Fitch Ratings cites Covid-related “tailwinds” for private aviation and a 500% increase in cash to $512 million behind its multiple upgrades for the parent of Flexjet and Sentient Jet
Flexjet fractional share hours sold increased 35% in 2021 Q1
What a difference a year and a couple of months make. Fitch Ratings has upgraded OneSky Flight’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘B’ from ‘B-. Fitch also upgraded the company’s senior secured term loan to ‘BB-‘/’RR2’ from ‘B’/’RR3’. The Rating Outlook is Stable. OneSky is a unit of Directional Aviation. Its private aviation brands include Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, PrivateFly, and Halo. In April 2020, Fitch had downgraded OneFlight citing, “the effects of a global drop in demand related to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Two fixed-price options at $69,900 between New York City and Southampton and $84,900 to East Hampton and Montauk are being offered
Premium on-demand charter broker FXAir is leveraging parent OneSky Flight’s acquisition of helicopter operator Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) with an all-inclusive fixed-price 10-pack of helicopter trips to the Hamptons this summer.
After ordering 200 Eve eVTOLs for his OneSky Flight unit that includes Flexjet and Sentient, Kenn Ricci’s Zanite SPAC is in talks with Embraer to take the upstart OEM public, according to Bloomberg
One day after Bloomberg reported that Vista Global Holding is seeking to go public via a SPAC, the website says the principal behind another leading private aviation provider plans a similar move. According to undisclosed sources, Brazil’s Embraer SA is in talks with special purpose acquisition company Zanite Acquisition Corp to merge its Eve Urban Air Mobility unit. This month, OneSky Flight, which includes Flexjet, Sentient, PrivateFly, and FXAIR, ordered 200 eVTOLs from Eve for its newly launched Halo brand. Kenn Ricci heads both OneSky and Zanite.