Private charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company, has appointed Gregg Slow as president for the Americas

The former C-Suite executive with XOJET recently left as acquirer Vista Global merged it with the former JetSmarter

Business aviation veteran Gregg Slow has joined PrivateFly’s senior leadership team to head the U.S. division of the company, which operates from a U.S. headquarters in Boston and a sales office in Fort Lauderdale, with further sales teams based across the country.

The U.S. now accounts for half of PrivateFly’s global flight sales for the U.K.-based provider, according to the press announcement.

Slow brings 19 years of business aviation experience to the newly created role, most recently from his seven-year tenure at XOJET where, as chief client officer, he built the commercial client-facing offering and assisted in the company’s acquisition by Vista Global. Earlier this summer the VistaJet parent merged XOJET and JetSmarter to form XO.

PrivateFly adds large-cabin private jet fixed one-way flight pricing in Europe

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The move follows its announced one-way rates via Nextant 400XTis launched in April

Private charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Flexjet and Sentient Jet), has announced new routes to its City Pairs program, offering fixed prices on the large cabin Embraer Legacy 600. The new pairs include London and Mykonos; Paris and Marrakech; and Moscow and Nice – and follow the existing price menu for the six-seat Nextant 400XTi, which launched in April.

In a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the company says its fixed price City Pairs have proved very popular with its on-demand charter clients since the launch, and now account for over 25% of its flights. The new routes and the bigger cabin option have been added following customer demand.

These are the best jet cards for your European vacation

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Several jet card programs offer fixed rates and guaranteed availability in both the U.S. and Europe

If you are planning to take a European vacation this summer, or perhaps you travel to Europe on business, several U.S. jet cards give you fixed rates and guaranteed availability on the other side of the pond.

European jet cards for the U.S.-based flier

While there are more providers that offer Europe-only solutions, if you are flying privately here in the U.S. sometimes it’s nice to have a one-size fits all option. To find those companies that can help you on both sides of the Atlantic, we scoured the Private Jet Card Comparisons database of over 50 providers and more than 300 programs.

PrivateFly’s CEO outlines business aviation ‘developments and challenges’ for 2019

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Adam Twidell, CEO of the on-demand, tech-led charter company, and jet card seller shared what he believes you will be reading about in 2019

 

After a busy year in which PrivateFly was acquired by the Directional Aviation family of companies (Sentient Jet, Flexjet, Skyjet, Nextant Aerospace), its CEO Adam Twidell offered his crystal ball on the issues private jet travelers and the industry will see in 2019. Below are his comments:

Downward price pressure on the charter and jet card market continues to favor consumers

Other trends include the pilot shortage, struggle of on-demand brokers to offer instant, guaranteed pricing, and desires of jet card buyers for high-touch, high-level service

 

While a shortage of pilots in business aviation has been pushing up crew salaries by as much as 20%, buyers of jet cards and on-demand charter can look forward to continued favorable pricing, according to executives attending Corporate Jet Investor’s annual Dealmakers Conference being held this week at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.