The former C-Suite executive with XOJET recently left as acquirer Vista Global merged it with the former JetSmarter
Business aviation veteran Gregg Slow has joined PrivateFly’s senior leadership team to head the U.S. division of the company, which operates from a U.S. headquarters in Boston and a sales office in Fort Lauderdale, with further sales teams based across the country.
The U.S. now accounts for half of PrivateFly’s global flight sales for the U.K.-based provider, according to the press announcement.
Slow brings 19 years of business aviation experience to the newly created role, most recently from his seven-year tenure at XOJET where, as chief client officer, he built the commercial client-facing offering and assisted in the company’s acquisition by Vista Global. Earlier this summer the VistaJet parent merged XOJET and JetSmarter to form XO.
From top destinations, from when travelers book and the most popular times to fly, the charter broker offers insights
U.K.-based charter broker PrivateFly, which became part of Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation portfolio last year, released its quarterly trends report on private jet travel.
Among the highlights was the percentage of female fliers increased to 29%, up two points, while 48% of all bookings were within a week of travel, down a point from 2018’s second quarter.
PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell pictured in lead) said, “Our business grew considerably as we integrated our sister company Skyjet into PrivateFly,” noting, “This edition of Private Jet Charter Trends reflects our bigger footprint in the USA for the first time analyzing thousands of searches and booked flights.”
PrivateFly is expanding its fixed-rate, one-way flight pricing for the summer using the Challenger 300
PrivateFly is offering fixed-rate, one-way pricing for two key cross-country routes this summer using the Bombardier Challenger 300. Price is $29,000 for a one-way charter of the whole aircraft, which seats eight. The move follows its rollout of similar by the flight fixed prices under the City Pairs banner in Europe.
The move follows its announced one-way rates via Nextant
400XTis launched in April
Private charter platform PrivateFly, a Directional Aviation company (think Flexjet and Sentient Jet), has announced new routes to its City Pairs program, offering fixed prices on the large cabin Embraer Legacy 600. The new pairs include London and Mykonos; Paris and Marrakech; and Moscow and Nice – and follow the existing price menu for the six-seat Nextant 400XTi, which launched in April.
In a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the company says its fixed price City Pairs have proved very popular with its on-demand charter clients since the launch, and now account for over 25% of its flights. The new routes and the bigger cabin option have been added following customer demand.