Jet Edge International has acquired Columbus-based JetSelect Aviation to create one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft based throughout the U.S. The transaction will provide more private jet charter options for consumers and corporations as Jet Edge expands its East and West Coast as well as Midwest and Central operations.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition strengthens the Jet Edge fleet to more than 85 aircraft. Both organizations will benefit from integrating the combined fleet into Jet Edge’s platform.
JetSelect Aviation will maintain Columbus-based operations and Jet Edge will retain all the existing team members as well as provide growth and advancement opportunities. Jet Edge will provide JetSelect Aviation aircraft owners access to its charter program and Jet Edge’s expanded fleet offering will benefit both companies’ clients.
JetSelect Aviation’s fleet is strategically located throughout the Central and Eastern U.S.
“We are thrilled to welcome the JetSelect Aviation aircraft owners, employees and charter clients to Jet Edge,” Jet Edge CEO Bill Papariella said, in a statement. “Robert Austin has done an incredible job building an amazing team, a significant fleet of Bombardier series aircraft and the infrastructure to support the new fleet diversification.”
Jet Edge currently employs more than 425 employees and is based in Van Nuys, California.