VistaJet has reached an important milestone in its history by welcoming the 100th aircraft into its fleet. The company has invested billions of dollars in aircraft over the past decade, growing its fleet from five jets in 2006 to over 60 today, with a market value in excess of $1.8bn; 52 of these aircraft are on the Maltese registry.
VistaJet has now landed at 1,489 airports worldwide, meeting the needs of more than 37,000 passengers in 2015, and has flown over 210,000 passengers in its history. The company's first office was in Salzburg, Austria, and employed just 10 staff. It now has a global office network across four continents, with more than 750 staff on its books. One of its aircraft takes off every 36 minutes.
Says chairman and founder Thomas Flohr: “This is a huge milestone for VistaJet. We are very proud to be welcoming the 100th aircraft to our fleet. Thanks to the investment we have made since 2004, we have over 60 of the latest, most efficient aircraft in the market, and a regular service area across at least 90 per cent of the globe.
“In the current market, where private ownership is becoming less and less of a viable option, it makes sense for customers to leave the asset risk and upfront capital costs to us. Our clients simply pay for the time they spend in the air. No other operator can offer the same guaranteed global reach at fixed rates, and at as little as 24 hours' notice.”
Flohr adds: “We are not resting on our laurels. We have clear execution plans to increase our customer base and the number of destinations we serve even further, and we will continue to add to our fleet in the months and years ahead.”