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Jet Edge deal closure evidences Vista focus on the US
Clients will have access to an additional 100 aircraft, including an demand fleet of Gulfstreams. The move provides flexibility and infrastructure, including a maintenance facility, to support Vista’s enhanced scale.
Jet Edge's 800 strong team will join Vista, whose clients will benefit from access to a combined global fleet of over 350 aircraft.

Vista Global Holding has significantly enhanced its position in the US market following the successful closing of the Jet Edge deal. This is the group's seventh successful acquisition since 2018, standing by its commitment to invest in the US, the largest and fastest-growing region for business aviation. It follows the successful closing of the Air Hamburg acquisition in May this year.

Jet Edge Reserve Programme members and AdvantEdge aircraft management clients will benefit from Vista's broader global fleet, and be able to take advantage of the charter demand, global infrastructure and procurement advantages that Vista generates via its branded VistaJet and XO solutions.

This comes at a time when demand across the industry is at an all time high, as travellers value private aviation as a critical mobility solution. Clients are committing long term to Vista's core subscription services, in addition to requesting more and more on demand flights. With North America accounting for over 55 per cent of all hours flown by Vista's fleet in 2021, the deal ensures the necessary infrastructure is in place to service new and existing clients in the most sustainable way.

Founder and chairman Thomas Flohr says: “The growth of Vista is supported and enhanced every day by the team's relentless dedication and commitment to our clients. It is with great pleasure we welcome the Jet Edge team, which is aligned with our vision to continue delivering our unique services across a much larger fleet to a much growing global subscription client base. All clients can now enjoy an even larger network that guarantees reliability, flexibility, safety, consistency and superior in-cabin experience in a way that no other private aviation company can offer.”

Jet Edge ceo Bill Papariella adds: “I am excited about the future together with Vista. The sustained growth and stability of Vista across an industry that is highly fragmented places us in the best position to service clients. With the exponential demand the market is experiencing, we understand the value this acquisition will bring to all clients, offering seamless, transparent and consistent service thanks to industry-leading technology, the most coveted global fleet and the personal expertise of everyone on the team.”

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