August 17, 2010, La Quinta, CA — Desert Jet, a privately owned air charter company based in the Palm Springs area of California, today launched the air charter industry’s first quoting program accessible from a social media platform, enabling requests for flights directly from the company’s Facebook page.
This quoting tool provides quick and easy access via Facebook to instant air charter quotes for Desert Jet’s entire charter fleet, as well as the ability to request a reservation with a click of the mouse. The online quoting tool integrates the popular Google maps API, allowing charter clients the ability to visually select the best departure and arrival airports. After the routing is entering into the quoting tool, a full graphical map display of the proposed trip routing is shown, along with details of the trip and estimated costs.
“Time is very important to our clients,” said Denise Wilson, President of Desert Jet. “They want to be able to plan their trips and make a reservation on their schedule, and want the option to use online technology when feasible. This new feature provides yet another way for our clients to connect with us in the way they prefer, around the clock, every day of the year.”
Just last month, Yankee Group Research released a report showing that most consumers want to interact with businesses over social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The problem is that only 30% of businesses are prepared to do so. Desert Jet is expanding its use of social media through sites such as Twitter, Facebook and its blog, www.palmspringsjetcharter.com, to keep in touch with its clients.
Desert Jet also offers a toll-free phone number that connects directly to the air charter and dispatch departments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for clients that prefer to reserve their flights by phone.
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet is an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, operating a fleet of jet charter aircraft with a nationwide network of specially-selected and carefully screened private jet charter aircraft available. Desert Jet is one of the first air charter providers in the world to become IS-BAO certified and is the only management company with three National Business Aviation Association-designated Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet’s pilots are the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 8000 hours and perfect safety records. For more information visit the Desert Jet website at www.desertjet.com or contact (800) 381-JETS.