Recently our CEO, John Owen, spent some time in Chicago with the guys from Technori to talk about business travel and how our model has revolutionized Private Aviation.

Private jets used to be reserved for tycoons, presidents and rock stars, but ordering a personalized flight today isn’t just a power move — it’s a productivity tool.

Expanding your business often requires traveling, and the bigger you grow, the more often you and your team will be on the move. But business travel can be stressful —  wasting time on inconvenient commercial flights and long car rides isn’t just tedious, it can be a drain on your resources and cost you time.

Airshare offers a more affordable way to benefit from the convenience of a private plane. Unlike competitors, you buy days rather than hours, which can be more economical. Plus, the pilot and jet stay with you the entire time, so last-minute schedule changes aren’t a problem and you’re never left stranded.

The company also ensures the time you spend in the air can be as productive as possible. “Our planes are equipped with wifi, so you can make calls, do all your emails, do whatever work you may need to,” says John Owen, who has been with Airshare since 2016, and recently became president and CEO. “You’re saving time, and then the time that you have on the airplane is also unbelievably productive.”

Airshare isn’t just for the Fortune 100. “With the types of airplanes we fly, it’s a lot more economical to get into if you’re a company starting to build your brand,” John explains. He visited the WGN studios to discuss changing perceptions of private jets, the benefits of an office with wings and how to get the best value from your flights.

To read an edited version of the conversation click here.

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