Portside and Airshare develop fractional programme data platform

Yves Le Marquand

Airshare has partnered with Portside, Inc. to develop a new cloud-based data and reporting platform for their customers, the companies announced yesterday (September 1st).

The platform, called Portside, was originally built specifically for use by aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments, Airshare was one of their first customers. Following the successful launch of that version, the two firms collaborated to modify the platform for fractional customers.

Features of the new platform include:

• Integrated dashboard with key account information including: contract summaries, current usage and monthly statements

• Calendar for viewing upcoming and past flight activity

• Detailed information on customers ’aircraft

• Annual and monthly usage statements

• Viewing of scheduled and completed trips.

According to Airshare, future versions of the platform will include more robust accounting and billing and reporting functionality. Through the agreement, Airshare will offer the fractional version of Portside exclusively to their customers for the rest of 2020.

“We are excited to offer Portside exclusively to our fractional owners and EMBARK jet card members,” said Andy Tretiak, chief marketing officer at Airshare. “Our whole aircraft management customers have been extremely pleased with the features and functionality of the platform. We worked closely with the development team at Portside to create a user experience that would greatly enhance the ability for our customers to maximise the usage of our programme.”

Portside, located in San Francisco, began offering the whole aircraft management version of their platform to European customers in May 2018. Since then, Portside has added charter operators, corporate flight department and government customers in over 25 countries.

“The release of this new version of Portside for Airshare’s fractional and jet card customers represents another major step in the growth of our company,” said Alek Vernitsky, co-founder and CEO of Portside, Inc. “We are developing new technology for both versions of our platform that will continue to expand the ability for customers to manage their private aviation programs even more effectively.”

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