Vista Global says consolidation, longer flights and lifestyle services will highlight private jet travel in 2019

VistaJet jet card customers increased 31% in 2018

Vista Global (parent of VistaJet and XOJET) founder and chairman Thomas Flohr offers his predictions for business aviation

Last year, VistaJet made news when it launched a Dubai-based holding company Vista Global and then weeks later announced the acquisition of XOJET, a large U.S.-based fleet operator and charter broker. At the same time, VistaJet has been solidifying its position at the top end of the global private jet card and charter market adding to its ferry free flying zones (now 95% of the globe) and top-end services for children, catering and oenophiles.

Who pays for deicing a private jet? With some programs you do!

private jet deicing

Deicing can run up to $10,000 per incidence, so if you are doing a lot of winter flying, it’s something you should consider when comparing jet cards

 

If you’ve mainly flown commercially, on a corporate jet or with friends, you may not have thought about deicing in terms of who’s paying for it. So you bought a jet card. Congratulations – you just made your life easier for you and whoever will be flying with you! As you sit in the FBO on a cold winter’s day and watch the truck pull up next to your jet, you might think, “Geez, I’m glad I’m not that guy on the boom lift. It must be cold up there!” You may not have realized that what was coming out of the hose was not just fluid, but money, possibly yours. Chances are you won’t find out about it until you get your monthly statement weeks late. I say possibly because some jet card programs include deicing and others don’t.

VistaJet launches in-flight wine program

The high-end jet card provider has refined wine selections for its guests and is now offering a comprehensive fine wine program for members

 

After launching live in-flight entertainment programming for kids earlier this year – yes, we’re talking about those Alice in Wonderland themed tea parties – VistaJet has turned its attention to the adults in the room with the debut of the VistaJet Wine Program which will be announced later today. The program is being driven by VistaJet founder, chairman and wine enthusiast Thomas Flohr has led the charge in curating wine selections specifically for their ability to perform well at altitude. The company says, “VistaJet now has the most intelligent and luxurious wine program of its kind to ever exist in air travel.”

Sentient Jet is the top-rated jet card program for satisfaction by readers of Business Jet Traveler

Sentient Jet bested JetSuite, JetAviation, VistaJet, and Delta Private Jets as the highest rated jet card program for overall satisfaction, according to the annual reader survey from Business Jet Traveler while JetSuite took the top spot in the most categories

 

Sentient Jet likes to say it was first – that it invented the jet card. It can also say it’s the best when it comes to overall satisfaction, at least according to the 8th annual Readers’ Choice Survey from Business Jet Traveler. The survey generated 1,487 responses, a 24% increase from 2017 and covers everything from jet cards to reasons readers fly privately Best Jet Cards 2018(Saving time followed by ability to use airports airlines don’t serve were far and away the top selections), top fractional programs (Flexjet beat out NetJets), where the flights took place (71% said within North America), how many passengers (53% said 3-to-5 with only 8% flying solo), typical distance (77% were under 1,500 miles), and favorite aircraft and helicopter models.

VistaJet forms holding company to offer global leasing, management, financing, and tech solutions

Dubai-based Vista Global Holding will expand the company’s offerings from jet cards and on-demand charter

 

VistaJet founder Thomas Flohr has launched Vista Global Holding based in Dubai calling it “a revolutionary aviation group headquartered at the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) which will spearhead the consolidation of the fragmented and expanding business aviation market.” 

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