Jet card and fractional operator FlyExclusive is committing to providing aviation charity AeroAngel with 50% more flights in 2023.
FlyExclusive is expanding its partnership with AeroAngel, an aviation charity that provides seriously ill children and their families transportation to distant life-saving medical care.
The Kinston, North Carolina-based charter operator initially launched a partnership with AeroAngel last summer.
Now it has committed to increasing its annual support of AeroAngel by providing 50 percent more flights in 2023.
“FlyExclusive values opportunities to do its part to give back, and AeroAngel helps us use our own fleet to bring critical medical services to children and families who need it,” said Tommy Sowers, FlyExclusive President.
He adds, “In 2022, we are proud to have been able to provide AeroAngel passengers with 13 flights and look forward to growing that support even more this coming year and continuing this great partnership.”
So far, FlyExclusive has flown ill children and their families over 15,000 miles to ensure access to essential and life-dependent medical care.
For example, The Joly family of River Falls, Wisconsin, is among those who benefitted when their immunocompromised baby needed care in Boston.
“Jen Joly was concerned about commercial travel as a parainfluenza infection nearly derailed her daughter’s last treatment, but thanks to AeroAngel and support from FlyExclusive, Jen’s daughter successfully traveled to the hospital, and the flight team’s delicacy and care helped to alleviate the family’s fears of exposing their child to deadly pathogens,” Sowers shared.
“Without our partnership with FlyExclusive this year, we would not have been able to fill many critical flight requests on short notice, including several cross-country flights,” said Mark Pestal, AeroAngel Founder and Volunteer Executive Director.