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Solar eclipse watchers fly by private jet for £400 less than an airline seat - 10 March 2015
PrivateFly’s comparison shows that a private jet saves 15 hours and can cost less than airlines, for UK flights to the total eclipse viewing spots. More

79 per cent of private jet travellers are men, but a small tide is turning, says PrivateFly - 02 March 2015
The private jet booking service is growing its female clients and offering a special discount to mark International Women’s Day. More

PrivateFly launches new helicopter ski transfer service - 20 January 2015
The private jet booking service is now offering ‘best and instant’ pricing for time-saving helicopter transfers to European ski resorts. More

PrivateFly seeks £6m fundraising for further expansion - 17 December 2014
PrivateFly the online marketplace for private jet flights, has announced it will be raising global growth capital in early 2015, to accelerate its international footprint. More

How time-starved skiers can gain ten hours on the slopes - 20 November 2014
Ski weekenders can gain a whole extra day away by flying private to smaller airports, says PrivateFly More

How do you get to celebrate New Year’s Eve twice? - 13 November 2014
Can't get enough of New Year's Eve? PrivateFly is offering the ultimate, luxury way to see in 2015 – twice in one night – via a bespoke private jet itinerary in the world’s fastest private jet. More

Who were Europe's Winners and Losers in the private jet summer peak? - 02 October 2014
As Europe’s summer season ends, PrivateFly reveals the airports, aircraft and business models that are bucking overall market decline More

Private Jet-Iquette: No Knee Defenders Required, but don't tag your host on Facebook - 03 September 2014
PrivateFly offers its Top 10 dos and don’ts for private jet travel, including using social media and avoiding a bathroom faux pas More

Fly By Private Jet For Less Than An Airline Seat This Summer - 22 July 2014
PrivateFly’s last minute ‘empty leg’ private jet flights offer a VIP experience for as little as £138 per person More

New Software Release Makes PrivateFly “The Skyscanner For Private Jets - 19 June 2014
The private jet booking platform announces technology breakthrough, via Web Service API with major supplier. More

Private jets wait for a World Cup final surge in Brazil - 19 June 2014
PrivateFly has seen steady demand for private jet flights for the World Cup in Brazil, but most clients have planned ahead, more than usual for private jet flights. More

Europe gets set for the biggest private jet weekend of the year - 19 May 2014
PrivateFly reports the weekend of the 23 May 2014 will be the busiest weekend in terms of private jet movements in Europe More

Travel poll reveals world's top 10 airport landings - 13 May 2014
Fasten your seatbelts, PrivateFly reveals top 10 most scenic airport landings 2014 More

Airops Software integrates with PrivateFly - 06 May 2014
Airops Software has announced an upgraded version for charter operators, allowing Airops to provide automatic charter quotes, via its integration with More

Business aviation- a caricature study - 11 April 2014
The twice-yearly BACA lunch is always a lively event in the business aviation calendar, but this spring’s event saw a new artistic twist to proceedings capturing some of the industry’s personalities More

The private jet that money can't buy - 10 April 2014
There's a three year waiting list to own the world's most desirable private jet, but why wait as the first $65 million Gulfstream G650 hits the European charter market More

Jet Off To Jersey For The Ultimate Michelin Star Lunch - 27 February 2014
PrivateFly and Luxury Jersey Hotels launch the ultimate luxury day trip to Jersey: private jet flights to Jersey and lunch at 3 different Michelin-starred restaurants. More

World’s first’ bitcoin private jet customer - 05 February 2014
Monaco-based Olivier Janssens is ‘world’s first’ bitcoin private jet customer to go public, after booking a jet with PrivateFly. More

Privatefly Announces Integration With Chartermatrix - 15 January 2014
Private charter network PrivateFly has announced a new integration with aviation tech supplier CharterMatrix, connecting with their AirplaneManager software. More

PrivateFly's predictions for business aviation in 2014 - 23 December 2013
PrivateFly has issued its predictions for the business aviation industry in 2014. More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Twice In One Night – By Private Jet - 12 December 2013
Can't get enough of New Year's Eve? For those looking for the ultimate way to see in 2014...twice More

Winners announced in private jet photography awards - 28 November 2013 reveals the winning images in its photography competition to celebrate 50 years of private jet travel More

Piste de Resistance - Luxury ski experiences - 4 November 2013
You could ski like a VIP this winter with private jet booking service, PrivateFly, which is now offering ski experiences by private jet to Verbier. This offers the ultimate in skiing luxury. More

