Skyjet rebrands, integrates with PrivateFly; Slashes Explorer membership price by 47%

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Through the end of April, the former Skyjet Explorer pay-as-you-go fixed rate jet card is being discounted to $5,000

Directional Aviation’s OneSky, which owns Flexjet and Sentient Jet, said it has merged its Skyjet brand into PrivateFly, which it had acquired last September. Skyjet was acquired by Directional in 2014 as part of Bombardier’s divestiture of its fractional share arm Flexjet. The Skyjet team is being merged into PrivateFly under Adam Twidell, the co-founder and CEO of PrivateFly.

Crunchbase ranks PrivateFly #2 on its list of “50 Successful Companies with Minimal Funding” behind YouTube

The company was founded by former RAF and private jet pilot Adam Twidell and his wife Carol Cork, a former executive with Conde Nast

 

With total funding of just £2 million and revenues today of over $30 million, PrivateFly snagged the number two spot on Crunchbase’s list of “50 Successful Companies with Minimal Funding.” PrivateFly sells jet cards and on-demand charter and has been expanding its U.S. presence with its takeover last year of Bird Dog Jet. 

How Much Does Age Matter When It Comes To Chartering Private Jets?

When shopping for private jet charter, older jets are often priced lower than newer jets. Some Jet Card Membership programs offer lower rates for older model aircraft.  Are you giving up anything in safety?

 

Will you have fewer amenities? Does it matter when the airplane was last refurbished? PrivateFly CEO and former RAF pilot Adam Twidell who still flies business jets provide Private Jet Card Comparisons readers with his viewpoint in this guest column. 

PrivateFly Makes The Sunday Times Tech Track 100

The online charter broker and jet card seller was ranked on the Tech Track 100 for the second consecutive year

 

PrivateFly has made The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, for the second year running, it was announced yesterday. This is an annual league table, ranking the UK-founded private tech companies that are growing the fastest. 

PrivateFly Launches Discounts For Flying With Pratt & Whitney Engines

Do you know who makes the engines on the private jet you will be flying on? Now if you know, you can save some money.  Online charter broker and jet card seller PrivateFly is offering a discount to customers who book a charter on a business jet with a Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan engine, anywhere in the world.