With an eye towards the fast growing business aviation market and keeping the needs of modern high-end business and leisure travelers in mind, Invision Air now launches its Jet Card membership program. Invision Air’s Jet Cards allow members access to business jets at low initial investments varying from Rs. 33.75 lakhs for 25 hours to Rs. 1.2 crores for 100 hours of flight time.
The Jet Card membership program offers flexibility and price advantages to regular committed fliers. It is also an excellent choice for owners of private aircraft who need access to a high quality service while their own aircrafts are under maintenance or being used by someone else.
Commenting on the launch, Vinit Phatak said, “Using a Jet Card provides all the primary benefits of owning a jet without the high investment and headaches. We have structured our programs at a price point similar to a 3-series BMW/C-Class Mercedes, 5 series BMW/E-Class Mercedes, and a 7-series BMW/S-Class Mercedes; so if you can afford to buy one of these cars, you can afford to fly in a private jet.”
India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | February 28, 2012 12:31 IST
India’s high growth story in recent years has created a market segment with increasing disposable incomes and a need to travel more efficiently within India. However, scheduled airlines are increasingly focusing on low cost business models to survive in the current environment. Lower numbers of business class seats are now available and the needs of this high-end market segment are not being addressed. To capture this opportunity, Vinit Phatak and Jayant Nadkarni formally launched Invision Air, India’s first entry level business jet service using a fleet of light jets from Embraer.
By presenting a service which costs only between 2 to 4 times last minute business class fares, Invision Air provides all the advantages of business aviation – privacy, flexibility, efficiency, luxury, and finally creating time for its users. In the next weeks Invision Air will be presenting its uniquely structured products to the Indian market – (i) Spot Charters, (ii) Jet Card Memberships, and (iii) Aircraft Owner Member Programs.
Its fleet is being built around Embraer’s Phenom 100 (4 passenger) and Phenom 300 (8 passenger) light business jets. Speaking at the launch, Vinit Phatak, Founder and Managing Director said “We feel this is the right time to launch our service as our target market has no real pan-India operator with a fleet of business jets. Our plan of six bases in India with two aircraft in each base will create many cost and logistical advantages which we shall pass on to our customers.”
Jayant Nadkarni, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, added that “Our new generation jets have extremely fuel efficient engines and an ease of maintainability that allows for low cost of operations and a long product lifecycle. Their advanced avionics and safety equipment facilitates increased pilot awareness providing a high level of safety for our passengers.”
With Invision Air, entrepreneurs, business executives, and other discerning travelers will now be freed from the strict schedules of commercial airlines and be able to fly at their own convenience, in complete privacy and arrive refreshed, rested, and prepared. Setting new standards for business travel, Invision Air lets you experience ‘The Fine Art of Business Travel.’