Press Release

Airly partners with GlobeAir to expand international operations, creating a luxury ecosystem aimed at the affluent traveller

Hörsching (Linz), Austria and Melbourne, Australia, 28 July 2022 – GlobeAir AG and Airly have entered into a long-term strategic business partnership.

Austrian operator GlobeAir, the leading and award-winning private jet charter company in Europe, is proud to announce a new alliance with Australia’s most trusted private aviation company, Airly. GlobeAir will increase its presence in Australia by partnering with Airly, and both operators will transform their offerings to provide world-class service within Europe and Australia.

The new GlobeAir and Airly alliance will collaborate its commitment to maximising efficiency and putting more travellers back in control of their schedule, bringing together both organisations’ collective knowledge and experience to always keep the focus on the client.

‘’Through this new alliance, we will be able to offer enhanced travel services, international expansion efforts supported, and operational efficiency increased, resulting in win-win cooperation that will benefit our organisations and our customers.’’ Luke Hampshire, Airly CEO

Both organisations already have a growing clientele within Austria and Australia. The partnership will leverage both companies’ strengths to offer a better experience, especially with the upcoming European Winter and Australian Summer. Through this partnership, customers will receive discounted rates already agreed upon by both companies.

This new partnership will allow GlobeAir and Airly to expand their network and access over 1,600 airports in Europe and Australia. In addition, it will increase their exposure to the global aviation market.

‘’Globally, consumers are demanding more choice and convenience. In order to meet those demands, GlobeAir and Airly are able to collaborate to offer customers a better experience and higher flexibility within our respective regions.’’ Jonathan Berdoz, VP Sales & Marketing.

With a focus on digital transformation, GlobeAir and Airly lead within the Private Business Aviation sector and will maximise their existing infrastructure with passengers able to book flights within minutes using WhatsApp. This fantastic service provides quick and accessible services for travellers who want a quote or need help booking flights on the go.

With the popularity of WhatsApp as part of daily life, this service helps make travelling more efficient for passengers from the comfort of their cellphone, transforming travellers’ journeys from A to B, one flight at a time.

Customers can still expect to receive tailored travel solutions from the dedicated concierge service. Both organisations pride themselves on tailormade bespoke unforgettable travel experiences after every landing.

About GlobeAir
With more than 50% of the market share, GlobeAir is Europe’s leader in the entry-level private jet sector, including a premium experience. With 160 employees (80 pilots), the company generates about 96 per cent of its revenues abroad. GlobeAir is available 24/7 all over Europe with 21 private jets connecting European cities like London, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Nice, and Milan with small airfields that are difficult to reach such as St. Moritz or Lugano and 950 more. The company has achieved its success through dedication and by offering bespoke service before, during and after the flight. Charter rates start from € 4,400, and empty legs from € 990.


*Prices per Cessna Citation Mustang Jet

About Airly
Airly is an Australian-based private aviation provider that was founded in December of 2015 launching charter and empty leg services.  Airly’s vision is to make flying private simple to understand, accessible to more, and at a palatable price point.  This vision was realised in June of 2021 with the launch of ACCESS by Airly.  The first program of its kind in Australia where card holders could pay a fixed, occupied hourly rate on the Cessna Citation Mustang along the East Coast of Australia covering destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Press Contacts
GlobeAir AG
Monika Zvonic
Marketing Manager
E-Mail: monika.zvonic@globeair.com
Phone: +43 (664) 8489906

Fly Airly Pty Ltd
Alexander Robinson
COO & Director
E-mail: alexander@airly.com
Phone: +61 (0) 422 446 701

Access by Airly turns 1

Ever forgotten your child’s birthday?

Us neither, till now.

1st of June marked the first birthday of our Access by Airly program, the first of its kind in Australia.

Access by Airly was created by the founding team following constant feedback that customers wanted a pricing approach like the US and Europe: where you don’t have to pay for empty positioning.

We one upped that request by bringing in a level of simplicity and reliability not seen in the market locally.

Things started slowly, like all new business models.

The first 12 months

We launched 1 June, in the middle of a global pandemic with states closing and opening borders like a revolving door.

