““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
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.