Charter flight booking platform Gemini Wings is expanding its sales team with the appointment of Jana Holomucka as a flight consultant. The Czech company leases spare capacity from aircraft owners and operators and remarkets flight hours on the charter market.
Prague-based Gemini Wings launched in June 2021 and is aiming to build a network of small European operators with a collective fleet of 10 or so aircraft. The company guarantees to pay owners and operators for days when the aircraft is made available for charter through brokers even if they are not used. It also offers charter advisory and aircraft management services.
According to CEO Martin Feč, his company leases aircraft on similar terms to the standard ACMI contracts in the airline sector, with availability being split between the aircraft owner and Gemini’s clients. “By careful analysis, we manage to eliminate empty [leg] flights as well as unnecessary, and economically inefficient parking of unused aircraft in hangars,” he told AIN. “Aircraft owners get guaranteed revenue and brokers can offer more profitable travel to their clients.”
The company said that one notable example of its business model is with an Embraer Phenom 100 light jet, which logged 624 flight hours in 2022. It said this was the highest utilization of the type in Europe.
Gemini Wings flight consultant Jana Holomucka. (Image: Gemini Wings)
Holomucka has been in the aviation sector for 20 years and is responsible for managing charter flights and interacting with operators, brokers, and customers. She was formerly a sales manager with Czech operator Queen Air and has also worked as a flight attendant in a Gulfstream G500 aircraft.
“Her knowledge of the industry, from all angles of the operation over 20 years, has proven invaluable for helping her understand client needs and provide top-notch service to even the most demanding customers,” said Feč.