Regions were locked down making intrastate travel difficult, let alone interstate, great timing!

Our first card holder, Victoria, got the ball rolling making the most of weekends away at the snow.

Within six months we had 19 card holders and reached our first milestone of 100 card hours.

Fast forward to today, we’re proud to have 30 card holders. We’ve booked 200+ demand hours and our operating partner increased their fleet size from 3 to 6 Citation Mustangs to keep up with demand.

It’s been a battle, it’s been stressful, but it’s so rewarding to see how we impact the lives of our card holders.

Keeping their loved ones safe, getting them where they need to be on time, and transforming what used to be a day on the road into a 2 hour flight.

Big improvements are in the works – but for today (albeit a week late), cheers to you.

Airly partners with Carbon Positive Australia to offset card program

Airly is proudly an Australian business. 

In 2019 we recognised that as a growing business, we needed to be environmentally responsible.  We spent a lot of the year researching carbon offset programs, and were largely disappointed at the low number of Australian businesses addressing this, as well as the lack of suitable domestic carbon reduction programs that brought additional environmental & social benefits.

This year we committed to becoming a carbon positive organisation, we have calculated our ACCESS by Airly carbon footprint and are actively reducing our operational emissions via improved utilisation of assets, environmentally-friendly catering accessories and championing the importation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).

We have committed to offsetting our unavoidable or remaining emission through Carbon Positive Australia (CPOZ).  CPOZ is a registered Australian charity, that has been restoring degraded land and sequestering carbon through biodiverse native tree planting for the last 21 years.

Carbon Positive Australia met all the criteria that we needed: an Australian organisation, Australian restoration projects, auditable, simple & transparent reporting where over 95% of the funds are directed towards project execution rather than administrative expenses.

We’re proudly an Australian business, and we’re even more proud to say that as from March onwards we offset 100% of our ACCESS by Airly program.

Airly celebrates 100 demand hours

100 hours of impacting lives

Back in June of 2021, in the midst of some pretty horrid market conditions we launched the first twenty five ACCESS cards in a stealth fashion.

We kept marketing to a minimum so those who followed us on our journey could be the first to experience the new offering.

The card program was the first of its kind in Australia, many have conceptualised and tried, but never managed to get the product operational.

In February we managed to effectively sell our initial release out, and prepare to launch the next 15 cards.

Fast forward to this morning, we had our card holder and her family arrive to some special treats and a nice chilled bottle of bubbly to celebrate our 100th demand hour.

An incredible way to start their long weekend in Tasmania.

Airly celebrates 100 demand hours

We always knew ACCESS would be impactful – either by making private more affordable, easier to consume or understand. But it’s had a far greater impact than we first thought.

We are giving our card holders their lives back.

Appreciating how much time we have given back to card holders based in Regional Victoria who can now be on location at their farm in Central Queensland within 2 hours where it used to take a full day of road and commercial travel.

Preventing a family from driving late Friday night in dangerous conditions just so the kids can experience a full weekend on the slopes.

Or getting a father back to his children in time for dinner after a day on the ‘road’. Where in the past he used to spend several days travelling to achieve the same outcome.

We aren’t about transactions, we’re about people: our card holders.

Because when you have a true understanding of what impact you have on people, it makes all of our pain and hard work in building this product worth it.

We are so proud, so grateful and so excited for what’s to come.

Airly ACCESS Program

Three reasons why our private jet program will be the talk of the summer

Interstate border restrictions are crumbling on the East Coast.

And there’s a growing number of travellers who don’t want to wear masks or be forced into isolation after a commercial flight is declared an exposure site.

This is why private aviation is the natural alternative.

But in the past deciding who to book with, what jet to select, confusing pricing options and inconsistent experience can really defeat the purpose of the ‘stress-free’ promise.

So we built ACCESS.

We’ve doubled our card holders in the last month, have seen a 500% jump in inbound interest and we are adding more value outside of the flying program.

Three reasons ACCESS will be the talk of the summer.

