The United States, along with the rest of the world, is in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis. During tough times, most people crave security and are financially cautious, as the plument in the stock market has shown. While most industries are retracting or closing, Hunter Gaylor, longtime entrepreneur and author of Planes, Plants, and Politics, and the upcoming Book Rise Above sees potential in changing the narrative to rise above with creative solutions to challenging multi faceted industries, like the airline industry.
Private aviation has not seen a decrease, but rather an increase in demand during this crisis, says Gaylor as both the demand for private jet sales and private jet charter have skyrocketed. A global pandemic forces high net worth individuals and others to recognize the value of privacy and social isolation along with limited connectivity with others.
Hunter Airways Inc™ is a new startup boutique shuttle service with the goal to provide daily flights between regional airports from the east coast to the west coast of the United States with possible future service to London. The mission of the company is to redefine luxury air travel by bringing back a sense of style, luxury and elegance, at a level not seen among any domestic competitor or private charter service for that matter, by offering the most refined flight and safety experience in the United States and we hope abroad as well.
“It’s not first class, it’s a class unto itself” says Gaylor. They are taking their time to build out an unparalleled inflight experience where people want to fly. “They will want the experience to last longer and be disappointed when it ends.” says Bianca de la Garza, Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Ambassador for Hunter Airways. “We cannot wait to reveal our celebrity and business partnerships in the fashion, art, and culinary worlds. In many ways, we are creating a cultural and luxury experience that is even more desirable than flying private.” says de la Garza.
Wall Street agrees along with many here in the city of London, as Hunter Airways has generated tremendous buzz on the street with numerous firms interested, many wanting to be a part of this new luxury service offering any way they can. “The gap between private aviation and current domestic first class offerings is colossal” says Chief Technology Officer Joseph Del Prete. “We are putting forth a tremendous effort to focus on delivering an unparalleled user experience. From ticket booking, to onboarding, to inflight entertainment, to deboarding, to their next ticket purchase. Other competitors actively encourage user discomfort for increased profit at the margins. That is not the ethos of our airline.” says Del Prete who co-authored Planes, Plants, and Politics with Gaylor.
How can prospective customers book a ticket on Hunter Airways? “We are in active talks with investors and will reveal a timeline as events progress.” says Gaylor. One cannot help but notice the inspiration in Gaylor’s voice as he converts me to a believer. And that may be the key to changing the way we travel and build companies in the midst of a pandemic.