Blink (airline)

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Blink
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
  • Patrick Hersent (CEO)
  • John Jackson (Director of Flight Operations)
  • Martin Lewis (Chief Training Captain)
  • Patrick Marchant (Head of Engineering)
  • Cameron Ogden (co-founder)
  • 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.

In October 2016, it was announced that the French Mustang operator, Wijet had acquired Blink. This increased the combined fleet to 16. [3]

Fleet and services[edit]

The company uses a fleet of thirteen 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. ^ "Wijet's Blink buy creates largest VLJ air taxi company", Flight Global, [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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