Boston, MA – Sentient Jet, the Boston-based, multi-million-dollar private aviation company, will mark 20 years of success this year, and it has a lot to celebrate—and offer. Sentient Jet will herald its 20th anniversary with new products for every type of private jet flyer and blockbuster events including a series of intimate dinner occasions which kicked off with celebrity chef and Sentient Jet Brand Ambassador Bobby Flay, the New England Patriots’ legendary former tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, and more.
Sentient Jet—A division of Directional Aviation, a private investment firm owned by Kenneth Ricci—is led by CEO Andrew Collins and CFO Michael Rossi. Referred to as the ‘Uber of private jets’ in a Harvard Business case study, Sentient Jet took off in 1999 and created an entirely new industry segment offering flexibility and convenience for personal and business travel in private aircraft with guaranteed availability and seamless booking.
The company has doubled in size over the past five years, and opened a new state-of-the-art Boston headquarters to celebrate its continued growth trajectory. In the past 20 years, Sentient Jet has flown more than 850,000 passengers over 230 million miles to destinations all over the world. Along the way, the company has generated over $3.4 billion in overall revenue. Today, the company sells between 150-200 Jet Cards monthly, and currently counts over 6,000 active Cardholders.
Brand Ambassador Bobby Flay and two-time New England Patriots Super Bowl champ Rob Gronkowski have joined the celebration as well. Flay hosted an intimate cardholder dinner at his summer home in the Hamptons this past August, while Gronk entertained during a post-season hometown dinner in Boston.
“Sentient Jet has flown so high and come so far since its first flight 20 years ago, but we remain focused on where we’re headed with the skies wide open for continued innovation in the private aviation industry,” said CEO Andrew Collins. “At the heart of our success is the Sentient Jet team, whose hard work and visionary concepts have delivered for us for decades, as well as our clients, whose continued support inspires us everyday.”