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.
Directional Aviation chairman Kenn Ricci took to Instagram to praise employee support for its shared sacrifice program
With business aviation taking it on the chin from the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, the industry is being wracked by furloughs and layoffs. Last week JetSuite sent shockwaves by suspending operations laying off and furloughing over 120 employees.
Marine Eugene, Acting CEO, PrivateFly; Annelies Garcia; Commercial Director, PrivateFly; Garreth Horrocks, Group Safety Officer Steven Warner-Gould, Jet Card Sales Director Matt Barber, Head of Sales Kenn Ricci, Chairman, OneSky Flight; Andrew Collins, CEO, OneSky Flight (charter and jet cards); Dave Woolley, Finance Director, OneSky Flight, Europe
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Founded in 2008 and based outside London, PrivateFly offers on-demand charter, including digital bookings and a fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card in Europe. In 2018, it was acquired by Directional Aviation, which merged its Skyjet private jet charter division under the PrivateFly banner. PrivateFly is considered an innovator, with informative content on its website and collaborations. In the past, it has partnered with luxury travel agency Black Tomato for ski trips to Japan and New Year’s Even flights between Australia and Hawaii, allowing two celebrations. Its City Paris fixed-rate pricing. Set one-way costs for whole aircraft charters on popular routes are posted seasonally.
When was PrivateFly founded?
The company was founded in 2008 by former NetJets and RAF pilot Adam Twidell, and his wife Carol Cork, a former Conde Nast publishing executive.
Who owns PrivateFly?
Directional Aviation's OneSky Flight unit, which also includes Flexjet, Sentient Jets, and FXAIR.
Who is the CEO?
Marine Eugene is Acting CEO.
How are aircraft sourced?
PrivateFly is a broker. It sources its aircraft through third-party charter operators and Flexjet owned fleet.
What are PrivateFly’s initiation and membership fees?
What is PrivateFly’s entry-level jet card program?
Is there guaranteed availability?
Is the hourly rate guaranteed?
Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?