PrivateFly works with ITV's The X Factor on private jet film - 7 October 2013
In September 2013, ITV's The X Factor filmed with PrivateFly as part of the competition prize package, with the winners flying to Paris by private jet. More

St Albans review: Local private jet company works with ITV's The X Factor - 7 October 2013
Private jet service PrivateFly will appear on ITV’s The X Factor to promote the viewer competition prize of a private jet to Paris. More

PrivateFly Partners with Reliance Worldwide - 13 August 2013 has announced a new strategic partnership with Reliance Worldwide, provider of logistics solutions to global corporate accounts. More

$500,000 Private Jet Flight Booked...Via iPhone App - 11 July 2013
Read how one customer bought a private jet flight worth half a million dollars with the PrivateFly iPhone app More

Will EU summit see Europe’s biggest day for private jets in 2013? - 26 June 2013
In 2012, aircraft carrying visitors to and from the June 2012 EU summit in Brussels, was Europe’s busiest day for private jets. PrivateFly predicts 2013 will continue the trend. More

PrivateFly expands its French Operation - 18 June 2013
Private jet charter network PrivateFly makes new appointments in the French team and announces 100th French customer. More

Harpenden Students live Private Jet Style - 18 June 2013
Three lucky students from Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden have had the chance to gain an insider’s view of the world of private jet travel. Find out what happened when 3 students filmed the world of private aviation. More

Peak Weekends for Private Jets - 22 May 2013
With several European events coinciding this weekend, private jet demand may exceed pre-recession levels, says More

PrivateFly Private Jet Photo Contest 2013 - 16 May 2013
PrivateFly launches its new photo contest, the contest is now open for entries and will be judged by an expert panel from the world of aviation and travel photography. More

Air Passenger Duty Affects Business Jets - 14 May 2013, estimates that £4.6 million will be lost with the new extension of Air Passenger Duty (APD) to business jets in the first year. More

“Get Me To Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, And Make It Snappy” - 24 April 2013
Read PrivateFly's PA Research findings. More

How Private Jet Travellers Are Escaping This White Easter - 27 March 2013
Find out where the private jet set are flying to escape the predicted Easter snow across Europe. More

The Top 10 Property Hotspots Fuelling Private Jet Recovery - 12 March 2013
Travel to recognised European property hotspots is acting as a catalyst for recovery in the private aviation sector More

Come (Private) Fly With Me - Without The Price Tag - 05 February 2013 reveals last minute private flight offers that are jet to impress this Valentine’s Day More

Travellers top 10 airport approaches 2013 - 28 January 2013 has asked travel fans across the world for their most scenic airport landings in its annual survey More

Stranded travellers look to apps escape snow chaos - 21 January 2013
Private jet app seeing a flurry of downloads from passengers stuck at airports across Europe More

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Media Coverage

Business Airport International - Birth of a private jet - 19 March 2015
Bringing a new aircraft to life is a hugely complex, expensive and time-consuming process. But it’s a fascinating and rewarding one. Read full article

Irish Examiner - A Scottish airport may win the world's most beautiful runway award - 18 March 2015
You can vote for your favourite runway here. Read full article

Daily Mail - The most beautiful airport approaches in the world - 18 March 2015
Fans can vote for their favourite airport landing here. Read full article

The Telegraph - Where to see the 2015 solar eclipse - 11 March 2015
PrivateFly is currently offering personalised itineraries to those who would like to charter their own jet up north. Read full article

Corporate jet investor - How to charter a private jet - 02 March 2015
Chartering a private jet can be a complicated process for somebody who has never done it before. Read full article

Fly Corporate - PrivateFly: Disruptive charter - 26 February 2015
PrivateFly’s innovative search platform disrupted the private charter jet market when the company launched in 2007. Read full article

Business Airport International - Size matters - 23 January 2015
The charter operator sector is on the edge of an M&A frenzy. Read full article

PC PRo - How to buy bitcoins and store them in a bitcoin wallet - 23 January 2015
PrivateFly lets you pay in bitcoin for a private jet flight to your destination of choice. Read full article

Daily Mail - Fly to the slopes by HELICOPTER! - 22 January 2015
PrivateFly offers exclusive fixed pricing on private helicopter transfers. Read full article

El Financiero - Davos attracts 1,700 private jets (Spanish) - 21 January 2015
For this year’s World Economic Forum, Davos expects 1700 private jet movements and an increase in helicopter arrivals – a 100% increase for average movements for the area. Read full article

Olekzone - Davos attracts 1,700 private jets (Indonesian) - 20 January 2015
Billionaire and world leaders from around the world will fly to Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum event. Read full article

