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Flapper, the leading executive aviation platform on demand, will open its own used executive aircraft sales division later this year.
The official announcement will be made during the 17th edition of LABACE – the largest business event in the sector held in Latin America – the inclusion of a new front of operation, focused on the commercialization of aircraft. The procurement department will be led by Giampiero Colognori, a professional with a history of success in The Brazilian Avantto and Infinity Aviação. With the novelty, Flapper hopes to facilitate the process for the launch of the new aircraft management service, scheduled for later this year.
“We are excited to offer more products to our customers from South America and other countries. Right now we are uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the most frequent and demanding passengers,” says Paul Malicki, Flapper’s Co-Founder and CEO.
The company does not intend to focus exclusively on aircraft sales brokerage. Additional services offered include consultancies, full jet and helicopter checks carried out during the pre-sales movement and international transfer of aircraft to the location chosen by the customer. According to Giampiero, Head of Flapper’s Aircraft Sales Division, “the market is currently healy polluted with intermediaries charging high HNWIs fees just for making the connection between the customer and the right aircraft sales company. Our intention is to change this pattern, taking care of the whole process”, he explained.
Flapper has more than 1,000 aircraft in its inventory available for charters in Latin America and, with the owner’s permission, sells individual seats on shared flights. Two fixed routes are sold in Brazil, including flights from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro on the Pilatus PC-12 propeller tube. In 2021, the company recorded growth of 2.5x in its revenues year on year, having accumulated 300,000 users in its application. Earlier this year, it announced the expansion to Europe, with local hiring taking place in major market regions.