NetJets, Wheels Up, Jet Smarter and JetSuite compared

NetJets, Wheels Up, JetSuite, JetSmarter

The four most searched private aviation companies on Google are very different, although they also have some similarities

In the world of private aviation solutions – fractional ownership, leases, jet cards, memberships, seat sharing, semiprivate airlines, and so forth, four companies have generated the most interest, according to Google Trends. Surprisingly, perhaps, they are each quite different once you get past the fact that they all want to fly you somewhere.

In terms of interest, Wheels Up (red) followed by NetJets (blue), JetSmarter (yellow) and JetSuite (green) are the most search private aviation companies. Source: Google Trends

XOJET adds The Resort at Paws Up as its newest brand partner

XOJET

The jet card and charter operator continues its expansion of luxury partners with its first addition since being acquired by Vista Global

XOJET, which operates a fleet of super midsize private jets and has a $100 million dollar charter brokerage, including off-fleet midsize and light jet card memberships, has added The Resort at Paws Up. The move continues its focus on adding value for Preferred Access and Elite Access jet card members via luxury and lifestyle partnerships.

Battling NetJets: Is Flexjet readying a billion dollar order from Gulfstream?

Gulfstream G650 cost

Flexjet is already a significant Gulfstream operator and has been ramping up its expansion plans for Europe

A report last Friday by Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) speculated that Flexjet might be readying a billion-dollar order with Gulfstream. The item came after Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics, parent of the business jet manufacturer, told analysts the division was working on a big deal and it was with an existing customer.

Vista Global says consolidation, longer flights and lifestyle services will highlight private jet travel in 2019

VistaJet jet card customers increased 31% in 2018

Vista Global (parent of VistaJet and XOJET) founder and chairman Thomas Flohr offers his predictions for business aviation

Last year, VistaJet made news when it launched a Dubai-based holding company Vista Global and then weeks later announced the acquisition of XOJET, a large U.S.-based fleet operator and charter broker. At the same time, VistaJet has been solidifying its position at the top end of the global private jet card and charter market adding to its ferry free flying zones (now 95% of the globe) and top-end services for children, catering and oenophiles.

VistaJet parent closes on XOJET deal

The XOJET acquisition by Vista Global is a done deal, although Bloomberg reports its financing faced several hiccups on the way

 

Dubai-based Vista Global’s September announcement that it had reached an agreement to acquire XOJET has closed and has landed safely, but a report by Bloomberg suggests that some of the financings were hit by market turbulence. The acquisition dramatically increases Vista Global’s penetration of the U.S. business aviation market, the largest in the world. It has also said it plans to expand the XOJET brand globally from its U.S. base. The two entities combined operate approximately 115 super midsize and large cabin extended range jets, while XOJET brings a charter brokerage arm that contributes over $100 million in sales.