Thrive Aviation CEO Edenfield named to Las Vegas 40 Under 40 list

Curtis Edenfield, Co-Founder of Thrive Aviation, was named the Vegas Inc 40 Under 40 list of high-flying business leaders.

By Doug Gollan, March 31, 2023

Curtis Edenfield, Co-Founder of Thrive Aviation, was named to the Vegas Inc 40 Under 40 list of high-flying business leaders

Thrive Aviation’s Curtis Edenfield was named to the Vegas Inc list of 40 Under 40.

The list recognizes 40 locals under 40 years old for their leadership skills, business prowess, and community involvement. Every year the people who are selected showcase the best and brightest of Las Vegas.

According to the honors, Edenfield “is a self-described aviation nerd who has been around the industry his entire life—both parents worked in aviation, and his brother Stuart is a pilot and one of the co-founders of Thrive Aviation.

He told the Las Vegas Sun, “I was destined for a career in aviation from the time I could walk, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Edenfield, his brother, and a third partner founded Thrive in 2018.

It has over 150 employees and occupies about 80,000 square feet of hangar space.

Last year, it ranked as the 19th largest charter/fractional operator in the U.S.

“The biggest challenge is managing growth while running a 24/7/365 global operation. Every day is a new puzzle piece, aligning flights, passengers, crew, and more,” Edenfield is quoted as telling the local paper.

Edenfield is married with two children.

The company offers an as-available jet card.

In February, it moved into a new operational headquarters.

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