Newsweek - 1,700 private jets descend on Davos for world economic forum - 20 January 2015
For private jet companies like PrivateFly, Netkets and VistaJet, this is by far their busiest time of year. Read full article - The 1 percent travels to the WEF in Davos (Flemish) - 19 January 2015
This week, 1,700 private flights expected to land in Zurich. Read full article

Daily Mail - 1,700 private jets descend on Davos for World Economic Forum - 19 January 2015
This week the skies above Switzerland will be crammed full of private jets as billionaires and world leaders attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos. Read full article

Daily Mail - The incredible private jets of the rich and famous - 15 January 2015
Here, we look at the most stunning private planes - and their well-known owners - to see just what $83 million (or £55,000,000) can really buy. Read full article

Stuff - Three crazy expensive New Year's parties - 30 December 2014
From a Vegas cabaret to globe-hopping via chartered plane, here are three extravagant, elaborate or just-plain-weird ways to party on New Year's Eve around the world. Read full article

Financial News - PrivateFly launches GBP6m fundraiser for expansion - 23 December 2014
PrivateFly said it has announced it will be raising global growth capital in early 2015, to accelerate its international footprint. Read full article

Daily Mail - No plans for New Year's Eve? - 23 December 2014
If you haven't got any plans for New Year's Eve but fancy celebrating in style, you're not too late. Read full article - PrivateFly seeks £6M fundraising for further expansion - 22 December 2014
PrivateFly has announced it will be raising global growth capital in early 2015, to accelerate its international footprint. Read full article

Business Wire - PrivateFly seeks £6M fundraising for further expansion - 22 December 2014
PrivateFly has announced it will be raising global growth capital in early 2015, to accelerate its international footprint. Read full article

The Sunday Times - Reach for the sky - 21 December 2014
Private jet company seeks £6m injection for further expansion. Read full article

The Telegraph - New Year's Eve 2014: the world's best parties - 25 November 2014
Our pick of the most extravagant and indulgent ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2014 and New Year's Day 2015. Read full article

Realbusiness - Stories from entrepreneurs on their first funding experiences - 21 November 2014
CEO Adam Twidell discusses how PrivateFly got its first funding; from selling his home in 2007 to raising £2 million in investment funding in 2011. Read full article

Daily Mail - Luxury holiday lets you celebrate New Year's Eve TWICE by flying from Sydney to LA in the world's fastest private jet (but it will cost £130,000) - 14 October 2014
PrivateFly is offering travellers with a robust budget the chance to celebrate New Years Eve in not just one of the world's most renowned party cities, but two. In the same night. Read full article

The Herts Advertiser 24 - Heroic boy flying high with Olly Murs thanks to St Albans firm - 20 October 2014
Dreams came true for a heroic young boy as he took to the skies in a private jet for last week’s Pride of Britain Awards. Read full article

The Guardian - Bitcoin: a beginner’s guide for entrepreneurs - 17 October 2014
From pints in the pub to seats on private jets, businesses are using this new currency with great success. Read full article

St Albans Review - St Albans company arranged private jet flight for brave youngster Ted McCaffery and pop star Olly Murs - 07 October 2014
PrivateFly appears on ITV1, after flying Pride of Britain 2014 award winner Ted McCaffery and pop star Olly Murs in a private jet to Disneyland Paris. Read full article

Telegraph - Eight essential travel apps - 07 October 2014
From private-jet hire to concierge services, the best travel apps for iPhone and Android. Read full article

Thisismoney - 'We sold our home to set up comparison website for private jets!' - 06 October 2014
Former RAF pilot and wife turned their idea into a £13m business. Read full article

Wyborcza - Most Air France flights have been cancelled. Passengers at airports looking to hire private jets as an alternative (Polish) - 16 September 2014
Air France had to cancel 60 percent of their flights due to a pilot strike. Furious passengers looking for different means to travel, some decide to hire a private aircraft. Read full article

Telegraph - Air France passengers fly private jet to avoid strike - 15 September 2014
Passengers affected by an Air France pilot strike have chosen to fly by private jet to avoid missing out on their holiday. Read full article - Jetsetters, Las Vegas and Monaco, Gulfstream and Formula 1 share the spotlight - 08 September 2014
With the sexiest Formula1 race of the year now a great memory, a couple of comparisons come to mind recapping summer 2014; and the Gulfstream G550 to the 2014 Formula One race car. Read full article

London Evening Standard - How to be a high flyer: etiquette tips from London's top travellers - 02 September 2014
As knee-defenders cause fights on flights and Ryanair joins the battle for business class, Lucy Tobin gets some jetiquette tips from the capital’s top travellers Read full article

