Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Bombardier Business Aircraft and VistaJet today celebrated an important milestone as the private jet company officially welcomed the 100th Bombardier business jet into the fold. The occasion was marked by a ceremony at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.
The 100th Bombardier aircraft to be delivered to VistaJet’s modern fleet is a Global 6000 business jet, which entered service earlier this year.
“VistaJet operates the world’s largest privately-owned fleet of Bombardier business aircraft,” said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are extremely pleased to celebrate this milestone with one of our most valued customers, and we look forward to the ongoing role our aircraft will play in VistaJet’s bright future.”
VistaJet’s existing fleet of more than 60 Bombardier Challenger and Global aircraft provide exceptional standards of quality, style and service along with point-to-point global coverage for the company's expanding worldwide customer base.
“This is a huge milestone in the history of VistaJet and evidence of just how far our company has come. Over the past 13 years, we have invested billions in modern and efficient Bombardier aircraft. Our fleet has grown from just five jets in 2006 to more than 60 today. In 2006, VistaJet typically served 30 per cent of the globe. Now we regularly serve over 90 per cent of countries worldwide with one-way pricing,” said Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet. “As our worldwide growth continues, we look forward to adding more Bombardier business aircraft to our fleet.”
Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, VistaJet has established itself as the global leader in premium long-range private jet travel by consistently providing excellent service and unrivalled quality to its fast-growing clientele, connecting them to every corner of the world with point-to-point coverage. VistaJet operates a young fleet – total fleet average age is under two years – of 60 Bombardier Global and Challenger business aircraft and offers the industry’s largest service area, covering all major markets.
The Company’s unique and successful business model provides all the benefits of owning a personal jet without the responsibilities or asset risk of ownership. Strong and resilient revenue growth, an expanding margin and a sophisticated fleet financing structure are among the drivers for VistaJet to consistently outperform the market in this high-growth segment of the private aviation industry.
VistaJet aircraft have to date visited over 180 countries, landed at 1,480 airports worldwide, logged over 80,000 flights and carried over 210,000 passengers. News and information are available at www.vistajet.com.
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