On-demand charter provider XO is expanding further into Europe this month with a dedicated Cessna Citation XLS fleet, the Vista Global Holdings company told AIN today. The operational rollout of the XLS fleet by XO’s sister company VistaJet is expected to start at the end of this month.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based XO said it will initially have three XLSs serving Europe this year, adding it has “plans for the European fleet to grow significantly in the coming years. This expansion is another step in XO’s investment to furthering its service and meeting the growing demand around the world.” The midsize jets, which are a recent acquisition by XO, will feature the same liveries and cabins as the rest of the XO fleet.
Through its owned fleet and that of its parent company, XO provides clients access to a global fleet of more than 180 aircraft and an alliance fleet comprising more than 2,000 jets around the world. XO’s owned fleet includes a mix of Citation Xs and Ultras, as well as Bombardier Challenger 300s. Yesterday, in reporting its first-half 2021 results, Vista Global said XO added 15 new aircraft during the period. Additionally, VistaJet’s owned fleet comprises Bombardier Global 5000s, 6000s, and 7500s, as well as Challenger 350s, 605s, and 850s.