Exclusive: Flexjet sets 2021 Europe launch; Sentient Jet to add health and hygiene requirements for operators

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In a wide-ranging interview, Directional Aviation’s boss Kenn Ricci tells Private Jet Card Comparisons Flexjet’s Europe growth is moving forward, it is expanding use of private jets to position pilots, and Sentient Jet will introduce health-safety requirements for its partner operators

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With tailwinds gradually picking up, Directional Aviation Capital’s principal Kenn Ricci announced his OneSky Flight’s Flexjet unit will expand its European presence in 2021.

Before the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, plans had called for a launch this month during the annual EBACE exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.

Flexjet is now using its private jet fleet to move flight crews

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The second-largest fractional share operator also offers leases and jet cards starting at 25 hours of flight time

The crew ferry program is designed to comply with CDC-recommended group size limits

Flexjet today announced that its pilots and flight crews will no longer rely on commercial airlines to travel to or from flight assignments but instead on Flexjet’s private fleet.

The company said the move is meant to protect the health and safety of Flexjet customers and flight crews during the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Flexjet applies MicroShield 360 antimicrobial defense to its fleet

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MicroShield 360 provides EPA-registered, FDA-approved antimicrobial coating that is P effective against over 90 pathogens

Flexjet said Constant Aviation is treating its entire fleet of more than 160 aircraft with MicroShield 360 – an antimicrobial shield. Fleetwide application is underway and will be completed in a few days.

Flexjet reaffirms European expansion

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The private jet operator says it is on track to launch its fractional share, lease and jet card offerings in Europe

More plans are expected to be disclosed in the second quarter of this year

Flexjet’s long-planned expansion into Europe is still on track, the company told Private Jet Card Comparisons.

Several pilots commenting on chat board PPRuNe, which stands for Professional Pilot Rumor Network, had raised the question if Flexjet’s Europe launch was on hold.

Flexjet creates pop-up private terminal for Super Bowl LIV

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Flexjet customers arriving into Miami’s Opa-Locka Airport will be treated to a VIP lounge created specifically for the Super Bowl

With as many as 1,500 private jets expected to descend on Miami in advance of Super Bowl 2020, local private jet facilities will be jammed to the gills.

To help ensure its jet card and fractional shareowners arrive and depart in style, Flexjet says it is creating a VIP pop-up private terminal at Opa-Locka Airport in Miami.

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