Skyhour, the next-generation gifting platform for air travel, has
launched today to revolutionize the way people gift and receive flight
hours. Enabling people to gift air travel to anyone, anywhere for just
$60 an hour, Skyhour inspires endless travel possibilities to
destinations worldwide. Skyhour is backed by JetBlue Technology
Ventures, the corporate venture subsidiary of JetBlue Airways, which
invests in, incubates and partners with early stage startups at the
intersection of technology and travel.
“Skyhour is the gift that moves you. It is for people who believe the
best gifts in life are intangible,” said Skyhour Co-Founder and CEO
Fernando Camara. “By gifting hours through Skyhour, you are giving
someone the opportunity to realize a travel dream, no matter how big or
small, regardless of the destination. What’s more, your gifted hours
make you a part of the journey to get them there.”
Founded in 2016, Skyhour offers a seamless and smart way to gift flights
- one skyhour represents one hour in the sky, at a fixed cost of only
$60 per hour. All skyhour recipients have complete freedom to book their
flight on one of 350 international and domestic airlines directly
through the app or web site.
“The digital space for air travel has been struggling to keep up with
the pace of technology - Skyhour is a welcome push to the industry, that
will help make gifting travel seamless and enjoyable,” said Skyhour
Co-Founder and CTO David Nogueira.
In addition to financial investment, which will accelerate Skyhour’s
global growth and presence in the market leading into the busiest travel
season of the year, JTV brings deep domain expertise in the hospitality,
travel and airline ecosystem to skyhour.
“We are always on the lookout for innovative concepts and ideas that
have the potential to transform aspects of how we travel” JetBlue
Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi. “We can see this completely
changing the travel-gifting experience.”
Skyhours can be purchased via the app or by visiting www.skyhour.com.
The app is currently available for iOS devices via the app store, an
Android version is in development.
Skyhour is the gift that moves you. It is the next generation gifting
platform for air travel, offering an easy, smart and inspiring way to
give an hour in the sky to anyone, anywhere, on 350 airlines. With
Skyhour, anyone can gift or book the flight of their choice, in under a
minute, without restrictions. By enabling and encouraging people to give
one another the power to fly, Skyhour inspires people to gift what’s
possible and celebrate what moves people to get there. For more
information, visit www.skyhour.com or
follow Skyhour on Instagram.
About JetBlue Technology Ventures
JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in, incubates and partners with
early stage startups at the intersection of technology, travel and
hospitality to improve the entire travel experience. The company
prioritizes investments that advance the customer-centric journey;
technology-empowered customer service; the future of operations and
maintenance; revenue management, sales & distribution; and new regional
transport ecosystems. Founded in 2016, JetBlue Technology Ventures is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) and is located in
Silicon Valley, Calif. For more information, visit JetBlueVentures.com.
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