VistaJet Renews West Africa’s Economic Devt Commitment

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VistaJet, the world’s first and only global business aviation company, has announced the conclusion of the company’s first-ever roadshow static display in West Africa, engaging with media and stakeholders in the region’s most vibrant cities, including Abidjan, Accra, Lagos, and Abuja.

The roadshow was organized in support of VistaJet’s regional growth plans.

President of Europe and Africa at VistaJet Philippe Scalabrini, stated: “VistaJet provides great value to clients in West Africa and is the perfect flying solution for West African corporates and businesses as a hassle-free and timesaving tool to connect world decision-makers domestically and across continents, boosting economies and driving global investments.

Now, with three dedicated aircraft in the region, VistaJet aims to accelerate its trajectory as a key partner for the region’s economic development.

The business aviation sector will play a crucial role in this growth, as in other regional economic transformations.

VistaJet is pleased to be able to support Africa’s economic development,” he said.

VistaJet has experienced strong momentum at the start of 2024 (Q1 2024 vs Q1 2023) in Africa, with a 69% increase in Global 7500 flight hours and a 91% increase in Program Members over the last twelve months.

In West Africa specifically, VistaJet has seen a 58% increase in total flight hours. More and more clients globally are recognizing that VistaJet provides the best value and end-to-end experience, and its expanded team of over 4,400 experts is fully committed to developing the next era of innovative flying solutions across the globe.

On the Vista Members’ fleet of over 300 silver and red business jets, VistaJet has flown corporations, governments, and private clients to 2,400 airports and 207 counties and territories, covering 96% of the world.

Founded in 2004, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers can access an entire fleet while paying only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership.

A renowned global aviation brand with a sterling reputation, VistaJet entered the African and Middle Eastern markets in 2010.

Due to high demand from the continent, VistaJet placed dedicated Challenger 605 aircraft in West Africa, starting with one in 2022, and now three in 2024 to meet the surge in demand.

The Challenger 605 is great for the West African region – it flies domestically across Africa, to Europe directly and from West Africa to Dubai without stops – connecting world decision-makers across continents, boosting economies, and driving global investment.

It is game-changing for clients to save time by traveling this distance without having to stop to refuel or experiencing the complexity and inefficiencies that come with connecting flights on commercial aviation.

Similarly, clients have expressed their satisfaction with the global aviation brand’s Cabin Hosts who are trained by the British Butler Institute, MedAire, Norland College, and who also receive Michelin-starred restaurant and Level 2 Wine & Spirit Education Trust training, to deliver the highest and unparalleled service standards.

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