, 2023-01-20 03:30:04
Some good news for frustrated flyers! There are now more ways to avoid crowded airports, lost luggage and the other unpleasantries of the domestic airlines. XO is doubling down on making private aviation more accessible and environmentally friendly for consumers with an expanded schedule of confirmed private jet flights it sells by the seat between New York and South Florida.
The shared flights allow for up to 18 passengers to fly together, instead of the typical four passengers on a charter aircraft. It comes as private aviation is under attack from climate campaigners, including by theme park heir Abigail Disney, a former user, who recently renewed her call for private jets to be banned.
Earlier this month, XO added a new route between Republic Airport in Farmingdale on Long Island, New York, and Palm Beach International Airport. It now offers as many as six confirmed by-the-seat private jet flights per day between New York and South Florida. There are additional crowdsourced flights as well. Plans are to expand jet-sharing offers even further.
During an exclusive look at one of the two jets XO parent Vista Global owner Thomas Flohr acquired specifically for the shuttles, XO Chief Marketing Officer Lynn Fischer told us the company is tapping into the wealth of data from millions of website…
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