Editor’s Note: This is a press release from last year announcing a partnership providing private jet services for Virgin Galactic’s customers. I missed it at the time.
San Francisco and Los Angeles – May 17, 2012 (XOJET PR) – XOJET, Inc., a leader in private aviation, today announced that it had partnered with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline to provide private aviation services to Virgin Galactic’s future astronauts.
XOJET has established an exclusive private air Concierge Access™ service to enable Virgin Galactic future astronauts to travel easily for business and pleasure and to and from Virgin Galactic Events. The XOJET Concierge Access™ service will deliver global private aviation services and give future astronauts exclusive access to XOJET programs and advantageous pricing.
“Virgin Galactic is redefining the boundaries of aviation”, said David Clark, Director of Astronaut Relations at Virgin Galactic. “XOJET is redefining how consumers access private aviation. We are both innovative companies that create unique experiences for our customers. We are delighted that XOJET will now be offering an exclusive, high value service to our growing community of future astronauts.”
XOJET Concierge Access™ services offer Virgin Galactic astronauts preferred access to the XOJET fleet of 100%-Wi-Fi-enabled Citation X, Challenger 300, and Hawker 800XP aircraft. With convenience, value, special pricing and a dedicated private travel concierge, XOJET Concierge Access™ provides a comprehensive private aviation resource for Virgin Galactic future astronauts.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Virgin Galactic”, said Blair LaCorte, CEO of XOJET. “Virgin Galactic is leading a revolution in space travel and was a natural fit with a private aviation provider who understands and appreciates the importance of a unique experience and superb service. As a Virgin Galactic future astronaut myself, I appreciate the common cultural commitments to safety, consistency and reliability as well as a common shared passion for customer service and the environment.”
XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become one of the fastest-growing private aviation companies in history, serving more than 5,000 customers worldwide. Our unique business model combines private jet membership, flexible programs, and fixed-price charter with a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client’s experience. XOJET’s commitment to safety leadership has earned the highest safety ratings in the industry, and XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety rating categories. In July 2010, XOJET became the first private aviation operator to enable its entire fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi Internet connectivity by equipping every Citation X and Challenger 300 jet, as well as the recently added Hawker 800XP jet, in its fleet. For more information, please visit www.xojet.com.