Directional Aviation’s OneSky LLC has acquired the U.K.-based PrivateFly, a global digital booking service for private jet charter flights.
PrivateFly is expected to combine with Skyjet, OneSky’s existing brokerage group, to create one of the world’s largest online booking platforms for private jet charter.
“PrivateFly’s co-founders, Adam Twidell and Carol Cork, are true innovators who recognized 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,” Kenn Ricci, principal of Directional Aviation, said in a statement. “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.”
The combined entity will operate offices in both the U.S. and Europe, and leverage the extensive infrastructure and assets available within the OneSky family of brands. Twidell and Cork will lead the new entity in its next period of growth and innovation.