Huffington Post - Taking A Private Jet Can Be Cheaper Than You Think - 28 August 2014
When your calves involuntarily cramp at the mere thought of flying in economy yet again, it might be time to book a private jet. Read full article

Telegraph - Can you really fly cheaper than Easyjet on a private plane? - 12 August 2014
Flying privately can be cheaper than you think - with seats on exclusive planes regularly beating competitive prices from airlines such as Easyjet and British Airways. Read full article

HLN - Travel in luxury: fly a private jet - 12 August 2014
Something to celebrate? Party? Hire a low price a private jet and fly to the Côte d'Azur. Sometimes that per person even cheaper than a ticket from a low-cost carrier. Read full article

The Guardian - Can't afford to fly in a luxury jet? How empty-legs deals make it possible - 11 August 2014
After flying their super-rich customers off to exclusive haunts, private charter firms have found a way to earn extra money on the otherwise empty return journeys. Read full article

Visir - Cheaper to travel by private jet, but with low-cost airlines (Icelandic) - 11 August 2014
Now you can save by traveling by private jet rather than flying with low-cost airlines. Read full article

Daily Mail - How you can fly by private jet for less than the cost of a budget airline. - 11 August 2014
Travelling by private jet is becoming more and more accessible at prices so low they can beat those of the budget airlines. Read full article

The Sunday Times - EasyJet’s too pricy, I’ll take a private jet. - 11 August 2014
Canny travellers are finding great deals on private plane hire when their A-list owners are not aboard. Read full article

Telegraph - When private jets are cheaper than budget airlines - 11 August 2014
Unusually aggressive discounting means savvy travellers can now fly via private jet for less than the cost of an easyJet flight. Read full article

ETN - Private jets challenging budget airlines' prices - 10 August 2014
Traveling by private jet is becoming more and more accessible at prices so low they can beat those of the budget airlines. Read full article

The Sydney Morning Herald - The stunning world of private jet travel - 08 August 2014
No queues. No waiting. No taking off your shoes for security. Take-off when you want, arrive when you want. Yes, private jet travel is the answer to some seriously first world problems. Read full article

Financial Review - High-flying world of private jet travel - 08 August 2014
No queues. Nowaiting. No taking off your shoes for security. Take off when you want, arrive when you want. Read full article

CNBC - Private jet charter to the World Cup: $250K, plus expenses - 17 June 2014
If you're thinking about a last-minute private-plane splurge to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you may need to bring a lot of cash—and patience. Read full article

East London Advertiser - London City one of the world's most scenic approaches - 22 May 2014
London City’s runways in the former Royal Docks at Silvertown has been voted into the Top 10 stunning airport landings in a passengers’ poll by PrivateFly. Read full article

Aviation Week - PrivateFly CEO Internet Pioneer - 20 May 2014
PrivateFly was the first private jet booking platform that allowed customers to book from beginning to end online. Read full article

St. Maarten Island time - St. Maarten airport named second in the world's most stunning airport approaches - 20 May 2014
St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport has been named the second most stunning airport approach in a recent survey by travel fans around the world in PrivateFlys Airport Approaches Survey. Read full article

New Zealand Herald - New Zealand home to one of world's 'most scenic' airports - 20 May 2014
Private aviation website has named our very own winter wonderland Queenstown as one of its top 10 most scenic airports. Read full article

Aeronews - Aeroportul Nisa, cel mai frumos approach - 15 May 2014
PrivateFly, serviciul privat de booking, a publicat castigatorii editiei 2014 Top 10 aeroporturi din lume cu cel mai spectaculos approach. Dupa Barra, Scotia (2012) si St. Maarten (2013), in acest an aeroportul Nisa (NCE) a castigat marele premiu. Read full article - Мне у окна, пожалуйста! Аэропорты с лучшими видами из иллюминатора - 14 May 2014
Онлайн-портал опубликовал ежегодный рейтинг лучших видов из окна иллюминатора самолета при взлете и посадке. Read full article

Actualidad - Los aeropuertos con mejores vistas desde las ventanas de un avión - 15 May 2014
El portal publicó un índice de popularidad de las mejores vistas de un aeropuerto desde la ventana de un avión durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Read full article

extracrew - Niza, el aterrizaje más espectacular - 14 May 2014
Ha obtenido el primer puesto en el ranking de las 10 tomas más espectaculares del mundo Read full article

flyertalk - Most beautiful airport approach award - 14 May 2014
PrivateFly announces the results of its 2014 airport approach Read full article

