Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

VistaJet Celebrates Record 2015

Download: Printable PDF Date: 10 Apr 2016 03:08 category:
Publisher:
VistaJet Celebrates Record 2015 - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: AIN

VistaJet’s 60-airplane business jet charter fleet helped drive a record year during 2015, the company’s strongest-ever with a global flight traffic increase of more than 21 percent compared to 2014, and passenger totals up more than 23 percent. The fleet’s average age is less than two years, and it consists entirely of Bombardier Challenger and Global jets owned by VistaJet. “We welcomed more passengers onto our jets than ever before,” said chairman and founder Thomas Flohr. “VistaJet is still increasing its geographic reach in the U.S. and China, and we are taking market share from our main competitors in all of our core markets.”

Year-over-year, flights to China climbed 25 percent, with flights to Asia up 62 percent and passengers up 57 percent. The fastest-growing Asia destinations were in the Philippines and China, while traffic in Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea also grew. In China, VistaJet (Static Display) last year launched in-country service with partner Apex Air, flying China-registered airplanes. The first jet under the partnership is a Challenger 850.

VistaJet’s European flights grew 13 percent and passengers 17 percent. Flight and passenger growth into the Middle East both were up 58 percent, while Africa climbed 15 percent (flights) and 19 percent (passengers). The greatest growth took place for flights into the U.S., up 139 percent, with passengers up 106 percent.

“It was particularly pleasing to see Asia becoming one of our fastest growing markets,” Flohr said, “and we were delighted to see strong growth in flight traffic in China. We have clear execution plans to increase the number of destinations we fly to still further and to accelerate our growth in 2016.”



Loading comments for VistaJet Celebrates Record 2015...


Recommended

Vertis Aviation flying high at EBACE after most successful year yet.

Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-based boutique charter specialist, flies into this year’s EBACE, booth D69, on the back of its most successful year since launch in 2010. The business restr...

Pilatus Attends EBACE with Its PC-24 and Series Production is Underway

Pilatus will present its latest flagship at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) from 29 to 31 May in Geneva. Five customers have already received a brand-n...

Major repair of Russian-made helicopters carried out in Azerbaijan for the first time

The Service Center for helicopter major repair at Silk Way Helicopter Services carried out the major overhaul of Mi-8AMT/MTV helicopters for the first time. The decision to create such a center in...

Harrods Aviation taps Flight Solutions as technology partner Automated check in now live at London Luton and Stansted Airport FBOs

Harrods Aviation is exhibiting at EBACE 2018 next week (stand A67) having recently gone ‘live’ with a new automated check in system for its VIP and group charter flights at its L...