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The low-key cofounder of OnlyFans has joined an airline startup

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The low-key cofounder of OnlyFans has joined an airline startup
  • A cofounder of OnlyFans, Tom Stokely, has joined an airline startup as a director, filings show.
  • Stokely's kept out of the public eye and has been an investor since 2022, per his LinkedIn profile.

OnlyFans cofounder Tom Stokely has become an airline executive.

Stokely joined British startup Global Airlines after keeping a low profile since he sold the subscription site. Company filings show he became a director of the airline last week.

The airline wants to shake up commercial travel. It plans to bring a luxury experience to first-class travelers by offering a chauffeur transfer service and social spaces on its planes. It would also serve Laurent-Perrier Champagne to passengers in all classes, per The Times.

Founded in 2021 but not yet operational, the airline has four Airbus A380 jets and pledges to offer "fast relief from the aches and pains associated with commercial air travel", its website says.

Stokely set up OnlyFans, which is known mostly for its adult content, in 2016 with his brother, Tim. The pair sold it to Ukrainian-American entrepreneur Leo Radvinsky for an undisclosed amount two years later.

The 44-year-old was the former chief operating officer at OnlyFans' parent company, Fenix International, from 2018 to 2021, his LinkedIn profile said. Stokely has kept out of the public eye and since 2022 has been an "investor in people and things on occasion."

He is also the director of online math platform Watobe, company filings show, and he invests in real estate. Stokely, along with his brother and father, set up an investment vehicle called Terleys Investments last year, per filings.

The former banker met Global Airlines founder James Asquith last year, The Telegraph reported. That same year, he became a board advisor of Asquith's home booking platform Holiday Swap, per a press release.

The airline looks set to compete with carriers British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, as it plans to carry out flights from London to New York, the Telegraph report says.

Global Airlines didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

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