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.
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.
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.
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.
First of all, yes, flying by private jet is safe, relatively. In 2015 there were fewer than 400 deaths from private aviation accident compared to over 5,000 from drowning in your own bathtub. That said, there are some specific questions to ask operators and the brokers and jet card sellers about the operators they source planes from.