FliegerWeb - Anflug auf den London City Airport - 14 May 2014
Neben Nizza, Rio und Gibraltar wurde der Landeanflug auf den London City Airport bereits zum dritten Mal zu den eindrucksvollsten der Welt gewählt. Read full article

Travel News - London City voted in world's top airport landings - 14 May 2014
London City Airport has been named one of the most stunning airport approaches in the world Read full article

Stornoway Gazette - Barra Airport voted in world's top 3 airport landings - 14 May 2014
PrivateFly's 2014 airport approaches poll has placed Barra Airport in the top 3 Read full article

Forbes - World's most scenic airports - 14 May 2014
PrivateFly have published their 2014 airport approaches poll, as voted by 5000 individuals Read full article

STV News - Barra among world's most scenic airport approaches - 14 May 2014
Barra Airport has finished third in poll of the world's most stunning airport approaches Read full article

The Telegraph - Most scenic airport approaches from across the world - 13 May 2014 has revealed its annual Top 10 Airport Approaches. PrivateFly ask travellers around the world to vote for their favourite places to land. Read full article

Fly Corporate - Airops quoting tool with PrivateFly - 9 May 2014
Airops Software has announced its software upgrade UK online charter provider PrivateFly Read full article

BlueSky Business Aviation News - Airops reveals upgraded quoting tool for operators - 8 May 2014
Airops Software has announced its integration with PrivateFly Read full article

Daily Mail - London to Dubai on the world's fastest private jet - 24 April 2014
The Gulfstream G650 is now available to charter in Europe Read full article

Let's Talk Business - PrivateFly talks about accepting Bitcoin - 21 April 2014
Let's Talk Business chats to PrivateFly on how accepting Bitcoin is working for them Read full article

The Telegraph - The worlds fastest jet available to charter - 17 April 2014
With a 3 year waiting list to buy a G650 PrivateFly offers the chance to charter the in demand private jet Read full article

The Guardian - Where to spend Bitcoin in the UK - 16 April 2014
Charter a private jet using Bitcoin Read full article

CBC News - Peter Jackson's Gulfstream G650 aiding search of Malaysia Air MH370 - 2 April 2014
In times of crisis private jet owners lend their aircraft to good causes Read full article

Huffington Post - Private jet industries reaction to George Osborne's 'unfair' tax hike - 24 March 2014
PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell claims that increasing taxes on private jets was "unfair". Read full article

Vote for Aruba - 27 February 2014
Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport has been shortlisted as one of the most stunning global airport approaches by Read full article

Daily Mail - PrivateFly reveals the 26 most beautiful views you can see while landing - 26 February 2014
PrivateFly reveals 26 beautiful views have topped a poll by a host of industry experts of the most scenic airport approaches.Read full article

Cornish Guardian - Newquay Cornwall Airport shortlisted - 26 February 2014
Newquay Cornwall Airport has been shortlisted by a panel of travel industry experts of airports with the world's most stunning approaches. Read full article

Pilot & CEO Adam Twidell expects commitment to take PrivateFly to new heights - 25 February 2014
Adam Twidell PrivateFly CEO - "I allow people to do the job without someone looking over their shoulder" Read full article

CoinDesk - Bitcoin millionaire books private jet with PrivateFly - 04 February 2014
Less than one month after announcing its decision to accept bitcoin, private jet charter service booked its first bitcoin passenger completed a flight from Brussels to Nice Cote D’Azur. Read full article

CoinDesk - Private jet service accepts Bitcoin - 11 January 2014
Private jet booking service announces that it is now accepting payment in bitcoin. Read full article

CNN - The world's most scenic airport approaches working with a team of industry experts havr drawn up a shortlist of the world's most scenic airport approaches. Read full article

The Telegraph - places where you can spend bitcoins - 10 January 2014
The Telegraph explores 10 places where you spend your bitcoins in the UK including PrivateFly. Read full article

Telegraph Luxury - The ultimate parties for New Year's Eve 2013 - 30 December 2013
Those that can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve have the chance to experience it twice with PrivateFly. Read full article

Daily Mail - The supreme way to enjoy New Year's Eve - 30 December 2013
PrivateFly are offering the ultimate party for New Year's Eve which will allow passengers to celebrate midnight in Australia and again in the USA. Read full article

This is London - Photo exhibition celebrates 50 years of the private jet - 06 December 2013
Visitors to London City Airport’s main terminal will enjoy a glimpse of the private jet lifestyle this December. Read full article

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