flyExclusive Announces Departure of President Tommy Sowers

Sowers led flyExclusive through a period of growth, innovation and the company’s journey to the public markets

KINSTON, NC (March 18, 2024) – flyExclusive, (NYSEAMERICAN: FLYX) (“flyExclusive” or the “Company”) a provider of premium private jet charter experiences, today announced that its president, Tommy Sowers, will step down from his role, effective April 11th, in order to care for his family.

Sowers issued the following statement:

“As I reflect on my journey at flyExclusive, I can’t help but feel immense pride. Over the past three years, we’ve weathered storms, celebrated victories, and built something remarkable. However, life sometimes presents unexpected priorities. It is with a heavy heart that I share my decision to resign. My family needs me, especially during my wife’s cancer treatment, and family comes first.

I want to thank Jim Segrave for the opportunity to help lead flyExclusive during this period of growth and innovation in private aviation. Jim is a visionary and it’s been an honor to help carry out his vision: to make flyExclusive the nation’s first vertically integrated private aviation company.

Rest assured, I am committed to ensuring a seamless transition. I’ll work closely with my team to pass the torch and maintain our momentum. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with the flyExclusive team and I’ll be excited to watch its continued growth over the coming years.”

About flyExclusive

flyExclusive is a vertically integrated, FAA regulated operator of private jet experiences offering customers on-demand charter, Jet Club, and fractional jet services to destinations across the globe. As one of the world’s largest owner/operators of Cessna Citation aircraft, flyExclusive operates a controlled fleet of more than 100 light to heavy jets. The company manages all aspects of the customer experience, ensuring that every flight is on a modern, comfortable, and safe aircraft. flyExclusive’s in-house Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services, including paint, interiors, and avionics capabilities, are provided from its campus headquarters in Kinston, North Carolina. To learn more, visit

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