EYMERIC SEGARD, CEO AND FOUNDER OF LUNAJETS - "HOW I CREATED A LEADING PRIVATE AVIATION BRAND"
On 19th December 2007, at the peak of the financial bubble I founded LunaJets, initially dedicated to the resale of seats on, and empty legs of private jets. Our 15th anniversary is a great occasion to thank you for your loyalty and trust in our services, and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. From a Bumpy Start to a Market Leader At inception, my timing could not be worse, stormed by the financial crisis and discovering the empty leg concept would never take off. I repositioned LunaJets at the end of 2009 as the first online booking platform to charter a jet at the best price anywhere anytime. It was a turning point for the industry which was then controlled by jet operators. 15 years later, LunaJets is the largest independent charter broker in Europe, built on advanced technology, a client centric culture and a best price policy. What make us unique is our flexibility and independent market approach guaranteeing our clients the best options even on very short notice.
2022 Growth and Frustration The demand for private aviation was extremely strong from January to August this year. This explosive growth generated a strong imbalance in prices and frustration in the market where access to the best aircraft became restricted and thus, overall service deteriorated. After this historic summer, the demand started normalising, prices are decreasing and service improving - great news for both us and you onboard. Looking Ahead Driven by the Ukranian War, strong inflation and the current macroeconomic instability, we are all well aware that the future will be challenging. However, LunaJets will maintain its strategy:
We will continue strengthening our market leader position by investing in technology, marketing and training.
We will continue expanding with new offices in Dubai, Spain and Germany.
We will continue developing our Group Charter and Cargo business units.
We will continue reacting immediately to urgent opportunities as we proudly did during the COVID crisis by transporting PPE, by evacuating civilians out of Kabul and Ukraine, and just 3 days ago, at the very last minute, by flying hundreds of fans to the World Cup Final in Qatar.
We welcomed over 1,400 new clients onboard in 2022 and hope to many more in the years to come. With the same energy and the best team of employees we have ever had, whom I profoundly thank for their dedication to you and to the company.
Founded in December 2007 by current CEO Eymeric Segard, LunaJets is the European market leader in private jet charter services, headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Paris, Monaco, Riga and Dubai. The company delivers a bespoke and flexible offering, guaranteeing to provide the most competitive prices in the market. LunaJets is part of the Luna Aviation Group which includes other brands such as LunaSolutions specialising in aircraft Sales and Acquisitions, LunaGroup Charter for larger groups of passengers and LunaLogistik specialising in cargo and emergency charters.
The Luna Aviation Group
The Luna Aviation Group is fully independent, and controls 100% of its companies and offices in Geneva, London, Paris, Monaco, Riga and Dubai. The Group’s aim is to continue its expansion of specialised bespoke aviation services and geographies, to answer all of our clients needs, wherever they are.
A Swiss, Geneva-based company, with the mission to help clients navigate the private aviation industry. The Group started in 2007 with the launch of LunaJets, a private jet booking platform, which after continuous 30-35% annual growth, became the European charter leader, with 6,000 flights organised last year.
Following the recurring client demands for guidance in acquiring or selling a private jet, Luna Solutions was created in 2019. With proprietary data extracted from years of private jet chartering, and previous experience working directly with Aircraft Manufacturers, the team will find the best solution for ownership.
In 2020, Luna Group Charter and LunaLogistik were launched as an answer to client demand in a rapidly changing aviation industry. Luna Group Charter will find and select the right capacity aircraft (from 20 to 300 seats) to fly groups of passengers to sports, cultural or family events, corporate meetings, or in need of urgent repatriation.
LunaLogistik specialises in the transportation of cargo or any unaccompanied goods, of all sizes and value, to any destination, even the most remote and inaccessible. Special requirements (time-sensitivity, temperature control, live-stock, valuables, oversize, etc) are carefully studied and the best airplane is offered to guarantee smooth and timely transfers.
For more information, visit: lunajets.com