Episode 35 with Mr. Roberto Hlaca

The Director of GetJet

14 September 2022

Episode Summary

Join Dr. Adnan Baranbo in the 35th Episode of AVIAPRENEURS talks about Efficiency in Business Aviation featuring The Director of GetJet, Mr. Roberto Hlaca

Mr. Roberto Hlaca

an Aviapreneur from Zimbabwe (is this right?). He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the business travel and business aviation industries. He’s currently the director of GetJet, a digital marketplace that facilitates searching for various cost-effective options for flying business jets. Earlier in his career, he worked as VP of sales and marketing for some of the most prestigious business jet operators in the world: Vista Jet, Qatar Executive, and ElitAvia


 Watch this Episode to know Mr. Roberto’s answers to the following questions:

  • Can you explain to us what does GetJet marketplace and app do?
  • Who are you targeting: end customers or brokers?
  • Is the booking process fully automated?
  • In earlier episodes of this podcast, I had the opportunity to speak before with the founders of Mirai flight and Aerobid, not to mention Avinode and the other platforms which are still in business or the ones which are already out, such as Victor. How is GetJet different?
  • Isn’t it strange that the disrupters of any industry are not the main players in this industry? Startup software companies are changing the dynamics and the market forces of all industries.
  • Why do you think operators are not themselves innovating and promoting platforms that facilitate business jet charter?
  • There’s a lot of waste in the business charter industry. Many legs are flown empty. This is not beneficial to the operators, nor to the environment. How do you think IT can solve that problem?
  • Does GetJet app facilitate these types of flights? What about the regulatory environment?
  • You had a very long and successful career with some of the most established business jet operators. What made you leave guaranteed career growth with the proven business model, to join a startup whose success is doubted by definition?
  • What advice do you give the Aviapreneurs who see opportunities to change and improve the aviation industry and want to follow their vision of setting up businesses that can take advantage of these opportunities?


All of this and more on the 35th Episode of AVIAPRENEURS!

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