What is your name and title?
My name is Mr. Vu Anh, Regional Vice President of France, Switzerland, and Benelux.
Why did you choose to work for JetClub?
The JetClub and Jet It founders have created an innovative shared jet ownership model that will operate on three continents.
Whilst leading sales for Hondajet at Thai Aerospace Services in Southeast Asia, I met Vishal Hiremath who shared his vision for JetClub. I already had clear sight on the value proposition of the HondaJet and how popular it is and continues to be in line with trends towards lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft.
As has been widely reported since the beginning of COVID-19, there has been a sharp increase in charter flights and use of business aviation. From repatriation to medical flights, to essential business travel, this trend continues to grow. The JetClub business model embraces this trend and takes it one step further by making business aviation more accessible to small to medium businesses and first-time users. In the US, we have seen the business grow 400% in 24 months and I am excited about rolling out across Europe and the rest of the world.
Describe your vision for the company
To bring total mobility, value, and a real solution to all our owners and members. Via our fractional ownership “club” model, we will fly our members on three continents with a consistent experience and cost. We plan to democratise business aviation, facilitating emerging industries, and new individuals to fly privately at a reasonable cost for the first time. Business aviation is a recognised tool for better work efficiency. When utilising the tool, businesses save precious time resulting in fewer job losses, stability, and growth.
How have perceptions around business aviation changed over the past five years?
The outdated view – that private aviation is for millionaires and billionaires is changing. Organisations including the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have raised awareness of the value of business aviation as a tool for economic recovery, job creation, and multiple other benefits.
What are some of the issues JetClub intends to address in the business aviation space?
Primarily, to make business aviation more efficient, responsible, accessible, and transparent.
We fly a new fleet of the most advanced, responsible, and efficient aircraft of its class.
There are lots of companies that offer better rates, via “jet cards”, but with no guarantee of aircraft availability, especially during peak travel periods.
At Jetclub, members and users are guaranteed access to the aircraft as part of their membership. They can use the jet all day, enabling access to multiple destinations across, for example, Europe.
Owners purchase a share in the aircraft with a title of ownership, and a buy back guarantee if they later decide to sell it.
Describe the company in 3 words
PRIVATE, FAST, INTELLIGENT
Describe yourself in 3 words
Persistent, Confident, Resilient