XOJet

Aviation: Alternative Approach

Count XOJet among the private-aviation companies that appear to have moved past the economic crisis. Indeed, the San Francisco–based charter provider, which has been in business since 2006, seems to be thriving. XOJet reports that its revenues grew by 40 percent from 2010 to 2011. Last year, it increased its U.S. fleet size from 24 […]

XOJET: On the Up and Up

Business is booming for private jet charter provider XOJET. To help accommodate its growing client base—XOJET recently announced 40 percent year-over-year growth for the first half of 2011—the San Francisco Bay Area–based company has added more than 40 pilots over the last 18 months and plans to take delivery of four new Challenger 300 super-midsize […]

Distinguishing Service

While flying privately is unquestionably a more pleasant experience than braving commercial air travel, choosing a fractional, flight-card, or charter provider can be a daunting task. Beyond the myriad options available for fractional ownership and flight-card membership, the current Air Charter Guide lists nearly 1,900 charter operators in the United States, with high-traffic states such […]

Ultimate Villa Vacations: Powder Rooms

Two families—four adults and three children—plus a nanny travel from Boston to Deer Valley, Utah, for a ski vacation. Providers. Air travel by XOJet (650.594.6300, http://www.xojet.com); villa available through Luxury Retreats (514.393.8844, http://www.luxuryretreats.com). Getting There. A stretch limo sent by XOJet—a private-aviation firm that combines a fractional-type business model with a charter operation—takes the families […]

Private Travel: Private Landings: Getting There

The following charter, flight-card, and fractional providers offer aircraft that will enable you to minimize your travel time when visiting any of the featured resorts or other properties with on-site or nearby airstrips. (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, a one-sixteenth fractional share of a jet corresponds to 50 flight hours per year, a one-half share to […]