Press coverage

"It's like an Uber Service!"
December 28, 2016
"FlyOtto's Rod Rakic on how the new platform makes it easy for travelers to find, book, fly, and pay for regional trips on privately chartered aircraft."
October 12, 2016
"While flying private is typically thought of as a privilege for the elite, FlyOtto makes it accessible to the everyday traveler..."
March 10, 2017
"Pick the right airport!"
December 22, 2016
March 02, 2017
January 31, 2017
September 24, 2016
"Users enter their locations and immediately get a price quote, determined by an algorithm that combines such factors as distance, type of aircraft and number of seats needed. That simplifies a process usually entailing dozens of emails and several hours of waiting, Rakic said."
October 17, 2016
"Like the Uber ride-sharing system, Rakic says, “We never leave a customer hanging for information on their requested flight.” FlyOtto hopes the exclusivity feature and the simple booking system will encourage other Part 135 operators to sign up, especially since there’s no cost for a charter company to register as a FlyOtto operator."
August 23, 2016
"Rod Rakic is the Founder of OpenAirplane. His new venture, FlyOtto enables travelers to find, book and pay for trips on privately chartered aircrafts with a mobile device or computer."
September 20, 2016
"OpenAirplane founder Rod Rakic said FlyOtto is perfect for the traveler who doesn't want to spend 4 to 6 hours in the car, or all day in airport terminals. "
"FlyOtto presents a simple interface to charter clients. There is no need for a membership, no initial or recurring fees, just two blank spaces to fill out on the website: the departure and destination locations."
August 22, 2016
"If it sounds like Uber for airplanes, it’s similar, but uses only operators legal to fly under Part 135, with all of that regulation’s limitations. The traveler logs onto the website (, gives a departure and destination, and the service returns with choices of aircraft ranging from piston singles to turboprops."
July 27, 2016