VistaJet completes Africa roadshow

VistaJet is continuing its focus on Africa after seeing a 91% increase in members of its Program jet card during the past 12 months.

By Doug Gollan, May 13, 2024

After announcing plans to expand its presence in Africa last year, VistaJet is continuing the push.

According to the unit of Vista Global, the jet card provider recently completed its first-ever roadshow static display in West Africa.

The tour covered Abidjan, Accra, Lagos, and Abuja.

“VistaJet provides great value to clients in West Africa and is the perfect flying solution for West African corporates and businesses as a hassle-free and timesaving tool to connect world decision-makers domestically and across continents, boosting economies and driving global investments, said Philippe Scalabrini, President of Europe and Africa for the operator.

He added, “Now, with three dedicated aircraft in the region, VistaJet aims to accelerate its trajectory as a key partner for the region’s economic development. The business aviation sector will play a crucial role in this growth, as in other regional economic transformations. VistaJet is pleased to be able to support Africa’s economic development.”

VistaJet Africa growth

Last year, Vista Global Chairman Thomas Flohr said he could dedicate as many as 25 private jets to the continent within five years.

During Q1 2024, VistaJet recorded a 69% increase in Global 7500 flight hours in Africa.

Over the past 12 months, there was a 91% gain in jet card members from the region.

VistaJet also saw a 58% increase in flight hours in West Africa.

VistaJet placed its first dedicated aircraft in Africa – a Challenger 605 – in 2022.

The company said it is also seeing demand for its Global 6000 and Global 7500 fleet to fly routes such as Lagos to Singapore nonstop.

Jet card benefits

Program members can book flights with guaranteed availability at contracted rates and cancel without penalty with as little as 24 hours’ notice.

VistaJet’s jet card also provides guaranteed recovery flights at no incremental cost to members.

According to the 2024 Africa Wealth Report, the African continent currently holds $2.5 trillion in total investable wealth.

Its millionaire population is set to rise by 65% over the next 10 years.

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