Affinity Aviation Group returns to EBACE to introduce new membership-based charter arm - FlyAffinity

Monday 23rd May 2022

  • Affinity Aviation Group logo
  • Affinity Aviation Group - Andrew Hoy
  • Affinity Aviation Group - Caroline Tallboys

Affinity Aviation Group (AAG), the London, UK based pre-owned aircraft specialist headed by Andrew Hoy, returns to Europe's premier business aviation show EBACE in Geneva this week (23-25 May) as it launches an innovative air charter membership arm, FlyAffinity.  The business, led by experienced private charter professional Caroline Talboys, is pledging a fully transparent fixed fee per flight model for its members.


The team comprises airline and private aviation professionals including John Joseph, Carla Toomer, Christopher Dury and Carla Sanghera.


FlyAffinity’s model means that negotiated cost savings will always be passed directly to clients.  FlyAffinity will complement AAG’s transparent and approach to jet sales, offering the benefits of uncompromised personal service and a family ethos - underpinned by commitment and loyalty.


FlyAffinity is also launching with a nod to the climate too, having committed to being a  carbon neutral operating company, as registered with Ecosphere+, where it has chosen to support the Tambopata-Bahuaja Biodiversity Reserve project.


Affinity Aviation Group’s Andy Hoy and his team have bought, sold and delivered over 50 business aircraft for discerning clients who value individual service and step by step support through the aircraft trading process.    Now it is widening the expertise into charter.


“FlyAffinity charter aligns very well with the Affinity Sales ethos.  We have wanted to upscale and offer a fixed-fee charter, personalised offering which puts the client first, for some time.   We have always been considered a safe and fully transparent haven for aircraft buyers and sellers since our launch in 2015,” Andy Hoy stated.


He and Caroline Talboys first worked together in 2005 at Bombardier-backed SkyJet International.  "Andy was an inspiring and professional mentor,” said Caroline.   “The opportunity to reunite and co-launch FlyAffinity was an opportunity I was thrilled to take on. I'm looking forward to meeting operators and prospective charter clients this week to talk up our new offering.”


EBACE 2022 marks the seventh anniversary of Affinity Aviation's 'Launch on a Launch' on Lake Geneva.


For more information or to meet the team at Palexpo, Geneva, please contact call Tel. +44 2031 517172 or email  




Andrew Hoy, CEO and founder, takes Affinity Aviation Group into charter

Caroline Talboys to head Affinity Charter


Note for editors


Affinity Aviation Group


Affinity Aviation Group provides Jet Sales & Acquisitions, Charter and Technical Service Oversight. This cooperative group of experienced aviation professionals each possess a passion for customer service, a belief in mutual respect for colleagues and a willingness to share knowledge and support one another.


Embracing the AAG co-operative philosophy means being much more than an employee. Everyone is part of the business’ foundation. A shareholder, an advocate, a family member. That is team Fly Affinity, states founder Andrew Hoy.


Andrew Hoy


CEO - Affinity Aviation Group Andrew completed his flying training and gained his Airline Transport Pilots Licence in 1996 before living and primarily working on flying Learjet 25 aircraft for a California-based private owner.  Qualifying as a helicopter and fixed wing instructor he trained both foreign students in the USA, and helicopter students in the UK to commercial level, and onwards to their own professional flying career.  In 1999 Andrew joined Gold Air International, London rising to training captain on Learjet 45 aircraft and as flight safety officer for the airline. In 2004 he joined Bombardier Skyjet International as Head of Operations, later promoted to the Board of Directors in Skyjet, managing a large team of operations staff across three continents and assisting Bombardier in closing a number of aircraft sales.


Andrew joined ExecuJet in December 2007 in a new post as Executive Director, Group Sales.  He was  promoted to Managing Director Aircraft Sales 2010 based in Zurich, travelling regularly visiting both clients, and his teams around the world from Mexico to Australia.


ExecuJet’s sales arm was sold to Jetcraft USA in 2014, completing the transition early 2015. Andrew decided it was time to create a new vision and ethos for aircraft brokerage and created and launched Affinity Aviation Group at EBACE in May 2015.


Andrew is also a Training Captain on a Bombardier Global 7500 for a family based in London, so enjoys the best of all worlds,  speaking with buyers, sellers and crews around the world and maintaining a front line and crucially for his clients, an up-to-date view of the business aviation market.


Caroline Talboys

Client Services Director – FlyAffinity Charter


Caroline started her career in aviation as a Customer Service Agent at British Airways, working full time whilst studying a full-time Leisure Management degree, which she successful graduated with a BA Hons in 2003.  Caroline remained at British Airways before deciding to take to the skies as cabin crew to see another side of the world of aviation.

In 2006, she joined Bombardier SkyJet International at Farnborough Airport in Customer relations and later joined the Flight Operations Team, looking after the jet members’ day to day travel requirements.

When Skyjet International was acquired by VistaJet and operations moved to Austria, Caroline became Operations Manager in Southampton where she was head hunted by the owner of First Base Ltd, who asked her to manage his customer focused, 60-suite business centre in Ocean Village.  Whilst voted Centre Manager in record time, Caroline found herself drawn back into aviation.

Within a year Plane Serenity SA was then founded, and Caroline took over as the Flight Service Manager and has remained there for over a decade.  Now proudly joining Affinity Aviation and sharing a new innovative charter model, Caroline leads the business as Client Services Director of the FlyAffinity membership programme.


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