VistaJet to launch Bombardier Global 7500 fleet in January

Available to its jet card program members now, VistaJet expects to have six Global 7500s flying by the end of 2020

Vista Global’s VistaJet will put the first of six Bombardier Global 7500 ultra-long-range private jets into service starting in January 2020. Members of its Program, the private jet charter operator’s version of a jet card and alternative to fractional ownership, can start reserving flights as of today. The company has said it has orders and options for as many as 30 of the new jets.

Since founding VistaJet over 15 years ago, I have been seeking the highest standard to offer our customers a supreme flying experience, whilst being most cost-efficient.

Thomas Flohr, chairman, Vista Global

Making the announcement during the first day of that National Business Aviation Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Thomas Flohr, the group’s founder and chairman, said, “Today’s announcement is yet another game-changer for our current fliers and the many additional customers we continue attracting from our competitors…We have had an incredible response from fliers interested in experiencing the 7500, which is reflected by the fact we are already planning the introduction of five additional jets to arrive throughout 2020.”

VistaJet’s four-cabin configuration

VistaJet Thomas Flohr
Vista Global chairman and founder Thomas Flohr: “We have led the change in the industry in providing our clients with the best fleet of aircraft and service, and today, we are doing it again.”

The Global 7500 can fly nonstop up to 7,700 nautical miles. VistaJet’s configuration will include a four-section cabin, including a permanent private stateroom suite.

Bombardier Global 7500
VistaJet expects to have six Bombardier Global 7500s in its fleet by the end of 2020.

The living area includes a six-seat table and introduces new seat architecture with a patented deep recline. With the largest galley in business aviation, food will be freshly prepared in the air, offering the ability to have a higher level of inflight dining.

Global 7500 interior
VistaJet is configuring its Global 7500s with four distinct passenger zones, including a bedroom.

The ultra-long-range business jet set the record for the longest mission ever flown in a non-stop flight of 8,225 nm, setting the long-range speed record between Sydney and Detroit, Michigan.

Global 7500 interior
A dining table in the Global 7500 can seat up to six people and seats include patented comfort and recline features.

The Global 7500 also set the speed record between New York and Los Angeles, hitting Mach 0.925. It sustained that speed for more than two hours, completing the westbound coast-to-coast flight in 3 hours and 54 minutes.

VistaJet Global 7500
VistaJet’s Global 7500s include an entertainment suite. The company recently announced a deal for state-of-the-art high-spend Wifi and connectivity.

Flohr added, “Since founding VistaJet over 15 years ago, I have been seeking the highest standard to offer our customers a supreme flying experience, whilst being most cost-efficient. We have led the change in the industry in providing our clients with the best fleet of aircraft and service, and today, we are doing it again. We are designing the future of the aviation landscape. This exciting announcement comes just a month after Vista Global’s industry-changing commitment to implement the highest speed KU-band internet onboard its fleet.”

VistaJet’s luxury focus

VistaJet
The oversize galley on VistaJet’s Global 7500 allows for gourmet food preparation.

Over the past two years, VistaJet has been focusing on its image as a luxury provider. It rolled out special programming targeting children, oenophiles, gourmands, and customers who travel with pets. Most recently, it launched a series of luxury travel experiences in conjunction with top travel designers and destination experts. The company said it has seen a 25% rise in global flights, a 46% jump for flights in North America, and a 31% increase in new members worldwide.

Flohr added it may take as many as a dozen Global 7500s between now and the end of 2021. NetJets expects to add the Global 7500 to its fleet for fractional ownership and leases in 2021. Flexjet earlier this year said it is now offering the Gulfstream G650 using days instead of annual hours.

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About the Author Doug Gollan

I am Founder and Editor of Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer's guide to jet card membership programs, and DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly luxury travel e-newsletter for private jet owners. I am also a contributor to Forbes.com
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