ceo & co-founder, jetclass
Wagas Ali is the CEO and Co-Founder of JetClass, a ground-breaking, non-subscription travel service giving travellers the unprecedented ability to book seats on private jets, by incorporating advanced technologies ranging from big data analytics to artificial intelligence.
A tech-entrepreneur since the age of 17, with extensive experience in various technologies including M2M, IoT, big data, analytics & prediction. Wagas has been passionate about perfect and seamless user interfaces and experiences, which can clearly be seen in his work. Being a skilled designer and coder himself, he had built and exited the largest ethnic community portal in Austria, long before Facebook gained its popularity.
In 2011, Wagas established a research & innovation centre with a focus on connected mobility in Dubai, a tech-hub of the region with access to highly qualified engineers. Enterprise-level M2M telematics solutions built here have triumphed in both regional and international tenders from various governments and corporations.
The first step into transforming aviation industry was made in 2013, when he co-founded Charterscanner and, as the CTO, created the first-to-market B2C online private jet booking platform, with its own independent database of operators, aircraft, and customers from all over the world. Charterscanner to this day is a unique marketplace that empowers its users to book a private jet within 10 minutes through their smartphones.
JetClass is the result of Wagas’ long and exciting journey with his bigger vision to bring private jets to the masses.