Private jet clubs have become the preferred choice for today’s young elite professionals. High-profile events like Art Basel, boat and motorcycle shows, Met Gala, award shows, and even technology industry events are can’t-miss opportunities for professional millennials to network, socialize and make some profitable business deals. Most of these events are occurring across the country and even the globe.
Being able to attend all of these events while dedicating time to routine work processes to keep business going smoothly can be a challenge. Traveling can often stifle business processes since you are required to be offline not to mention the hustle and bustle that comes with traveling that can disrupt your concentration and workflow.
The millennial generation is all about staying connected at all times. Traveling is no exception. Flying privately has become much more popular with the professional millennials because of its affordability. Now, you can charter a private flight based on the hours of flight time minus the repair and maintenance costs that come with owning a jet.
As the ongoing tradition for younger generations goes, young professionals are always looking for something cool, quick, and innovative—something that brings a WOW factor that doesn’t necessarily mirror their parents’ generation. The millennial generation is no different. The challenges that come with this generation is keeping up with the technological advances and ever-changing way business is being conducted via smartphones and tablets. The private jet club companies are catering to these types of services to young professionals. This is done by equipping jets with the type of communication connectivity that will allow passengers to conduct business in the air, staying connected at all times.
Jet Setting Professional Millennials
For millennials, jet setting reflects a professional status of success. Everyone knows that flying privately cost money, even with the affordable rates of the minimum $25,000 jet card, the expense and luxury of flying privately is still substantial indicating that some sort of success has been acquired. In the age of social media and selfies, becoming part of a private jet club is a great opportunity for professionals and businesses to fill up their Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Snapchat profiles. Jet setting is the perfect backdrop to publish the most grand and luxurious lifestyle.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Private Jet Clubs
Most of the millennials are looking to publicize their life, whether it’s on a personal or professional basis. Social media serves as the platform to do this. The “game” seems to be: who can post the most interesting piece of content and get the most likes, responses and shares. If you’re lucky, which post will go viral, exposing the content to millions of viewers.
Highly-viewed content will usually attract endorsers and other business professionals looking to make a dollar. While television, radio, and even print publications have been able to attract the attention of many people, its becoming apparently clear that the internet—specifically social media, is the platform the world is looking to.
Profiting from Social Media
Through social media, you’re able to get unfiltered information in real time straight from the source. People trust it because whether the information is good, bad, or downright ugly, it’s real to them and that’s what makes these social media platforms so popular. As a result, many business organizations have hopped on the bandwagon and began to create their own business accounts on these platforms with the strategy of putting their products and services in front of social media users. This is exactly what the private jet club companies need to do.
Millennials are always looking for something fun, new and cool. The way that the business aviation has been operating thus far, we haven’t been offering this. The truth is, they way the business aviation industry has been conducting business is becoming obsolete. While the traditional ways of operating will always remain the foundation our industry’s existence, it’s imperative that we adapt and adopt the more advance ways of communicating with the rest of the world. It is the only way to ensure the longevity of the business aviation industry.
How to Become the Leading Private Jet Club for Millennials
Simple. Reinvent yourself technologically. First, update your aircraft with the latest technological communication devices. Be accessible. Be affordable. Be creative. Remain some type of exclusivity to make your passengers feel like choosing your service is ‘cool’. Do this by catering to their needs. Incorporate a concierge service that provides ultimate customer service. Provide your flight passengers with options. Most importantly, listen to them and be ready to change.
Change can be extremely difficult for processes that have been set in place for generations, but in order for any industry to thrive, we must be willing to comply with the needs of our upcoming generation. This is the exact mission of Offland Media. Our goal is to help the business aviation industry grow by putting our products and services in front of young professionals who will drive this economy forward. To find out how your company can contribute, contact an Offland Media consultant at 1-800-604-5193 and let’s talk!