New Charter Airline Offering Flights With Affordable Private Jets
- VeriJet is a new charter airline that exclusively flies the Cirrus Vision Jet.
- Vision Jets are among the most affordable private jets flying with VeriJet charging $3,000 per hour.
- VeriJet is primed to capture the wave of flyers that want to fly private without breaking the bank.
Private aviation has boomed during the pandemic and new entrants are continually looking to disrupt the industry, each with their own competitive edge.
VeriJet is among the latest companies to take on the industry with a new type of charter aircraft that’s affordable enough to draw in the newly minted private flyers that have fueling the industry since March 2020.
The Cirrus Vision Jet is VeriJet’s flagship aircraft and the latest in the “personal private jets” category of aircraft that offers the perks of a jet aircraft without the high price tag. There’s only one engine powering the aircraft and only one pilot is needed to fly it, reducing expenses for the operator and the hourly rate billed to consumers.
VeriJet charges $3,000 per hour of flight time plus tax, with a minimum flight time of one hour, if they book directly with the company. That differs from the two-hour minimum imposed by many charter companies and furthers VeriJet’s goal of operating as an air taxi company with on-demand flights available on short notice.
Richard Kane, a 7,000-hour pilot with a surprising tech background, founded the company and applied his tech know-how with a passion for aviation. His other job is the chief technology officer of Coastal Technologies Group, a company he founded that also supplies countless private aviation operators with cost-saving artificial intelligence programs.
VeriJet is the first company to make the Vision Jet the backbone of its fleet and it’s the only aircraft that Kane says would make his business model work.