Vistajet to make a noise in Africa


International luxury aviation company VistaJet has placed an order for 56 new Bombardier Global aircraft, with 86 further options. With a list price value of more than $7.8 billion, this is the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation. Deliveries of this order will commence in 2014.

The new Global aircraft order – comprising 25 Global 5000, 25 Global 6000, and six Global 8000 aircraft, with options for a further 40 Global 5000, 40 Global 6000 and six Global 8000 jets – is a continuation of the company’s decision to fast-track the growth of the fleet, focusing on wide-cabin, long-range aircraft to provide non-stop point-to-point global coverage. The new aircraft will directly service growth markets (including Russia, China, all of the Middle East and all of Africa), connecting them to the rest of the globe, as well as serving the east and west coasts of the United States for their intercontinental travel needs.

VistaJet is the first commercial operator of the Global 6000 jet to lead the way in long-haul flights connecting the growth markets. On the ground, VistaJet has doubled its dedicated sales force across these emerging markets, to establish further presence and support for existing and new customers. These additions to the sales team will be introduced during the course of Q1 2013. VistaJet is headquartered in Switzerland and has operations in London, Moscow, Malta, Dubai, Lagos, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Salzburg.

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