Online Charter Booking System Launched
It was about 11 years ago that Alaska Airlines took the first online flight booking and now most of us arrange our aluminum tube travel that way. Booking private charters is naturally more complicated but CharterX says it's achieved a software breakthrough called RealQuote that allows customers to book conveniently online with launch operators Segrave Aviation and its affiliate Pegasus Elite. "There have been a variety of roadblocks that have prevented the air charter industry from realizing the time and cost efficiencies that e-commerce has provided commercial travelers for the past decade," said CharterX President Jim Betlyon. "It's been a pleasure working with Segrave over the past several months to overcome these obstacles and deliver e-commerce capability to our joint customers."
The company says RealQuote "bypasses manual, time-intensive quoting and booking processes; it delivers true e-commerce capability." Charter operators receive trip requests electronically from air charter buyers and are able to respond directly with quotes that run through BART and CTA/FOS scheduling and quoting software used by most operators. Jim Segrave, the founder of Pegasus and Segrave, said online booking is one more way to improve efficiency. "Our ongoing investments in technology, e-commerce and digital business systems, continue to drive our company's rapid growth," he said.