Thrive Aviation adds fifth Citation Longitude to its fleet

Top 20 jet card and charter operator Thrive Aviation is expanding its super-midsize fleet with another Longitude.

By Doug Gollan, December 28, 2023

Las Vegas-based Thrive Aviation is adding to its floating fleet again.

This time, the top 20 charter/fractional private jet operator gains another Citation Longitude.

It is the fifth aircraft of that type from Textron Aviation’s Cessna label.

“This addition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing our clients with the highest standards of luxury, safety, and efficiency in private aviation. I am immensely proud of the Thrive Aviation team. Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment have turned Thrive into a major player in the industry and one of the largest Longitude operators in the world,” said Co-Founder Vitali Lapkin.

The operator said it had joined Southwest Airlines’ pilot pathway program earlier this month.

It expanded into aircraft management during the summer with an Embraer Phenom 300.

It also has five Citation CJ3+ light jets, a quartet of Sovereign+ super-mids, a large cabin Falcon 2000, Gulfstream G600, and an M2 VLJ on its Part 135 certificate.

Thrive offers an as-available jet card program.

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