Company’s unmatched operational standards and service excellence
win recognition at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards 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 of the inaugural award for Most Innovative Company at the 2018 ceremony.
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 has continued to see record growth year on year, with a 31% increase in new Members in 2018 and a 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 including VistaPet, the most comprehensive global pet travel program, and VistaJet World, a portfolio of once-in-a-lifetime exclusive global travel experiences.
In October 2019, VistaJet announced that it will introduce the first fleet of Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft, entering service from January 2020. The Global 7500 is the largest and longest-range business jet available on the market today. Its ultra-long-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 long-range routes such as Hong Kong to New York and Singapore to San Francisco, and can cut travel time by up to 21% compared to the next fastest jet, 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.”
Zhendong Wu, 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 world’s first private aviation ecosystem that integrates a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light services to cover all key aspects of business aviation. With the backing of Vista Global, VistaJet is assured of continued steady growth and expanding market share in the years ahead.
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