1.  Palatable price point

After the annual membership fee, you only pay for the time you’re physically in the jet.  This could be half the cost when compared to chartering with another broker.

Whether you’re flying one way, overnight or staying for five weeks it does not impact the fixed, all-inclusive, occupied hourly rate of $3,995 for the four seat Citation Mustang jet.

The price is the for whole jet, not per seat.

View price comparison

2.  Simplicity

We view simplicity in a number of ways. 

The way you book ACCESS flights is unmatched.  You can utilise our app, WhatsApp, SMS or email. 

Then there’s the experience.  A streamlined fleet of jets that look and feel the same, the in-flight meals (included in hourly rate) available to/from major airports is clean and wholesome and caters to all dietary restrictions.

Finally, being able to plan your annual travel budget couldn’t be easier.  The only variable you need to consider is the flight duration.

3.  Additional value

Our card holders join ACCESS for the flying, but stay for the added value. 

We’ve secured member-only rates for the best five star hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Members can also receive discounts on our premium Sydney chauffeur as well.

ACCESS members will soon be able to take their card overseas – but more on that at a later date.

We have a huge vision for this program far beyond what you see today, so get in early and enjoy the offering at todays price point.

To maintain sound availability over the summer we will be capping our memberships so if you’re interested in joining the program please reach out via the link below, or apply via the app.

Join the ACCESS Program

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Explore the newly released features on the updated Airly app

We’re pleased to inform you that the latest version of the Airly app is now available.

Less bugs, more features and better experience.

Let’s explore some of the new features.

ACCESS at your fingertips

We’ve added in all the functionality and features of the newly-launched and popular program, ACCESS.

You can request an ACCESS membership, book and manage ACCESS flights as well as manage prepaid hours.

Enhanced SHARED features

A flow on benefit from the ACCESS program is the reduction in seat prices along SHARED routes.

It’s also now easier to share your itinerary with others and we created preferred departure time selections (only available to SHARED members) to help group members together for the purpose of flight activation.

Improved charter flow

The development team have improved user experience, flow and visuals on the charter-specific sections as well.

To enjoy the new features please update your app or click here to be taken to the appropriate app store.

We really hope to see you on the app again soon.  

Pets on Private Jets

🐾 Pets on Private Jets: Memberships for four legged family members

Did you know you can take your pets on private jets.


We’re extending our private jet membership programs to include your four legged family members.

2020 and 2021 have seen a large number of interstate relocations.  And thanks to border restrictions the reduction in commercial flights have seen four legged family members get left behind.

We continue to hear heartbreaking stories of furry family members being stranded due to hotel quarantine requirements or the huge backlog experienced by animal transport providers.

So we’re in the process of enabling your pets to also be included into the SHARED and ACCESS program free of charge.

Pets on Private jets

What does this mean?

It means you can now use your SHARED or ACCESS membership to transport your pet without the need for you to be on the aircraft.

How will this work?

Simply advise your member care team that it will be your pet travelling, and we’ll guide you through the process. 

Airly will also send your dog or cat a luxury gift after the flight.

When can I book?

You can book using your SHARED or ACCESS membership now!

Dog on private jet

WE WANT TO HELP

If you, or someone you know, is currently separated from their dog or cat please contact us and we’ll work to put some flights together using our SHARED platform to help reunite family’s with their best friend.

Airly acquires EmptyJets

Airly acquires EmptyJets

Airly, Australia’s fastest growing private aviation company, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EmptyJets, a private jet empty leg booking platform.

Airly acquires EmptyJets

Founded in 2003, EmptyJets was the first company in the country to provide members with a unique opportunity to fly on a private jet at a fraction of the cost. EmptyJets’ leading position in the empty leg space will be complimented by Airly’s membership success and product simplicity.

Luke Hampshire, CEO of Airly.com says: “EmptyJets was the first in the country to challenge accessibility and affordability in the private aviation industry. We have always been inspired by them and perhaps considered ourselves healthy competitors a few years ago. But as we transitioned into innovative membership products we felt the need to feed the empty capacity being generated by us into a reputable independent platform. We cannot wait to add our touches to the EmptyJets product and continue its success into the future.”

