PrivateFly Turns 10 And Celebrates By Recounting 10 Memorable Flights

The private jet charter and jet card broker is using its anniversary to share fun memories from its first decade

 

PrivateFly is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by publishing a list of its 10 most memorable flights. “In private aviation every flight is different, and there’s a story behind each one – showing where and why people fly. We’ve enjoyed picking out some of the unforgettable flights over the past 10 years, to give a fascinating and often surprising insight into private jet travel today,” says Adam Twidell, CEO and co-founder. 

Charter Broker Victor Attracts $18 Million In New Investment; Forms Alyssum Group To Foster General Aviation Acquisitions

On-demand private jet charter broker Victor has raised $18 million from BBA Aviation, BP Ventures and existing shareholders

 

Following Victor’s BP Ventures-led Series B investment round of $20 million in September the company is back raising more money, including the creation of a new corporate umbrella that will be known as Alyssum Group Ltd. Victor said it will now which pursue an “acquisitive strategy within general aviation sector,” according to a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. It said this new money signals closure of the Series B process as Alyssum Group gears up for planned Series C investment round in mid-2018. Victor Founder & CEO Clive Jackson appointed Group Chief Executive of Alyssum Group. 

How Much Does Age Matter When It Comes To Chartering Private Jets?

When shopping for private jet charter, older jets are often priced lower than newer jets. Some Jet Card Membership programs offer lower rates for older model aircraft.  Are you giving up anything in safety?

 

Will you have fewer amenities? Does it matter when the airplane was last refurbished? PrivateFly CEO and former RAF pilot Adam Twidell who still flies business jets provide Private Jet Card Comparisons readers with his viewpoint in this guest column. 

PrivateFly Acquires U.S. Private Jet Broker Bird Dog Jet

The move comes as Wheels Up, VistaJet, JetSmarter, JetSuite and Victor have all announced new funding to power expansion

 

U.S.-based Bird Dog Jet has been acquired by U.K. PrivateFly, according to an email from the latter. “I wanted to share some exciting news with you about our continued expansion. 2017 has been a record-breaking year for us, showing another plus 50% growth rate. We’ve been busy arranging more flights, for more customers, than ever before. And I’m now delighted to be able to announce PrivateFly’s takeover of Bird Dog Jet, a US charter broker. They will join our existing US team based in Fort Lauderdale, to enable us to fly more clients within North America, the Caribbean and further afield,” wrote Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly in an email to customers.

How To Find Your True Hourly Rate When Choosing A Jet Card Program

Jet Card Membership Programs provide users convenience when they fly privately, but finding the true hourly rate you will be paying often takes a bit of work

You ask your assistant to go to a few private jet card membership websites and check out the hourly rates. She follows your instructions and puts them in a comparison chart for you. That was easy! Then you join. You get your first invoice, and shock, the prices you are paying have nothing to do with the rates on the website. It reminds you of that $29 per day car rental that ended up costing you $79.