Sergey Petrossov’s JetSmarter Is The Uber For Private Air Travel

Sergey Petrossov

JetSmarter is an app for people who find themselves traveling a lot, especially on luxury airliners. For those who are not travelers, JetSmarter won’t appeal much to them, but for those who are, JetSmarter has some nice benefits. Sergey Petrossov started JetSmarter in 2012 as a company similar to Uber, except for private jets. Users can book flights and be on their way without the hassle of long booking processes, which can sometimes end in a flight not being booked at all.

Sergey’s company has grown into a billion-dollar corporation in the seven years it has been running, which turned him into a billionaire before the age of 30. Sergey was also recognized in Forbes Consumer Technologies portion of 30-under-30. His idea was simple, yet no one has ever tried to execute it before him. The idea came to him during one of his more frustrating attempts to book a flight and it dawned on him that the age-old flight booking processes should be replaced.

At JetSmarter, the goal is to minimize the amount of time it takes for individuals to get to their destination using air travel, from picking the take off time to stepping off the jet. Uber is the closest company that resembles what Sergey Petrossov is trying to do with JetSmarter and as the net worth grows higher, currently above 1.5 billion, Sergey’s company has come farther than he could have imagined at the start. Many investors have opted into JetSmarter to continue expanding the service, including the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

Not only does JetSmarter help people through the booking processes to get places faster, but it also saves them a lot of money over time with hundreds of free flyer hours for regular users. When the average cost for twenty hours of private air travel can exceed $130,000, getting free hours over the course of a year or several months can be a lot of money.