Aero, a semi-private jet service that is reimagining the future of air travel

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25 Jul 2022 by BusinessTraveller
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What if there was a largely private way to get to some of the world’s most in-demand destinations without the expense of chartering a jet? Aero has the solution.

What Aero offers: By-the-seat bookings on fully customised jets that carry a maximum of 16 people. They then fly these jets on round trip services between high-demand city pairs in Europe–a business model that’s also mirrored within their North American branch, too. The experience is designed so that guests feel like they’re flying privately–albeit for a fraction of the cost. The company uses the term “semi-private.”

Aero’s business model allows for reflexive and adaptive planning based on seasonal travel demands. For Summer 2022 in Europe, they fly round trip from London Farnborough to both Ibiza, Spain and Nice, France. The company also flies round trip between Ibiza and Mykonos, Greece.

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If heading to the United States or Mexico, Aero flies round trip from the ultra-private Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California to Aspen, Colorado, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Los Cabos, Mexico. They also fly round trip from San Francisco, California to Aspen and Los Cabos. More routes, in both Europe and North America, will be announced as the year progresses and as demand shifts between the seasons.

The seamlessness of the Aero experience starts from the moment guests make a reservation–their routes and flight times are all bookable through aero.com. Aero also has dedicated Concierge team on hand to help with booking logistics.

At every airport Aero serves, they fly from private terminals–there are none of the crowds and chaos of standard commercial check-ins. Boarding is hassle-free. Upon touchdown, the seamlessness continues: Guests disembark at a private terminal, clear customs quickly, and are on their way to maximising away time.

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Each and every Aero flight has plenty of onboard amenities. Travelers may request snacks and beverages through the Concierge team ahead of departure, and Aero will do their best to accommodate all asks. Furthermore, lounges and planes all have a pre-set menu of light bites, as well as an open bar serving select soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.

Aero worked closely with a world class design team to conceive their planes’ interiors for the utmost in comfort and style. Think: Butter-soft Italian leather seats (all of which are first class), soothing overhead lighting, eye-catching contrast stitching, a state of the art sound system and a layout guaranteeing that every seat has both aisle access and window views.

The company also prides itself on its iconic, all-black exterior paint scheme, which is applied to a majority of its jets. The sleek treatment distinguishes Aero from the rest, and the ombré color detail on the tail and engines is a wink-and-a-nod to the Californian sunset–the company was founded in the Golden State.

Finally, another unique Aero property is that the company functions as a social club and sanctuary in the sky. Aero is not a membership service, but, guests are a likeminded group of forward-thinkers and good life-seekers. Call it something like low-key wanderlust–and view Aero as a catalyst to achieving it.

Welcome to Aero.

Business Traveller July / August 2022 cover
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