FXAIR which launched this summer in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, has known an early success, arranging premium on-demand charter flights for more than 800 passengers to 125 destinations. According to the company, existing and new charter clients are willing to pay a premium for exceptional aircraft, service and safety.
Taking its commitment of excellence to the next level, FXAIR’s Aviator Program offers preferred access to second-generation fractional aircraft even on peak days. It also includes complimentary catering and domestic Wi-Fi; shortened call-out and cancellation times; streamlined bookings and payments; and access to dedicated 24/7 FXAIR travel advisors to simplify each flight. Clients flying on second-generation fractional aircraft additionally benefit from complimentary de-icing and international Wi-Fi.
“We knew there was a strong business case for a premium operator to enter the charter market, so we felt validated by the high level of interest and bookings in our first month,” said Gregg Slow, FXAIR’s President. “With the Aviator Program, we will enhance the already superior experience our charter clients are getting. More than 40 FXAIR clients opened an Aviator account during its pre-release period prior to today.”
Nearly two-thirds of all flights booked during FXAIR’s first month have been on the provider’s exclusive collection of second-generation fractional aircraft. Top origin cities include New York (TEB) and Palm Beach (PBI), while leading arrival destinations include Los Angeles (VNY) and Jackson Hole (JAC). FXAIR has also created a coast-to-coast flat rate for Aviator members. For flights beginning and ending in states on a U.S. coastline (Atlantic and Pacific), clients can fly on a super midsized cabin aircraft for a flat rate of $31,900 when they book a week or more in advance.
FXAIR clients will still be able to charter flights without joining the Aviator Program but they will not enjoy the convenience, complimentary features or preferred access of the second-generation Challenger 300s–the most popular aircraft in the FXAIR network thus far–and Global Expresses.
To activate an Aviator account, clients deposit $100,000 and complete the required paperwork. After that, flights can be booked on-demand using the FXAIR app or website. All booking confirmations are handled via email, so there is no need to sign a new contract before each flight. The cost of each flight is automatically drawn from the customer’s account, which eliminates credit card holds, fees and other funding delays that plague traditional charter operators.
An Aviator account remains active as long as any funds remain in the account. When the account falls below $25,000, the client is asked to replenish it. All funds are fully refundable at any time, and they never expire.
Headquartered in New York City, FXAIR’s network of premium aircraft includes the Bombardier Challenger 300 and the Global Express. The FXAIR network also includes individually curated aircraft ranging in size from light cabin to ultra-long-range.