Top executives detail plans for PrivateFly and Skyjet after the deal

After the announcement that Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation had acquired PrivateFly, we had some questions, and here are the answers

Directional Aviation buys PrivateFly

After Wednesday’s announcement that Directional Aviation’s OneSky LLC was adding PrivateFly to Flexjet, Sentient Jet and Skyjet, Private Jet Card Comparisons emailed some additional questions. Below are the answers collectively from PrivateFly co-founders Adam Twidell and Carol Cork, as well as Andrew Collins, the President of OneSky’s on-demand private jet charter organization Skyjet in addition to jet card provider Sentient Jet. 

Directional Aviation buys U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly

The deal by the parent of Flexjet, Sentient Jet and Skyjet expands Directional Aviation’s global reach and doubles down on its online on-demand private jet charter business

 

OneSky, LLC, part of Directional Aviation and home to Skyjet, Sentient Jet and Flexjet, today announced it has acquired U.K.-based PrivateFly, a leading global digital booking service for private jet charter flights. According to a press release, PrivateFly is expected to combine with Skyjet, OneSky’s existing brokerage group and a pioneer in aviation technology for more than 20 years. The goal is to create one of the world’s largest online booking platforms for private jet charter, one with a robust digital platform and a physical geography and assets tailored for countries on four continents. 

Magellan Jets scores 37th annual Inc. 5000 list for the sixth time

In its 10th year, Magellan Jets has been a staple on the list of fast growing businesses

 

Move over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Your Boston-based neighbor – jet card and on-demand charter broker Magellan Jets – just landed on Inc’s 37th annual Inc. 5000, the sought after ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for a sixth time, something accomplished by only 3% of companies. 

Canada’s Jettly becomes the 42nd jet card provider featured in Private Jet Card Comparisons

Jettly, the Toronto-based on-demand, online-focused charter broker which was founded in 2016 and launched a jet card earlier this year, is now included in the Private Jet Card Comparisons database of over 250 jet card programs, including 42 companies.

Examining the case against jet cards

What’s the best way to charter a private jet? Brokers often say on-demand charter beats jet cards. We look at the case one broker is making.

 

Needless to say, jet cards have been the hot spot of private aviation with the number of providers and programs having more than doubled in the past 10 years. Earlier today we received an email from a charter broker outlining its case against jet cards. Our position – despite our name – is that it’s not a black or white answer, but we were interested to see what the arguments were and to add our thoughts.