John Elway joins jet card seller OneFlight as brand ambassador

By Doug Gollan, September 8, 2021

Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway to joins Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec as a OneFlight ambassador

OneFlight International, Inc. has appointed John Elway as a brand ambassador for the jet card and charter brokerage.

The three-time Superbowl champion with the Denver Broncos joins a growing list of notable clients and ambassadors including Shark Tank’ Robert Herjavec, winemaker Michael Mondavi and actor Kurt Russell.

“I enjoy my membership so much that I am delighted to endorse OneFlight by becoming a brand ambassador and spokesman for this rapidly growing private jet provider,” said Elway. “I look forward to our long relationship and am excited to be a part of the OneFlight family as they continue their expansion into the future.”

“John is a very big name both locally in Colorado and nationally,” said Ferren Rajput, founder and CEO of Denver-based OneFlight International. “From Florida to California, everyone knows John Elway. He is a proven winner on and off the field and we are fortunate that he has chosen to put his celebrated name behind our company. I don’t believe someone like John would blindly do that. We’re the quiet company in Denver that’s making a big impact on the aviation world. I believe John sees our commitment to our clients and the best-in-class technology we provide for the private jet space. He is a great addition to our roster of esteemed clients who act as spokespeople for us.”

Elway was introduced to OneFlight International by a friend and existing member earlier this year. He will be primarily involved in the company’s marketing outreach, such as television commercials and event sponsorships. Herjavec is currently featured on its ads promoting the BAJIT digital platform.

Speaking about the current situation, Rajput says, “Business travel was approximately half of our client’s travel pre-covid. Businesses have moved to their homes, so the need for this type of travel dropped dramatically. On the other hand, pleasure travel such as weekend getaways and extended vacations went up dramatically, from 50 percent of our business to 95 percent,” said Rajput. “Even with freedoms coming back due to vaccine availability and access, we’re only seeing 10 to 15 percent of our clients using the service for business as of right now. There will surely be a comeback, but it’s far down the road.”

Rajput tells Private Jet Card Comparisons revenues are up 109 percent this year. Like other jet card programs, OneFlight recently moved to longer call-outs, from 10 hours to 72 hours. Yesterday, XO announced a similar move.

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