Payments for flights booked through the app are processed on customers' credit cards, similar to how payments are processed on the company's website. While there is a markup to cover costs, the company does not set an exact percentage that it receives with each flight, said a company spokesman. The spokesman added that this helps the company insure that it's offering customers the lowest costs.
Rome said Blue Star Jets' app is different from other private jet booking apps, such as BlackJet, because it offers international flights and a variety of aircrafts for customers to choose. He said users can pick more traditional aircrafts, such as turbo props and corporate jets, or they can select cargo jets and air ambulances.
Once customers book a flight, they will be in the air within four hours, according to the company. Blue Star Jets credits its quickness to its long-standing connections with multiple carriers, which offer the company access to over 6,500 aircrafts in the United States and 500 airports internationally.
"Blue Star Jets offers our customers the most flexibility of aircraft, the best pricing in the industry because of our volume, and the most courteous and knowledgeable sales staff in the charter broker industry," CEO Ricky Sitomer said in a statement at the time of the launch.