Founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco New York,  XO (previously XOJET) offers a private fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300s and Citation X jets in addition to tapping into a worldwide network of charter jets. XO offers membership programs tailored to general private jet customers, elite private jet travelers and corporations utilizing private jet lift. The company was sold by TPG Capital and Aabar PJS, two large private capital investors, to Dubai-based Vista Group in 2018.  In June 2019, it was merged with JetSmarter into a new brand, XO and website,

XO Elevator Pitch

For Elevator Pitch we asked jet card sellers to tell you in less than 300 words why you should choose their company. 

XO is the largest on-demand private aviation services and brokerage platform in North America. We blend in-depth aviation expertise – through ownership and operation of the largest fleet of super mid-size aircraft globally, with a comprehensive private aviation brokerage dedicated to providing transparent advice and unparalleled service.

“We supplement our fleet with a carefully selected Preferred Partner Network of aircraft operators. This provides our clients access to over 1,000 aircraft across the entire spectrum of light, mid, super-mid and heavy aircraft—all rigorously evaluated to meet our own stringent operating and safety standards.

“XO has pioneered an approach to private aviation that gives our clients the power to choose how and when they fly. XO Private Client Services – our team of 80 Aviation Advisors and Client Service Professionals, is available 24/7, work directly with each client to craft a personalized flight experience. We focus on providing in-depth and transparent advice to find and deliver the optimal private aviation solution for each client and every trip.

“We are all about offering choice and control. That’s why we offer a complete suite of flight solutions—from fixed-price charter to customized membership programs. It’s also why we always steer clients to the solution that makes the most sense for them, not us. We don’t lock clients into options that they don’t want or need. We never require a large up-front financial commitment, so our clients avoid capital risk and residual value exposure, leading to significant cost savings over time.

“The old world of private aviation was all about ownership – the new era is about service, experience and optimizing utilization. Our clients realize a subscription-based experience better fits their needs, removes the burden of ownership and offers significantly better value.

XO is the modern alternative to fractional ownership and JetCards.

XO Executive Overview

When was XO founded?

XOJET was founded in 2006, and became XO after merging with JetSmarter in 2019

Who owns XOJET?

Vista Global Holdings based in Dubai

Who is the CEO of XO?

Thomas Flohr is chairman of parent Vista Global

How are XO’s aircraft sourced?

XO uses XOJET Aviation to operate its own fleet of Challenger 300 and Citation X private jets. Additional aircraft are sourced through its preferred network of charter operators.

What are XO’s jet card initiation and membership fees?

Select Access starts at $5,000 per year. Preferred Access and Elite Access each have a $3,000 initiation fee. Monthly membership fees range from $250 to $2,000.

What is XOJET’s entry-level program?

XOJET Select Access is $50,000

Does XO provide guaranteed availability?

On some programs

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

On some programs

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

On some programs

What is the company website?

Where is XO’s headquarters?

New York, NY

XO News

XO offers flights for medical supplies

XO posts Covid-19 safety precautions

XO has big plans under new owner Vista Global Holdings

XOJET Aviation relocates to South Florida

XO launches RISE membership, tweaks Select Access

XO adds quality tiers for on-demand charter and dynamic pricing jet cards

Comparing the Jet Sharing options – Wheels Up, Jet Linx, and XO

Vista Global sets connectivity upgrades for VistaJet and XO

XO now offering empty legs to non-members

Vista Global appoints new executives at XO

Everything you need to know about XO’s updated jet card programs

Vista Global closes on XOJET deal

Vista Global to acquire XOJET

XOJET adds Monticello Motor Club as partner

Jet Card Insider:  A look at XOJET programs after the changes

XOJET targets fractional providers with changes to Elite Access

XOJET adds personal assistant to help users identify the best program for their needs

XOJET retains Perella Weinberg Partners to explore options, including sale

XOJET adds Hertz as a lifestyle partner

XOJET expands its safety programs and support

XOJET adds golfer’s paradise Pinehurst to its lifestyle partners

XOJET partners with Canyon Ranch

XOJET confirms ongoing interior fleet updates

XOJET opens Palm Beach office

XOJET adds Mid-Size and Light Jet programs; starts membership model

JET CARD INSIDER:  XOJET mixes its owned private jet fleet and charter with consultative selling

XOJET Chief Pilot Chris Crocker gives the view from the cockpit

Is XOJET finally solving the Xs and Os of private jet e-commerce and democratization?

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