Big Game Air, an innovative luxury game day travel company, unifies private aviation with the convenience of same-day, round-trip travel, and offers customers a seamless experience of traveling to a sporting event on a private jet with the ability to return home the same day. The Chicago-based brand was founded by established entrepreneurs and hospitality veterans Arturo Gomez and Todd Rubin.
Revolutionizing the way consumers enjoy sports experiences through private jet travel, Big Game Air is the only luxury company providing fans with individual private jet seats to high demand collegiate and professional sporting events across the country.
The concept came about when my wife was seven months pregnant with our first child. I wanted to attend a Big Ten football game which would be soon after she gave birth. My wife didn’t want me leaving her alone with our newborn baby overnight. So, I had to figure out a way to get to the game and return home the same day. I called my friend Todd, who I knew had a lot of aviation knowledge, and after some research and planning, we booked a private jet and boarded the plane with a group of our buddies to see the game. We arrived home 12 hours later. Everyone agreed it was a great experience, and we knew we had an exciting and unique opportunity on our hands, which set Big Game Air in motion. – Arturo Gomez, CEO and co-founder of Big Game Air
The flights are based out of Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and New York, with service offered to major sports hubs in the Midwest, such as Green Bay, Wis., Iowa City, Iowa, Lincoln, Neb. and Ann Arbor, Mich., with plans to expand to additional regional markets in 2018.
Big Game Air subcontracts private luxury jets that can accommodate anywhere from nine to 30 people. The average cost of a Big Game Air round-trip ticket ranges from $1,200 to $2,200 depending on the duration of flight and jet size. Each Big Game Air ticket includes round-trip private jet travel and on-the-ground-transportation to and from the sporting event.