Former RAF pilot Adam Twidell, 44, and his wife, Carol Cork, 44, sold their home to start this St Albans firm in 2008. Its website and app enable customers to search for and book flights on more than 7,000 privately owned jets. Demand from leisure and business customers, including celebrity jetsetters and pop stars, helped international sales — the total value of bookings — reach £7m in 2015. Last year it opened a Miami office to serve its growing American market.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank25
CompanyPrivateFly
ActivityOnline private jet hire
LocationSt Albans
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa95.26%
International sales £000s*7,000
Total sales £000s*14,700
Staff27
Founded2008
Websitewww.privatefly.com

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