SAN FRANCISCO and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XOJET, Inc., the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, and Etihad Airways*, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today an agreement to offer seamless, best-in-class service and connectivity for guests traveling on XOJET within the U.S. and on Etihad Airways throughout the world.
Brad Stewart, President and CEO of XOJET, said: "As the leader in on-demand private jet charter, we were compelled to partner with the most elite airline that shares our commitment to excellence in high-touch service. Etihad Airways has proven itself by setting new benchmarks within the aviation industry; we are thrilled to select Etihad Airways as our inaugural commercial airline partner."
"At Etihad Airways, we are opening doors into the private jet space for our guests through this partnership with XOJET," said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President of the Americas for Etihad Airways. "XOJET's offerings complement Etihad Airways' award-winning travel experience, including our A380 service which features The Residence, the most innovative, inspired and luxurious experience available in the commercial skies designed to meet the needs of discerning private jet customers."
When flying with Etihad Airways and booking The Residence for the first time, XOJET's existing clients who are members of the Preferred Access™ and Elite Access™ programs, will receive Gold Status with Etihad Guest, the airline's loyalty program for frequent flyers. Etihad Airways will also offer each eligible XOJET guest complimentary chauffeur service and airside connections, a dedicated concierge service, as well as lounge access, where available.
In turn, Etihad Airways guests will benefit from a dedicated charter desk with 24/7 support and complimentary catering**, as well as a promotional $2,000 flight credit for first time XOJET flyers***.
XOJET is the only private jet charter company that offers on-demand service and dynamic pricing for popular flights between 22,000 destination pairs aboard North America's largest floating fleet of Challenger 300 and Citation X jets, with as little as 12 hours' notice. With the company now in its tenth year, XOJET's successful charter model continues to gain momentum as the smart alternative to jet cards and fractional jet ownership.
The Residence has completely redefined the landscape of premium commercial air travel with a private three-room suite, including a living room, double bedroom, and private bathroom, as well as a dedicated Savoy-trained Butler and onboard Chef.
The Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team delivers a highly personalized experience, offering a range of services including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination information and lifestyle services. On the ground, a VIP Concierge team assists guests with all check-in and security formalities.
From the U.S., The Residence is now available for guests traveling between New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport) and Abu Dhabi on the airline's award-winning A380 daily nonstop flight. Beginning in June 2017, Etihad Airways will upgrade its second daily flight to an A380 aircraft.
For more information, please visit: xojet.com/etihad
XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become the industry's premier private aviation services company, serving more than 7,000 clients worldwide. Our unique business model combines the flexibility of on-demand flying with a world-class service and operations infrastructure that is dedicated to providing the highest levels of client service at every point of their travel experience. We create custom flight solutions for businesses and individuals, with a focus on serving the most sophisticated private aviation flyers from the finance, technology and entertainment sectors. XOJET's commitment to safety leadership has earned it the highest safety ratings in the industry. XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety-rating categories. For more information, please visit www.xojet.com.
About Etihad Aviation Group
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 123 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit: etihad.com.
Etihad Airways is the only commercial carrier to offer nonstop service between Abu Dhabi International Airport and six gateways within the U.S., including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
* Etihad Airways has been named the "World's Leading Airline" eight times running at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA)
** Complimentary standard catering of up to $75 per person
*** Each Etihad Airways client that books and completes their first flight onboard XOJET shall receive a US$2,000 flight credit towards a future XOJET flight. Must be a new client for XOJET; entitled to one flight credit only; offer cannot be combined with other XOJET offers or promotional pricing.
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