VistaJet adds top pro golfer Jon Rahm as private jet member, ambassador

By Doug Gollan, January 23, 2022

The battle of private jet providers is reaching the golf course as top-rated golfer Jon Rahm switches from NetJets to VistaJet

Spanish pro golfer Jon Rahm has switched teams. A post on VistaJet’s website reads, “We’re delighted to announce that golfing World No.1 Jon Rahm has come on board as a VistaJet member and brand ambassador.”

According to the post, “Jon had previously experienced private aviation as a fractional jet owner. But this solution has limitations for global travelers with increasing demands on their time – and Jon needed a more flexible solution for him and his family.”

For his part, Rahm said, “I flew the Global 7500 to Spain for a tournament, it was such a good flight! I went from the main cabin to the couch to the back bedroom, which had a library and office space, it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I had my dinner and went to bed and slept a solid eight hours, easily. It was the only time I’ve ever flown over the Atlantic with such a big-time zone change and never had any jet lag.”

In 2017 Rahm tweeted, “I’m excited to announce my partnership with @NetJets. I get to use my first flight today with a nice piece of crystal from the Irish Open.

Last week he tweeted, “Excited to partner with @vistajet this year, appreciate all they do to get me and family everywhere we need to go. Ready for the California swing this week!”

He’s currently playing at the 2022 American Express being held in La Quinta, California.

Rahm joins Phil Mickelson, who became a Program member of VistaJet in 2019. The Program is VistaJet’s version of a jet card.

Private jets and golfers

VistaJet says it sees a correlation between the boost in demand for private jet flights and the fairways.

“Our partnership with Jon comes at a time when demand has increased for safer solutions in all areas of life. 2020 saw the largest net increase in active U.S. golfers in almost two decades, in part thanks to the physical and social benefits it provides in spacious outdoor environments,” according to the post.

VistaJet was the first fleet operator to take delivery of the Global 7500. It now has eight in service. However, NetJets took delivery of its first of the ultra-long-range aircraft late last year.

The Rahm announcement comes days after credit rating agencies upgraded parent Vista Global Holding. The group increased revenues by $700 million to $1.6 billion last year.

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