What does that mean for EmptyJets members? EmptyJets will continue to operate as its own entity. We are planning technology improvements as will as simplifying how members consume our product including the membership structure.

Will anything change at Airly? Over the next few months we will transfer the empty leg facets of the business over to EmptyJets. Airly will then focus on premium private jet charter solutions along with its SHARED and ACCESS Programs.

More importantly, members will gain access to exclusive Airly generated empty legs that cannot be found on any other platform. Airly’s operations team are also engaging with every possible operator in the country to ensure we can build a reputable supply of empty legs to cover every budget.

Lee Teirney, Airly’s VP of Membership will assume the General Manager role of EmptyJets and lead it into an exciting phase of rejuvenation.

The former team of EmptyJets have showed an enormous appreciation of their members’ loyalty and cannot wait to see what lies ahead.

We look forward to bringing a touch of Airly to the EmptyJets brand, but most importantly provide the best possible value to the EmptyJets membership.

snow escapes by private jet

Airly & Luxury Escapes partner to provide the ultimate snow day-trip.

Airly and Luxury Escapes have taken their partnership to the next level.

Ever imaged spending just a day at the snow?

Waking up and going back to your own bed after a whole day of tearing up the slopes.

It may seem like a fantasy when you consider the near 6 hour drive from Bondi to Thredbo each way.

However the team at Airly and Luxury Escapes have partnered to provide the ULTIMATE snow day trip, which landed on their site recently.

Swap the dazzling city sights of Sydney for the soaring mountain peaks of Thredbo with the ultimate VIP fly-in, fly-out private jet ski experience – perfect for snow-lovers seeking a luxurious way to hit the slopes in style.

Perisher

Departing Sydney on select dates through July and August 2021, this incredible opportunity allows you to spend more time shredding and carving your way down the mountain instead of weaving your way through traffic.

Board a private jet with eight luxurious leather seats (max. six guests) and fast-track your way straight to the slopes.

Airly and Luxury Escapes VIP Snow Day Trip

Enjoy a light breakfast onboard your 35-minute flight as you soar above the magnificent Snowy Mountains to reach Cooma Airport. Upon arrival, be greeted by a private chauffeur, who will transport you to the centre of Thredbo.

Head straight to the Kosciuszko Express or Merritts Gondola, where pre-arranged lift tickets await. Spend the day racing down the mountain and getting your fix of adrenaline before your afternoon return flight to Sydney, with light snacks served onboard.

This experience is really worth calling in sick for.

To learn more visit Luxury Escapes or contact us.

private jet membership

Airly’s private jet membership surpasses 300 members

Airly is proud to announce more than 300 members have now joined our SHARED program. This program is Australia’s first and only private jet membership.

private jet membership

About Airly’s private jet membership

Launched in 2019 the SHARED program enables members to initiate or opt into shared flights onboard private jets for the cost of business class.

Members are free to initiate the flights they need via the Airly private jet app at no cost. Once a flight is initiated the alert goes out to others on the SHARED program and invites them to opt in.

Routes along the SHARED network include Sydney – Melbourne, Sydney – Ballina / Byron Bay and Sydney – Gold Coast.

With ongoing border instability we’ll be launching new seasonal routes in the future including Sydney – Cooma, Melbourne – Mount Hotham and Brisbane – Hamilton Island.

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The perks of the SHARED program are best described by Lee Teirney, one of our first SHARED members, who loved the concept so much he joined the team in 2020 as VP of Membership and Experience.

As an Airly member having access to shared flights meant that I could have the convenience of flying private for a fraction of the cost, and non of the hassle of a crowded Airport.  Also having the opportunity to meet a wide range of like minded people.

Lee Teirney – SHARED member and now VP Membership & Experience

We’re thrilled to be working on a new product that will completely revolutionise private jet charter. The introduction of this new product will also have benefits for members on the SHARED program as well.

After facilitating 11 flights in 2020 we want to see more members initiating flights, and most importantly, activate at least 4 SHARED flights per month.

To learn more about our SHARED program click here.