Private charter operator and aircraft management company Planet Nine Private Air celebrated doubling their employees to over 60 in their first year of operations.
The Van Nuys, California-based company has flown to 262 different airports worldwide in the past 12 months and expanded an initial workforce of 35 in total to now include 35 pilots – five of them female.
“We are very pleased at how we have been accepted in the premium ultra long-haul charter market,” said Planet 9 co-founder Matt Walter.
“The success we have enjoyed would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our employees and the industry partners who have supported us.”
The company has added not only to its workforce, but to its fleet as well – its five Dassault Falcon 7Xs have been joined by one managed Gulfstream G650, with a G550 set to join its aircraft management division in July (which already manages a privately owned Bombardier Global 5000).
“Over the next 12 months our goal is to continue growing our team of aviation professionals, continuing growing our relationships with traditional and disruptive companies – and also to further expand our ultra-long range aircraft fleet,” said Walter.
“We do aim to stay as a specialist in the ultra long-haul market. This is our niche, which sets us apart from other US-based private jet operators.”