June 2014

GlobeAir Announces Integration Breakthrough With PrivateFly – featuring BoldIQ

World´s leading Citation Mustang operator Integrates software to become “the digital concierge for private jets”

Linz, Austria- GlobeAir, one of the leading European private jet companies, today announces an integration with PrivateFly.com, the private jet booking platform that has become the world’s first price comparison website to offer instant and automated ‘buy now’ private jet prices.

This quoting integration comes through a new API (Application Programming Interface), linking PrivateFly.com to GlobeAir, who operates Europe’s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets. The integration is made via GlobeAir’s software provider BoldIQ.com, to deliver private jet customers instant pricing, including integrated airport feasibility and aircraft availability check, together with an end-to-end booking process.

The API is driven by the latest web-based software technologies and is ready to interface to any B2C online platform.

Bernhard Fragner, CEO of GlobeAir, explains: “Personally I have no doubt that the future of our industry will be in the online booking and GlobeAir has the right features to catch this trend”.

Previously, the private jet industry relied on various human interaction at some stage of the quoting and booking process. The private jet industry has been slow to adopt online functionality due to its fragmented supply chain and bespoke flight schedules.

PrivateFly’s existing technology already offers price estimates followed by confirmed quotes submitted by aircraft operators via its marketplace. Now the new API development joins these two processes and enables real-time functionality for GlobeAir flights, via real-time optimizing scheduling software provider BoldIQ, ensuring the fastest response in the market.

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly, comments: “This new functionality is a hugely exciting breakthrough and represents a significant step change in technology, providing in real time a flight enquiry and a confirmed price. GlobeAir were a natural choice for our first aircraft operator partner in this project, as we share a passion for innovation and efficiency in our industry”.

“GlobeAir and PrivateFly are great examples of forward thinking leadership” said Roei Ganzarski, president & CEO of BoldIQ, adding “the use of BoldIQ’s technology, to yet again pave the way for the industry, was a natural step for all of us”.

Fragner, adds: “For us this is the very first B2C interface with a well established online platform and it represents a very important step forward and a great move for the future of our business. I believe we are approaching a new era where the booking process will be as stress free and unique as the experience on board”.

GlobeAir says it is in the process of developing similar integrations with other B2C online service providers.

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New Software Release Makes PrivateFly The Skyscanner for Private Jets – a PrivateFly release referencing BoldIQ

The private jet booking platform announces technology breakthrough, via Web Service API with major supplier.

Private jet booking platform PrivateFly.com has become the world’s first price comparison website to offer instant and automated ‘buy now’ private jet prices. Previously, the private jet industry relied on human interaction at some stage of the quoting and booking process.

This pricing integration comes through a new API (Application Programming Interface), linking PrivateFly to the major aircraft supplier GlobeAir, who operate Europe’s largest fleet of Citation Mustang jets, via its software provider BoldIQ.com.

PrivateFly says this is a significant breakthrough in its vision: To deliver private jet customers complete pricing comparison instantly online, together with an end-to-end booking process. The private jet industry has been slow to adopt online functionality due to its fragmented supply chain and bespoke flight schedules.

The company’s existing technology already offers instant price estimates followed by confirmed quotes submitted by aircraft operators via its marketplace. This two-stage process enables customers to compare and book online, often within minutes and much faster than traditional private jet brokers, says PrivateFly.

However the new API development joins these two processes, providing instant pricing and availability, for flights from supplier GlobeAir via scheduling software provider BoldIQ. PrivateFly says integration with its other suppliers will follow as early adopters move to more advanced scheduling software platforms.

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly comments: “Flying by private jet offers the most bespoke approach to aviation, but booking a jet has not been so fast or customer-friendly. Our mission at PrivateFly has always been to bring efficiency and transparency to private jet charter, following the same patterns as the wider travel industry.

“This new functionality is a hugely exciting breakthrough and represents a significant step change in technology; at a crucial recovery period for the industry. PrivateFly already offers our customers the fastest response in the market, but we can now eliminate the time lag entirely between a flight enquiry and a confirmed price. Similar integrations are already in development with other industry software providers and aircraft operators.

“Today’s air traveller can search for instant, real-time quotes for airline flights via services such as Skyscanner. I am delighted that we can now do the same for private jets.”

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