Vista Global upgrades in-flight connectivity for its VistaJet, XO branded private jet fleets

Collins Aviation’s LuxStream connectivity services will be fitted across Vista Global’s fleet of 116 long-range large cabin and super-midsize private jets

LuxStream promises 25 megabits per second across the US; 15 megabits per second globally

Calling it a “game-changing development for Vista Global members’ in-flight experience” and “unprecedented,” Vista Global today said it is the launch partner for LuxStream from Collins Aerospace Systems.

In a press release, Vista Global promises the partnership will “provide private aviation customers with the fastest broadband speeds available.” It called the move “a further demonstration of Vista Global bringing the latest and most innovative technology to market and driving radical technological change across the private aviation industry.”

Vista Global appoints new top executives at XO; XOJET Aviation, XO relocate to East Coast

The moves follow the merger of XOJET and JetSmarter earlier this summer

Two former top executives are exiting XO, formerly XOJET, following its recent combination with JetSmarter. Gregg Slow, president of enterprise at XO has left while James Henderson, president of commercial operations will join Exclusive Resorts LLC as CEO in October it was announced last week.

Vista Global refinances with $550 million of senior unsecured bonds

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The owner of XOJET and VistaJet will use funds to pay debt due in 2020 and 2021

Debtwire is reporting VistaJet Malta Finance PLC and XO Management Holding Inc., units of Dubai-based Vista Global Holdings, successfully sold $550 million in senior unsecured bonds earlier this week. The news service, which covers the worldwide debt market, said Vista had to increase the coupon of the deal due to investor concerns about the cyclical nature of private aviation and UHNW spending during a downturn.

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

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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.

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.

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