, compare, book a flight and board their selected aircraft using the app.
In addition, to meet the growing demand for private jet chartering by American ultra-high net worth individuals, Victor has completed an $8m mezzanine funding round from private investors, including many regular Victor users. The company is also supporting its expansion with a new US-based office. The US is the largest region for private aviation accounting for 49.7% of the global market, with Europe taking a 20.8% share.
"Victor is challenging the private jet industry by making the buying process as easy and transparent as possible so consumers have all the information they need before and after booking a jet," said Clive Jackson, CEO, Victor.
"The app is the ultimate travel accessory for private jet fliers who are typically time poor and require a bespoke service that meets their individual travel needs and is simple to use."
Clive added, "Expanding our operations to the US ensures we have presence in the most dominant market and are able to be closer to our customers in the region."
"Our shareholders are also some of Victor's most frequent fliers, which is evidence that our customers value and trust our business model."
Victor is expecting 300% growth in its customer base through the app launch and US expansion and is the fastest growing European jet charter service.
How Victor Mobile Works
Once a customer books a jet via the iOS app, the boarding pass can be saved to the device's Passbook and flight information can be shared with other passengers via email. For additional convenience, the app also integrates navigation, allowing users to find their way to the airport with estimated travel time included.
Victor ensures all flight administration is completed on behalf of travelers so homeland security is informed of passengers' details and crew know exactly who will be on board.
For more information visit http://www.flyvictor.com.
Notes to editors:
The app is compatible with iOS 7 and above. Prices are stated in customer's currency depending on their location.
Key app features
- Instant estimates
- Side-by-side comparison of available aircraft
- Click to pay function
- Photos of the specific aircraft, floor plans, names of the operators and crew
- Add to calendar function
- Live search empty legs
- Flights added to Apple Passbook
- Handler's details
- Driving directions to airport
- Passenger check-in
Victor has taken on the world of private jet charters to make comparing, booking and managing a flight easier and faster than ever before. Membership is free and there are no hidden costs or surcharges. We simply deliver at least 3 charter quotes within 60 minutes, so that our members can compare the best aircraft, operator and price. Victor's unique combination of smart technology, transparency and exceptional customer service means that more than 13,700 members, with access to 7,000 aircraft - more than 900 of them from operators that have partnered with us - are always connected and in control. For the past three years, Victor has achieved 300% year-on-year growth and in 2013 was honoured at the Walpole British Luxury Awards as the 'Brand of Tomorrow', as well as winning TTG's 'Leading Edge' Award.
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