Vista Global’s Flohr wants to double private jet utilization

Thomas Flohr

Speaking to Arabian Business, VistaJet and XO boss Thomas Flohr believes he can get more flight hours out of his current and future private jet fleet

Thomas Flohr, the chairman and founder of Dubai-based Vista Global Holding, says there is a lot of room to grow – in his own fleet.

Private Jet Card Comparisons adds Guide to Shared Private Jet Services

private jets by the seat courtesy of Blade

Shared private jet flights you can purchase by-the-seat are now covered in a new guide exclusively for subscribers of Private Jet Card Comparisons

JetSmarter is gone, but the concept of sharing a private jet is finally taking off. By-the-seat and jet sharing private jet services are expanding as more consumers seek to avoid large airport terminals and big airplanes. A dozen providers now offer a network of by-the-seat and crowd-funding private jet services covering the U.S. and beyond. For the first time, Private Jet Card Comparisons has cataloged these services and options, giving subscribers an exclusive Guide to Shared Private Jet Services.

Jet card provider Jet Linx adds Medjet as lifestyle partner

Jet Linx

In a busy summer, Jet Linx recently joined Wheels Up and XO in adding a jet sharing option for members

Private jet management and jet card providers Jet Linx has added Medjet, a provider of global air medical transport for travelers, as the newest partner to join its Elevated Lifestyle client benefits program.

The Elevated Lifestyle program offers Jet Linx members access to a portfolio of international partners spanning a multitude of industries, including health and wellness, wine and spirits, travel and fashion, who in turn provide specialty rewards, services and access to Jet Linx members.

Wheels Up adds capped hourly rate, guaranteed availability Super Midsize jets

The new program follows its light jet program introduced earlier this year.

When Wheels Up’s Kenny Dichter told Squawk Box on CNBC in January that it was working on strategic initiatives, common wisdom in the industry was the founder and CEO was following a similar move by XOJET in 2018, which ultimately led to its acquisition by Vista Global and merger with JetSmarter.

It hasn’t turned out that way.

Weeks later came Connect, a new entry-level membership, priced at $2,995 designed to increase the addressable mark of customers who want to share flights to save costs.

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