Flight booking platform Mirai Flights has signed three new charter brokers in the Middle East; Aeon Luxe dba Jet Luxe, AirJets FZ and Jet Summit FZE, in order to expand its operations in a new region.
Mirai's decision to strategically expand in the Middle East is based on the UAE being one of the oldest, most well-established business aviation markets with an unprecedented luxury segment that welcomes tech-savvy services. The region is becoming an essential player in the world's IT scene, says Mirai, giving many startups an attractive base for realising their growth potential. For business aviation it means innovative solutions like unmanned drones and air taxis, that can be easily supported by Mirai's automated technology.
“Adding Middle Eastern brokers to the service is a crucial step in achieving our main aim of automating the business aviation booking process. There are plenty of investment and partnership opportunities,” says co-founder and director Irakli Litanishvili. “Of course we don't plan to stop there. Our goals regionally are to develop our B2B and B2C offerings through partnerships with local companies and FBO partners. Mirai Flights is also open to regional investment, with series A round approaching shortly."
The company is backed up by UK-based Xploration capital venture fund and UAE- based private investors and operates in 63 countries to date. The service connects clients to private jets, offering a suitable time and place of departure with an option to choose the class of the aircraft, price, a number of passengers, comfort level and immediate payment of up to 1,101,918 (AED). Claiming to be the first IT solution provider in business aviation to introduce crypto payments, it sees the Middle East as one of the pivotal markets where many users with high purchasing power are using crypto.
“In the current business environment, cryptocurrency is gaining popularity every day. Mirai makes such payments accessible and simple, both for the end client and for us as a broker. Just a few steps and everything is a done deal. Enabling crypto payments gives us a great competitive advantage and financial flexibility. We are pleased with this partnership and are confident that the volume of such operations will only grow,” says Jet Summit financial director Tatiana Furga.