JET CARD INSIDER – From Prices To Policies, We Look At XOJET’s New And Relaunched Programs

XOJET has launched new programs with both dynamic and fixed pricing, using its own fleet and a closed fleet of third-party charter aircraft

 

In the past year, XOJET has overhauled its existing programs and added new programs and benefits. The Brisbane, California based operator has also announced it has hired Perella Weinberg to explore options from attracting new investors to buying other companies and possibly a sale. With all of this going on, we figured it was timely (and necessary) to update the Jet Card Insider report in June 2017

XOJET Retains Perella Weinberg Partners To Explore Financial Options

Is XOJET in play? The company said it is looking at raising new funds, a merger, sale or strategic alliance.

 

In order to best position XOJET for continued growth and expansion, Perella Weinberg Partners has been engaged as a strategic advisor to explore a range of options that may include a capital raise, merger, sale of the company or a strategic alliance, according to a statement received by Private Jet Card Comparisons. The company was started in 2006 and has over 450 employees, 41 of its own aircraft and over 1,300 additional private jets in its broker network. The company has a 24/7 operations center spanning 21,000 sq. ft. in Sacramento, CA. The firm also recently completed the purchase of two Citation X aircraft and is planning to expand the fleet with additional aircraft acquisitions in 2018. Last year, it continued a refurbishment of its current fleet and launched a new membership fee model program. Current key investors include TPG Capital and Mubadala. 

VistaJet Rolls Out Three Global Art Experiences

VistaJet has created three “highly personalized” programs for art lovers to experience the exhibitions and global tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, the most valuable auction of a private collection entirely dedicated to raising funds for philanthropic causes.

 

Following the unveiling of early highlights in Hong Kong last November, the global public tour will move to London (February 21 – March 8), Paris (March 16 – 21), Beijing (April 6 – 7), Los Angeles (April 6 – 12) and Shanghai (April 10 – 11), ahead of the final exhibition in New York at Christie’s Rockefeller Center from April 28 until the sale on May 7 – 11. With each stop on the pre-sale tour, additional works of art and objects will be revealed. 

Private Jet Card Comparisons 2018 Edition Covers Over 250 Programs

Private Jet Card Comparisons is the only independent buyer’s guide to jet card membership programs. It doesn’t sell or market subscriber data nor accept payments from private aviation companies.

 

Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer’s guide to private jet membership card programs, announces the release of its 2018 analysis, which has been expanded to include more than 250 programs for private fliers to choose from. Recently referred to as “a modern-day online Kelley Blue Book for private jet cards,” by Barron’s, Private Jet Card Comparisons’ 2018 analysis now offers more than 65 different variables that are important for consumers to consider when looking for the jet card program that best fits their unique flying needs.

VistaJet Program Membership Surges 38%

The jet card program for long-haul, luxury private jet operator VistaJet helped power a 24% increase in EBITDA

 

VistaJet said in a third-quarter trading update the company’s flagship Program Membership has seen a 38% increase in revenue. The Program segment achieved a record 32% increase of new flights hours flown compared to Q3 2016. According to a press release, a core driver to VistaJet’s Program Membership growth came from its North American market, seeing a 25% growth in its US-based customers in the third quarter alone. VistaJet saw its largest increase in flight hours from North America, up 22%, representing yet another quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth.