Carlyle Group invests in Addison Lee

Date:
April 19th, 2013

Great news today for our partner Addison Lee. Private Equity firm Carlyle Group has invested £300 million in the business and become a majority shareholder. The investment will mean considerable business expansion opportunities for Addison…

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Cannes Film Festival Infographic

Date:
April 18th, 2013

One of the busiest weeks for private jet flights down to the South of France is always Cannes Film Festival (this year 15-26 May 2013). We’ve been busy booking jets for the Film Festival since…

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Citation Ten Rolled Out

Date:
April 16th, 2013

Cessna Aircraft Company has rolled out its brand new Citation X at the production facility in Wichita, Kansas, now rebranded the Citation Ten and featuring several significant upgrades. The new flagship Citation aircraft is fitted…

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Interviewing the High-Flyers: Patrick Jephson

Date:
April 15th, 2013

I’m delighted to announce the launch of our new podcast series – Interviewing the High-Flyers. I couldn’t have asked for a more fascinating first podcast interviewee – Patrick Jephson. Patrick started his career in the…

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Scottish Island Flights

Date:
April 12th, 2013

I’m currently enjoying a short trip to Arran, Scotland’s seventh largest island. Home of the Isle of Arran distillery and a wide variety of stunning Scottish scenery. There’s no airport here, with Arran connected to…

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Cessna sells 400th CJ3

Date:
April 2nd, 2013

On the 25th March Cessna announced the sale of their 400th Citation CJ3. The PrivateFly team were not surprised by the success of this light jet. The Citation CJ3 business jet is the low cost…

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White Easter Flights

Date:
March 26th, 2013

With a “White Easter” forecast for much of the UK, domestic tourism is announcing gloomy predictions this Easter, while travel agents are reporting record bookings for last minute sunshine breaks. ABTA estimates numbers leaving the UK…

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A Dog’s Life: PrivateFly’s Tex Visits ExecuJet Cambridge

Date:
March 25th, 2013

With pet owners a growing audience for private aviation, many private jet airports are now broadening their facilities, to cater for passengers flying with animals. Each country has its own regulations but in the UK,…

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The Power Of The PA

Date:
March 19th, 2013

Often in our business it’s not the actual private jet passenger that we communicate with for the majority of the time. The personal assistant or executive assistant (let’s call them a PA for ease, although…

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Heavy snow in France – Travel disruption

Date:
March 12th, 2013

Heavy snow in Northern France is causing significant travel disruption in and out of Paris today. Scheduled airlines have cancelled up to 25% of flights from Paris Charles De Gaulle and Paris Orly airports. Eurostar…

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