VistaJet is helping to ensure that those with critical travel requirements during this time of uncertainty are able to keep moving.
Understanding the global community’s needs as the world works to respond to the evolving situation on COVID-19, VistaJet continues to identify new ways to be of help through its global network and infrastructure. The company is working directly with governments and consulates around the world, helping them to repatriate citizens by providing complimentary empty leg flights. To further ensure that officials are able to keep their response plans as prompt as possible, the company is assisting with the complex logistics of the necessary permits and paperwork.
As cargo flights drastically fall owing to the cancellation of major global commercial routes, and inspired by the incredible gestures of humanity seen around the world, VistaJet is also in talks with medical organisations, health experts and regulators to identify other solutions to help, including the transportation of key medical supplies. Additionally, empty leg flights are being offered complimentarily for critical flights to transport medical experts to necessary locations as they help to fight the global pandemic.
Thomas Flohr, VistaJet’s founder and chairman, says: “Everyone at VistaJet continues to assess how we can better serve our customers and the greater global community during these difficult times. Listening to expert advice, whether that be security, safety or medical, we are here to ensure that they are fully supported with their flying needs. This is an unusual time and one in which we must all work together where possible to do whatever we can to help. We know we don’t normally offer repatriation flights or the transportation of medical equipment, but ultimately we are a logistics company and we are here to help the global community as much as we can. We are in this fight together.”
The company has created a dedicated web page to channel all requests from governments and medical organisations to ensure prioritisation, address the most critical cases and manage the relevant safety screening.
Additionally, with heightened market insecurity, many customers have been in contact to evaluate alternative options to meet their flying needs. Listening to their concerns, VistaJet has introduced its Dynamic Jet Lease, a short-term lease over one, two or three months, offering a dedicated aircraft and crew positioned at the nearest possible airport to the client. It is a unique monthly lease providing the highest flexibility whenever needed, and especially when quick decisions are required. The Dynamic Jet Lease increases safety, releases customers’ core business resources and ensures peace of mind during a constantly-changing global landscape.
Vista Global, the private aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, has announced it will expand on VistaJet's offer of complimentary empty leg flights to those with critical travel requirements during this time of uncertainty.
Through VistaJet and marketplace XO, Vista Global will provide governments and medical organisations access to over 115 aircraft during the COVID-19 pandemic. Combining efforts across VistaJet and XO, and utilising their global network, infrastructure and technology, the group will help governments repatriate citizens who are stranded abroad and assist in transporting healthcare professionals and medical supplies to the countries that need them the most by providing access to complimentary empty leg flights.
Furthermore, to help officials keep their response plans as prompt as possible, Vista Global will also assist with the complex logistics of the necessary permits and paperwork.
Flohr comments: “In the past 48 hours since VistaJet's announcement, we have received a very positive response from governments and medical organisations so have therefore decided to expand this offer to our group fleet of 115 aircraft throughout the world. We understand that people need help, especially in times of instability, and now in expanding the availability also to XO's fleet, we are able to use our entire global network, infrastructure, expertise and technologies to help even more communities in need.”
Governments and medical organisations requiring assistance should contact the group through VistaJet's dedicated web page to allow the company to channel all requests ensuring prioritisation, address the most critical cases and manage the relevant safety screening.