News

In this section we'll list out some of the previous news items

Aviation Firm Sees Big Growth

Aviation Firm Sees Big Growth

Our COO, Don Smith, spoke with Paul E. Kandarian of The Boston Globe about "What makes Fly Private different from other firms?" [Read More]

The Billionaire Superyachting Hotspots Of The Future

The Billionaire Superyachting Hotspots Of The Future

"As the number of super yachts rises and demand for space grows, new yachting hubs like Barcelona, Montenegro and Puerto Rico are emerging..." [Read More]

Take a tour of the $66.5 million private jet that everyone is waiting for

Take a tour of the $66.5 million private jet that everyone is waiting for

"At the National Business Aviation Association in June, the line to catch a glimpse of the new Gulfstream G650ER private jet was the largest of the conference..." [Read More]

West Palm Beach Among Most Popular Private Jet Routes In The World

West Palm Beach Among Most Popular Private Jet Routes In The World

A new study released last week by the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank suggests West-Palm Beach is one of the top destinations for wealthy people and their wealthy-people planes. T [Read More]

Commercial Break

Commercial Break

It may come with a hefty price tag, but flying by private jet means you can wave goodbye to crowded airports, annoying delays, missed connections, and lost luggage. By Andrew Conway [Read More]

Private jets starting to take off again

Private jets starting to take off again

Private jets, largely grounded by the recession, are taking off once again — a sign that businesses ... [Read More]

Lagging Private-Jet Industry Resumes Takeoff

Lagging Private-Jet Industry Resumes Takeoff

Soon after the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium, about 400 private planes departed Dallas-area airports on Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday morning. Another 700 left during the day on Monday. Those 1,100 departures far surpassed last year [Read More]

FlyPrivate® Achieves 2008 Inc.com Ranking of Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

FlyPrivate® Achieves 2008 Inc.com Ranking of Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

FlyPrivate, a nationwide jet travel service for business and leisure travelers, today announced it has achieved its first Inc.com ranking of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies. FlyPrivate was placed No. 25 in the Top 100 Transportation Companies and No. 66 in the Top 100 Businesses in the MA-NH category and No. 1,894 overall. The company has experienced three-year growth of 197.2%. [Read More]

FlyPrivate® Announces New Name as Part of Expanded Service Offerings

FlyPrivate® Announces New Name as Part of Expanded Service Offerings

FlyPrivate today announced that it has changed its business name from Private Business Jets, LLC as the first step in a series of new programs being rolled out later this year aimed at increasing private jet travel accessibility to more business and leisure travelers. [Read More]

FlyPrivate® partners with Immokalee Foundation at 2007 Pro-Am Golf Tournament

FlyPrivate® partners with Immokalee Foundation at 2007 Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Private Business Jets’ and the FlyPrivate® program are proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2007 Immokalee Foundation Pro-Am Golf Tournament, held at the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples, FL. [Read More]

Private Busines Jets® Sponsors Eric Lastowka

Private Busines Jets® Sponsors Eric Lastowka

Air charter leader Private Business Jets® sponsors long-drive master Eric Lastowka. Lastowka will represent jet charter giant Private Business Jets® during his 2007-2008 long drive tour. Lastowka's tour features the REMAX World Long Drive Championship where he finished 2nd in 2006. [Read More]

New Clients Soar

New Clients Soar

Private Business Jets Chief Marketing Officer Greg Goodwin announced that the company has exceeded its 2006 growth goals. “While continuing to retain 98% of our customers, we surpassed all the growth goals we had for 2006. Most of our customers are savvy private fliers who were formerly fractional owners or membership participants. They’ve turned to ourFlyPrivate® Service because of superior benefits and more fiscally responsible pricing. [Read More]

Have Plane, Will Travel

Have Plane, Will Travel

In olden days, if you needed to get somewhere faster than commercial- airline speed, you had to purchase your own jet. Later, buying access to a jet—for a substantial deposit—was an option for the well-heeled time-challenged traveler. [Read More]

Terror threat: Private jet inquiries rise

At least two private jet service companies in the region reported an increase in customer interest yesterday following the news that authorities in England had foiled a terrorist plot that had targeted U.S.-bound commercial flights. [Read More]

South Shore Insider: Business Plan With Wings

South Shore Insider: Business Plan With Wings

Don Smith and Greg Goodwin decided to start their own private jet travel business after the two spent more than seven years in the industry. Smith, the chief operating officer, and Goodwin, the vice president of marketing, both worked with eBizJets in Norwell in the late 1990s; that company is now known as Sentient Jet and is based in Weymouth. They were both on the team that invented private jet membership, which they said revolutionized the industry. [Read More]

Fuel Surcharges No Deterrent To Charter Jet Demand

Fuel Surcharges No Deterrent To Charter Jet Demand

Fuel surcharges imposed earlier this year by charter jet firms as a result of steadily increasing jet fuel prices—even before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disrupted fuel production—have done little to lessen corporate interest in chartered jets as an alternative to mainstream commercial travel. [Read More]

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

In the swankest suite available, the CEO of a major insurance company dazzles select members of his staff nightly. A personal butler flits in and out of the crowd floating a tray of hors d'oeuvres and making sure everything is just so. Boasting a private Jacuzzi, library and workout room, the view from the veranda is unparalleled—miles of scenic Mexican Riviera coastline—and the service can only be described as top-drawer. [Read More]