Partnership Continues Legacy as a Disruptor in Private Aviation Industry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Tuesday, August 23, 2016) – XOJET, Inc., the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, today announces its corporate partnership with Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare platform in the United States, and its adoption of Lyft Mobility Solutions as an added benefit to XOJET pilots and employees.
Lyft Mobility Solutions introduces a new category of convenience to XOJET’s front line personnel by providing instant, on-demand access to safe and affordable rides at the touch of a button, saving them time and money on transportation to and from the airport and hotel accommodations, and streamlining the expense reimbursement process. Lyft’s growing coverage in key areas is perfect for XOJET’s pilots and advisors who live and travel all over the country. This new alliance is one of many programs XOJET implements for its pilots, including a fatigue management program that provides comprehensive wellness evaluations at the end of shifts to ensure the overall health and safety of its employees.
“Our entire business model is based on the understanding of how important flexibility and an on-demand lifestyle are in this day and age,” said Austin Schell, COO of XOJET. “A partnership with Lyft enables us to provide that same level of service and convenience to our employees that we offer our clients every day.”
In addition to offering affordable, reliable rides, Lyft has created a simpler way for employees to expense the cost with the introduction of Business Profiles, which enable riders to create a separate profile with the option of charging a default business credit card, having the app tied to a work email, and having the ability to add notes. The system is integrated with Concur so that expensing trips can also be done automatically, which translates to less paperwork.
“Working with XOJET to extend the arm of transportation to their pilots and employees is a great way to engage more and more people on the Lyft platform. Our on-demand transportation alignment is ideal and we look forward to collaborating and growing our networks together,” said Dallas Hogensen, vice president of sales at Lyft.
Through this partnership with Lyft, XOJET is exploring additional opportunities to integrate Lyft services into its core business including perks for its discerning clients. For more information and updates on the partnership, please visit: xojet.com/Lyft.
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 visitwww.xojet.com.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to driving positive change for the future of our cities.