Victor – Victor began when CEO Clive Jackson was no longer able to travel in business class directly between London and his second home in Mallorca, Spain. Spotting a niche in the market, he aimed to open up the charter market and show fliers how affordable they can be.
Transparency – Most charter companies didn't display their pricing itemization, so Jackson opted for transparency. His website went live in 2010 accumulating chartered flights to Mallorca, which soon expanded in 2011 to the multinational service Victor provides today.
Music tours – Victor was voted "Air Charter Company of the Year" by Tour Links in 2014, and recently acquired YoungJets, responsible for masterminding music tour charters for the likes of Rihanna.
Pets on jets – Pets can come along for the ride on Victor's charter flights. Their "Furs Class" service aims to reduce the stress animals face in the hold.
Jetsmarter – Companies such as Jetsmarter aggregate aircraft availability from thousands of private jets to produce quotes within seconds.
Airplanes vs. autos – Jetsmarter founder Sergey Petrossov believes private flight apps will become so prevalent they'll soon take business from road transport.
Ubair – Co-founders of Ubair, Justin Sullivan and David Tait (ex-Virgin Atlantic), aboard one of their fleet. Catering to the full spectrum of business charters, the company offers everything from Cessnas to Gulfstream IVs.
Customized charters – Like Jetsmarter and Victor, Ubair utilizes an app that customers can use to customize their flying experience.
Empty legs – Jetsuite operates light jets out of California. It's pioneered "empty leg" discounts.
Membership perks – Empty legs are a result of flights chartered one-way, allowing users to snag considerable discounts by jumping aboard the jet's return leg. Some empty leg journeys are even free for Jetsuite's members.
JetMe – JetMe utilizes a reverse auction system. Its customers receive a quote and then submit their own bid for a flight, with the app displaying the likelihood their bid will be accepted by the company.
Surfair – California-based Surfair offers unlimited monthly flights for its members, who can fly from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, among other cities.
All you can fly – Offering up to 90 flights a day, Surfair members can fly as many times as they like from $1,750 a month, plus a $1,000 sign-up fee.
Beacon – Beacon offers a similar all-you-can-fly service on the East Coast, with prices starting at $1,750 a month. Destinations include New York, Boston, The Hamptons and Nantucket.
BlackJet – For those still happy to take to the air with strangers, BlackJet, launched in 2012 with the backing of a raft of Hollywood celebrities, offers individual seats aboard private jets.