Startup Charter Provider FXAIR Makes Key Exec Hires

 - November 9, 2020, 11:52 AM

Fledgling charter provider FXAIR has made a couple of key executive appointments fewer than three months after what it calls an “impressive launch.” The New York-based company and unit of Directional Aviation named Robert Shaplen as senior v-p of sales and Michael Hall as senior v-p of operations.

Shaplen previously served as senior v-p of sales at PrivateFly and as an adviser at XOJet, while Hall comes to his post at FXAIR from several senior sales roles he held at other Directional Aviation companies. “I know it is important to have experienced, hard-working leaders, especially when you’re launching a new company,” said FXAIR president Gregg Slow. “That’s why we are fortunate to have Robert and Michael on board. Their guidance and leadership during this unique time have been exemplary, and it is because of them and their teams that FXAIR has such a bright future.”

In its first few months in business, FXAIR has arranged on-demand charter flights for more than 3,000 passengers to 375 destinations and is on pace to exceed its sales targets by year-end, according to the company.

Further, FXAIR in September launched the Aviator program, which offers the 100 members who have joined it thus far preferred access to second-generation aircraft flown by sister company Flexjet, including on peak travel days.