NBAA, NATA take CNBC to task for Clay Lacy and CARES Act coverage

Clay Lacy

Two private jet trade groups are accusing the cable network of misrepresenting Clay Lacy and the importance of business aviation

A letter issued yesterday by the top executives of the National Business Aviation Association and National Air Transport Association said CNBC coverage of the CARES Act distorted the impact of Covid-19 on business aviation.

A post on NBAA’s website was titled, “CNBC Distorts Pandemic’s Impact on Business Aviation, Specifically Charter Company Clay Lacy.”

VistaJet’s Flohr shades NetJets in a letter to private jet travelers

NetJets VistaJet

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.

XO offers inbound private jets to New York for medical supplies

XOJET XO

The unit of Vista Global Holdings joins VistaJet, which is offering empty legs for repatriations and emergency supplies

XO, the combination of XOJET and JetSmarter, and now part of Vista Global Holdings, is offering inbound flights to New York to transport medical supplies.

XO (formerly XOJET) posts COVID-19 Coronavirus safety responses

XOJET

All flights performed by XOJET Aviation now require a health questionnaire form completed by each passenger at least 24 hours prior to departure

In certain cases, its private jet passengers may be asked to submit to temperature checks before departure

Jet sharing flights from New York to South Florida are priced as low as $1,390 per seat

Vista Global Holdings (VGH) has posted COVID-19 Coronavirus protocols for both XO and XOJET Aviation, the two halves of the former XOJET.

XOJET customer form

XO has big plans under new owner Vista Global Holdings

XOJET XO

After buying XOJET and then JetSmarter, last year Vista Global Holdings merged the two companies to create XO. Newly appointed chief commercial officer Ron Silverman talks about what’s next…

Recently, Vista Global Holdings (VCH) moved its president of client experiences, Ron Silverman, to its XO unit as the chief commercial officer. A veteran of both Executive Jet Management and Wheels Up, Silverman joined VistaJet in 2014 to lead its launch into the North American market.

Our 3.5-hour billing cap on super-midsize aircraft is a phenomenal value and great opportunity for anyone traveling cross country. On a Citation X, it’s $31,625, including taxi time, with guaranteed availability.

Ron Silverman, chief commercial officer, XO

Now following VCH’s acquisition of XOJET and JetSmarter, and rebranding the combined duo as XO, chairman Thomas Flohr is promising an expansion of the brand to Europe, plus a range of new programs.

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