RISE is targeting fliers traveling privately 15 hours per year
Vista Global has also dropped references to JetSmarter in its XO branding
XO, which was formed by the merger of JetSmarter and XOJET, is making more tweaks to its membership offerings.
The biggest is the launch of RISE, a new tier targeting private travelers who fly less 15 hours per year.
It is priced at $595 and joins Select Access, Signature Access and Elite Access in the XO line-up membership line-up.
In a press release, the company said, “RISE makes private
aviation more accessible and valuable for those who seek to use it more
frequently – or have never experienced it – as well as those who fly private
regularly, but are not
getting the elevated service, flexibility and quality aircraft they deserve.”
Jet card membership and private jet management firm Jet Linx has opened a larger location just two years after coming to the Music City
Jet Linx has opened a new private terminal in Nashville just
two years after originally opening the base for private jet management and jet
card customers. The company said the initial facility wasn’t large enough to
accommodate growth in both aircraft management and jet card membership clients.
So far this year, Jet Linx has opened new bases in Austin, Boston, Chicago, and New York.
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Everyone wants to fly privately, says Kenny Dichter, the CEO and co-founder of Wheels Up. And the idea is the cheaper it is to fly privately, the more people who will do it. Dichter says that was his idea using the eight-seat King Air 350i to “democratize” short flight.
In the world of chartering your entire aircraft, he cut the price for a one-hour flight for eight people to around $5,000 compared to a cost of $8,000 to $10,000 for the same trip on a jet. His argument was that there was a minimal time penalty since landings and takeoffs are not at full speed, and often as you get near to your destination airport, airplanes are slowed down to similar speeds.
The jet card provider is expanding its push on jet sharing via a partnership with WSJ+
Subscribers to the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ+ are being offered a significant flight credit with the purchase of a Wheels Up Connect Membership for $2,995. Wheels Up introduced the new entry-level price point earlier this year to increase the pool of members who want to share flights with its existing base who charter flights using fixed one-way rates and guaranteed availability.