PrivateFly accelerates US growth with takeover of Bird Dog Jet

Our US expansion has been an important focus for PrivateFly over the past two years. And we’re delighted to now announce our takeover of the US charter broker Bird Dog Jet – bringing additional growth potential to this key market.

The Bird Dog Jet team adds valuable industry experience of on-demand charter, fractional and card programs, from companies including NetJets, Flight Options and Sentient Jets.

PrivateFly & Bird Dog Jet

We’re delighted to be bringing the Bird Dog Jet onboard. (L-R) Ryan Folkening; Geoff Villano, PrivateFly’s VP of Sales (USA); and Chris Early.

Joining us at PrivateFly will be Chris Early, Bird Dog Jet’s founder and president; its COO Ryan Folkening; and sales advisor Zach Rankin.

We opened our first US office in Fort Lauderdale in April 2016 and our combination of an innovative technology platform and a 24/7 team of aviation experts has proved a winning recipe in the North American market, helping us drive +51% sale growth this year with continued profitability – something which sets us apart from any other new business model in our sector.

We’re delighted to be bringing across the experienced team from Bird Dog Jet, who have established some excellent client and corporate relationships. This helps us strengthen our geographic reach in the US, and represents the next step in our continued growth strategy.

Chris Early, Bird Dog Jet founder and president, commented: “We’ve been committed to delivering the best combination of technology and service, and this move will help us deliver even greater advantages for our clients. We’re excited about becoming part of the PrivateFly group, a well-respected and fast-growing brand, with an impressive international team.”

We have been looking for opportunities to accelerate PrivateFly’s US growth for some time, and will continue to do so. This includes joining forces with companies like Bird Dog Jet, that will help us grow faster than we could do in an organic way.

So watch this space. 2018 promises to be another exciting chapter in PrivateFly’s growth story!

Whether you’re looking for private jet charter within Europe, North America or further afield, our 24/7 expert Flight Team is available for advice and pricing. Contact us or call 020 7100 6960 (Europe) or 866-726-1222 (USA).