We’ve started working for an exciting flight sharing company called Wingly.
Their concept is similar to that of a carpooling platform – but, instead of cars, with light aircraft.
Pilots and potential passengers meet via the Wingly website and arrange to share the private pilot’s costs of a particular flight.
For instance, you could choose to fly to Cornwall for the day, fly to Cambridge for lunch, hop over to Northern France for dinner or simply enjoy a leisure flight seeing the sights of London.
And, there are many more flights and destinations to choose from.
The service is not only for passengers to enjoy but also a means of providing opportunities for pilots to share their passion while lowering their flying costs and increasing their experience.
Everyone wanting to use Wingly must be aware that all flights are subject to weather conditions and if cancelled all costs are reimbursed. Also, a fear of small planes is not advised as all the planes are 2 -6 seaters!
Our coverage lifted off with a write-up in the Metro’s Bargain Hunter section with the promise of a larger story to land.
This was quickly followed by a larger feature in The Guardian.
And, we can now add the BBC to our coverage list with Wingly featuring on Business Live on August 30th. The interview with Ahaad Adiji, Wingly’s UK Country Manager, starts about 15 minutes in.
Also, another couple of arrivals have recently landed. France Today magazine included Wingly in their Departure Lounge section about travel must-haves titled ‘Introducing Air Share’ and an article by the Mail Online’s This Is money.
And, now with Mother’s Day on the horizon Wingly have made it into The Next Web’s ‘find the perfect gift for your mum’ list.
With more coverage currently circling we’ll be providing additional updates soon.