November 17th, 2016 – VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, has been presented with the Best Charter Operator 2016 Award from the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). AsBAA is a nonprofit trade association representing over 130 corporations, fellow trade associations, individuals & SME’s based in Asia and around the world from the General Aviation Industry. Its annual Icons of Aviation Awards ceremony both recognizes the best performing companies in the sector, and raises money for its chosen charity, Orbis, the Flying Eye Hospital.
Congratulations to VistaJet, voted Best Charter Operator at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Asia 2017
The first round of voting for the awards is open to the public, highlighting VistaJet’s popularity with its customers. The winners are then selected by AsBAA members.
2016 has been a record year for VistaJet in Asia. It saw triple digit growth in flights from Europe and the US to the region in the first half, with Greater China proving particularly popular. With a dedicated Chinese registered aircraft, VistaJet is one of the few international operators with the ability to fly domestically in the country through its partnership with Apex Air.
In the second quarter of the year, VistaJet sold over 3,000 new annual subscription hours worldwide, including large transactions for 400 annual flight hours or more. It also sold the largest single package of hours in its history in the first half, a sign that corporations are increasingly viewing access to an entire fleet as a priority option, rather than aircraft ownership. This is particularly relevant in Asia, where consistency of service is an important requirement. The company maintained that positive momentum in the third quarter; its performance in North Asia was particularly strong, with flight growth increasing by 40% and passengers number by 54.5%.
VistaJet recently took delivery of three new aircraft, worth $115million*, taking its worldwide operating fleet to 70 aircraft. The new additions mean that VistaJet now has the largest owned, super-mid to large cabin, business jet fleet in the industry, ensuring it can offer a global service no competitor can match. The company has more than doubled its fleet in three years, from 32 aircraft at the end of 2013 to 70 aircraft now.
VistaJet Chairman and Founder Thomas Flohr said:
“Asia is a really important market for us, so we are particularly delighted to have received this award from AsBAA.
Our focus is always to provide the best possible service for our customers, and it is great to be recognized for that. We have worked hard to provide a unique offer for our Asian customers, including individually tailoring the cabin experience so they can enjoy the same personal and intimate service wherever they are in the world.
With the three new aircraft we have added to our fleet, we have cemented our position as the only company in the market with the global infrastructure necessary to provide a truly worldwide service to our customers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Chairman of AsBAA Charlie Mulaski said:
“AsBAA wishes to congratulate all the winners of its Icons of Aviation Asia Awards on a wonderful evening at the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong in association with Orbis Charity & its Flying Eye Hospital. One of the many deserved award winners was VistaJet who were crowned ‘Best Charter Operator 2016’ by its peers. Congratulations to the VistaJet team and we wish them continued success for the future.”
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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 of 70 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 personal ownership. News and information are available at www.vistajet.com
Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is a non-profit trade association representing over a 130 corporations, fellow trade associations, individuals & SME’s based in Asia and around the world from the General Aviation Industry. Our members are the major operators, aircraft manufacturers, aviation service & supply chain providers, finance and insurance sectors as well as general & business aviation users. They all have a specific interest in the advocacy and development of the General & Business Aviation industry throughout Asia. AsBAA is a proud and active member of IBAC – the International Business Aviation Council which is a part of ICAO. AsBAA is affiliated with NBAA – the National Business Aviation Association in the USA, in its co-host work for the ABACE annual show held every April in China. We provide a network for raising regulatory issues, operational problems, sharing its members knowledge, experience & lobbying Governments. It creates platforms through events, meetings, its website and social media platforms to advocate our industry and your business.