“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
XOJet Flights Increased 30 Percent Last Year
San Francisco-based XOJet experienced 30 percent year-over-year growth in flight hours in 2011. By comparison, the private aviation industry overall experienced 5 percent growth, according to the FAA. During 2011, the company opened a 22,000-square-foot operations center in Sacramento, Calif., added Hawker 800XP aircraft to its fleet and introduced two programs: XOJet Coast2Coast, which was designed for travelers who fly cross-country more than three times a year; and XOJet Preferred Access, which offers reduced-cost flights for those willing to be flexible about such factors as departure date, time and aircraft.