Following Directional Aviation’s announcement last week that it had acquired U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, its Flexjet subsidiary announced strong growth numbers
Flexjet LLC, a leading provider of fractional jet shares, leases, and jet cards said for the first half of 2018 fractional and lease sales increased 17% over the same period in 2017. The company said new business grew even more strongly, expanding by 76% year over year. More than half – 57% – of new customers came through referrals.
In 2021, OneSky Flight acquired helicopter operators in the U.S. and U.K. and rebranded them under Halo. OneSky also placed an order for 200 eVTOLs from Embraer-backed EVE. The goal is to create door-to-door private aviation solutions for customers of Flexjet and other OneSky brands.
Separately, a SPAC led by Ricci priced at $200 million launched on the NASDAQ in November 2020.
The company has billion-dollar orders for Embraer’s Praetor 500 and 600, the upcoming Gulfstream G700. It also had an order for 20 of the now-discontinued supersonic Aerion AS2 private jets. The company is based in Cleveland and ranks second behind NetJets based on fractional share operators’ flight hours. In March 2021, it launched a jet card program in Europe based on the Embraer Legacy 500.
When was Flexjet founded?
Who owns Flexjet?
Directional Aviation is its controlling shareholder. It is part of OneSky Flight, which includes Sentient Jet, FXAIR, PrivateFly, and Tuvoli
Less than three years after acquiring fractional aviation provider Flexjet from Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier and positioning it as a luxury entrant alongside its existing subsidiary Flight Options, which it focused on selling fractional shares of used jets, Cleveland-based Directional Aviation is planning to phase out the latter brand and focus on the former’s Red Label service, introduced last year.