Vista Global says, Goodbye XOJET, Jet Smarter. Hello, XO

FlyXO.com is the new website that combines the two Vista Global acquisitions into a new single platform

“…a new company, new brand, new products…” – Thomas Flohr, chairman

Vista Global has merged its recently acquired XOJET and JetSmarter brands into something it is calling XO, powered by JetSmarter technology, and something it is saying is “the beginning of a new world, with instant booking and worldwide access for on-demand customers.”

Visitors to both the XOJET.com and JetSmarter.com websites as of this morning are redirected to a new FlyXO.com URL.

The Pilatus PC-12 was 2018’s most used “private jet”

The single engine turboprop was the most flown private aircraft last year

Last year, there were more flights on the Pilatus PC-12 than any other private aircraft in any category, according to data published by TRAQPak. In its survey of most used airplanes, the single-engine turboprop recorded 233, 676 flights, some 612 segments per day. Both Nicholas Air and OneFlight International offer the winner in their jet card programs. PlaneSense, which doesn’t sell jet cards, features the PC-12 in its fractional fleet, while Surf Air uses the type for its by-the-seat shuttle flights on the West Coast.

VistaJet parent Vista Global acquires XOJET’s fleet and commercial operations

Earlier this year XOJET put itself into play. Last week VistaJet launched a holding company with plans to expand. Voila, a deal!

Earlier this morning Thomas Flohr’s VistaJet announced it had reached an agreement to acquire XOJET via Vista Global, a Dubai based holding company formed earlier this month.  The deal covers XOJET’s business aviation fleet and commercial operations, and the release said XOJET’s regulated air carrier will continue to be independently operated in a joint venture under U.S. control and leadership, in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation criteria. As first reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, earlier this year XOJET hired Perella Weinberg Partners to explore its ongoing business options.

XOJET reports record first half growth as it adds to its fleet and luxury lifestyle partnerships

XOJET says it completed a busy and successful first half of 2018 as it positions itself as a better option to fractional ownership

San Francisco-based XOJET said it saw 12% growth in total revenue during the first half of the year, including a record-breaking first quarter with year-over-year increases of 15% in overall business and 39.5% in Off-Fleet Charter Brokerage. The company says for the super-mid charter market in the United States it enjoys a 31% share of flights exceeding three hours occurring on the XOJET fleet. It has its own fleet of over 40 Bombardier Challenger 300s and Cessna Citation Xs. 

XOJET adds three new partnerships for its jet card members

XOJET price

XOJET Elite Access pricing starts at $5,500 per hour for a Light Jet ranging up to $8,500 per hour for Super Midsize, with discounts for flights over four hours

 

Sea Island, signature apparel designer Peter Millar, and Ship Sticks, a leading shipper for golf clubs, skis, and snowboards are now lifestyle partners for XOJET’s top two levels of jet card members. In an e-mail to customers, the company said, “This news follows our initiative to enhance the passenger journey with world-class experiences both in the sky and after landing.”