The unit of Vista Global is tapping into the increased demand of affluent consumers to fly by private jet beyond their own residences
What goes together like kike rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong? Lately, it seems private jet providers and luxury resorts and retreats. Leading private aviation provider XO (a merger of the former XOJET and JetSmarter last year after its acquisition by Vista Global), is continuing to expand its value-added offers who its jet membership and on-demand private jet customers.
Vista Global and Ferrari are extending their partnership to provide flights to races
Vista Global, the private aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, says it will open its global private jet fleet to all the Ferrari drivers participating in International GT races and in the Prancing Horse mono-brand championships.
The new service will “help all Ferrari international drivers enjoy a safe and seamless flying experience with VistaJet and XO as they travel globally to compete in the races.”
XOJET Aviation, which operates XO’s super-midsize private jet fleet, is upgrading interiors for 16 of its Bombardier Challenger 300s to VistaJet standards
If you think you are seeing more private jets in the silver bullet VistaJet livery here in the U.S., you are right. That’s because XOJET Aviation is repainting 16 XOJET branded Bombardier Challenger 300s to match its sister company. The aircraft are part of the fleet XO uses for its Elite Access fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card program.
Despite consolidation, the 25 largest Part 135 and 91K operators account for only 25% of the U.S. private jet market
Why you won’t find Wheels Up when you look at lists of private aviation operators
Sizing the U.S. private jet market between Part 91, Part 91K fractional and Part 135 charter operators
8 of the 10 largest companies are led by the founder or family member
Here’s a big difference between the private jet market and the airlines. Just 10 airlines account for 90% of the domestic market for scheduled passenger traffic. Four companies – Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines – are responsible for two-thirds of U.S. flights.
Despite consolidation, business aviation remains fragmented. An analysis by Private Jet Card Comparisons of various reports from Argus TRAQPak and other data shows the 25 largest operators of charter and fractional fleets together account for just 25% of all U.S. flying.
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The National Business Aviation Association says it is moving forward on its NBAA-BACE conference scheduled for October 6-8 in Orlando
NetJets, Flexjet, and Qatar Executive have used NBAA to announce billion-dollar orders of new private jets
The National Business Aviation Association, the trade group representing various facets of the private jet industry, said it is moving forward with plans for its annual conference.
The event, which typically moves back-and-forth between Las Vegas and Orlando, is scheduled for Oct. 6, 7, and 8 in Florida this year.
Global private jet operator VistaJet is highlighting that it hasn’t made any redundancies during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic
It’s not news that the leading private jet operators often don’t miss an opportunity to get in some digs about competitors, particularly the industry’s biggest player, Berkshire Hathaway-owned NetJets.