The private jet operator is updating leathers, fabrics and finishes on it Challenger 300s and Citation Xs
XOJET has confirmed an ongoing fleet update program covering aircraft in its fleet of 41 Challenger 300s and Citation Xs. Chief Commercial Officer James Henderson tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, “XOJET is committed to a proactive program of refurbishing and maintaining the fleet.”
Flexjet jet cards start at $162,000 for 25 hours on an Embraer Phenom 300 and $249,000 for a Challenger 300
So you’ve been reading about the Flexjet Red Label LXi fleet with its customized luxury interiors, including the Gulfstream G650 and 500, the Bombardier Global Express, Challenger 350 and Embraer Legacy 450. While NetJets offers a wide range of jet cards across its fleet of fractional aircraft, we wondered why Flexjet would only offer the Embraer Phenom 300 and Bombardier Challenger 300 for its two jet cards.
The Private Jet Operator And Charter Broker Is Focusing On Major Markets
As previously reported by Private Jet Card Comparisons, XOJET is expanding its network of retail offices based on the growth of its charter brokerage business. The company opened an office at Palm Beach International Airport to be closer to clients in Florida, where the firm saw an 18% increase in Southeast Florida flights in 2016 over 2015. Last year XOJET’s top five most frequented airport cities in the southeast region of the U.S. were in Florida, the company said in a press release.
What’s the true price for the jet membership provider’s new shared charter service?
On Tuesday, as Private Jet Card Comparisons reported, JetSmarter announced it was launching SHAREDCHARTER, a new way for its community of 10,000 private jet travelers to dip into the sharing economy and fly more for less. The press release and a video by its founder and CEO Sergey Petrossov are big on promises and short on details, something that has become their hallmark.
XOJET and JetSuite have the busiest fleets of any private jet membership programs
The Top 20 Part 135 charter operators by blight hours averaged 448 hours of flying per aircraft compared to the 3,000 to 4,000 hours per year commercial airliners fly, based on the 2016 hours flown and fleet size as reported by ARGUS.
The cost of Light Jets is $5,500 per hour and $6,750 per hour for Mid-Size Jets in XOJET’s new Elite Access private jet membership program.
XOJET has posted on its website some details of its updated Preferred Access and Elite Access programs with the biggest changes around its Elite Access program which continues to require a $200,000 deposit. Private Jet Card Comparisons had previously reported the San Francisco-area based operator and broker was set to launch significant revisions to its programs.
In another blow to the private jet share social network, JetSmarter lost its home rental partner and board member Bradley Stewart, the CEO of XOJET
So the news about JetSmarter this week is that its short-lived entry into enticing its members to also rent homes through ThirdHome, announced Feb. 27, is kaput. By the way, there’s more big news coming next week, but we’ll get to that later.