flyExclusive is expanding its leadership team with the addition of Donn Yates as COO. Yates will use his experience from more than 28 years in the United States Air Force to optimise fleet operations and logistics for flyExclusive as the company continues its growth as one of the largest private charter operators in the US.
“We are honoured to welcome Donn Yates to flyExclusive, as his military background and expertise in cutting-edge operational practices make him the perfect addition to our leadership team,” comments company president Mike Guina. “As both a passionate flyer and an innovative thinker, he brings deep knowledge of fleet logistics and operations that will be invaluable in helping us grow our business and deliver the world-class service our customers and partners expect.”
flyExclusive continues to expand its floating fleet of more than 60 light to heavy jet aircraft and has added 11 aircraft in 2020 while extending its global capabilities with the launch of flyExclusive International. Additionally, its direct-to-consumer Jet Club programme offers favourable private flying memberships available and has grown by more than 800 per cent in 2020.
Yates, who joins flyExclusive through the company's partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense SkillBridge programme, will be instrumental in aligning partnerships and expanding across both the country and the region to continue this economic leadership. “flyExclusive has a tremendous opportunity to fuel ongoing growth, and I look forward to working with Mike and the team to make this opportunity a reality,” he says. “Together we will continue to grow flyExclusive into a customer service leader in private aviation, a great place to work and a great partner, both locally in North Carolina and nationwide.”