Skyjet adds Google Pay to Apple Pay option

The sister company to Flexjet and Sentient Jet offers on-demand charter and memberships that provide guaranteed one-way pricing.

By Doug Gollan, April 18, 2018

The sister company to Flexjet and Sentient Jet offers on-demand charter and memberships that provide guaranteed one-way pricing


Skyjet today announced that its mobile application now accepts Google Pay, saying it is the first company in the industry to do so. Skyjet introduced Apple Pay to its mobile application in 2015, and according to a press release said the new capability “further cements Skyjet as a pioneer in the private aviation space and marks another milestone for the company surrounding the successful integration of digital currencies.” The release continued,”The new feature provides an added layer of simplicity and efficiency by offering customers another way to instantly book and pay for private jet travel online.” 


Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Skyjet, who serves in the same position for Sentient, added, “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.” He continued, “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.”


The company said it achieved 22% year-over-year growth in 2017 and that has continued through the first quarter of 2018. In November of last year, the company launched 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 on-demand basis. Skyjet is a broker sourcing aircraft through a “fully certified jet collection through an extensive network of Skyjet approved operators.”

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