Surf Air sets limited Black Friday sale

Surf Air

Surf Air is offering limited discounts, including 20 flights for $6,900, or $345 per segment

Surf Air is having a Black Friday Sale with limited, discounted offers.

XO doubles by-the-seat flights between New York and South Florida

VistaJet XOJET

Vista Global’s XO is increasing the number of shared private jet flights between New York and South Florida for the Fall and Winter

XO will offer an average of 16 by-the-seat private jet flights weekly connecting New York and South Florida. They will run for the Fall and Winter. That’s double its initial commitment, according to an email from the company.

VistaJet, XO see private jet flights surge

XOJET Challenger 300

Vista Global Holding’s VistaJet and XO units report record-setting growth during Q1

Vista Global’s VistaJet and XO joined the rest of the industry’s major players in reporting strong, positive trends to start 2021.

Inside Wheels Up’s plan to be the Amazon of private jets

Wheels Up

In advance of its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the company presented analysts its lofty ambitions to revolutionize private jet access

Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter believes the addressable market for private aviation can grow from its current $31 billion to $80 billion by 2025. It plans to be a key driver. Here’s how…

A detailed overview of each presentation during Wheels Up’s Analyst Day

“So if you’re tired of the same old story…turn some pages.” – REO Speedwagon

Ready or not, Kenny Dichter and Wheels Up plan to change the face of private jet access. It’s a big leap from marketing ploys like selling memberships through Costco. Beyond stump speeches at industry conferences, there will be the harsh spotlight from being a publicly traded company. If he’s successful, the lifelong entrepreneur will find his name alongside aviation innovators such as Pan Am founder Juan Trippe, former American Airlines chairman Robert Crandall, who ignited revenue management and frequent flyer programs, and inventor of fractional private jet ownership, Richard Santulli. The latter created NetJets, the world’s largest private jet operator, and gave Dichter his entree into the industry. In fact, Dichter might fly higher than all of them. Success would make Dichter the Jeff Bezos of private jets.

In a two-hour presentation to financial analysts Friday morning, the founder and CEO of Wheels Up, along with his leadership team, discussed various milestones, projected growth, and insights on where it’s coming from. More than that, they unveiled a dramatic vision for a private aviation marketplace they say could more than double the addressable market by 2025, democratizing the segment down to low single-digit millionaires. It will certainly be key in their plan to grow revenues from $695 million last year to over $2.1 billion by 2025.

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