• BookMyCharters wants to be the Uber of Indian skies

    A Mumbai-based startup is changing the way millionaires book private jets and negotiate city traffic to reach airport in time. Traditional methods of booking chartered flights done through brokers take up to 48 hours or longer. Enter BookMyCharters, the long-drawn process ends in a click. Travellers get fare, aircraft type and availability and can make bookings in under a minute. The startup, which wants to be the Uber of India’s chartered aviation skies, lets fliers generate quotes and book private jets real-time — much like Uber the American taxi aggregator it is trying to emulate. “It’s like booking a cab,” says Sachit Wadhwa, co-founder of BookMyCharters. The cost for a hiring an 8-seater private jet from Delhi to Chandigarh could come to as low as Rs 30,000, a search on the company’s website showed. BookMyCharters, led by parent Baron Aviation, launched in December 2015 and offers services across 22,000 routes, 150 locations and has 40 diverse aircraft within India. In cities like Mumbai, it also organises a pick-up from a nearby helipad and then off to Juhu Airport, from where a private chauffeur escorts fliers to the jet. J.R. Richard Authentic Jersey

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