New air charter broker hopes to disrupt field with real-time flight data
A NEW technology allows forwarders to find charter flights in minutes, claims a new start-up that appeared recently at the German trade fair, reports London's The Loadstar
A NEW technology allows forwarders to find charter flights in minutes, claims a new start-up that appeared recently at the German trade fair, reports London's The Loadstar.
London-based CharterSync, which launched on the first day of Air Cargo Europe in Munich, was established by two young commercial pilots, one of whom was also a charter broker, and the other, a high-tech whiz kid.
The company, two-and-a-half years in the making, has ambitious plans. 'We will stimulate demand,' said Ed Gillett, co-founder. 'There is a new option in the market.'
Said co-founder Simon Watson: 'We track all the aircraft in the charter space, and have very sophisticated algorithms.'
CharterSync shows the trajectory of relevant aircraft, cutting out inappropriate charter requests, sends a message to the airline, and comes back with a price within minutes.
The company currently has eight airlines involved, all operating lighter twin-engine aircraft on intra-European routes. It aims to launch a pilot shortly with one forwarder.
The technology, which is compatible with Android, Ions and applications such as Whets App, can also show the flight itinerary. 'Our target is from request to quote in five minutes,' said Mr Gillett.
Said Mr Watson: 'Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We are constantly thinking about the next step. There are so many different applications and use cases.'