LGM Enterprises, parent company of North Carolina-based flyExclusive, a provider of private jet charter travel, has acquired Greeneville-based Sky Night LLC, according to a news release.
Local businessman and philanthropist Scott Niswonger founded Sky Night in 1987.
“It is a privilege to turn over my company to Jim Segrave and flyExclusive,” Niswonger said in the news release. “I look forward to building a long-term relationship with Jim (Segrave, owner of LGM Enterprises) and his team.”
Sky Night owns and operates Gulfstream aircraft. The acquisition adds large cabin charter to flyExclusive’s portfolio of light, mid, super-mid and heavy jets and extends the company’s reach with on-demand, long-range service for both domestic and international travel, according to the news release.
Sky Night will be rebranded as flyExclusive International.
“Through this alignment and sales agency agreement with flyExclusive, we will capitalize on the opportunity to extend our high quality, safe and reliable point-to-point travel on a global scale,” Segrave said in the news release. “The addition of Gulfstream aircraft is a key milestone in our growth strategy and furthers our commitment to exceeding expectations for unmatched private travel no matter the destination.”
The Gulfstream aircraft will immediately extend flyExclusive’s charter travel reach to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Asia and beyond. The aircraft offers seating capacity for up to 13 passengers with berthable (sleep adjustable) seating.
According to the news release, flyExclusive is the seventh largest private jet operator in the United States. With a floating fleet of more than 50 aircraft ranging from light to heavy jets, the company has been ranked one of the top Part 135 operators in the U.S. with the highest possible safety ratings.
“From the beginning our strategy has been to extend our fleet globally in a way that grows our position as a world leader in private charter,” Segrave said. “Today we begin a new chapter in that journey as we expand our reach to wherever passengers dream of flying.”