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Is XOJET in play? The company said it is looking at raising new funds, a merger, sale or strategic alliance.
In order to best position XOJET for continued growth and expansion, Perella Weinberg Partners has been engaged as a strategic advisor to explore a range of options that may include a capital raise, merger, sale of the company or a strategic alliance, according to a statement received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. The company was started in 2006 and has over 450 employees, 41 of its own aircraft and over 1,300 additional private jets in its broker network. The company has a 24/7 operations center spanning 21,000 sq. ft. in Sacramento, CA. The firm also recently completed the purchase of two Citation X aircraft and is planning to expand the fleet with additional aircraft acquisitions in 2018. Last year, it continued a refurbishment of its current fleet and launched a new membership fee model program. Current key investors include TPG Capital and Mubadala.
Surf Air, JetClass and JetSmarter are expanding their European private jet footprint and may be joined by Wheels Up and others
Surf Air is adding Sion in Switzerland to its current schedule from London City Airport to Zurich. The service will be twice per week in each direction and represents what so far has been a somewhat zigzagging path since its launch last Summer between seasonal destinations and expectations for expansion on key business routes.
Industry icon Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation is majority owner of Flexjet, Sentient Jet, Skyjet, Nextant Aviation and has been a force behind next-generation supersonic flying
The Living Legends of Aviation has renamed its award honoring aviation entrepreneurs for their lifetime achievements to be the Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award after past winner and founder of Directional Aviation, the parent of companies including Flexjet, Sentient Jet, Skyjet, Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation. The Living Legends of Aviation was created to honor accomplished men and women in aviation and to support the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, which is dedicated to introducing, educating, and sparking children’s interest in aviation.
Flexjet jet cards start at 25 hours for the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300
Flexjet LLC which sells fractional shares, leases and Jet Cards has partnered with Go Rentals, an elite car rental service company that exclusively serves the private jet industry. In a press release received by Private Jet Card Comparisons, the Cleveland-based aviation company said, “Not only will the alignment of the two companies benefit Flexjet Owners, but the relationship will also inspire and enhance unique experiences hosted by both companies.”