Responding to the increased adoption of private travel, XO, a Vista Global company has expanded its most in-demand, app-based route between New York and south Florida. XO is tripling access to shared flights with multiple daily trips between the two destinations, as many options as commercial first-class service while delivering superior service by augmenting XO's core promise of access and democratisation of private aviation.
This expansion highlights innovation on several levels, including aircraft, service and schedule, the company says.
The fully customised CRJ-200 aircraft have been reconfigured by removing two-thirds of the seats, creating a spacious and private environment to meet the standards of comfort that XO clients expect. The upgraded jets accommodate up to just nine passengers on each side of the cabin, so everyone has aisle and window privacy while every seat nears a full recline and every flyer can utilise the 4G WiFi to stay connected.
The in-flight service has been reimagined by a Michelin star-trained chef using global flavours to delight the most sophisticated palates and is served by two dedicated cabin hosts. The dining experience and menu options can be booked seamlessly in advance through the XO mobile app.
This expansion gives flyers more options than ever before: XO now offers access to up to four daily shared flights, seven days a week, from conveniently located private terminals in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Opa-Locka in Florida, and White Plains and Teterboro in the New York area. Each departure is supported by dedicated XO ground personnel to deliver end-to-end service on a truly personal level.
"XO pioneered and continues to lead the shared flight opportunity, so private flyers can enjoy private flying benefits at one-tenth of the cost of a full charter," says Lynn Fischer, chief marketing officer at XO. "In addition to economic value, shared flights offer significant sustainability advantages. While on average fewer than three passengers travel on board a private aircraft, shared flights accommodate 10 or more passengers, increasing the efficiency of seating capacity by 230%."
As shared flights become an integral part of XO offerings, the private aviation company is also announcing the launch of the XO Shared Membership, providing members with waived service fees for up to two seats per shared flight. It is the most accessible and transparent option available to fly private by the seat.