Vertis Aviation has added an elegant Gulfstream G450 to its Vertis Charter Management Programme (VCMP). The aircraft has been added in order to support increased demand from an emerging new set of clients seeking safe and secure travel options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest addition to Vertis' virtual roster is based in Basel and operated by a completely Swiss crew. As international border restrictions ease, Vertis anticipates significant demand for this high-quality aircraft for flights between Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the USA. It is immediately available for charter exclusively through any of the Vertis offices in Los Angeles, Dubai, Cape Town, and the headquarters in Zug.
With a range of up to 4,350 nm, the jet's 1,525 cubic ft comfortably seats up to 12 passengers in a comfortable two-zone cabin. The rear cabin also converts to a private sleeping cabin for two. Inflight entertainment and communications are accessible through the onboard connectivity system, enabling voice and text activity as well as app usage, internet surfing and video conferencing. A well-equipped front galley ensures that fine cuisine can be prepared on board.
“As customers return to the skies, it is imperative that we offer a strong, varied portfolio of aircraft which is why we are pleased to welcome this stunning aircraft to our portfolio,” says Catherine Buchanan, Vertis COO. “We've noticed a surge in demand from travellers, both corporate and leisure upgrading from first and business class to executive aviation. They have been driven to charter aircraft owing to reduced commercial routes and the safety benefits afforded by executive aviation. This interest is also stimulating our regular charter business as we continue to source aircraft from across the globe to satisfy these requests.”
The current Vertis charter sales representation portfolio now includes a Global 5000, a Global 6000, a Challenger 350, a Falcon 900EX as well as an Embraer E145. “Our business model is unique in that we are able to transform our offering to meet market demand. As new aircraft owners enter the market we anticipate that we'll be adding more aircraft to our VCMP in the next six months,” Buchanan concludes.