CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2017 : Big Game Air, a first-of-its-kind luxury game day travel company set to redefine how consumers enjoy sports experiences, is thrilled to announce its launch in the premium travel sector.
Merging private aviation with the convenience of same-day, round-trip travel, Big Game Air offers customers a seamless experience of traveling to a sporting event on a private jet with the ability to return home the same day. Big Game Air addresses the increasing demand for engaging and unique fan experiences by bringing the convenience and luxury of private aviation into the center of sports fandom.
Headquartered in Chicago, Big Game Air was founded by established entrepreneurs and hospitality veterans Arturo Gomez and Todd Rubin, who combined their four decades of expertise with their love of sports and travel to create a truly unique experience for sports fans, adventure seekers and travel enthusiasts.
“The concept came about when my wife was seven months pregnant with our first child. I wanted to attend a Big Ten football game which would be soon after she gave birth. My wife didn’t want me leaving her alone with our newborn baby overnight. So, I had to figure out a way to get to the game and return home the same day,” says Gomez, CEO and co-founder of Big Game Air. “I called my friend Todd, who I knew had a lot of aviation knowledge, and after some research and planning, we booked a private jet and boarded the plane with a group of our buddies to see the game. We arrived home 12 hours later. Everyone agreed it was a great experience, and we knew we had an exciting and unique opportunity on our hands, which set Big Game Air in motion.”
Big Game Air is the only luxury experience company providing fans with individual private jet seats to high demand collegiate and professional sporting events across the country. Currently, flights are based out of Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and New York, with service offered to major sports-centric cities in the Midwest, such as Green Bay, Wis., Iowa City, Iowa, Lincoln, Neb. and Ann Arbor, Mich., with plans to expand to additional regional markets in 2018.
Big Game Air subcontracts private luxury jets that can accommodate anywhere from nine to 30 people. The average cost of a Big Game Air round-trip ticket ranges from $1,200 to $2,200 depending on the duration of flight and jet size. Each Big Game Air ticket includes round-trip private jet travel and on-the-ground-transportation to and from the sporting event. A full schedule of games and flights, as well as the option to purchase sporting event tickets via ticket partner SeatGeek, can be found on the Big Game Air website.
“We’re offering passengers a game-changing experience from purchase to take-off and return, with the ease of selecting single private jet seats on our digital platform,” says Rubin, president and co-founder of Big Game Air. “Through our simple, online process, Big Game Air eliminates the time-consuming planning that accompanies traditional sports travel.”
In addition to game day travel, Big Game Air will also offer value-added features for ticket holders to customize and purchase, such as specialty packages with food and beverage partners, jet hangar parties, professional athlete- and celebrity-hosted flights and more.
For more information about Big Game Air, including custom packages and a full list of games and flight schedules, or to book a luxury game day experience, please visit www.biggameair.com.