Fireblade Aviation, the private aviation and charter company established by the Oppenheimer family, is soaring on a rising wave of demand for luxury charter services — and is kicking itself for not doing even better.

Fireblade MD Leigh Kretzschmar told journalists this week that private aviation has mushroomed over the past three or four years and the company, which operates a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport, was battling to cope with demand. ..

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