Blink History & Vision
Blink is Europe’s first air-taxi service. Carrying up to four passengers, our fleet of 9 Blink jets provides unrivalled access to over 600 convenient destinations throughout Europe. We deliver all the benefits of personal air travel at prices competitive with commercial business class, and at a significantly lower price point than traditional light jet options.
Blink ignited the personal travel revolution in 2006 with its initial aircraft order for Citation Mustangs and altered the travel landscape with its operational launch in 2008. Peter H. Leiman and Cameron Ogden co-founded the company after graduating from Harvard Business School where they developed the idea for Blink conducting a "proof-of-concept" for retail giant Wal-Mart.
Today, Blink continues to lead the industry in innovation with its relentless focus on customer service and safety, leveraging of technology to improve the customer experience and streamline its operation, and launching the industry’s innovative destination network.
Based at London Blackbushe Airport, UK, Blink's fleet are transient accross Europe. Blink maintain pricing hubs in London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Nice, Milan, Genoa, and the Channel Islands.
Blink’s vision is to redefine the world of short-haul travel.
Key Company Milestones
- September 2006: Company founded
- July 2007: Blink’s initial $30 million capital raising completed, making Blink one of the most well-funded air-taxi operators globally
- July 2007: Blink places initial order for Cessna Citation Mustangs, making Blink the largest owner of Mustangs in the world
- June 10, 2008: Blink launched revenue operations with first commercial flight between London and Antwerp
- June 2009: Blink celebrates one-year anniversary with fleet of 5 aircraft
- September 2009: Blink launches second base in Geneva and third base in Channel Islands. Blink takes delivery of its seventh aircraft
- June 2010: Blink celebrates two-year anniversary having flown over 3,000 passengers
- June 2010: Blink launches online pricing and booking, an industry first for private jet travel
- June 2011: Blink moves into new headquarters at Blackbushe Airport, Surrey
- May 2013: Blink added to the fleet capacity by taking LEA's G-LEAC onto the Blink AOC on a long term Lease.
- June 2013: Blink celebrates five-year anniversary having flown over 9,250 hours and over 9,500 passengers.
- May 2015: Blink announces the acquisition of MyJet, adding 3 aircraft to the fleet, as well as a maintenance facility in Genoa.
- February 2016: Blink welcomes onboard the 20,000th passenger
Blink flies to over 600 destinations across Europe. Find the most convenient airport for your journey with our Airport Locator.
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