Company’s unmatched operational standards and service excellence win recognition at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards 2019

Hong Kong, November 5, 2019 – VistaJet, the first and only global private aviation company, continues an outstanding 2019 by being crowned Asia’s best operator for the fourth consecutive year at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards. The honor celebrates excellence and recognizes best practices in the private aviation industry across the continent, and comes following VistaJet’s receipt at the 2018 ceremony of the inaugural award for Most Innovative Company.

 

 

VistaJet is celebrating its 15-year anniversary in 2019, having transformed from a start-up with two aircraft in Europe to a global aviation unicorn with more than 70 long-range jets. A leading innovator in the industry, VistaJet weathered and even thrived amid the global economic uncertainty in 2018, with a 31% increase in new members of its Program and 25% rise in flights globally. Asia performed strongly with a 26% growth in flights, and the momentum continues with the launch of customer-centric programs such as VistaPet, the most comprehensive global pet travel program, and VistaJet World, a portfolio of once-in-a-lifetime exclusive global travel experiences, as well as the announcement of the new VistaJet’s first fleet of Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft, which will enter service in January 2020.

 

 

The Global 7500 is the largest and longest-range business jet available for commercial use. Its ultralong-range flight capability and large cabin with four living spaces, including a permanent private stateroom suite, are particularly appealing to customers in Asia, where long-haul comfort is highly sought after. The jet can fly non-stop over popular ultra-long-haul routes such as Hong Kong to New York or Singapore to San Francisco, and can cut travel times by up to 21% compared to the next fastest jet on the market today, offering the ultimate private flying experience in terms of productivity and efficiency.

“It’s a privilege to be crowned the best operator for the fourth time at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards 2019. It is recognition of our team working earnestly 24-7 to ensure the seamless and safe operation of each flight to the highest standards possible,” says Ian Moore, Chief Commercial Officer of VistaJet. “We are very proud of what we have achieved in the past year and very excited about what is yet to come. The arrival of the Global 7500 in the VistaJet fleet, paralleled with our unrivaled cabin services, will be a game changer.”

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Wu Zhendong, Chairman of AsBAA, said: “Congratulations to VistaJet for winning this well-deserved award four years in a row. I would also like to express my heart-felt appreciation for its support over the years for our CSR programs, including our signature event, the Icons of Aviation Awards Charity Gala dinner, and raising over US$160,000 in support of Orbis Flying Hospital, as well as AsBAA Discovery, the student chapter of the association that bridges the gap between the industry and the next generation. I wish VistaJet every success in the journey ahead.”

VistaJet is part of Vista Global Holding, the business aviation group that offers the full range of services on a global scale, from flights and technology to leasing and finance. With the backing of Vista Global, VistaJet is assured of continued steady growth and expanding market share in the years ahead.

Contact Amy Yang | VistaJet | T: +852 2901 0502 | amy.yang@vistajet.com

About VistaJet

VistaJet is the first and only global aviation company. On its fleet of over 70 silver and red business jets, VistaJet has flown corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries, covering 96% of the world. Founded in 2004, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers have access to an entire fleet whilst paying only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership. VistaJet’s signature Program membership offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long-range jets, to fly them anytime, anywhere. Customers can also request Direct one-off flights through the industry’s first end-to-end booking app or a 24/7 global team. VistaJet is part of Vista Global Holding – the world’s leading business aviation group, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation. More VistaJet information and news at vistajet.com