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, FlyXO.com.
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