Sergey Petrossov has a proven track record as an industry innovator. His successes began in Florida where he co-designed an online chat system for a customer service based website. The creation of a distance-learning platform for a Russian speaking school soon followed.
Petrossov pinpoints the sharpening of his business acumen with a chance ride on a private jet. Curiosity into the workings of that industry developed into keen insight. Sergey Petrossov observed, that in the private jet industry, archaic business methods were still predominant in a burgeoning digital marketplace. The industry was also extremely underutilized by flying at 10 to 15 percent capacity.
After trial, error, and observation from 2009 to 2012, the JetSmarter app was released to the public. This triumph was the result of committed cooperation with hundreds of merchandisers and a crack team known for their targeted experience in private air travel. This seamless connection in operations that Sergey Petrossov has initiated manifests a wide breadth by managing competition around the world in more than 170 countries.
Principles of Success
JetSmarter’s popularity comes from an inherent approach being economical and efficient. Traditional private jet flyers find solutions in using the service, as well as commercial flyers. JetSmarter’s sharing principle builds in flexibility. According to Petrossov, the mission behind JetSmarter is a matter of “democratizing access to private travel.”
As of late 2018, under Sergey Petrossov’s direction, JetSmarter has a new product offering crowdfunded flights. Both flight creators and finders can initiate trips by booking one seat. The initiators or finders can cancel anytime before flight confirmation. Petrossov calls the new in-app service a home run for the JetSmarter Community. A wider base of clientele will have access to flights at a more affordable rate.