The operator of luxury super midsize and large-cabin private jets was powered by its innovative customer service programs and high operating standards
VistaJet has received top honors at the Asian Business Aviation Association’s Icons of Aviation Awards 2018. In addition to being named the Most Innovative Company, VistaJet earned Best Operator for the third consecutive year. Presented by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), the awards represent the votes of 150 of its members, including business aviation operators, brokers, corporations, and peers in the aviation industry from across Asia.
VistaJet offers fixed-one way rates and guaranteed availability on a worldwide basis. It has become known for its uber luxury approach to service
VistaJet said it is collaborating with Duddell’s, the Michelin-starred culinary, cultural and social destination in Hong Kong, to create exclusive in-flight menu and limited-edition mooncakes to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. The food will not be limited to the air – guests will be able to enjoy the VistaJet menu in September at Duddell’s restaurants in both Hong Kong and London, which offer “classic Cantonese favorites in a refined and artistic setting,” according to a news item posted on the operator’s website.
With a fleet ranging from the Super Midsize Bombardier Challenger 350 to the ultra-long-range Global Express 6000 and a jet card called the Program, VistaJet is focused on the worldwide traveler. But, who are they?
With a fleet of large and long-range aircraft and a jet card price which likely starts at about $600,000 (Vista Jet’s program requires 50 hours of flying and hourly private jet cost estimated to start at $12,000) you’re probably talking about different missions than say the Pilatus PC-12 or a King Air 350 user. But who are VistaJet’s customers? As part of a report on who flies privately produced jointly with Wealth-X, a research firm specializing in Ultra High Net Worth families, there is some interesting information.
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