Vista Global’s XO is making a significant move to expand its scheduled private jet flights between New York and South Florida airports
The by-the-seat, scheduled private jet flight market is getting a big boost from Vista Global’s XO. It comes as more affluent consumers are looking to avoid the airlines.
The expansion means up to five flights per day in each direction in the New York-South Florida market, with prices starting at $1,500 per seat.
As reported exclusively by Private Jet Card Comparisons, Vista Global acquired additional Bombardier aircraft to boost capacity.
The aircrafts are configured with just 18 seats in a 1×1 configuration meaning all seats have a direct aisle and window access.
All jets offer 4G WiFi to stay connected.
Inflight cuisine has been curated by Michelin star-trained chefs, according to a release.
There are two cabin hosts, and menu items can be booked in advance via the XO mobile app.
The dining experience and menu options can be booked seamlessly through the XO mobile app.
New York-South Florida private jets by-the-seat
Flights use private jet terminals at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), Palm Beach (PBI), Miami Opa-Locka (OPF), White Plains (HPN), and Teterboro (TEB). That allows customers to avoid the crowded main terminals.
According to the Xo website, routes include:
Each departure is supported by dedicated XO ground personnel.
“XO pioneered and continues to lead the shared flight opportunity so that private flyers can enjoy private flying benefits at one-tenth of the cost of a full charter,” said Lynn Fischer, Chief Marketing Officer at the Vista Global unit.
She adds, “In addition to economic value, shared flights offer significant sustainability advantages. While, on average, fewer than three passengers travel on board a private aircraft, shared flights accommodate 10 or more passengers, increasing the efficiency of seating capacity by 230%.”
There is competition on the route.
Blade plans again to offer seasonal flights between HPN and PBI, and OPF, while JSX operates a single MIA-HPN semiprivate flight five to six days a week.
The Fleet Club says it plans to launch similar flights between MIA and ISP, Long Island’s McArthur Airport.
XO and others are included in the Private Jet Card Comparisons Guide to Shared Flights, available to paid subscribers.