Jet charter brokerage PrivateFly has opened a dedicated U.S. office at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. The European company says the launch is a key step forward in its ambitious U.S. growth plans, following strong sales over the past two years.
The new team in Florida will handle U.S. client flight sales for any global route. PrivateFly says the location of Miami/Fort Lauderdale was also chosen specifically to target a growing private jet audience in the area – a popular luxury travel destination in its own right, and a key connection point for the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
“PrivateFly’s model is attracting interest from U.S. business aviation customers, who now represent a third of our flight sales,” said PrivateFly CEO Adam Tidwell. “Florida is the third busiest state for business aviation, after Texas and California. Its private aviation traffic rose by 3 percent in 2015 following the overall U.S. trend, but we expect the first half of 2016 to see greater growth of around 6 to 8 percent. ”
Source: company press release