FLYING Media Group has acquired AirlineGeeks, a digital media site that offers news, reviews, and content about the airline industry. AirlineGeeks delivers the latest airline and aviation news around the globe in real time, offering a unique vantage point for the “AvGeek.” With more than 25 contributors, AirlineGeeks is trafficked by aviation enthusiasts, as well as airline industry executives and analysts.
AirlineGeeks is the 20th aviation-related brand that FLYING Media Group has purchased in the past two years in a strategy to expand the world’s leading aviation content platform and serve an audience that spans from light sport to space and vintage to frontier.
“As a young boy, I fell in love with aviation while watching airliners take off and land near my house in Tennessee,” said Craig Fuller, CEO of FLYING Media Group (FMG). “I would make my parents drive me to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport (KATL) to watch the commercial aircraft and stood in awe as they seemed to defy the laws of gravity. I am an AvGeek myself and can’t wait to build on the AirlineGeeks brand.”
FMG has been very active in acquiring brands that service the general aviation industry. While commercial aviation and GA are often thought of as distinct and separate markets, they have become more interdependent in recent years.
Commercial pilots often start their careers as GA pilots, and many of them retain their love for flying in small GA aircraft their entire lives. GA is also a test bed for new technologies and airframes that eventually make their way into commercial applications. With the emergence of air taxis and urban air mobility offerings that will blend commercial with personal aviation, the two markets have never been more connected.
FMG is not just focused on the enthusiast side of the market but plans to use AirlineGeeks (airlinegeeks.com) as a foundation to build a premier business-to-business data, news, and market intelligence platform for the commercial aviation industry.
The global market size for the airline industry is more than $840 billion and is expected to grow by a compound annual rate of nearly 4 percent over the next decade.
“As people around the world become wealthier, they wish to travel,” said Fuller. “Commercial flight is unmatched in its ability to link the world and offer experiences that are only possible because of the efficiency of the global airline industry. Additionally, as supply chains continue to build resilience into their operations, global air cargo will experience exponential growth over the next few decades. This is what’s driving fast growth on an unprecedented scale.”
About FLYING Media Group
FLYING Media Group is the largest aviation media provider in the world, with content spanning 20 aviation-related brands, including FLYING, Plane & Pilot, KITPLANES, AVweb.com, AirlineGeeks, and Aircraft For Sale.
With an audience of nearly 3 million monthly visitors and subscribers, the broad reach of the FMG platform is unmatched by any other aviation media source.