XO, part of Vista Global Holding, is adding 15 Citation light jets to complement its current super midsize aircraft offering. The move will take its dedicated fleet up to 58 light and super midsize jets.
XO's membership base has nearly doubled since April, and its new members, as well as existing customers, are increasingly looking for solutions for their short distance travels. Many flyers living or working outside major aviation hubs are experiencing first-hand restrictions resulting from deep reductions in commercial aviation services.
XO already grants clients worldwide access to its Vista Global group-owned fleet of 130 aircraft, along with access to the XO Alliance Fleet of over 2,100 safety-vetted aircraft globally. The acquisition of the 15 light jets will allow a new segment of customers to benefit from XO's service, value and flexibility of access. Each aircraft will be upgraded to match advanced cabin standards, and all members will benefit from the 30 per cent fleet expansion and the ongoing commitment to offering very good market rates.
By adding a new aircraft category, XO is delivering on the commitment of its parent company, Vista Global, to offer the perfect solution for every private aviation customer, across aircraft classes and in every region in the world. The operator has plans to expand to over 50 light jet aircraft over the coming years.
Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of Vista Global, says: “This is an important chapter in XO's growth and an immediate benefit for its clients, providing XO members access to a new agile service, at the high standards that Vista Global is renowned for, on the ground and in the air.”