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Press Releases from PrivateFly (16 total)

PrivateFly.com Teams Up With Chris Evans For BBC Children In Need

Private jet booking service, PrivateFly.com, has teamed up with the BBC’s Chris Evans to provide a private jet for the Radio 2 host’s Children in Need Auction. The company has helped to arrange a jet for the 8 Go Mad in Monaco trip, for which listeners were able to bid live on air on Thursday 15 November. Winning bids for the package totaled over £1 million. Four pairs of tickets were

PRIVATEFLY.COM RAISES £2M FUNDING-

-Private aviation market shakes up as disruptive technology platform for private jet hire announces successful fundraising- PrivateFly.com, the leading online aggregator for private jet charter, today announces its plans for expansion, following successful investment fundraising of £2 million generated from eight private investors. The company, whose network accesses over 7000 aircraft based globally, says the funds will be used to deliver a roll-out to new international markets, significant usability

PRIVATEFLY.COM TO POWER ADDISON LEE’S NEW PRIVATE JET SERVICE

-Leading online private charter network announces a partnership with UK’s largest minicab company- PrivateFly.com has announced a new distribution strategy to expand its reach to London business travellers through a partnership with Addison Lee. For the first time ever, Addison Lee customers can now book private jet charter alongside premium minicabs, chauffeur vehicles, taxi-bikes and couriers. Business jet hire will be offered as part of a seamless ground-to-air transportation package via Addison

PRIVATEFLY.COM LAUNCHES PA PRIVILEGE PROGRAMME

-Private jet hire platform offers new support and reward programme for executive assistants- PrivateFly.com, Europe’s leading online booking platform for private jet charter, has announced the launch of its PA Privilege Programme, a dedicated support service for executive PAs. The programme has been launched in response to the specific needs of the executive PA sector, such as speed of service and 24-hour support. To celebrate the launch, the company is

PrivateFly.com Drives Growth With Ferrari Owners

-Private jet hire platform forms strategic partnership with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain- PrivateFly.com has announced a partnership with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain. The leading online private jet hire platform will provide exclusive benefits and a range of private jet hire services to Ferrari owners, including flights from airports with direct vehicle access to runways – allowing a seamless transfer from ground to air. Peter Everingham, secretary

PRIVATEFLY.COM LAUNCHES ANDROID APP

Online private jet hire platform, PrivateFly.com, has announced an expansion to its mobile application services. Following its successful iPhone and iPad app launch last year, which was the world’s first mobile app to give instant private jet hire costs, the company has now developed and launched the equivalent technology for the Android platform. Android is now the UK’s fastest-growing and most popular mobile operating system with over 45 per cent

CORPORATE LEADERS PREDICT A BUOYANT FUTURE FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL

-PrivateFly.com survey indicates most UK business leaders will spend more or the same on their business travel this year- UK business leaders gave an optimistic indication of their future business travel expenditure in a recent survey by the online private jet hire platform, PrivateFly.com. CEOs, MDs and Chairmen from some of the UK’s top companies were invited to participate in the business travel study, which was undertaken by Clarity,

TECH-SAVVY BUSINESS LEADERS STILL PREFER PRINTED NEWS ON THE MOVE

-Research by PrivateFly.com shows that UK senior executives embrace technology in the office, but most still prefer paper-based reading for travel- Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of the UK’s business leaders are sticking to old habits when it comes to receiving news on the move despite embracing a wide range of technologies in the office. That’s one of the findings from a survey by the online private jet booking

PRIVATE AVIATION LIFTS ASH CLOUD UNCERTAINTY -As ash cloud travel chaos hits the …

Leading online private jet network, PrivateFly.com has reported a surge in online enquiries in the last 24 hours from both leisure and business passengers, left stranded by Scottish air travel restrictions imposed as a result of the ash cloud from the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland. Many airlines have cancelled flights to and from Scotland and, with other UK and European airspace on alert, travelers are looking at alternative options in order

SURVEY REVEALS WHAT BUSINESS LEADERS WON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT

-PrivateFly.com travel survey uncovers some surprises in the overhead lockers of the UK’s top business people- A recent survey of UK business leaders* has revealed the contents of their corporate travel bags. CEOs, MDs and Chairmen from some of the UK’s top companies were invited to participate in the research which was undertaken by Clarity, an independent online survey company, and commissioned by leading online private jet booking network PrivateFly.com. Participants

PRIVATEFLY.COM APPOINTS RICHARD CARRICK AS CHAIRMAN -Travel industry heavyweight …

PrivateFly.com, the online private jet booking network, today announces that Richard Carrick is to join its board as chairman. Carrick has previously held general management and marketing roles at MyTravel, Saga Holidays and Forte Hotels and was most recently CEO of Hoseasons, which was sold in March 2010. He brings over thirty five years’ travel industry experience to the chairman role for PrivateFly and underpins its strategy of integrating the

PRIVATEFLY.COM SCOOPS AVIATION WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

-Private jet booking platform described as “the iTunes” of aviation by leading industry judges- Online private jet platform, PrivateFly.com, has been awarded the best aviation website of 2010 in The Webbies, Flight Global’s annual aviation web awards. Now in its third year, The Webbies celebrate the best and brightest in international aviation websites and digital strategy. Privatefly.com won the category of Best Website and was recognised for its simple

TIME-STARVED SKIERS GAIN HOURS ON THE PISTE -PrivateFly.com launches new web gui …

With the popularity of short ski breaks ever-increasing, winter sports enthusiasts are looking for ways of maximising time on the slopes, rather than spending a day of their break travelling. As it launches a new online guide to European ski resorts, private jet booking platform PrivateFly.com has seen a seasonal surge in ski weekenders looking to travel by private jet or helicopter transfer. Adam Twidell, CEO and co-founder of PrivateFly.com, comments:

PRIVATE JET PREDICTIONS FOR 2011 -Private jet booking platform PrivateFly.com lo …

At the start of 2011 the private jet industry looks set to continue its cautious post-recession recovery flight path. Here, private jet booking service, PrivateFly.com, has compiled a list of predictions for the industry in the coming year. PrivateFly’s CEO and founder, Adam Twidell, comments: “2011 promises to be an exciting year ahead. Despite the economic downturn, the last twelve months presented many opportunities for the private jet industry,

Private jets mean it's business as usual despite snow travel chaos

PrivateFly.com reports surge in bookings from European business community where scheduled airlines have left them stranded. With all the travel chaos, online booking network, PrivateFly.com, has seen a surge in private jet charter bookings and enquiries. Many of the enquiries have come from businesses that are using private jet travel for the first time, who cannot risk senior executives missing meetings or being left stranded in Europe in the week

HITTING THE ‘HIGH’ NOTES – TOP 10 FLYING SONGS -As “Like A G6” flies h …

Currently flying high in the British pop charts, the platinum-selling “Like A G6” by LA-based hip hop quartet Far East Movement topped the US charts in October. The song has caused quite a stir online, with fans debating the title’s meaning. As many now know, the G6 refers to the G650, a new ultra-fast, ultra-long range business jet by manufacturer Gulfstream, set to enter the market in 2012. Priced at