Blink (airline)

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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded July 2007
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)

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.


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.


  1. ^ "Blink and JetBird Aim to Slash Cost of Private Jet Travel in Europe", Financial Times,[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",, Archived 3 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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