Biz Airlines, a business travel company, announces its launch as the world’s first company to combine a commercial and private jet database to help make business travel more time and cost efficient. By creating an algorithm that combines artificial intelligence with user experience, Biz Airlines is able to produce a real cost value that compares the actual flight cost to the real cost of the entire business trip and potential time wasted.
According to the Global Business Travel Association, the United States is estimated to generate a $295.7 billion market in business travel in 2016, but this market has little to no efficiency. The booking technology from Biz Airlines takes into consideration flight cost, time spent in TSA or security lines, time waiting to board, Wi-Fi access on the plane, flight time and how efficient the particular airport is with on-time flights. All are important factors that many booking solutions do not take into account, causing the average business executive to spend more time and money than originally intended.
“Many business executives purchase the cheapest flight option when traveling, enforced by company policies, but don’t realize how much time, productivity and money are lost along the way,” said Bruno Santiago, Founder and CEO of Biz Airlines. “We are excited to launch the first travel business solution that will not only deliver the most cost effective way for executives to fly, but also helps companies save money in travel expenditures in the long run.”
For busy routes, Biz Airlines is launching its signature flights and routes, called BizConnect™, on a private jet seat-sharing system. The flights are created with consideration for the most optimized travel time between two cities. The first BizConnect™ flights will connect Orlando and Miami ($899 one way or $1,199 same day, round trip), and Toronto and New York ($1,199 one way or $1,599 same day, round trip), with plans to add additional routes and cities in the coming months.
“With BizConnect™, travelers can essentially arrive at the airport 15 minutes prior to the flight with no issues and share the cost of private travel,” said Santiago. “In a time when the TSA’s standard advice for major airports is to arrive two to three hours early, these flights save hours of precious time, allowing business travelers to skip TSA lines and check-in funnels completely. In addition, these flights usually leave from executive airports, so the transfer time is much shorter for executives traveling to these destinations.”