This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Following its March acquisition of Sky Night, North Carolina-based LGM Enterprises has launched flyExclusive International to provide intercontinental charter service to destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. With the Sky Night deal, LGM and its flyExclusive subsidiary gained three Gulfstream GIV-SPs, as well as dedicated flight crews and operations staff.
Despite a hodge-podge of travel restrictions and closed borders because of the Covid-19 pandemic, flyExclusive executive v-p Allen Thomas told AIN the company is not deterred from flying more international trips and is taking advantage of the opportunity to expand operations despite the current barriers. “Those that plan ahead will thrive,” he said. “We see this as something that will continue to push our trajectory forward.”
A Part 135 operator, flyExclusive owns and operates a floating fleet of 57 Cessna Citations—CJ3s, Encores, Sovereigns, and Xs. It was started five years ago by Jim Seagrave with six employees and three business jets. Pat Maran, who leads international sales for flyExclusive International, said the company is currently planning a charter to Bora Bora.