If you’ve ever flown aboard an standard airline, you know it can be full of irritants from the moment you enter the airport, making a private jet charter a very attractive alternative. Sometimes public flights are delayed, making you wait for what could be hours, and once you get on the plane you have to deal with cramped quarters and noisy neighbors. Flying via private jet eliminates all of those annoying experiences, giving you a relaxing and easy travel experience. More and more companies are appearing, offering services to areas previously lacking, like Invision Air, India’s very first charter service.
Invision Air was founded by Vinit Phatak in 2008 and currently has two Phenom 100s by Ambraer in its fleet, with four more coming soon, as well as six of the bigger Phenom 300s (the first planning to be made operational later this year). Born in Bombay, Phatak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Philosophy, and worked with a start-up in Los Angeles before returning to India in 1991. He realized that, due to the area’s economic liberalization that year, there would be a lot of opportunities for new businesses. After a successful turn in the mobile telecom sector, he branched into aviation and started Invision Air to provide certain people an easier travel experience between towns in India.
The company considers themselves a representation of “The Fine Art of Business Travel” and promises that through their service, you can travel directly to 200 destinations across India. You won’t have to deal with time-wasting airport activities (like baggage claim, security checks, and boarding lines) or have to wait overnight for an available flight to take you home. They ensure you will get home feeling “refreshed, rested, and prepared.”
May. 10th, 2012
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Invision Air, a private jet charter company based out of India, has recently launched its own Jet Card membership program that will allow frequent flyers with a taste for luxury and an eye for the best airlines, the ability to practically own their own jet without the maintenance costs. Founder 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.”
Additionally, the new program will be excellent for those who may already own a jet, but are in need of access to a luxury airline that is both high quality and reliable. The entry level of the program is between 25 hours per year, which equates to about six to eight trips, but extends through 100 hours per year. The program includes three tiers: Silver (25 hours), Gold (50 hours) and Platinum (100 hours). As part of the Jet Card membership, flyers will enjoy the ability to book last minute flights, get better pricing on tickets, enjoy smoother aircraft interchange and no-hassle transferability to non-Invision aircraft if necessary, among several other perks.