Vista Global Holding unit XO (Booth 3574) is now offering shared flights. Clients can book seats by either reserving a seat on an existing flight or creating a new flight and making unused seats available to purchase on the XO mobile app.
On average, XO members and clients can save up to 10 times by booking a seat versus a traditional, whole-aircraft private charter, the company said. XO is marketing its shared flights as a solution to the current high demand/tight supply for charter and also as an environmentally responsible option. The company notes that it has already conducted more than 1,200 shared flights, each with an average of 14 passengers, translating into a potential saving of around 36,000 tons of CO2.
Shared flights are available on-demand across all cabin classes and backed by XO and Vista's dedicated fleet of 190 aircraft worldwide. XO clients always have the flexibility to convert their on-demand charter to a shared flight any time post-booking if they choose to sell some unused seats. XO's machine learning-based pricing algorithms scan global availability. More than one million search queries were conducted on XO’s mobile and web applications so far this year.
XO can also connect clients with safety-vetted XO Alliance fleet operators via its operator portal app, providing aircraft-specific options to clients on over 2,100 aircraft for seamless searching, quoting, and booking.