SXC Targets Growing Chinese Market for Lynx Flights

sxc_logoAn update on SXC’s expansion into Asia, where it is targeting the growing number of wealthy Chinese adventure travelers:

Chinese travellers will be able to undertake space trips by 2014 end following an agreement signed here Friday between a Chinese travel agency and Netherlands-based space tourism firm.

Travellers will have to pay a minimum of 580,000 yuan (about $95,000) to board the Lynx Mark I spacecraft produced by the US private aerospace company XCOR, Xinhua reported citing Zhang Yong, chief executive officer of Dexo Travel, a Chinese travel agency focusing on high-end travellers.

SXC announced its expansion into Asia in July with an event in Hong Kong. A division of the company named SXC Asia led by CEO Alex Tang is responsible for sales and marketing initiatives in the region.

  • Some Old Desert Rat

    “Chinese travelers will be able to undertake space trips by 2014”

    Something tells me that this may be a bit optimistic. Call me a pessimist, but I sort of get the feeling that there’s pretty much zero chance that XCOR will be flying Lynx into space within the year.

  • windbourne

    why just chinese? At 95K, there are plenty of Americans and Europeans that can afford this.

  • Stuart

    Even China has an elite who enjoy their money. With all due respect I do have to wonder if they will be as stringent on safety regulations.

  • Dennis

    Americans and Europeans are already reached via SXC! This just says they created an office in Asia to target that specific market!

  • windbourne

    I should read more.
    You are right.

  • mzungu

    For just a few dollar more, you actually get to unbuckle your seat-belt and float around the cabin like a real astronaut, while rubbing shoulders and network with the other million/billionaire for a few days, instead of just talking to some Lynx pilot.

  • mzungu

    According to this, they flew it back in 2010. Hahaha…

  • jack dawson

    not to mention with dream chaser contracted out to the ESA and GSA, also Virgin Galactic, they have no choice but to make it happen.