Vista Global’s U.S. flying rebounds to 85% of pre-COVID-19 levels

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The news from VistaJet, XOJET chairman Thomas Flohr follows continued positive reports from Argus and WingX

71% of incoming requests are from customers who had no or little previous private jet flying experience

The news continues to be good for the business aviation sector. Last week WingX and Argus reported U.S. private jet travel was approaching 70% of pre-COVID-19 coronavirus levels.

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

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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.”

Jet Card programs make pricing and policy updates in response to COVID-19

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Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the CARES Act waiving the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax are impacting jet membership costs and terms

To say the past month and a half has been a roller coaster for private aviation would be an understatement.

March started with high hopes. A spike in requests from first-timers who wanted to get to second homes or relocate family members kept activity close to normal.

XO offers inbound private jets to New York for medical supplies

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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

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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.

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