VANCOUVER, Wash. (PRWEB) July 06, 2023 -- KinectAir, the digital platform that’s opening the skies and delivering the convenience of on-demand private air travel to more people than ever before, today announced rapid growth in the accessibility of private flights as a result of the company’s 2023 network expansion of strategically located operators and aircraft in the West.
Following a successful launch of its software and operations in the Pacific Northwest in 2022, the new expansion deep into California means the number of aircraft and ease of real-time, true-cost booking give passengers viable alternatives to the challenges of flying with big airlines or driving great distances. KinectAir’s unique software makes passenger journeys and flight operations more efficient than ever before, and translates those efficiencies into better prices for customers.
“As they’ve reduced routes and flights due to pilot shortages and other business challenges, airlines aren’t always able to meet travelers’ needs, especially to smaller communities. A growing number of smart travelers now know that FAA-certified private operators can safely deliver the access, convenience, and experience they need,” said Henry Harteveldt, president of https://atmosphereresearch.com/Atmosphere Research Group and a travel industry analyst. “With this expansion, KinectAir appears to be delivering on the long overdue industry promises of a software-driven, on-demand aviation marketplace at a time of strong travel demand. KinectAir is creating a unique, reliable, and much-needed solution for both travelers and operators.”
Better-than-business-class pricing and experience
Want to fly to the San Francisco Bay Area from Tahoe for business? Three passengers can book a whole plane to fly a same-day round trip out of the Truckee-Tahoe airport for about $770 per seat. How about LA to Las Vegas? On the high performance, time-tested, Swiss-built and much lauded Pilatus PC-12, with eight passengers, individuals pay just roughly $880 per seat for a same-day round-trip. And a direct flight route that’s been canceled by the airlines, Redmond to Portland? A breathtaking experience in the luxury, twin-engine DA-62—with up to four passenger seats filled—is currently about $2,900 total for a round trip weekend flight. It’s worth noting that to get there using the main commercial airline in the region costs about $3,200 for the same dates, but now requires a stopover in Seattle.
The experience and flexibility that KinectAir offers extend well beyond any first-class or business-class cabin comforts that a big airline can offer. Its customers can book on demand, from smaller neighborhood airports rather than just the airports where the airlines operate. There are no lines. No crowds. No hassle, at all. They get to choose when they fly rather than having to fit into the schedule which serves the airline best. And for the price they pay, they get the whole aircraft, private, with the convenience and experience that comes with it. Passengers fly with highly reputable, vetted Part 135 operators and professional, personable pilots who greet them in relaxing and often well-appointed general aviation terminals.
“We’re thrilled to make private flying, with all of its flexibility, fun, comfort, beauty, safety and profound hassle-free advantages, much more accessible to the general public,” said KinectAir COO and U.S. Air Force Ret. Col. Katie Buss. “This travel alternative shouldn’t just be the territory of millionaires and billionaires. KinectAir’s unique and powerful software allows us to put all of our partner Part 135 operators into a cooperative network that brings point-to-point private charter to a wider demographic than ever before.”
“In addition to on-demand flying, we’re replacing routes which have been canceled by the airlines post-pandemic. Most importantly, the app makes real-time, real-price booking of private flights easy and convenient,” Buss continued.
Geographical expertise and a powerful, versatile aircraft lineup
KinectAir’s federated network of independent, professional Part 135 operators have deep aviation experience and expertise in their geographical regions. KinectAir software makes more aircraft available and increases efficiencies even further.
“KinectAir really gets it. They get what Part 135 means for operators and how it works,” said David Rath, CEO of Precision in McMinnville, OR. “We are super appreciative of their support with clients and logistics, and we get to focus on operating the flight while they are handing the ground mission. It’s in their name—KinectAir is literally connecting the best flight options for the best experience for the client. Their expansion down the coast is opening new possibilities for other charter operators and an eager traveling public."
In addition to the Pilatus PC-12, SR-22T and DA-62, the company is adding several Beechcraft King Airs, Daher TBMs and Piper M500s to its lineup.
The company offers two different, general categories of aircraft experience:
- Cabin, which offers the traditional “private jet” seating layout, perfect for up to eight people and for conducting business meetings in the sky, entertaining clients or traveling with friends and family for leisure pursuits like golf and skiing.
- Sport, which offers a layout similar to a luxury sports car, perfect for up to four people on short journeys, which might take three or more hours to drive, but a much shorter timeframe to fly. This option is great for out-and-back day trips visiting multiple business sites—or vineyards! It’s suitable when passengers are traveling light and don’t need lots of baggage.
“With KinectAir’s app, people have choices beyond big crowded airports. Renton Municipal Airport becomes a great option to avoid Seattle-Tacoma International. San Carlos, Hayward Executive Airport and handfuls of other smaller airports in the San Francisco Bay Area become options beyond San Francisco International. These are wonderful regional airports that can provide a whole new level of ease for passengers,” added Emily Mamales of Seattle Air Charter, another KinectAir network partner.
KinectAir will continue to pursue strategic growth, with both operators and aircraft types, nationwide in 2023 and 2024.
KinectAir Inc. is making private flight accessible to everyone. The KinectAir App and operating system for on-demand private air travel and advanced air mobility markets is live in the Pacific Northwest and California, booking affordable private flights daily. KinectAir’s App, AI-backed route dispatch, and demand generation capabilities optimize the air transport supply into a mesh network of certified operators instantly offering passengers a fully transparent, accessible booking system that reflects their travel choices. KinectAir’s U.S. headquarters is in Washington State’s city of Vancouver.
Kevin Martin, KinectAir, https://kinectair.com/, 1 7082504665, [email protected]