Blink (airline)

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Blink
BLNK POS RGB.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- BKK BLINKAIR
Founded July 2007
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Focus cities Western Europe
Fleet size 15
Destinations 600+
Company slogan Imagine a world where you Blink and you're there
Headquarters Blackbushe Airport Surrey England
Key people
  • Cameron Ogden, (Co-founder & MD)
  • Douglas Gass, (Director of Flight Operations)
  • Martin Lewis, (Chief Training Captain)
  • Chris Gazzard, (Ground Operations Manager)
  • Patrick Marchant, (Continuing Airworthiness Manager)
  • Rebecca Goff, (Commercial Manager)
  • Adam Minks, (Finance Manager)
  • Martin Bird, (Compliance Manager)
  • Clare Silcock, (HR Manager)
  • Peter Leiman, (Co-founder)
Website www.flyblink.com

Blink is a British commercial aviation operation which provides private Jet travel using Cessna Citation Mustang Very Light Jets. The company began operations in London in May 2008.

History[edit]

Blink Limited was founded by Peter Leiman and Cameron Ogden, who met at Harvard Business School. Ogden is the son of Sir Peter Ogden, the founder of Computacenter. Leiman is a former investment banker. Four former British Airways executives are involved in operations.[1] In May 2015 Blink announced the acquisition of MyJet, a Genoa based operator, with three Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft.[2] This increased Blink's fleet size to nine aircraft. The acquisition also included a maintenance facility at Genoa Airport. Also in May 2015, Blink announced the acquisition of their homebase airport at Blackbushe Airport.[3]

Fleet and Services[edit]

The company uses a fleet of nine Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft to provide on-demand private jet travel. Its fleet of cheaper and lighter aircraft allows the company to provide services at a lower cost versus traditional private jet operators.[4] The jets seat four passengers and travel to destinations in Western Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blink and JetBird Aim to Slash Cost of Private Jet Travel in Europe", Financial Times, http://www.flyblink.com/documents/FinancialTimes-6October2008.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Blink buys MyJet and Blackbushe Airport", Corporate Jet Investor, [1]
  3. ^ "Blink buys MyJet and Blackbushe Airport", Corporate Jet Investor, [2]
  4. ^ "Blink Wings It", Forbes.com, http://www.flyblink.com/documents/Forbes.com-3June2008.pdf Archived 3 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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