NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, VistaJet capture Departures magazine’s Legends award

The magazine goes to American Express Centurion and Platinum cardmembers. All four private jet companies are repeat winners from last year’s inaugural contest

The editors of Departures magazine have released their picks for its Legends Awards.

In the private aviation category, the winners are NetJets, Wheels Up, Delta Private Jets, and VistaJet.

VistaJet provides market updates amid Coronavirus COVID-19 travel concerns

VistaJet

The private jet on-demand charter operator also provides it guaranteed-availability, fixed-rate version of a jet card program

VistaJet, a subsidiary of Vista Global Holdings, which also owns U.S.-based XO (a combination of XOJET and JetSmarter), says business remains strong as it takes steps to enhance the safety of both customers and flight crews.

VistaJet says figures from January 2020 through today highlight that the total number of flights increased by a further 16% year-over-year.

VistaJet launches a new website

VistaJet

The specialist in mid-and-long-haul private jet flights has made its website more interactive while improving account data for customers

VistaJet has launched a new website designed to be interactive. It includes a number of new functions, including the ability to get an on-demand charter quote on the home page as well as comparison features to various ownership options. The company is also enhancing online tools for customers, including being able to changes flights digitally and download invoices from past flights instantly.

“Our previous website was beautiful and clean, but not conducive to a conversation. It was more of a brochure,” executive vice president, marketing and innovation Matteo Atti tells Private Jet Card Comparisons.

VistaJet

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VistaJet Executive Overview

Year Founded2004
LeadershipThomas Flohr, Chairman & Founder
Ian Moore, Chief Commercial Officer
Nick van der Meer, Chief Operating Officer
Meaghan Wells, Chief Investment Officer
Tobias Schramm, Chief Legal Officer
Kenneth Bonnici, Chief Projects Officer
Matteo Atti, Group Executive Vice President of Marketing
Leona Qi, President, Americas & Asia
HeadquartersLuqa, Malta
Jet Card Hourly RatesChallenger 350 from $12,000 per hour
Related ProductsAircraft Management, Leases, On-demand ChartersEmpty Legs
Related CompaniesVista Global Holding (Parent), Red Wing Aviation, Talon Air, XOJET Aviation, XO Global

VistaJet History and Overview

VistaJet was founded in 2004 by Swiss entrepreneur Thomas Flohr. It operates a fleet of over 70 owned Bombardier aircraft, all with consistent branding, livery, and amenities for its on-demand charter and prepaid member program customers.

The company is based in Malta with global offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. In 2018, Flohr formed a holding company, Dubai-based Vista Global Holding. VGH has since acquired XOJET, JetSmarter (with the brokerages combined into XO), Red Wing Aero, Apollo Jets and Talon Air.

VistaJet’s U.S. fleet is operated by XOJET Aviation (Review private jet membership company M&A activity with our PRIVATE AVIATION DEAL BOOK.) and recently announced plans to add 50 light jets for its XO brand.

In 2020, VistaJet launched its first dedicated program targeting corporate accounts. It also expanded its Private World collaborations with luxury travel advisors.

In 2021, VistaJet announced said it will be carbon neutral by 2025. It also said it will add up to 12 Bombardier Global 7500s and 10 Challenger 350s to its fleet by 2022.

VistaJet is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.

 When was it founded?

2004

Who owns it?

Private, with investment by Rhone Capital

Who is the CEO?

Thomas Flohr, Chairman and Founder

How are the aircraft sourced?

VistaJet owns its fleet

VistaJet Fleet

AircraftSize
Challenger 350Super Midsize Jet
Challenger 605Large Jet
Challenger 850Large Jet
Global 5000Ultra-Long-Haul Jet
Global 6000Ultra-Long-Haul Jet
Global 7500Ultra-Long-Haul Jet
Source: VistaJet

What are the initiation and membership fees?

None

What is the entry-level program?

VistaJet's Program requires 50 hours and up, usually in increments of 25 hours with a three-year commitment, although there are exceptions

Do they provide guaranteed availability?

Yes

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

Yes

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

Program Clients who purchase 400+ hours receive guaranteed dual usage, otherwise, it's based on availability.

What is the company website?

www.vistajet.com

Where is their headquarters?

Luqa, Malta

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