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Private jet firm sold in mega deal

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PrivateFly has been acquired by OneSky LLC, a Directional Aviation company.
The online booking platform will join forces with OneSky’s existing
brokerage Skyjet, to create one of the world’s largest digital platforms for on-demand private jet charter.

As the first business model to offer private jet booking end-to-end when it launched in 2008, PrivateFly has seen continued high sales growth over the last decade. Initially UK-focused, it has since developed multiple channels and customer bases worldwide, through localised platforms, and a
multilingual team. Skyjet has been a pioneer in aviation technology for more than 20 years, with a strong foothold in the US, and offers one of the most popular and highly-downloaded private jet booking apps.

PrivateFly’s co-founders Adam Twidell and Carol Cork remain with the company
and will lead the combined entity, which will operate offices in both the United States and Europe. They intend to leverage the extensive infrastructure and assets available within the OneSky family of brands, which also includes Sentient Jet and Flexjet.

“We are delighted to welcome PrivateFly to the OneSky and the Directional Aviation family,” said Kenn Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation.
“PrivateFly’s co-founders, Adam Twidell and Carol Cork, are true innovators who recognised early on how important mobile capabilities and on-demand
digital bookings are in the charter space, and they will continue to play a critical role in the company’s future. Pairing PrivateFly with Skyjet, OneSky’s current digital on-demand charter broker, brings together two
unique, innovative companies that are in different geographies to support OneSky’s vision of a world-leading on-demand charter operation.”




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